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US Faces Political, Technical Problems; BSA Impasse

US Faces Political,  Technical Problems; BSA Impasse

March 06, 2014

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - US ambassador to Afghanistan James B Cunningham on Tuesday said the trust-deficit caused by the delays in concluding the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) had left ...

Karzai is Taking U.S.-Afghanistan Deal Hostage: Analysts

Karzai is Taking  U.S.-Afghanistan Deal Hostage: Analysts

March 06, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai is taking hostage a deal that would ensure U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan post-2014 in favor of his personal legacy and putting pressure on the United ...

Ukraine Crisis: US Position on Afghanistan Unaffected

Ukraine Crisis: US Position  on Afghanistan Unaffected

March 05, 2014

WASHINGTON - The developments in Ukraine have not changed the US position on a post-2014 presence in Afghanistan, the White House said on Monday.(On) Afghanistan, our position ...

New Draft Mining Law Widely Criticised

New Draft Mining  Law Widely Criticised

March 05, 2014

KABUL - Experts in natural resources and lawmakers, criticising the contents of a new draft mining law currently being debated in the parliament, said if signed into law, the bill ...

PC Candidates Officially Start Canvassing Voters

PC Candidates  Officially Start Canvassing Voters

March 05, 2014

KABUL - Provincial council (PC) candidates on Tuesday officially entered a month-long electioneering in the lead-up to the April elections ...

Germany Spent $6m on Afghan Vocational Edu

Germany Spent $6m on Afghan Vocational Edu

March 05, 2014

KABUL - Marking the launch of a two-day national conference on vocational education in Kabul, German Ambassador to Afghanistan Martin Jager said on Tuesday his country had invested ...

War Not Waged with Afghan Interests in Mind: Karzai

War Not Waged with Afghan Interests in Mind: Karzai

March 04, 2014

KABUL - Deeply troubled by all the casualties he has seen, President Hamid Karzai has said he feels betrayed by an insufficient US focus on targeting Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan ...

US Should Ignore Karzai Remarks: Abdullah

US Should Ignore  Karzai Remarks: Abdullah

March 04, 2014

KABUL - Reacting to President Hamid Karzai’s recent remarks on the war in Afghanistan, front-line presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday urged the international ...

Dasu Dam: Kabul to Approach WB

Dasu Dam: Kabul to Approach WB

March 04, 2014

>KABUL - Afghanistan has decided on approaching the World Bank (WB) regarding Kabul’s reservations over the construction of Dasu Dam on the Indus River in Pakistan’s Kohistan region ...

Khalili Call for Enhancing Afghan-Kazakh Relations

Khalili Call for Enhancing  Afghan-Kazakh Relations

March 04, 2014

KABUL - Second Vice President, Mohammad Karim Khalili, in a meeting with Kazakhistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Omairitai Baitimov, on Sunday called for enhancing bilateral relations ...

ECC Summons 90 PCs Candidates over Documents

ECC Summons 90 PCs  Candidates over Documents

March 03, 2014

KABUL - At least 90 candidates for Provincial Councils PCs were summoned to the Electoral Complaint Commission (ECC) on Sunday due to false educational documents or degrees ...

Neglect by Election Related Agencies will Make Afghanistan Instable: Abdullah

Neglect by Election Related Agencies  will Make Afghanistan Instable: Abdullah

March 03, 2014

KABUL - Any kinds of neglect by election related agencies in staging the presidential elections in April will lead Afghanistan towards instability, presidential candidate Abdullah ...

12 Taliban Inmates Freed on Forged Letter

12 Taliban Inmates Freed on Forged Letter

March 03, 2014

KANDAHAR CITY - A dozen high-profile Taliban inmates have mistakenly been freed from the central jail in southern Kandahar province with falsified documents, officials said on ...

NATO Supplies via Torkham Resume

NATO Supplies via Torkham Resume

March 03, 2014

JALALABAD - After a three-month stalemate, Pakistan has reopened the Peshawar-Torkham highway to NATO supplies into Afghanistan, officials said on ...

Zero Option: Dobbins Warns of Widespread Chaos

Zero Option: Dobbins  Warns of Widespread Chaos

March 02, 2014

WASHINGTON - US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins warned on Friday of widespread violence and rapid political disintegration in Afghanistan if the US ...

No Changes to Constitution for Peace Talks: Spanta

No Changes to Constitution for Peace Talks: Spanta

March 02, 2014

KABUL - Responding to fears that a reconciliation deal with the Taliban could possibly mean concessions on some of the progress in women's rights that has been made over the past decade ...

Congressional Panel Probes Extortion 17 Tragedy in Afghanistan

Congressional Panel Probes  Extortion 17 Tragedy in Afghanistan

March 02, 2014

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives committee heard testimony regarding a military special operations mission in 2011, code named "Extortion 17" by the personnel ...

UK Troops Mentally Resilient Despite Iraq, Afghan Conflicts

UK Troops Mentally  Resilient Despite Iraq, Afghan Conflicts

March 02, 2014

LONDON - Intervention strategies have helped mitigate the psychological impact on British soldiers of more than 10 years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new study suggests ...

NATO to Plan for All Options, Including No Troops

NATO to Plan for  All Options, Including No Troops

March 01, 2014

BRUSSELS - NATO defence ministers and counterparts from ISAF partner nations on Thursday discussed with Afghan defence minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi the progress in Afghanistan mission ...

Pakistan to Continue Support for Stable, Peaceful Afghanistan

Pakistan to Continue  Support for Stable, Peaceful Afghanistan

March 01, 2014

ISLAMABAD - President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, on Friday said that Pakistan would continue to support all efforts aimed at a peaceful, stable and united Afghanistan, said an official press ...

Presidential Palace Accused of Election Meddling

Presidential Palace  Accused of Election Meddling

March 01, 2014

KABUL - Some high-ranking government officials are interfering in the election process under the pretext of uniting the candidates or making coalitions, Presidential Candidate Abdullah ...

Corruption Main Hurdle to Investment: ACCI

Corruption Main  Hurdle to Investment: ACCI

March 01, 2014

KABUL - The Afghanistan Chamber of Conference and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday said administrative corruption has been the main hurdle to investment in Afghanistan ...

Obama Warns Karzai of Full Troop Withdrawal

Obama Warns Karzai  of Full Troop Withdrawal

February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact ...

Mourning over Kunar Fatalities Urged

Mourning over  Kunar Fatalities Urged

February 27, 2014

KABUL - A number of civil society activists and journalists on Wednesday asked the government to announce nationwide mourning over the Kunar incident, in which 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) ...

Total NATO Pullout from Afghanistan Not a Preferred Option: Rasmussen

Total NATO Pullout from  Afghanistan Not a Preferred Option: Rasmussen

February 27, 2014

KABUL - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that total NATO troops pullout from Afghanistan is not a preferred option. However, Rasmussen warned that there will be ...

No Al-Qaeda Hideouts in Afghanistan: NATO Official

No Al-Qaeda Hideouts  in Afghanistan: NATO Official

February 27, 2014

BRUSSELS - Cleared of insurgent hideouts, Afghanistan no longer needs a coalition of 50 countries to fight against Al Qaeda, a senior NATO official said on Wednesday.Speaking at an off-camera ...

Central Asians Meet to Boost Trade Ties

Central Asians Meet to Boost Trade Ties

February 26, 2014

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Dozens of businessmen from neighboring Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on Tuesday joined their Afghan colleagues in the capital of northern Balkh province at a day-long ...

Obama, Karzai Discuss Stalled Afghanistan Security Agreement

Obama, Karzai Discuss Stalled Afghanistan Security Agreement

February 26, 2014

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke Tuesday about a stalled security agreement that would allow the U.S. to keep troops ...

Don’t Pin High Hopes on Karzai: Congressman

Don’t Pin High Hopes  on Karzai: Congressman

February 26, 2014

WASHINGTON - The people of Afghanistan have been amazing allies of the United States, but the same could not be said about President Hamid Karzai, a top American lawmaker said on ...

Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Vital: Rasmussen

Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Vital: Rasmussen

February 26, 2014

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday said Pakistan had an important role to play in the Afghanistan peace process, a part that should not be ...

Foreign Spies Planned Kunar Attack: Mohammadi

Foreign Spies Planned Kunar Attack: Mohammadi

February 25, 2014

KABUL - Sunday’s deadly attack on the Afghan National Army (ANA) organized by the Taliban, their foreign accomplices and the intelligence network of a certain country, the Ministry ...

Germany, France Support Afghan Women

Germany, France Support Afghan Women

February 25, 2014

KABUL - Germany and France on Sunday during a meeting here in Kabul elected the year 2014 Afghan woman and said they would provide long-lasting support for the Afghan ...

MoFA Optimistic About the BSA Signing

MoFA Optimistic About the BSA Signing

February 25, 2014

KABUL - Negotiations on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA)-which allows the US forces to stay in Afghanistan post-2014- move forward between the Afghan government and the U.S. ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Double Trade Volume

Pakistan, Afghanistan  to Double Trade Volume

February 25, 2014

KABUL - At the conclusion of the 9th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) session, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday decide to double their bilateral trade volume from $2.5 billion to $5 billion ...

Taliban Suspend Prisoner Swap Talks with US

Taliban Suspend Prisoner Swap Talks with US

February 24, 2014

KABUL - Taliban said on Sunday announced suspending talks on an exchange of prisoners with the United States, citing the complex political situation in Afghanistan ...