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BSA Talks Enter Final Stages: Hagel

BSA Talks Enter  Final Stages: Hagel

June 15, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States will maintain a presence in Afghanistan post 2014, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed lawmakers, as negotiations on the bilateral security agreement reportedly entered a final ...

US Winning War in Afghanistan: Dempsey

US Winning War in Afghanistan: Dempsey

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States is winning the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, a top Pentagon general told lawmakers but cautioned that losing the fight would result in regional ...

Changing Political System will Not Be Accepted: Political Parties

Changing Political  System will Not Be  Accepted: Political Parties

June 13, 2013

KABUL - In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews on Wednesday, a number of political parties raised their voices against the comments made by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan, Marshall Mohammad ...

MPs Call for Replacing Top Security Officials

MPs Call for Replacing Top Security Officials

June 13, 2013

KABUL - Parliamentarians and top security officials on Wednesday met behind closed doors on increasing attacks, amid calls for replacing the heads of some security ...

Civilian Casualties Up in First Half of 2013: UN

Civilian Casualties Up  in First Half of 2013: UN

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations on Tuesday announced an increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan, indicating its plan to hold talk with the Taliban on the issue. UN Secretary-General’s Special ...

17 Dead in Suicide Attack Near SC

17 Dead in Suicide  Attack Near SC

June 12, 2013

KABUL - A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Supreme Court (SC) in the nation’s heavily-fortified capital on Tuesday, killing 17 civilians and wounding 39 ...

Kabul Ready for Talks on Durand Line: Fahim

Kabul Ready for Talks  on Durand Line: Fahim

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government is ready to find a negotiated settlement of the long-running dispute over the British-mandate Durand Line with Pakistan, the 1st vice-president said on ...

Officials Behind Increased Terror Attacks: Senators

Officials Behind Increased Terror Attacks: Senators

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Senators on Tuesday said that several high ranking officials within the government are helping the insurgents carry out their activities in different parts of the ...

War on Terror Fuelling Radicalism: Karzai

War on Terror  Fuelling Radicalism: Karzai

June 11, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, raising questions about the success of the US-led war on terror, has said the Muslim world is in a state of tumult, asking whether the campaign has reduced or further ...

5th Phase of Transition to Start Soon: Azimi

5th Phase of Transition to Start Soon: Azimi

June 11, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense on Monday announced that the 5th phase of security transition would start soon, stressing the war on terror should continue as long as its sanctuaries existed outside ...

Islamabad Ready to Wipe Out Terrorist Havens

Islamabad Ready to  Wipe Out Terrorist Havens

June 11, 2013

KABUL - The new Pakistani government, serious about an end to US drone strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghanistan border, is ready to wipe out terrorist safe havens on its ...

Taliban Warm to Outsiders, Hostile to Afghans: MoFA

Taliban Warm to Outsiders, Hostile to Afghans: MoFA

June 10, 2013

KABUL - While maintaining cordial relations with the outside world, the Taliban are harboring hostility toward Afghans, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on ...

Karzai Should Consider National Interest in BSA Negotiations: Yasini

Karzai Should Consider National Interest in BSA Negotiations: Yasini

June 10, 2013

KABUL - The First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, Mirwais Yasini, said that President Hamid Karzai should consider the national interest while negotiating the Bilateral Security ...

Presidential Vote A Major Challenge: Medley

Presidential Vote  A Major Challenge: Medley

June 10, 2013

KABUL - Dominic Medley, spokesman for the NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan over the past three years, has urged the global fraternity to stay committed to the war-torn ...

US Not Pulling Out of Region: Blake

US Not Pulling Out of Region: Blake

June 09, 2013

WASHINGTON - Assuaging concerns among countries in South and Central Asia about the impact of a US troop drawdown on regional security, a top Obama administration official on Friday said the ...

MPs Approve 2 Presidential Suggestions

MPs Approve  2 Presidential Suggestions

June 09, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Saturday accepted two suggestions of President Hamid Karzai about a draft election law, but could not take any decision on others ...

Sharif to Visit Kabul Next Week for Talks with Karzai

Sharif to Visit Kabul Next Week for Talks with Karzai

June 09, 2013

KABUL - Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit Kabul next week for talks with President Hamid Karzai, a media report said on ...

We Won’t Forget Afghanistan: Westerwelle

We Won’t Forget  Afghanistan: Westerwelle

June 09, 2013

KABUL - Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul met his German counterpart Dr. Guido Westerwelle at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Saturday. The visiting dignitary also met ...

Hagel Ties Future Assistance to Fair Elections

Hagel Ties Future  Assistance to Fair Elections

June 08, 2013

BRUSSELS - The US defense secretary said Washington and its partners had made it crystal clear to Kabul that a free, open and fair election was an essential part of any future ...

Karzai, Kerry Spar over Peace Drive

Karzai, Kerry Spar over Peace Drive

June 08, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry recently had testy exchanges on the issue of reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Taliban, an official said on ...

Afghans Themselves Should End War: Dunford

Afghans  Themselves Should End  War: Dunford

June 08, 2013

BRUSSELS - The conflict in Afghanistan has to be ended by the Afghans themselves, as this goal cannot be achieved by a third party, the top American military commander in the war-torn country ...

Sharif Stresses Regional Support for Afghan Govt.

Sharif Stresses Regional Support for Afghan Govt.

June 08, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called for developing regional consensus on supporting a stable government in Afghanistan and stepping up the reconciliation ...

NATO Stresses Fair Polls, War on Graft

NATO Stresses Fair  Polls, War on Graft

June 06, 2013

BRUSSELS - The NATO secretary-general on Wednesday renewed his call for the Karzai administration to focus on better governance and combat corruption to ensure continued international assistance to the war-torn ...

$173m Kabul Bank Loans Recovered So Far

$173m Kabul  Bank Loans  Recovered So Far

June 06, 2013

KABUL - Kabul Bank’s loans worth $173million, including $41 million from the auction of defaulters’ properties in Dubai, have been recovered so far, a senior official said on ...

WJ Takes Exception to AGO Decision

WJ Takes Exception to AGO Decision

June 06, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday took strong exception to the Attorney-General Office’s decision on putting five its members on the Exit Control List (ECL) for their alleged involvement ...

Sharif Elected as Pak PM for Record 3rd Time

Sharif Elected as Pak  PM for Record 3rd Time

June 06, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Mian Nawaz Sharif was elected on Wednesday for a record third time as Pakistan’s prime minister, defeating his rivals Makhdoom Amin Fahim of PPP and Javed Hashmi ...

5 WJ Members Put on ECL

5 WJ Members Put on ECL

June 05, 2013

KABUL - The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Tuesday announced putting five Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on the Exit Control List for their alleged involvement in corruption and misuse of their ...

NATO’s New Mission to have Sound Legal Basis

NATO’s New Mission  to have Sound Legal Basis

June 05, 2013

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday said after an end to the combat mission in 2014, military commanders on the ground would decide on providing air support to ...

NATO Ministers to Discuss New Afghan Mission

NATO Ministers to Discuss New Afghan Mission

June 05, 2013

BRUSSELS - Defense Ministers from NATO countries are all set to begin their two-day meeting here on Tuesday, with the mission in Afghanistan and cyber defense on the agenda, officials ...

NATO Reaffirms Commitment to Afghanistan

NATO Reaffirms  Commitment to Afghanistan

June 04, 2013

KABUL - Fifty defense ministers from NATO and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) nations are scheduled to meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the current situation ...

Karzai Talks to Kerry about Peace Process

Karzai Talks to Kerry about Peace Process

June 04, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai talked to the US Secretary of State John F. Kerry about peace process, Karzai's office said Sunday. Speaking over phone, President Karzai told John Kerry that the peace ...

NSC Seeks Report on Kabul Bank Loan Recovery

NSC Seeks Report on  Kabul Bank Loan Recovery

June 03, 2013

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday voiced its displeasure over the lack of progress in recovery of Kabul Bank loans, directing the attorney general and central bank chief ...

ANSF to Lead All Military Operations in Few Weeks: MoD

ANSF to Lead All Military  Operations in  Few Weeks: MoD

June 03, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will take over the responsibility of all military operations in the country within 20 ...

Return to Anarchy Won’t Be Allowed: Karzai

Return to Anarchy Won’t Be Allowed: Karzai

June 03, 2013

KABUL - The Afghans would never allow their country’s return to instability and anarchy, President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday, stressing the need for national reconciliation. In an hour-long ...

Senators Split on Tribe’s Name in CNICs

Senators Split on  Tribe’s Name in CNICs

June 03, 2013

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament-- members on Sunday failed to take a decision on the issue of tribe’s name in new computerized identity cards ...