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UNSC condemns attacks in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned the two attacks in Afghanistan earlier in the day, which killed scores of civilians including children. The 15-member UN body “condemned in the strongest terms” the suicide attack in the eastern province of Paktika, which reportedly killed 89 and injured many

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Over 80 killed after car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off

The death toll in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province has climbed to 89, with more than 40 people wounded. The blast took place on Tuesday when the bomber detonated his explosives—packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque in the Urgun district of Paktika province.

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US reiterates support for Afghan elections

Monday, July 7, 2014 Comments Off

Amid requests from both Afghan presidential candidates to broaden the investigation of suspected ballot fraud, the US reaffirmed its support for a “sovereign, unified, and democratic Afghanistan.” State Department

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Pakistan President visits Kabul

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Comments Off

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday arrived in Afghan capital city Kabul to attend the Nowroz festival on the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, said an official press release. This is the first visit by the Afghan President to Afghanistan since taking office. According to Foreign Office, President Mamnoon Hussain on the […]

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Azerbaijan, Afghanistan discuss situation of the region

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Comments Off

Azerbaijan and Afghanistan discussed the military and political situation in the region, as well as the security issues. Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov received a delegation led by Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on March 19.

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Pakistan to continue support for peaceful, stable Afghanistan

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

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 release.

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Afghan, Pakistan leaders to discuss security issues

Thursday, February 13, 2014 Comments Off

The Afghan and Pakistani leaders are expected to discuss security in Afghanistan after the NATO troop pullout and efforts to negotiate with the Taliban when they meet in Turkey on Thursday.

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Pakistani PM to arrive in Ankara for trilateral summit

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Comments Off

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for Ankara on Wednesday on a three-day visit to Turkey to attend Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit, officials said. The trilateral process, an important platform for high-level dialogue, security cooperation, and economic development partnership, was launched in 2007.

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NATO Top commander says security deal is best for peace in Afghanistan

Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments Off

The top commander of NATO in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford on Thursday declared Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) the best way to bring peace, stability and progress to Afghanistan and vanquish the war-torn country’s

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Kerry extends deadline for signing of Afghan security agreement

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday appeared to give Afghan President Hamid Karzai extra time to sign a long-awaited bilateral security agreement, saying the deal did not have to be signed by January.

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Afghan President on official visit to India

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India Thursday for a four-day visit, with Washington hoping New Delhi can persuade him to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay on post-2014. Karzai is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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NATO foreign ministers urge Afghanistan to sign security deal with US

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Comments Off

NATO Foreign Ministers Wednesday called for a timely signature of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, which will pave the way for NATO to establish its own legal framework for its new mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces after 2014.

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NATO, Russia discuss situation in Afghanistan, Syria

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Comments Off

NATO Foreign Ministers Wednesday held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the framework of the NATO-Russia Council. “Russia and NATO both play a critical role in the security of the Euro-Atlantic region. And today’s meeting will enable us to maintain the momentum in

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Afghan President insists on demands in security deal with US

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Comments Off

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from the strife-torn nation next year.

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Pakistan closes border with Afghanistan ahead of drones protest

Saturday, November 23, 2013 Comments Off

Pakistan closed border with Afghanistan in the country’s northwest on Saturday ahead of protest against the American drone strikes, official sources said.

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Afghan President agrees US security deal

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai had agreed on the terms of a deal to cover the presence of American troops beyond 2014. “As we sit here tonight we have agreed on the language that would be submitted to a Loya Jirga, but they have to pass it,” Kerry said

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Afghan elders to discuss security pact with United States

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Comments Off

Thousands of tribal chieftains and politicians will gather this week in the Afghan capital to discuss a security pact with the United States which will shape Washington’s future military presence in the war-scarred nation. The bilateral security agreement (BSA) will determine how many US soldiers stay in Afghanistan when most of Nato’s troops deployed in […]

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Obama, Cameron discuss Middle East

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Comments Off

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on Tuesday as part of their ongoing discussions on shared security interests, including Iran, Afghanistan and Syria, the White House announced.

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Afghan traditional leaders to decide on US security deal

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan traditional leaders will meet next week to decide whether to support a security pact that could allow some US troops to stay in the country after 2014, an official said Tuesday. Around 2,500 tribal elders and other civilian leaders are expected to take part in the “loya jirga” starting November 21 to decid

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US to pullout from Afghanistan via Romanian airbase

Monday, October 21, 2013 Comments Off

The US will use a Romanian airbase on the Black Sea as a transit point for its troops leaving Afghanistan as it winds up operations at another base in Kyrgyzstan, the Pentagon said. The agreement on using the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase was reached at a meeting at the Pentagon yesterday between US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Romanian counterpart Mircea […]

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John Kerry and Afghan President reach preliminary agreement on bilateral security

Monday, October 14, 2013 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have reached preliminary agreement on a bilateral security pact that now depends on the approval of Afghanistan’s tribal leaders. The pact, announced jointly by Kerry and Karzai late on Saturday after two days of talks in the capital, Kabul, would keep some US forces […]

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Kerry makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Friday, October 11, 2013 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on an unannounced visit to Kabul Friday to try to advance troubled negotiations with Afghanistan on some US troops staying in the country after 2014. President Hamid Karzai said this week that he was prepared to walk away from the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) talks if Afghanistan was not happy […]

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Three soldiers killed in northwest Pakistan by roadside bomb

Monday, October 7, 2013 Comments Off

A roadside bomb on Sunday killed three Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least seven others in the country’s troubled northwest bordering Afghanistan, officials said. A military vehicle on a routine patrol hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan to return home by end of 2015

Thursday, September 19, 2013 Comments Off

Pakistan’s government informed the Lower House of the cabinet that it has planned to send the Afghan refugees back home by December 2015. The Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions retired Lt Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch told the National Assembly on Thursday that the government has planned to complete repatriation

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Obama says Syria would not turn into a second Iraq or Afghanistan

Monday, September 9, 2013 Comments Off

G20 did not reach a common stand on Syria on the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg. US government, backed by 11 other countries, is preparing for taking military actions against Syria in order to prevent possible future chemical attacks. US President Obama stated that Syria would not turn into a second Afghanistan or Iraq.

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Afghan FM is optimistic of much better cooperation Pakistan

Thursday, September 5, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul said Thursday he is optimistic that Pakistan’s new government is serious about cooperation and confident the Taliban will not make a comeback.

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Improving ties with India and Afghanistan, top priority for Pakistan PM

Monday, September 2, 2013 Comments Off

Improving ties with India and Afghanistan is the top priority of Pakistan, which will focus on Southeast Asia and Europe to inject more economic content into ties for much-needed economic revival, a top official has said. At the core of Sharif’s initiatives is the belief that Pakistan’s economic revival is not possible until it has […]

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Sharif says Pakistan and Afghanistan have to work closely to bring peace to the region

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Comments Off

Pakistan and Afghanistan have to work closely to bring peace to the region, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today after extended talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr Karzai prolonged his visit to Pakistan by a day at Mr Sharif’s request and the two leaders discussed regional

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Afghan President ends visit to Pakistan

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan President Hamid Karzai concluded a two-day trip to Pakistan on Tuesday by inviting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Kabul. Karzai came to Islamabad to meet Sharif for the first time since his election in May in a bid to overcome a series of public rows that have hampered efforts to end 12 years […]

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Afghan president extends his visit Pakistan

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Comments Off

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has extended his stay in Pakistan for another day at the request of the Pakistan prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. The decision will enable the two leaders to discuss common issues further in the

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Afghan President visits Pakistan

Monday, August 26, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan President Hamid Karzai went into a key meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif soon after his arrival on Monday on a trip to seek support for the revival of peace talks with Taliban and to improve frayed ties with Islamabad.

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UN Secretary-General hopes Karzai visit to Pakistan will be positive for both countries

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Comments Off

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed Afghan President Hamid Karzai on his trip to Pakistan, hoping the visit would yield positive aftermath for the two nations.

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Afghan president to visit Pakistan on 26 August

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Comments Off

According to reports Afghan president Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan at the end of this month to meet with the Pakistani officials regarding the Afghan peace process. An official in presidential palace speaking

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20 dead as US, Afghans battle suicide bombers

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Comments Off

KABUL Eleven Taliban suicide bombers attacked government buildings in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, sparking running gunbattles that killed at least 20 people and wounded three U.S. troops, officials said. U.S. and Afghan troops freed 20 hostages taken by the insurgents. The assault began around 10 a.m. when a suicide bomber in a burqa attacked the […]

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US denies 147 civilians killed in Afghan violence

Saturday, May 9, 2009 Comments Off

KABUL – Video of the aftermath of a disputed incident involving American forces and the Taliban shows bloodied bodies of children laid out with other corpses, confirming international Red Cross findings at the two remote villages in western Afghanistan. The U.S. military does not contest that civilians died but called “extremely over-exaggerated” a report by […]

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