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All PRTs to be Dissolved By 2014: NATO

All PRTs to be Dissolved  By 2014: NATO

October 16, 2012

KABUL - Afghan security forces would be able to take security responsibility across the country after 2014, a NATO official hoped on Tuesday, saying his optimism stemmed from the ongoing ...

Rassoul Stresses Greater Trade Links Among ECO States

Rassoul Stresses Greater Trade Links Among ECO States

October 16, 2012

KABUL - Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Monday stressed the need for greater trade links among Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) states for promoting regional economic integration ...

Coalition Forces to Responsibly Leave Afghanistan: NATO

Coalition Forces  to Responsibly Leave  Afghanistan: NATO

October 16, 2012

KABUL - ISAF spokesman, Gunter Katz on Monday said that the international forces would gradually and responsibly leave Afghanistan, an assertion comes after British defense minister ...

Afghanistan will Not Return to A Taliban Regime: Khalili

Afghanistan will  Not Return to A  Taliban Regime: Khalili

October 15, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan will not return to a situation like that of the Taliban regime, the Second Vice-President Karim Khalili told reporters in Bamyan province on ...

RUJ Calls for Greater Afghan Media Freedom

RUJ Calls for Greater  Afghan Media Freedom

October 15, 2012

MOSCOW - The Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) has welcomed a recent improvement in the media freedom situation in Afghanistan, but voiced its concern over the challenges facing ...

TNT Express in Afghanistan Wins Etisalat Contract

TNT Express in Afghanistan Wins Etisalat Contract

October 15, 2012

KABUL -TNT Express in Afghanistan has signed a two year shipping service agreement with Etisalat. Etisalat Afghanistan is 100% owned subsidiary of Etisalat UAE. Etisalat operates in the Middle East and ...

Karzai Writes to Pakistan Officials in Wake of Malala Attack

Karzai Writes to  Pakistan Officials in Wake of Malala Attack

October 15, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has written letters to top political and religious leaders in Pakistan denouncing the Taliban attack on a Pakistani teenager who promoted girls' education and ...

Karzai Asks Pakistan for Joint War on Terror

Karzai Asks Pakistan for Joint War on Terror

October 14, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday once again called on Pakistan to wage joint campaign with Afghanistan against the twin scourge of terrorism and ...

Time for Afghans to Take Charge of Security: Obama

Time for Afghans to Take Charge of Security: Obama

October 14, 2012

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama believes it is time for Afghan forces to take charge of the country's security and American troops need to return home, his spokesman said ...

Abdullah Rules Out Return to Civil War

Abdullah Rules Out Return to Civil War

October 14, 2012

ASADABAD - Afghanistan National Coalition (ANC) leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said the country would not collapse into civil war after the pullout of foreign forces in ...

High Council Set Up to Boost Economy

High Council Set Up to Boost Economy

October 14, 2012

KABUL - A High Economic Council, led by President Hamid Karzai, was created on Saturday to improve the country's overall economic situation, officials ...

HRW, UN Call for End to Child Marriage

HRW, UN Call for End to Child Marriage

October 13, 2012

KABUL - Eliminating child marriage should be a key political priority for governments across the globe to protect the rights of girls and women, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and UNICEF demanded on ...

Religious Scholars Join Call for End to Child Marriage

Religious Scholars  Join Call for End to Child Marriage

October 13, 2012

KABUL - Religious scholars joined the call on International Day of the Girl Child to end child marriage, saying that mullahs should know that under-age marriage is prohibited in ...

Russia Backs Regional Role in Resolving Afghan Crisis

Russia Backs Regional Role in Resolving Afghan Crisis

October 13, 2012

MOSCOW - Moscow is trying to promote regional cooperation to resolve the Afghan crisis and boost its relations with Islamabad, a Russian official said on ...

ANF Renews Call for Federalism

ANF Renews Call for Federalism

October 13, 2012

KABUL - The Afghanistan National Front (ANF), the main opposition alliance, on Thursday renewed its demand for a decentralized government to resolve the problems facing the ...

Panetta Promises Action against Afghan Insider Attacks

Panetta Promises Action against Afghan Insider Attacks

October 11, 2012

BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sought to reassure NATO allies on Wednesday effective action was being taken to stop "insider" attacks on their soldiers that have ...

‘No Rush’ for Afghanistan Exit: NATO

‘No Rush’ for Afghanistan   Exit: NATO

October 11, 2012

BRUSSELS - NATO insisted Wednesday there was no move towards a speedier withdrawal from Afghanistan despite recent setbacks, including deadly insider attacks, as the alliance prepared for ...

Government Supports Taliban: Zia Massoud

Government  Supports Taliban: Zia Massoud

October 11, 2012

KABUL - The lack of security in Afghanistan indicates the unspoken support of the government for the Taliban insurgency, the National Front party said ...

Pakistan Supports Peace Efforts in Afghanistan: Khar

Pakistan Supports Peace Efforts in  Afghanistan: Khar

October 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar discussed the regional situation including the situation in Afghanistan with David Miliband, former foreign secretary of State of the United Kingdom on ...

Election Date to Be Announced in A Month

Election Date to Be Announced in A Month

October 10, 2012

KABUL - As consultations on the voter registration drive continue, the Independent Election Commission ('IEC) chief on Tuesday said an exact date of the presidential ballot would be ...

UN, Afghan MPs Differ with ICG Assessment

UN, Afghan MPs Differ with ICG Assessment

October 10, 2012

KABUL - The United Nations and Afghan lawmakers on Tuesday discounted a warning from the International Crisis Group (ICG) that the government in Kabul could collapse after the 2014 ...

‘No Plans’ for CSTO to Fill NATO Vacuum in Afghanistan

‘No Plans’ for CSTO to Fill NATO Vacuum in Afghanistan

October 10, 2012

KABUL - The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has rejected reports that it is sending its Collective Peacekeeping Force into the Central Asian hotspot to replace International ...

Afghanistan is ‘Unwinnable War of Occupation’: MP

Afghanistan is ‘Unwinnable War of Occupation’: MP

October 10, 2012

LONDON – British Members of military families will join Labor MP Paul Flynn at today's ceremony, who was suspended from parliament over comments he made about the conflict in ...

Afghanistan Mission Challenging: Rasmussen

Afghanistan Mission  Challenging: Rasmussen

October 10, 2012

KABUL - Although the NATO mission in Afghanistan is challenging, but the country's enemies will not be allowed to succeed in undermining the progress made in building security and Afghan ...

We will Consider National Interests in Pakistan Deal: MoFA

We will Consider National  Interests in Pakistan Deal: MoFA

October 09, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government will consider all matters of national interest in signing a strategic agreement with Pakistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said ...

Draft Law on AGO Composition Sparks Walkout

Draft Law on AGO Composition Sparks Walkout

October 09, 2012

KABUL - A split among members on proposed legislation about the composition and powers of the Attorney General Office (AGO) triggered a walkout from the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of ...

ICG Report A Bid to Meddle in Presidential Vote: Faizi

ICG Report A Bid to Meddle in  Presidential Vote: Faizi

October 09, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai's spokesman on Monday denounced the latest report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) as foreign interference in the upcoming ...

ICRC Voices Concern at Civilian Casualties

ICRC Voices Concern  at Civilian Casualties

October 09, 2012

KABUL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday expressed its concern over the escalating armed conflict in Afghanistan and asked the parties involved to do all they ...

German Firms Ready to Invest in Afghanistan

German Firms Ready to Invest in Afghanistan

October 08, 2012

KABUL - A 15-member German delegation, including traders and government officials, was briefed on Sunday on investment opportunities in Afghanistan, particularly in mining and ...

No Insurgent Roots in Afghanistan: Foreign Ministry

No Insurgent Roots in Afghanistan: Foreign Ministry

October 08, 2012

KABUL - There are no insurgents groups based in Afghanistan which pose a threat to neighboring countries, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ...

Incomplete Election Better than Illegal Govt.: Karzai

Incomplete Election Better than Illegal Govt.: Karzai

October 06, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that any kind of election is better than an illegal government, confirming that the 2014 presidential election will go ahead as scheduled regardless of ...

Karzai Accuses U.S. of Duplicity in Fighting Afghan Enemies

Karzai Accuses U.S.  of Duplicity in Fighting Afghan Enemies

October 06, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday accused the United States of playing a "double game" by fighting a war against Afghan insurgents rather than their backers in Pakistan ...

Karzai Govt. Wants to Be Part of US-Taliban Talks

Karzai Govt.  Wants to Be Part  of US-Taliban Talks

October 06, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Karzai administration's demand to be part of talks between the United States and the Taliban has stalled the peace process, a top Afghan official said, asserting the drive had to be ...

Russia Wary of Afghan Timetables

Russia Wary of Afghan Timetables

October 06, 2012

MOSCOW - The Russian envoy to NATO warned the alliance against setting artificial deadlines in Afghanistan unless a responsible security transfer is ...

ANSF to Give Taliban Tough Time: Rasmussen

ANSF to Give Taliban Tough Time: Rasmussen

October 04, 2012

WASHINGTON - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will give a tough time to the insurgents after the 2104 withdrawal of foreign troops, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ...