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MoI Assuages IEC’s Concerns about Security

MoI Assuages  IEC’s Concerns about Security

May 26, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said it was fully prepared to keep security for voter registration centers, a process beginning ...

President Karzai Chairs Consultative Meeting on Retirement of ANA Generals

President Karzai Chairs Consultative Meeting on Retirement of ANA Generals

May 26, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday chaired a consultative meeting with the participation of Afghan Security in charges and discussed issues pertaining to retirement of national ...

US to Complete Transition for Afghanistan’s Security: Obama

US to Complete  Transition for Afghanistan’s Security: Obama

May 25, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States will complete security transition to Afghan forces by 2014 and will work with the Afghan government to train its security forces to ensure al Qaeda never again establish a ...

Taliban Attack U.N. Compound in Kablul

Taliban Attack U.N.  Compound in Kablul

May 25, 2013

KABUL - At least two Afghan police officers and two assailants were killed during ongoing clashes in the capital Kabul after multiple explosions that left at least two Afghan police officials, an ...

17 Students on Fast Hospitalized

17 Students on Fast Hospitalized

May 25, 2013

KABUL - Seventeen Kabul University students on fast were Thursday hospitalized after their heath condition deteriorated, fellow students said. As many as 71 students of the ...

India to Train and Equip ANSF

India to Train and Equip ANSF

May 23, 2013

KABUL - President Karzai on his visit to India was assured by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee that New Delhi will equip and train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) to the greatest ...

Australia Waits on US-Afghan Decision

Australia Waits on  US-Afghan Decision

May 23, 2013

SYDNEY - Australia is still waiting on the US to decide its post-2014 troop commitment to Afghanistan before announcing how many Australian troops will remain, Australian Defense Minister Stephen ...

Lower House Approves Election Law

Lower House  Approves Election Law

May 23, 2013

KABUL - The Lower House of the Afghan Parliament approved the Election Law on Wednesday. The law contains 79 articles and 16 ...

Senators Turn Down Kubis Request with Resentment

Senators Turn Down Kubis Request with Resentment

May 23, 2013

KABUL - Lawmakers on Tuesday poured scorn on Jan Kubis, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and UNAMA head, for calling on Afghan authorities to step up their efforts at ...

Afghan Students Protest Women's Rights Decree

Afghan Students Protest Women's Rights Decree

May 23, 2013

KABUL - Hard-line Islamist students protested Wednesday in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign ...

17 more Schoolgirls Apparently Poisoned

17 more Schoolgirls  Apparently Poisoned

May 23, 2013

BAMYAN CITY - At least 17 schoolgirls were brought to hospital for possible poisoning in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, a day after 75 schoolgirls fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in ...

India Would Stand By Afghanistan in its Transition: Mukherjee

India Would Stand By Afghanistan in its Transition: Mukherjee

May 22, 2013

NEW DELHI - India is prepared to increase bilateral contribution to Afghanistan's institution-building, training and equipment to the extent possible and would stand by that country during its ...

75 Faryab Schoolgirls Ill after Gas Attack

75 Faryab Schoolgirls  Ill after Gas Attack

May 22, 2013

MAIMANA - In a new anti-girl education incident, as many as 75 schoolgirls of a middle school fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Shirin Tagab district of northern ...

Kabul University Students Protest against Teachers

Kabul University Students Protest against Teachers

May 22, 2013

KABUL - More than a hundred male and female students of Kabul University on Monday started hunger strike in protest against what they alleged their faculty head and a teacher discriminated against some ...

Karzai Holds Talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Karzai Holds Talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

May 22, 2013

NEW DEHLI - President Hamid Karzai held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday night discussing the situation in the region in the backdrop of Afghanistan's keenness to enhance defense ...

No Need to Worry About Post-2014 Scenario: Ghani

No Need to Worry About Post-2014 Scenario: Ghani

May 22, 2013

JALALABAD - Security Transition Commission chief Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday said the people should not worry about post-2014 situation as Afghan security forces were strong enough to protect ...

Reapprove the Law Governing IEC and ECC: Karzai

Reapprove the Law Governing IEC and ECC: Karzai

May 21, 2013

KABUL - President Karzai in an interaction with the Heads of Parliamentary committees asked the MPs to approve the laws governing the IEC and ...

India, China Agree on Afghan Support

India, China Agree on Afghan Support

May 21, 2013

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Monday discussed Afghanistan and agreed that the reconstruction and efforts for security and stability in ...

Upgrading Air Force and Stopping Terror Activities on High Priority: Azimi

Upgrading Air Force and Stopping Terror Activities on High Priority: Azimi

May 21, 2013

KABUL - Spokesperson of the Ministry, General Zahir Azimi said that even though the Taliban activities have increased in the country but the Afghan National Army (ANA) has the ability to ...

UNAMA Call on Authorities to Ensure Full Implementation of EVAW Law

UNAMA Call on Authorities to Ensure  Full Implementation of EVAW Law

May 21, 2013

KABUL – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women on Monday have urged Afghan authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the full implementation of the law ...

Karzai Must Not Station Foreign Spies in Palace: Senates

Karzai Must  Not Station Foreign Spies in Palace: Senates

May 20, 2013

KABUL - The senators on Sunday stressed that the spies constantly advise the President keeping their selfish motives in mind. This poses a great threat for the ...

Afghanistan to Start First Commercial Oil Production

Afghanistan to Start First Commercial Oil Production

May 20, 2013

KABUL - The first commercial oil production in the history of Afghanistan is expected to be launched in northern Afghanistan within the next two ...

Afghanistan to Sign Security Agreement with US Once the War Ends

Afghanistan to  Sign Security Agreement with US Once the War Ends

May 20, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai in a telephonic conversation with the US Secretary of State said that he will never sign the security agreement when violence is still prevalent in ...

Obama Cuts Afghan War Funding Request

Obama Cuts Afghan  War Funding Request

May 19, 2013

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday slashed by 10 percent his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other foreign operations, a White House official ...

Materials for New Voter Cards Sent to 9 Provinces

Materials for New Voter Cards Sent to 9 Provinces

May 19, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday dispatched essential materials to nine northern provinces for the distribution of new voter cards ahead of the April 2014 presidential ...

Afghanistan has Made Tangible Progress: Rasmussen

Afghanistan has Made  Tangible Progress: Rasmussen

May 19, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan has made significant progress in terms of security over the last 12 years, says the NATO secretary-general, who characterized the headway as “real and ...

India Ready to Consider Afghanistan Request for Arms Supplies

India Ready to Consider Afghanistan Request for Arms Supplies

May 19, 2013

NEW DELHI - Ahead of President Hamid Karzai's visit here next week, India on Saturday said it was ready to discuss and consider Afghanistan's request for arms supplies, as and when ...

Shahrani Hints at Major Mining Deals

Shahrani Hints at Major Mining Deals

May 19, 2013

KABUL - Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani has said negotiations with Australia were underway on the next phase of helping Afghanistan develop its mining industry and tap into mineral ...

War on Al-Qaida to Go on for A Decade or Two: Pentagon

War on Al-Qaida to Go on for A Decade or Two: Pentagon

May 18, 2013

KABUL - A senior Pentagon official has indicated during a congressional hearing the war on Al-Qaida and its affiliate will continue for a decade or two, an American newspaper reported on ...

Karzai to Visit India for Security Cooperation Talks

Karzai to Visit India for Security Cooperation Talks

May 18, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai is due to visit New Delhi next week for security cooperation talks with Indian leaders, an Afghan diplomat was quoted as saying on ...

Delay in Election Law Approval will Put 2014 Election in Trouble

Delay in Election Law Approval will Put 2014 Election in Trouble

May 18, 2013

KABUL - He said that the Parliament should decide regarding election law's approval as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Head of Transition Process said that the ...

Russia Counting on UN for Post-ISAF Afghanistan Proposals

Russia Counting on UN for  Post-ISAF Afghanistan Proposals

May 18, 2013

SOCHI – Moscow is counting on the UN to develop proposals regarding the international presence in Afghanistan after 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on ...

Croker to Obama: Explain Payments to Karzai

Croker to Obama: Explain Payments to Karzai

May 16, 2013

WASHINGTON - A top American senator has asked President Barack Obama to explain alleged cash payments to President Hamid Karzai’s office by the CIA, arguing such a move not only lacks ...

Afghan Banks Required to Establish Links with US Banks

Afghan Banks Required to Establish Links with US Banks

May 16, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan financial institutions are urged to establish links with a US bank to allow for an interrupted dollar ...

Russia Warns against another Afghan Civil War

Russia Warns against another Afghan Civil War

May 16, 2013

KABUL ­ A top Russian diplomat in Afghanistan has warned against a repeat of the Afghan civil war after the US and NATO withdraw their troops from the war-torn country next ...