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20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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India reminds world of cross-border terror faced by Kabul


July 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India Sunday told the international community of the "existential threat" Afghanistan faces from terrorism emanating from across its borders.It also ... Read more...

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Afghanistan minister shores up investor confidence


June 28th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In an attempt to dispel fears over security, Afghanistan Thursday said investors would not only be rewarded with significant returns but also play an important ... Read more...

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India for ‘concerted action’ against ‘terrorism syndicate’ in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out the syndicate of terrorism including Al Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba, saying that terrorism ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

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Pakistan protests cross-border attack


June 25th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan Monday protested to the Afghan government over a cross-border attack by militants on a checkpost that killed six Pakistani soldiers.Pakistani Taliban militants, who operate ... Read more...

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Don’t keep poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghan groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Pakistan to do more about terrorist safe havens ... Read more...

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Stop keeping poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning to Pakistan against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghanistan terror groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Islamabad to do more about ... Read more...

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Afghan peace negotiator killed


May 13th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Arsallah Rahmani, a member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, was gunned down here Sunday, a media report said.Rahmani, a former Taliban leader, was fatally shot ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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‘US gives security to Indian workers in Afghanistan’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indians working at American military bases in Afghanistan are being looked after by the US authorities, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi told the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama arrived in Kabul late Tuesday on an unannounced visit to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, reported local media citing Afghan ... Read more...

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India’s security entwined with Afghanistan’s stability: Krishna


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its "unwavering commitment" to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become "a target for ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process ... Read more...

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Kabul fighting over


April 16th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) All Taliban attackers who launched a series of attacks in Kabul Sunday have been killed and the fighting is over, reported Xinhua Monday citing the ... Read more...

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Russian embassy escaped Taliban attack in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS) As Taliban launched a coordinated wave of assaults Sunday in Afghanistan by targetting embassies of the US and Germany, Russia clarified that its embassy had ... Read more...

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Taliban strike Kabul, other Afghan targets (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Taliban Sunday launched a coordinated wave of assaults in Kabul and elsewhere in the country, targeting the embassies of the US, Germany and Russia, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan, US sign deal on night raids


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 8 (IANS) The Afghan government and the US forces signed an agreement here Sunday to hand over all special operations, including the controversial night raids, from US and ... Read more...

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‘Arms coming to Karachi from Afghanistan’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Arms and ammunition are being transported to the port city of Karachi from Afghanistan and huge stocks have so far come to the metropolis, Pakistan Interior ... Read more...

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Afghan women in jail for ‘moral crimes’: Report


March 28th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) About half of the women in Afghan prisons are being held for moral crimes like adultery or running away from home, says a Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks early security handover: Karzai


March 16th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) The US and the Afghan governments should work together for an early handover of security responsibility, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said.According to a Karzai ... Read more...

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Taliban suspends peace talks with US


March 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 15 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the US, according to a statement released Thursday by the outfit."Islamic Emirate (the name of the ... Read more...

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Karzai condemns, US saddened over Afghan killings (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, March 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday strongly condemned the killing of 16 civilians, including nine children and three women by a US soldier in Kandahar province.Five others ... Read more...

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Reducing Afghan forces can lead to catastrophe: Minister


February 19th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reducing the number of Afghan security forces, army and police, by more than one-third after 2014 could lead Afghanistan to a catastrophe, the defence ... Read more...

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US confirms three-way talks with Taliban


February 17th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The US has confirmed to have participated in three-way talks with the Afghan government and Taliban.According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the US side ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Afghanistan to prioritise anti-drugs effort


February 17th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Afghan government to prioritise its efforts to eradicate illicit drugs in the war-torn country, warning "time is not ... Read more...

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Pakistan sent back 50,000 Afghan refugees in 2011


February 15th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 50,000 Afghan refugees were sent back to their country by Pakistan last year, a media report said Wednesday.The Online news agency said more than 300,000 ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers India an existential threat: US


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The United States wants its relations with Pakistan to remain positive, but their interests sometimes differed as Pakistan considered India as an existential threat, according ... Read more...

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Khar to visit Afghanistan Wednesday


January 31st, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will pay a day-long visit to Afghanistan Wednesday to discuss bilateral issues focusing on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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50 militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) Fifty militants from the Hezb-i-Islami outfit have surrendered to the Afghan government, Xinhua reported.The militants surrendered in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the northern province of Baghlan ... Read more...

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Afghanistan, UN appeal for $437 mn in aid


January 28th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) The Afghan government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Saturday appealed for $437 million to help needy Afghans.The UN said 8.8 ... Read more...

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‘Re-abandoning Afghanistan not an option’


January 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Re-abandoning Afghanistan is not an option, a noted Indian security expert said Monday, lamenting at the same time the lack of a pan-Afghanistan leadership ... Read more...

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