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India has A Critical Role to Play in Afghanistan: US Lawmaker

India has  A Critical  Role to Play  in Afghanistan: US Lawmaker

August 27, 2013

NEW DELHI - India has a "critical role" to play in lending stability to Afghanistan and its involvement in the war-ravaged country could redefine its geo-political relations ...

No Terror Attack can Deter India from Helping Afghanistan: Sujatha

No Terror Attack can Deter India from Helping Afghanistan: Sujatha

August 26, 2013

NEW DELHI – Indian Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh on Sunday returned from a visit to Afghanistan where she travelled to India's Consulate General in Jalalabad that was recently targeted in a ...

NATO-Afghan Post-2014 Discussions Focused on Troop Immunity and Aid

NATO-Afghan Post-2014 Discussions Focused on Troop Immunity and Aid

August 26, 2013

KABUL - Christopher Chambers, the NATO Senior Civilian Representative spokesman, said on Sunday that the issues of immunity for foreign troops and aid disbursement would be the central to discussions about NATO's continued ...

Italy Vows Long Term Presence in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

Italy Vows Long Term Presence  in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

August 26, 2013

KABUL - The Italian troops will remain for a long term in Afghanistan beyond 2014, after majority of the NATO combat troops leave the country, the Italian Prime Minister ...

No Rush to Sign Security Pact with US: Karzai

No Rush to Sign  Security Pact with US: Karzai

August 25, 2013

KABUL - As NATO-led forces prepare to exit from the Afghan theater by the end of 2014, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is ruffling Washington’s feathers, saying he has no hurry to finalize ...

ANSF to Ensure Poll Security: Gen. Azimi

ANSF to Ensure Poll Security: Gen. Azimi

August 25, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday announced Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) would take tight security measures for the 2014 presidential and provincial council ...

Taliban Powerless but Peace Bid to Go on

Taliban Powerless but Peace Bid to  Go on

August 24, 2013

KABUL - The Taliban movement is powerless but the Afghan government would press ahead with reconciliation efforts, President Hamid Karzai said on ...

India Ready to Train, Equip Afghan Forces: Khalili

India Ready to Train,  Equip Afghan Forces: Khalili

August 24, 2013

KABUL - India is willing to equip and train Afghan security forces, 2nd Vice-President Karim Khalili said on Friday on his return from a three-day visit to ...

Grand Coalition Party to be announced By Saturday: Masoud

Grand Coalition Party to be announced By Saturday: Masoud

August 22, 2013

KABUL - Ahmad Zia Masoud, the leader of the National Front Party (NFP), said on Wednesday that a grand coalition for the 2014 Presidential election in April, consisting of political parties ...

Sovereign, Independent Afghanistan is in India’s Strategic Interest: Mukherjee

Sovereign, Independent Afghanistan  is in India’s Strategic Interest: Mukherjee

August 22, 2013

NEW DELHI - The Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, on Wednesday said that a sovereign and independent Afghanistan was in India's strategic ...

Unemployment, Domestic Violence Fueling Emigration: MoLSAMD

Unemployment, Domestic Violence Fueling Emigration: MoLSAMD

August 21, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) said on Tuesday that a lack of employment opportunities and increasing rates of domestic violence are both ...

Khalili Visits India to Talk Economic, Defense Aid

Khalili Visits India to Talk Economic, Defense Aid

August 21, 2013

KABUL - Mohammad Karim Khalili, the Second Vice-President of Afghanistan, visited in New Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Khalili's three-day visit is expected to advance recently announced plans for ...

Afghan Politicians in Munich Issue Resolutions

Afghan Politicians in Munich Issue Resolutions

August 20, 2013

KABUL - Afghan politicians gathered in Munich, Germany, to discuss the future of the Afghan political system came to a series of resolutions that involve a change in the structure of government ...

Afghanistan Celebrates 94th Independence Day

Afghanistan Celebrates 94th Independence Day

August 20, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan is celebrating its 94th Independence Day today (Monday), with a series of event marking the day being held in the central capital Kabul and other major ...

Afghan, Foreign Officials Meet to Review National Security

Afghan, Foreign Officials Meet to Review National Security

August 18, 2013

KABUL - Bismillah Mohammadi, the Minister of Defense; Mujtaba Patang, the acting Interior Minister; and General Joseph Dunford, the Commander of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan gathered ...

Afghan Political Parties Gather in Munich

Afghan Political Parties Gather in Munich

August 18, 2013

KABUL - A number of Afghan politicians gathered in Munich, Germany, on Saturday to discuss the future of the Afghan political ...

HPC to Hold Global Conference on Peace Process

HPC to Hold Global  Conference on Peace Process

August 17, 2013

KABUL - Mawlawi Shafiullah, a member of the High Peace Council (HPC), said on Thursday that the HPC is planning to hold an international conference in Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace ...

Selection Process for ECC Membership to Start Monday

Selection Process for ECC Membership to Start Monday

August 17, 2013

KABUL - Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, the Senate Chairman and member of the selection committee for the Electoral Complaints Commission (EEC) announced that on Monday the committee would begin the selection ...

Karzai Backs No Particular Presidential Candidate: ARG

Karzai Backs  No Particular Presidential Candidate: ARG

August 17, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai is not backing any particular candidate for the April 5 presidential election, his spokesman said on Thursday, rejecting some media reports in this regard as ...

'Afghan Forces Able to Secure 95pc Polling Centers’

'Afghan Forces Able to Secure 95pc Polling Centers’

August 15, 2013

KABUL - NATO generals based in Afghanistan say the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have the ability to independently keep security for the April 5 presidential and provincial council ...

First Round of Voter Registration Sees Challenges and Violations: FEFA

First Round of Voter Registration Sees Challenges and Violations: FEFA

August 15, 2013

KABUL - The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) released a report on Wednesday that detailed challenges and instances of violations observed in the first round of voter ...

Karzai Seeks Support for Abdurrab Sayyaf for Presidency

Karzai Seeks Support for Abdurrab Sayyaf for Presidency

August 15, 2013

The National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) revealed on Wednesday that a meeting was held at the Presidential Palace last week, under the chairmanship of President Hamid Karzai, in which ...

Coalition of Political Parties to Nominate One Candidate for President

Coalition of Political Parties to Nominate One Candidate for President

August 13, 2013

KABUL - In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, Ahmad Zia Massoud, Chairman of the Afghanistan National Front (ANF), announced that a number of political parties have agreed to form a ...

Govt offers Taliban new office in Turkey or Saudi

Govt offers Taliban new office in Turkey or Saudi

August 12, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said “the Afghan government is ready to open an office for the Taliban in Saudi Arabia or Turkey if they want ...

BSA Agreement Critical for Afghanistan: Gen. Dunford

BSA Agreement Critical for Afghanistan: Gen. Dunford

August 12, 2013

General Joseph Dunford, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, spoke out again on Sunday to emphasize the importance of signing the Bilateral ...

US, Russia to Work Together for Afghan Peace

US, Russia to Work Together for Afghan Peace

August 11, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia on Friday agreed to work together for bringing about peace and stability to Afghanistan, believing it was in their ...

Afghan Govt. in Secret Talks with Taliban: CBS

Afghan Govt. in Secret Talks with Taliban: CBS

August 07, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Taliban have held secret talks with representatives of President Hamid Karzai to try to jumpstart a peace process that stumbled and stalled at the starting gate, according to Afghan ...

Amarkhel Reappointed as IEC Secretary

Amarkhel Reappointed as IEC Secretary

August 07, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday reappointed Ziaul Haq Amarkhel as Independent Election Commission (IEC) ...

Taliban Does Not Seek to Destabilize Afghanistan: Mullah Omar

Taliban Does Not  Seek to Destabilize  Afghanistan: Mullah Omar

August 07, 2013

KABUL - In a message delivered on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday, Mullah Omar, the fabled and elusive head of the Taliban, asserted that the militant group does seek to divide and destabilize ...

Taliban’s Political Office May Be Shifted from Qatar

Taliban’s Political Office  May Be Shifted from Qatar

August 06, 2013

KABUL - Islamabad and Washington are weighing the option of shifting the Taliban's political bureau from Qatar to another country in a bid to revive the stalled reconciliation process in Afghanistan, a media report said on ...

Chinese Government is Afghan Friends: Khalili

Chinese Government is Afghan Friends: Khalili

August 06, 2013

KABUL - Mohammad Karim Khalili, second vice-president, had a farewell meeting on Monday with the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan during which he called China as friend of Afghanistan and expressed pleasure over the ...

Karzai, Rohani Agree on Expanding Cooperation

Karzai, Rohani Agree on Expanding Cooperation

August 06, 2013

KABUL - Following his inauguration, Iran's new President Hassan Rohani met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai in Tehran on Sunday ...

IEC Concerned Over Nomination of Human Rights Violators for Upcoming Elections

IEC  Concerned Over  Nomination of Human Rights Violators for Upcoming Elections

August 05, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday expressed its worries about the possible participation of some candidates who according to the people's perspectives have been ...

Karzai Attends Rohani Inauguration

Karzai Attends Rohani Inauguration

August 05, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai left for Tehran on Sunday to attend Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani’s inauguration, his office ...

Kabul Hails Delhi as Closest Ally

Kabul Hails Delhi as Closest Ally

August 05, 2013

KABUL - A day after eight civilians, including children, were killed in a suicide attack on the Indian consulate in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday ...