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Killing of Afghans Has Become a Culture: Qanuni

Killing of Afghans Has  Become a Culture: Qanuni

May 31, 2014

KABUL - First Vice-President Mohammad Yunus Qanuni on Friday said the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan had become a culture as many countrymen were being killed and wounded under ...

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Must Bring Stability: China

U.S. Troops in  Afghanistan Must Bring Stability: China

May 31, 2014

BEIJING -The United States should properly handle its troop presence in Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Thursday ...

Karzai Discuses Pakistani Shelling with Sharif

Karzai Discuses Pakistani Shelling with Sharif

May 31, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai in a phone conversation with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised his serious concerns over Pakistan's cross-border shelling on eastern Kunar ...

Tehran Determined to Broaden Ties, Increase Investment in Afghanistan

Tehran Determined  to Broaden Ties, Increase  Investment in Afghanistan

May 31, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian Envoy to Kabul Mohammad Reza Bahrami stressed Tehran's resolve to further consolidate relations and boost investment in Afghanistan ...

ISAF Pullout to Trigger Crisis, Lawmakers Warn

ISAF Pullout to Trigger Crisis, Lawmakers Warn

May 29, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan would run into a severe economic crisis with the pullout of foreign forces later this year, some lawmakers warned on Wednesday, but others rejected the concerns ...

Obama Defends Afghan Pullback, Outreach to Syria

Obama Defends Afghan Pullback, Outreach to Syria

May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Wednesday offered a fierce defense of his foreign policy and said critics who contend America is no longer a global leader are wrong ...

No List Received from IEC: Presidential Palace

No List Received from IEC: Presidential Palace

May 29, 2014

KABUL - The Presidential Palace on Wednesday said it had not yet received any list of government officials accused of electoral fraud during the April 5 elections from the Independent Election ...

It’s A Mistake to Set Strict Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadlines: Hayden

It’s A Mistake to Set Strict Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadlines: Hayden

May 29, 2014

KABUL - Four-star general and former CIA director Michael Hayden on Wednesday said it is a mistake to set strict deadlines for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan ...

US to Keep 9,800 Troops in Afghanistan

US to Keep 9,800  Troops in Afghanistan

May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has decided to have 9,800 American troops in Afghanistan at the beginning of 2015 if the new president agreed to sign the bilateral security agreement ...

Modi Thanks Karzai for Repelling Terror Strike on Consulate

Modi Thanks Karzai  for Repelling Terror Strike  on Consulate

May 28, 2014

NEW DEHLI - Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh said Tuesday that India and Afghanistan had a cordial and substantive meeting at the Hyderabad House here. Addressing a press conference here ...

IEC Threatens to Name Officials Involved in Meddling

IEC Threatens to Name  Officials Involved in Meddling

May 28, 2014

KABUL - In a conference on gender and elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday warned to disclose the names of government officials involved in meddling in the first ...

PC Final Results Delayed for Five Days

PC Final Results Delayed for Five Days

May 28, 2014

KABUL - The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) on Tuesday reported that open investigation of complaints in regard to the Provincial Council (PC) will start next week. The commission announced ...

Lack of Quorum Blocks Approval of Draft Laws

Lack of Quorum Blocks  Approval of Draft Laws

May 27, 2014

KABUL - A number of draft laws could not be debated by Wolesi Jirga commissions over the past few months due to growing absenteeism among lawmakers ...

Obama Calls Karzai, Praises Successful Elections

Obama Calls Karzai, Praises Successful Elections

May 27, 2014

KABUL/WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack Obama held a telephonic conversation on Sunday night. Both presidents held talks after Obama landed ...

Afghans Told to Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law or Face Blacklist in June

Afghans Told to  Pass Anti-Money Laundering  Law or Face Blacklist in June

May 27, 2014

KABUL - Western countries have told Afghanistan its banks will be put on an international blacklist if it does not pass an anti-money laundering law within the next few weeks, the central ...

Narendra Modi Sworn in As Indian PM

Narendra Modi  Sworn in As Indian PM

May 27, 2014

NEW DELHI - Narendra Modi was Monday sworn in as India's new prime minister in a grand ceremony attended by his counterpart from arch-rival Pakistan, among heads of state of other South ...

Obama Visits Afghanistan to See Troops; No Plans to Meet Karzai

Obama Visits Afghanistan to See  Troops; No Plans to Meet Karzai

May 26, 2014

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - US President Barack Obama visitd Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months ...

5338 Electoral Staffs Sacked

5338 Electoral Staffs Sacked

May 26, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's election commission has fired 5,338 of its staff over alleged fraud in the first round of presidential elections last month ...

Don’t Fuel Tensions, Nuristani Tells Runners

Don’t Fuel Tensions, Nuristani Tells Runners

May 26, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission chairman on Sunday asked the presidential runners to run their campaigns within the framework of relevant laws and avoid raking up issues ...

India to Review Security at its Afghan Missions

India to Review  Security at its Afghan Missions

May 26, 2014

KABUL -India has sent a team to assess the security of its diplomatic missions in Afghanistan a day after its consulate in Herat in the western region of the war-torn country came under ...

Afghanistan Football Team Qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup Semi-Finals

Afghanistan Football Team Qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup Semi-Finals

May 25, 2014

KABUL - The Afghanistan national football team has qualified for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup semi-finals. Afghanistan defeated Turkmenistan 3-1 on Thursday ...

Govt. Calls on UN to Prevent Proxy War

Govt. Calls on UN to Prevent Proxy War

May 25, 2014

KABUL - A day after the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat, the Afghan Ministry of Interior on Saturday said that it was a plot planned beyond Afghan borders and appealed the UN ...

Abdullah Vows Peace in First Runoff Rally

Abdullah Vows Peace in First Runoff Rally

May 25, 2014

KABUL - Frontrunner presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah travelled to the eastern Paktiya Province on Saturday for his first tour of runoff campaign, promising peace to the relatively hostile ...

Law on Money-Laundering Lands in House

Law on Money-Laundering Lands in House

May 25, 2014

KABUL - Two draft laws on anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime were presented before the Wolesi Jirga for approval on Saturday -- two days after Chinese banks halted dollar transactions ...

UN to Back Afghanistan beyond Polls: Ban

UN to Back  Afghanistan beyond Polls: Ban

May 24, 2014

KABUL - The United Nations will continue to support Afghanistan beyond the elections, the secretary-general has promised. Ban Ki-moon held out the assurance at a meeting with President ...

Avoid Raking up Divisive Issues, IEC Asks Runners

Avoid Raking up     Divisive Issues, IEC Asks Runners

May 24, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday urged the two presidential runners to eschew raking up tribal, ethnic, sectarian and other divisive issue during their campaigns ...

Abdullah Ready for Debate with Ghani

Abdullah Ready for Debate with Ghani

May 24, 2014

KABUL - Embarking on his runoff election campaign, frontrunner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said he was ready for a televised debate with his main challenger Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai ...

Afghanistan Suffers Trade Blow as China Halts Dollar Deals with Banks

Afghanistan Suffers Trade Blow as China Halts Dollar Deals with Banks

May 24, 2014

KABUL - Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks, the central bank governor said on Thursday, making it difficult for businesses to pay for imports ...

Terror Threatens Regional Stability: Karzai

Terror Threatens  Regional Stability: Karzai

May 22, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said terrorism, a threat to peace and stability in the region, could be overcome through confidence-building measures, mutual respect for each ...

Runoff Campaign Kicks off Today

Runoff Campaign Kicks off Today

May 22, 2014

KABUL - Amid security concerns, three-week canvassing for the runoff election between Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would begin on Thursday, an official ...

WJ Mulls Amending Election Law

WJ Mulls Amending Election Law

May 22, 2014

KABUL – Member of Wolesi Jirga (WJ), Lower House of Parliament, on Wednesday suggested two conditions, including graduation, for Wolesi Jirga (lower house) candidates should be added ...

Post-2014 Mission: 16,000 Troops Suggested

Post-2014 Mission: 16,000 Troops Suggested

May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON - A former Pentagon official on Tuesday recommended a presence of minimum of 10,000 US troops and another 6,000 from NATO countries post 2014, saying anything less would be unhelpful ...

Kabul Talks Focus on Security, Drawdown

Kabul Talks Focus  on Security, Drawdown

May 21, 2014

KABUL - At a day-long trilateral meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military leaders on Monday agreed to ...

Provincial Election Results Announced

Provincial Election Results Announced

May 21, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced preliminary results from the April 5 provincial council elections on Tuesday, several days behind ...

Afghanistan’s Reproductive Health Celebrated by World Leaders

Afghanistan’s Reproductive Health Celebrated by World Leaders

May 21, 2014

GENEVA - The Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC) honors the government of Afghanistan with a Resolve Award Special Mention for their leadership in expanding access to ...