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Afghanistan rejects execution of 23 Pakistani troops in Afghan territory
22 Feb 2014 18:26

Afghanistan rejects execution of 23 Pakistani troops in Afghan territory

Pakistan’s Foreign Office claimed Thursday that 23 paramilitary personnel of Pakistan were brutally murdered inside the Afghan territory.

 
Deadly car bombing foiled in Faryab province
22 Feb 2014 17:41

Deadly car bombing foiled in Faryab province

The militants were looking to carry out attack against the election campaign teams using the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED).

 
Top official says Chinese security depends on Afghan stability
22 Feb 2014 17:34

Top official says Chinese security depends on Afghan stability

China is keen to invest in Afghan resource deposits worth as much as $1 trillion, based on U.S. Pentagon estimates.

 
President Karzai leaves for Sri Lanka on three-day official visit
22 Feb 2014 14:40

President Karzai leaves for Sri Lanka on three-day official visit

The officials further added that President Hamid Karzai’s visit to Sri Lanka is aimed at further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations.

 
Chinese foreign minister visits Afghanistan
22 Feb 2014 14:31

Chinese foreign minister visits Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet Wang during his stay in Afghanistan.

 
British Ambassador to Uzbekistan visits the Uzbek-Afghan border
22 Feb 2014 14:16

British Ambassador to Uzbekistan visits the Uzbek-Afghan border

Ambassador Edgar met with representatives of customs and border services on the bridge Hayraton connecting Uzbekistan and Afghanistan over the Amudarya River.

 
Gen. McChrystal warns over complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan
22 Feb 2014 12:23

Gen. McChrystal warns over complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan

I don’t think the Taliban are strong enough to sweep in and take over a unified Afghanistan. I think it’s more likely that it would break into areas of conflict,” Mcchrystral said.

 
Two Taliban Leaders Killed in Ghazni Airstrike
22 Feb 2014 12:08

Two Taliban Leaders Killed in Ghazni Airstrike

The Taliban have not yet commented about the operations.

 
Afghanistan to establish consulate in Lahore
22 Feb 2014 11:57

Afghanistan to establish consulate in Lahore

Afghanistan had huge untapped natural resources and a joint venture between businessmen of Pakistan and Afghanistan could pave way for a win-win situation.

 
Khalifa Foundation funds fortified
 food project in Afghanistan
22 Feb 2014 10:43

Khalifa Foundation funds fortified
 food project in Afghanistan

The international partnership, which also involves the World Food Programme (WFP), will reach approximately 15 to 18 million Afghans.

 
Afghanistan’s Karzai is ‘loathsome’ ingrate
22 Feb 2014 10:30

A letter to the editor:

Afghanistan’s Karzai is ‘loathsome’ ingrate

Mr. Karzai tells us that the matter is none of our business and that he hopes that we will not continue to meddle in Afghan affairs.

 
Burqa-wearing gunmen attack  police HQ near Kabul
22 Feb 2014 10:15

Burqa-wearing gunmen attack police HQ near Kabul

Men aren't afraid to wear the all-covering women's burqa to disguise themselves and evade security checks in Afghanistan.

 
Presidential polls: Second attack on Dr Abdullah raises security concerns
22 Feb 2014 09:59

Presidential polls: Second attack on Dr Abdullah raises security concerns

Electioneering will gain momentum when permission is granted to provincial candidates to formally launch their one-month campaign next week.

 
Pakistan protests killing of soldiers on Afghan soil: official
20 Feb 2014 20:06

Pakistan protests killing of soldiers on Afghan soil: official

It said Aziz reminded the Afghan minister of an agreement at an Ankara summit last week -- that each side would prevent the use of its territory against the other, and would "take action against militants engaged in hostile action".

 
Afghan Taliban denies peace talks in Dubai
20 Feb 2014 19:55

Afghan Taliban denies peace talks in Dubai

Taliban as a fighting force are aware that the political life of president Karzai will end after the April 5 presidential election, so the armed outfit would not talk with the present government," another analyst and former parliamentarian Saleh Mohammad Rigistani said in a television panel discussion....

 
Pakistan reiterates support to Afghan peace process
20 Feb 2014 19:38

Pakistan reiterates support to Afghan peace process

Replying to a question, she said, all the partners of CASA-1000 Project have agreed for the project but it will take some time as it will be started after stabilisation of the situation in Afghanistan.

 
Pakistan reiterates support to Afghan peace process
20 Feb 2014 16:55

Pakistan reiterates support to Afghan peace process

Replying to a question, she said, all the partners of CASA-1000 Project have agreed for the project but it will take some time as it will be started after stabilisation of the situation in Afghanistan.

 
More Americans now view Afghanistan war as mistake: Gallup
20 Feb 2014 16:26

More Americans now view Afghanistan war as mistake: Gallup

Afghanistan has become America's longest war, stretching over 12 years since U.S. military forces were first sent in 2001, with well over 35ooo troops still there.

 
Afghan refugees desperate to stay in Belgium
20 Feb 2014 16:20

Afghan refugees desperate to stay in Belgium

Many have sought refuge at a church in the capital.

 
New solutions for Afghanistan’s protracted IDPs
20 Feb 2014 16:12

New solutions for Afghanistan’s protracted IDPs

The majority of the IDPs have now been moved to the Sa’adat township, a site 35km west of Herat, where they are staying in houses owned by refugee returnees from Iran.