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President Ghani Meets Pakistani Political Leaders
January 11 2015

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the delegation of Pakistani politicians that was comprised of Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and senator Afrasiab Khattak.

During separate meetings held in Arg, the issues of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, improving security situation, joint

Romania To Send 450 More Troops To Afghanistan
December 25 2014

Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers.

Vital Section of Cabinet to be Announced Soon: Mohaqeq
December 25 2014

In a meeting with a number of Balkh residents in Kabul, Second Deputy to the CEO of the National Unity Government (NUG) Muhammad Mohaqeq said that the president and chief executive will announce an important portion of the cabinet "today or tomorrow" pertaining to the sectors of economy and security.

Taliban join peace process in Badakhshan
December 25 2014

Officials of northeastern Badakhshan province say a group of 20 insurgents who were actively involved in anti-government activities as well as targeting foreigners joined peace process through the National Solidarity Program.

Ahmadzai said the Afghan people are 'tired of war' in his first speech as president.
September 30 2014

Abdullah, a former foreign minister, spoke first and thanked Karzai for his service and the people of the country for casting votes in the millions despite the threat of attack from Taliban militants who tried to thwart the election process.

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote, calls on militants to cease violence
September 30 2014

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took the reins of power from Afghanistan's longtime leader Hamid Karzai Monday, making election challenger Abdullah Abdullah his chief executive and asserting his government's commitment to a 'national unity government.

Afghanistan’s first lady to focus on humanitarian assistance
September 29 2014

Afghanistan’s first lady Rula Ghani Ahmadzai will focus on humanitarian assistance after Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes office as the new president of Afghanistan.
Dr. Ashraf Ghani said his wife will start charitable works for women and children and internally displaced individuals who are in need of assistance.

Karzai: Afghan Peace Depends On U.S., Pakistan
September 28 2014

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has used his farewell speech to take one last swipe at the United States and Pakistan, blaming both countries for the continuing war with the Taliban. 

International Union of Railways' (UIC) Membership:
January 05 2014

In it's 83rd Session held on 12th Dec, 2013 in Paris, the UIC General Assembly ratified the application of membership of the Afghanistan Rail Authority (AfRA).

AfRA is now an associate member of the UIC and can benefit from all the advantages linked to being a member. AfRA also becomes a de facto member of the UIC Middle-East Region.

Karzai Admonishes Media, Looking to Defend 'National Unity'
December 10 2013

TOLOnews.com By Shakeela Ibrahimkhail 05 December 2013
President Hamid Karzai on Thursday issued a stern warning to Afghan media, some of which he said was inciting ethnic strife and trying to undermine the Afghanistan's national unity.

Pakistani T20 cricket captain refuses to take Afghanistan lightly
December 10 2013

By GHANIZADA - Fri Dec 06, 12:00 pm Khaama Press
Pakistan’s T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez refused to take Afghanistan lightly as the Afghan national cricket team will play its first Twenty20 match against the former world champions Pakistan on Sunday.

Raucous Scene Grips Afghan Capital: Soccer Euphoria
September 16 2013

New York Times By ROD NORDLAND and SHARIFULLAH SAHAK September 12, 2013 KABUL, Afghanistan - The Olympic Stadium in Kabul has not seen this big a crowd since the Taliban used the place for public executions, with attendance mandatory.

Feared Taliban former No 2 may now hold key to Afghan peace
September 16 2013
Reuters By Hamid Shalizi and Maria Golovnina Thu Sep 12, 2013 KABUL/ISLAMABAD - Once a ruthless fighter and a friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Abdul Ghani Baradar may now hold the key to Afghanistan's peace - or so his minders believe.
Afghanistan’s FIFA world ranking rises after SAFF Cup victory
September 16 2013
By GHANIZADA - Fri Sep 13, 2:16 pm Khaama Press The Afghanistan National Football Team rises 7 places to 132nd in the FIFA world rankings, after defeating India in South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) championship in Nepal. 
AYC Presses for Youth Participation in Elections
September 16 2013
TOLOnews.com By Ahmad Ramin Ayaaz Thursday, 12 September 2013 At a conference held in Kabul city on Thursday, the Afghan Youth Coalition (AYC) said that the elections are the only option for Afghanistan to pursue if it wants to see a successful and peaceful political transition. The AYC added that no other option would be acceptable to them for shaping the political system of the country. 
Gunmen Attack NATO Oil Tankers In Pakistan
September 16 2013
September 13, 2013 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Gunmen have attacked NATO oil tankers in southwest Pakistan. 
IEC Committed to Enforcing Nomination Protocol
September 02 2013
TOLOnews By Shakeela Abrahimkhil August 29, 2013 Just over two weeks ahead of the beginning of the official candidate nomination period, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) reemphasized strict adherence to the protocols set out for the process. In addition to cautioning potential candidates and their supporting groups that no nominations would be officials acknowledged before or after the formal nomination period, the IEC reminded them that in order for a candidate to qualify for the ballot he or she must provide proof of broad support from around the country. 
Foreign Firm to Survey Afghan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan Railway Project
September 02 2013
TOLOnews.com By Shahla Murtazaie August 29, 2013 The Afghan Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on Thursday said that a foreign company would soon begin an assessment the Afghan leg of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan railway project. 
Australian Troops Investigated in Afghanistan
September 02 2013
Associated Press By Rod McGuirk August 30, 2013 Canberra, Australia - Australia's national broadcaster has reported that Australian troops are under investigation for allegedly cutting off the hands of at least one dead insurgent in Afghanistan. 
Children's Circus Festival Held in Kabul
August 18 2013

TOLOnews.com By Jawed Stanikzai 14 August 2013
The Eighth Children's Circus Festival began in the capital on Wednesday, attended by at least 150 children and their families from all over the country. The Festival will run for three days, and is intended to provide a chance for Afghan children to display their unique skills and artistic talents as well as develop them with the help of experts.

India Vows to Complete Salma Dam Project Within a Year
August 18 2013

TOLOnews.com By TOLOnews.com 14 August 2013
Amarjit Singh, the Indian Consular-General in Herat province, said that the Salma Dam construction project would be completed within a year with the help of the Indian government.

Two Drug Lords Detained by MoI
August 18 2013

TOLOnews.com By Ahmad Ramin 14 August 2013
Baz Mohammad Ahmadi, the Deputy Minister of Interior for Counternarcotics, announced the arrests of two of Afghanistan's most wanted opium smugglers marking a major victory in the government's war on the drug trade.

Flood kills 9 Afghans, wounds 12
August 18 2013

MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Nine people were killed and a dozen others sustained injuries as heavy rains and flood hit parts of Afghanistan's Wardak province, 35 km west of Kabul on Tuesday and Wednesday, spokesman for provincial government Ataullah Khogyani said Thursday.

Afghan gov't condemns killing of civilian protestors in Egypt
August 18 2013

KABUL, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The government of Afghanistan on Thursday condemned the killing of civilians during security forces crackdown on protestors in Egypt, which reportedly has left hundreds of supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi dead.

Afghan peace negotiator doubtful of new Doha talks with Taliban
August 18 2013

Reuters By Hamid Shalizi and Dylan Welch August 14, 2013
The resumption of peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan in Qatar has become increasingly unlikely with fresh talks in Turkey or Saudi Arabia a more realistic option, a senior Afghan peace negotiator said on Wednesday.

Afghan officials say female MP kidnapped
August 18 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female member of Afghanistan's parliament has been kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province and is being held in exchange for four insurgents detained by the government, provincial officials said Thursday.

Afghan's newly-registered voters exceeds 300,000 in 2 months
August 18 2013

KABUL, Aug. 15 (Xinhua)-- The number of Afghans who have newly registered to vote in the coming elections has exceeded 300,000 over the past two months, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

Emirates to Start Operations in Afghanistan Within 4 Months: Officials
August 10 2013

TOLOnews.com By Shahla Murtazaie 07 August 2013
Officials of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday announced that Emirates Airline has expressed interest to launch its regular flight services in Afghanistan within four months. Emirates officials said that they will operate on the Kabul-Dubai-Kabul route.

Head of German army wants combat troops to stay in Afghanistan
August 10 2013

Khaama Press By Ghanizada Aug 06, 2013
Ulrich Kirsch, Head of the German army association the Bundeswehrverband insists that German soldiers should remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, which is the deadline for the withdrawal of all NATO troops from Afghanistan.

Leader Says Taliban Will Sit Out 2014 Afghan Election
August 10 2013

New York Times By AZAM AHMED August 6, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan - Despite efforts to broker a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the insurgent group will not participate in the presidential election next year, its leader said in a statement Tuesday.

India pays $10,000 to families of Jalalabad attack victims
August 10 2013

Khaama Press By Ghanizada Aug 07, 2013
The government of India on Tuesday announced compensation package — token assistance to the families of the victims who were killed or injured following an attack on the Indian consulate in eastern Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.

Attack on Indian mission in Afghanistan raises specter of regional struggle
August 06 2013

August 3, 2013 Politics & Government By Rafiq Shirzad JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Insurgents attacked the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's eastern capital on Saturday, killing nine people and reinforcing fears that a bloody regional power struggle will be played out in the country once most foreign troops leave.

Afghanistan-US Bilateral Security Agreement Talks to Resume Soon
August 06 2013

Khaama Press 3 August 2013 By Ahmad Shah Katawazai After the visit of two high levels US Officials Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chief of staff to Kabul and Secretary of State John Kerry to Pakistan hopes arose that the negotiations will begin soon regarding the Afghan-US Bilateral Security agreement, indeed both visits yielded positive and encouraging results for resuming talks on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the two countries.

US Presses Afghan Govt. to Sign BSA Before Election Campaign
August 06 2013

TOLOnews 2 August 2013 By Shakeela Ahbrimkhil In an effort to break the logjam over signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), James Dobbins, US Special Representative to Afghanistan, while at a press conference said that the US is keen to reinitiate negotiations over the agreement as quickly as possible. The press conference was held on Friday at the US Embassy in Kabul, to brief the media about the outcome of Kerry's meetings with the Pakistani stakeholders.

Nuristani elected as Afghanistan election commission chief
August 06 2013

By GHANIZADA - Sat Aug 03, 2:22 pm Khaama Press The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced that Dr. Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani has been elected as chief of the independent election commission (IEC), and Abdul Rahman Hotaki has been elected as deputy IEC chief.

Afghan King’s granddaughter marries Prince Muhammad of Egypt
August 06 2013

Khaama Press 3 August 2013 By Ghanizada  Princess Noal Zaher, the granddaughter of Afghanistan King Zaher Shah is due to tie knot with Egypt’s Prince Muhammad Ali on 30 August this year.

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