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Marshal Fahim Vows Support to Abdullah for Presidency

Marshal Fahim Vows Support to Abdullah for Presidency

September 29, 2013

KABUL - Fazl Rahmand Oria, the spokesman of the National Coalition Party (NCP), on Saturday announced that First Vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim has pledged his ...

IEC Asked to Reject Corrupt Candidates

IEC Asked to Reject  Corrupt Candidates

September 29, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Saturday feared insecurity could threaten next year’s elections in parts of the country and cautioned against the ...

UN Calls on Afghan Media Outlets to Help Empower Women

UN Calls on Afghan Media Outlets to Help Empower Women

September 29, 2013

KABUL - In a workshop on empowerment of women through media, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) called upon all the Afghan media outlets to help empower women and increase their participation ...

Terrorism will Remain A Constant Threat for Afghanistan: Rassoul

Terrorism will Remain A Constant Threat for Afghanistan: Rassoul

September 29, 2013

KABUL - Zalmai Rassoul, the Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the members of the United Nations (UN) that Afghanistan is ready for the peaceful withdrawal of foreign troops, but warned ...

Kabul, Beijing to Talk US Military Presence

Kabul, Beijing to Talk US Military Presence

September 28, 2013

BEIJING - President Hamid Karzai will discuss with Chinese leaders a US military presence in his country after 2014, when the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) combat mission is ...

China Hails Afghanistan as Close Ally

China Hails Afghanistan  as Close Ally

September 28, 2013

KABUL - China has renewed its support for Afghanistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and the ongoing reconstruction effort, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on ...

Terror Impeding Economic Progress: Karzai

Terror Impeding  Economic Progress: Karzai

September 28, 2013

XIAN, China - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said the scourge of terrorism inflicted great suffering on people on the one hand and decelerated the region’s economic growth and ...

BSA to Address Regional Security Concerns: Karzai

BSA to Address Regional Security Concerns: Karzai

September 28, 2013

BEIJING - President Hamid Karzai on Friday briefed diplomats of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on the bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United ...

Acting Ministers Win Vote of Confidence

Acting Ministers Win Vote of Confidence

September 26, 2013

KABUL - Two acting ministers and as many other presidential picks for senior positions on Wednesday won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the ...

Karzai Calls for Expansion of Ties with Iran

Karzai Calls  for Expansion  of  Ties with Iran

September 26, 2013

TEHRAN - Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Abolfazl Zohrehvand, underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties ...

Afghan Foreign Minister Upbeat on Pakistan Ties

Afghan Foreign Minister Upbeat on Pakistan Ties

September 26, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's foreign minister, Zalmai Rassoul was upbeat about his country's often-acrimonious relations with its neighbor following Pakistan's release of a former Taliban deputy ...

Over One Million Voting Cards Distributed: IEC

Over One Million Voting  Cards Distributed: IEC

September 26, 2013

KABUL - Noor Mohammad Noor, the spokesman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), on Wednesday announced that so far, the Commission has distributed over one million voter cards to the ...

Afghanistan War to End Next Year: Obama

Afghanistan War to End Next Year: Obama

September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON - The war against terror in Afghanistan would come to an end by next year, US President Barack Obama said ...

Global Scholars Call for End to Afghan War

Global Scholars Call  for End to Afghan War

September 25, 2013

KABUL - A daylong international conference on “Islam and Peace”, featuring noted religious scholars from 24 Muslim countries, began in Kabul on ...

Afghanistan Urges Int'l Support for Domestic Peace

Afghanistan Urges Int'l Support for Domestic Peace

September 24, 2013

BEIJING - Afghanistan will need international support and cooperation to help it restore domestic peace and stability following the withdrawal of international forces from the country, a top Afghan ...

WJ Approves Law against Land Grab

WJ Approves Law against Land Grab

September 24, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (WJ), lower house of the parliament, on Monday unanimously approved a draft law against usurpation of government and private lands, a major problem facing the war-torn ...

Abdullah Stresses Caution in Freeing Insurgents

Abdullah Stresses Caution in Freeing  Insurgents

September 23, 2013

KABUL - National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need for exercising caution in release of Taliban ...

Security Pact with US in Weeks: Ahmadi

Security Pact with  US in Weeks: Ahmadi

September 23, 2013

KABUL - With negotiations on a bilateral security pact with the United States having reached a decisive stage, the deputy foreign minister has hoped the agreement will be concluded in the next few ...

Condolence Ceremonies for Martyrs on 30th

Condolence Ceremonies for Martyrs on 30th

September 23, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday decided condolence ceremonies will be held on September 30 in remembrance of thousands of people killed during the Soviet-backed communist ...

US Eyeing to Set-Up Permanent Bases in Afghanistan: Karzai

US Eyeing  to  Set-Up  Permanent Bases in  Afghanistan: Karzai

September 22, 2013

KABUL - During a meeting with the members of several youth groups at the Presidential Palace on Saturday, President Karzai made some strong comments against the US administration, saying that ...

No Presidential Runner Registered Yet: IEC

No Presidential Runner Registered Yet: IEC

September 22, 2013

KABUL - So far 48 likely presidential candidates have obtained information kits on elections, but no one has been registered yet, the Independent Election Commission (’IEC) said on ...

Mullah Baradar Freed from Pakistani Prison, HPC Welcomes Move

Mullah Baradar Freed from  Pakistani Prison, HPC Welcomes Move

September 22, 2013

KABUL - In an effort to accelerate the stalled peace process, Pakistani government released Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's second-in-command, from prison on ...

No Presidential Runner Registered So Far: IEC

No Presidential Runner Registered So Far: IEC

September 21, 2013

KABUL - No candidate has registered so far for the presidential election slated for April 2014, but 213 individuals have jumped into the race for provincial councils since the beginning of the ...

Taliban Uprising against Rabbani Un-Islamic: Sayyaf

Taliban Uprising against Rabbani  Un-Islamic: Sayyaf

September 21, 2013

KABUL - Noted jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf on Friday denounced the Taliban uprising against the government of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani ...

Kubis Calls for Dialogue on Peace

Kubis Calls for  Dialogue on Peace

September 21, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations, supporting talks on stabilizing Afghanistan, has hoped mutually accepted modalities for the dialogue on peace and reconciliation can be swiftly agreed and ...

MPs Call on Government to Better Uphold Human Rights

MPs Call on Government to Better Uphold Human Rights

September 19, 2013

KABUL - A day after the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, expressed her concern over signs of increased human rights violations in Afghanistan, several MPs ...

Journalists Want Law on Access to Info Approved

Journalists  Want Law on Access to Info Approved

September 19, 2013

KABUL - Journalists, backed by the media-support organization NAI, on Wednesday asked the government to send at the earliest the draft law on access to information to the parliament for ...

No Rush to Sign BSA, Polls on Schedule: Karzai

No Rush to  Sign BSA, Polls on Schedule: Karzai

September 18, 2013

KABUL - If the United States does not hold out the guarantees sought by his administration, it will have to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the new Afghan government, President ...

UN Concerned at Worsening Rights Situation

UN Concerned at Worsening Rights Situation

September 18, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations’ top human rights official on Tuesday warned that the human rights situation was worsening in Afghanistan, where the NATO-led combat mission is scheduled to end ...

Candidate Registration Begins for 2014 Elections

Candidate Registration Begins for 2014  Elections

September 17, 2013

KABUL - On Monday, Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials announced that the registration window for Presidential and Provincial Council candidate nominees had opened according to ...

79% AfghansIntend to Vote in Presidential Elections: ATR Survey

79% AfghansIntend  to Vote in Presidential Elections: ATR Survey

September 17, 2013

KABUL - In a recent pre-election survey conducted by the firm Assess, Transform and Reach Consulting (ATR), in five provinces, it was found that 79% of respondents intended to vote in the 2014 ...

Karzai Appoints 5-Member Electoral Watchdog

Karzai Appoints 5-Member Electoral Watchdog

September 17, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Monday appointed five of the 15 individuals recommended to him as members of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission ...

Khalili Introduces Daudzai and Others for Confirmation, Speaks on Elections

Khalili Introduces Daudzai and Others for Confirmation,  Speaks on Elections

September 17, 2013

KABUL - A number of major political nominations were introduced to Parliament for confirmation by Muhammad Karim Khalili, the Second Vice-President of Afghanistan, on Monday. Khalili also took the ...

Britain Wants Taliban to Contest Elections

Britain Wants Taliban to  Contest Elections

September 16, 2013

KABUL - Britain says it will respect the result if the Taliban win next year’s presidential and provincial council elections.“The election is open to everyone. If the Taliban ...

Elections to be Held at all Costs: Karzai

Elections to be Held at all Costs: Karzai

September 16, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday reiterated his commitment to conducting presidential and provincial council elections in 2014, calling the polls important for the ...