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Ghani Renews Pledge to Eradicate Corruption

Ghani Renews Pledge to Eradicate Corruption

September 28, 2014

KABUL - President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is due to take over later this week, reaffirmed his resolve on Saturday to pursue a result-oriented peace process with ...

Around 100 Civilians Brutally Massacred in Ghazni Province

Around 100 Civilians Brutally  Massacred in Ghazni Province

September 27, 2014

KABUL - Around 100 civilians were brutally killed by Taliban militants as heavy clashes continue in Ajristan district of southeastern Ghazni province. According to local government ...

IEC Presents Ghani with Winner Certificate

IEC Presents Ghani  with Winner Certificate

September 27, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) presented President-Elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai the winner certificate on Friday, endorsing his win in the 2014 presidential ...

Abdullah Himself to Take Over as CEO

Abdullah Himself to  Take Over as CEO

September 25, 2014

KABUL - Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, runner-up in the disputed presidential election, has made up his mind to assume the chief executive position, a well-placed source said on ...

Ghani is Not the President-Elect: Ata Mohd Noor

Ghani is Not the President-Elect: Ata Mohd Noor

September 25, 2014

KABUL - Ata Mohammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan has said Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is not the president-elect of ...

Corruption is Intolerable: Ghani

Corruption is Intolerable: Ghani

September 24,2014

KABUL - In an interview with BBC, newly elected President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said fighting corruption is a priority, exuding that corruption will not be encouraged or tolerated in ...

Karzai Criticises US, Pakistan in Farewell Speech

Karzai Criticises US, Pakistan in Farewell Speech

September 24,2014

KABUL - Outgoing President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for Afghanistan's long war in a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards ...

Time for Rebuilding Afghanistan: Ahmadzai

Time for Rebuilding  Afghanistan: Ahmadzai

September 23, 2014

KABUL - President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday issued an impassioned clarion call to action, promising a clean, efficient and service-oriented ...

EU Observers Allege Large-Scale Fraud

EU  Observers Allege  Large-Scale Fraud

September 23, 2014

KABUL - The European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) on Monday took note of the Independent Election Commission’s failure to give precise final tallies of the ...

Candidates Sign National Unity Govt. Agreement

Candidates Sign National Unity Govt. Agreement

September 22, 2014

KABUL - After a prolonged electoral stalemate, presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai finally signed the National Unity Government agreement at the ...

IEC Announces Ghani as President

IEC Announces Ghani as President

September 22, 2014

KABUL - At a press conference on Sunday evening, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the election "outcomes," declaring Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new ...

Candidates Reach Agreement on National Unity Deal

Candidates Reach Agreement on National Unity Deal

September 21, 2014

KABUL - Presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah have agreed to the final terms of their national unity deal and are expected to sign it into the records ...

“No Losers, Only Partners” with Unity Govt: UN Envoy

“No Losers, Only Partners”  with Unity Govt: UN Envoy

September 21, 2014

UNITED NATIONS - There is “no better way forward” other than a unity government in Afghanistan, UN envoy Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council on ...

If a Crisis Emerges IEC is Responsible: Bakhtiyari

If a Crisis Emerges IEC  is Responsible: Bakhtiyari

September 18, 2014

KABUL - Mohammad Aziz Bakhtiyari, a member of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), is concerned that if the commission announces final results the chance of a crisis may emerge for the ...

Bashardost, Mohammadi Trade Barbs in Assembly

Bashardost, Mohammadi  Trade Barbs in Assembly

September 18, 2014

KABUL - Outspoken parliamentarian Ramazan Bashardost and Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday dubbed each other a killer and ...

Obama to Talk Afghanistan with World Leaders

Obama to Talk Afghanistan with World Leaders

September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON - The current situation in Afghanistan would be one of the major topics for discussion when US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry meet world leaders in New ...

Deadliest Year for the ANSF: Mohammadi

Deadliest Year for the ANSF: Mohammadi

September 17, 2014

KABUL - According to the Minister of Defense Bismillah Mohammadi, Minister of Interior Umer Daudzai and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Deputy Hasamuddin Hassam, who were ...

Fraud Allegations against Second VP Karim Khalili Rejected as False

Fraud Allegations  against Second VP Karim Khalili Rejected as False

September 17, 2014

KABUL - The audio tape produced by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s team alleging involvement of second vice-president Hamid Karim Khalili in electoral fraud is not ...

1,028 Polling Sites Invalidated in Audit Process: IEC

1,028 Polling Sites   Invalidated in Audit Process: IEC

September 16, 2014

KABUL - the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced that the votes of 1,028 polling sites have been invalidated throughout the 100 percent vote audit ...

Candidates Close to Signing of Unity Govt. Deal: Faizi

Candidates Close to  Signing of Unity Govt.  Deal: Faizi

September 16, 2014

KABUL - The Afghan presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai have said they are expecting to sign an agreement on unity ...

Trench near Durand Line Irks Lawmakers

Trench near Durand  Line Irks Lawmakers

September 15, 2014

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga condemned Pakistan on Sunday for digging a 480 kilometres long trench on the Durand Line, warning the issue would be taken to the UN and other international ...

Kabul Blast Wounds Afghan MP

Kabul Blast Wounds Afghan MP

September 15, 2014

KABUL - An Afghan MP, Ali Akbar Qasimi, was injured in a mine blast in Kabul City early Sunday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) ...

US Has Failed to Curb Afghan Graft: SIGAR

US Has Failed to Curb  Afghan Graft: SIGAR

September 14, 2014

KABUL - The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says Washington has spent $104 billion in the country, but failed to eliminate corruption and ...

People’s Vote in Hostage Unacceptable: Ghani’s Team

People’s Vote in  Hostage Unacceptable: Ghani’s Team

September 14, 2014

KABUL - The electoral team of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said that the votes of people in hostage is not acceptable, insisting that the election process is the only legitimate option ...

WH Wants Unity Govt. Vow Honoured

WH Wants Unity Govt. Vow Honoured

September 14, 2014

WASHINGTON - The White House (WH) on Friday urged presidential candidates Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to honour their commitment to the national unity ...

IEC Refuses to Give Date for Election Result

IEC Refuses to  Give Date for Election Result

September 11, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the compilation of presidential election results would be completed by the end of the current ...

Afghanistan to Remain India’s Ally: Karzai

Afghanistan to Remain India’s Ally: Karzai

September 11, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday assured visiting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj that Afghanistan would always stand by its South Asian ally, the Presidential Palace ...

Political Process Has Entered Deadlock: Abdullah

Political Process Has  Entered Deadlock: Abdullah

September 10, 2014

KABUL - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced that the political process has entered a deadlock, during a press conference in Kabul on ...

Massoud Supporters Jeer Mujaddedi off Stage

Massoud Supporters  Jeer Mujaddedi off Stage

September 10, 2014

KABUL - Participants of a Martyrs Week ceremony booed former president and jihadi leader Sibghatullah Mujaddedi off the stage ...

Political Crisis Deepens as Unity Govt Talks Collapsed

Political Crisis Deepens as  Unity Govt Talks Collapsed

September 08, 2014

KABUL - The protracted election crisis further deepened on Sunday when negotiations on the formation of a unity government collapsed, confirmed the two ...

Obama Urges Rival Afghan Candidates to Reach a Deal

Obama Urges Rival Afghan Candidates to Reach a Deal

September 08, 2014

KABUL - The US President Barak Obama has had separate telephonic conversations with the rival Afghan presidential candidates on Sunday, urging them to reach an ...

Gang Rape Accused Sentenced to Death

Gang Rape Accused Sentenced to Death

September 08, 2014

KABUL - All the seven accused in the Paghman gang-rape case were on Sunday handed down death sentence by a primary court in the central capital Kabul, as protests against the widely ...

Delay in Final Result Not Linked to Candidates Talks: IEC

Delay in Final Result Not  Linked to Candidates Talks: IEC

September 07, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said that the delay in announcing the final results has no link to the presidential candidates' talks and that the election ...

Karzai too Seeks Death Sentence for Rapists

Karzai too Seeks Death Sentence for Rapists

September 07, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday promised he would sign off death sentence for the men accused of gang-rapping four women in the Paghman district of central Kabul province soon ...

Afghan Forces to Receive $5.1b in Annual Aid

Afghan Forces to Receive  $5.1b in Annual Aid

September 06, 2014

WALES - Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Thursday said the international community had increased by one billion dollars from $4.1 billion to $5.1 billion in annual aid to ...