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Triple suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Three suicide bombings rocked three places in Afghanistan, including the capital Kabul, killing at least 18 people, including eight South Africans and three attackers.The other attacks ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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Clinton visits Afghanistan


July 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, an Afghan official said.Clinton made the surprise visit a day before ... Read more...

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Taliban using kids as suicide bombers in Afghanistan


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 3 (IANS) The arrest of two children and a teenager with bombs and remote-controlled devices in Afganistan's former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar has sparked fears that the ... Read more...

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Karzai wants neighbours’ closer cooperation for peace


June 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a closer cooperation among regional countries is required as his country is undergoing a critical period of transition, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Krishna, in ‘holding room’, with Zardari at Beijing


June 6th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Whether India-Pakistan ties will be discussed is not known, but Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is sharing what is being called the "holding room" with ... Read more...

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Obama ‘briefly’ meets Zardari


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama spoke "briefly" with Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari twice on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Chicago, the White House has ... Read more...

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Germany to give $190 mn to Afghanistan after 2014


May 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany will give 150 million euros ($190 million) worth of cash aid to Afghanistan a year after international peacekeeping forces pull out on schedule in 2014 ... Read more...

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Obama signs cooperation pact with Afghanistan (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces, indicating increased security cooperation between the two countries ... Read more...

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Afghan attacks show NATO’s failure: Karzai


April 16th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coordinated attacks on Afghan capital Kabul and three provinces Sunday were a failure on the part of NATO and domestic intelligence forces, Afghan ... Read more...

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Taliban vows to avenge US soldier’s shooting


March 12th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Taliban have promised relatives of the civilians killed by an American soldier in a shooting spree that they will carry out revenge attacks."(We) ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Afghan insurgents to join peace talks


February 25th, 2012 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appealed to Afghan insurgent groups to join the peace talks in that country."It is now time to turn ... Read more...

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No pact with US until night raids end: Karzai


February 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Night raids conducted by US troops in Afghanistan remain a major stumbling block to a US-Afghan pact on long-term strategic cooperation, the Afghan media ... Read more...

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Will battle terror together: Zardari


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to fight terrorism together, said President Asif Ali Zardari Friday, after a trilateral summit here.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran and ... Read more...

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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Afghanistan and Iran arrived here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation, peace and stability.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran ... Read more...

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Afghan president to hold talks with Taliban


January 30th, 2012 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has plans to hold a meet with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia to restart peace talks, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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ISI chief visits Qatar (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha has met US officials during a visit to Qatar, which is also US Central Command's regional headquarters.Gen Pasha, ... Read more...

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Stop night raids, Karzai tells NATO


December 25th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated his call to the NATO-led coalition forces to stop night raid operations in the country."Afghan President Hamid Karzai once ... Read more...

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Karzai congratulates Afghan team on winning Asia T20 Cup


December 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday eulogized Afghan national cricket team over winning Asia Cricket Council (ACC) T20 Cup in Nepal."Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a telephone ... Read more...

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Spanish troops to start leaving Afghanistan in January


December 7th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Spain's defense minister said Tuesday that the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Afghanistan will begin in January, once Afghan President Hamid Karzai decides his government's forces ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s boycott won’t affect cooperation: Karzai


December 6th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that Pakistan's boycott of the Bonn conference on the future of Afghanistan will not affect bilateral cooperation."We very much wished ... Read more...

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Pakistan to US: vacate Shamsi airbase by Dec 11


December 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan has set a Dec 11 deadline for the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase, used to launch drone attacks, following a NATO airstrike that ... Read more...

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Karzai phones Gilani to condole death of soldiers


November 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and condoled the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO air attack.NATO ... Read more...

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Karzai opens Facebook, Twitter accounts


November 25th, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has opened personal accounts on social network Facebook and micro-blog Twitter, a presidential spokesperson said.After opening the accounts, Karzai had ... Read more...

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We are lions, we want sovereignty: Karzai


November 16th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday said there should be limits to what US and NATO troops could do in his country as the Afghan people ... Read more...

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Gilani surprised by Karzai’s aggressive posture


November 12th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai adopted a "rather aggressive posture" at a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and "bombarded us with a number ... Read more...

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Pakistan to train Afghan Army


November 4th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Pakistani Army would train the Afghan National Army as well as the police under an agreement signed by the two countries, a top Pakistani official ... Read more...

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16 foreign troops killed in single day in Afghanistan


October 29th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 29 (IANS) The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) experienced a bloody day in Afghanistan Saturday as the military alliance lost 16 service members. A suicide bomber detonated ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s foreign policy is successful: Gilani


October 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the country's foreign policy was successful and cited India's vote to Pakistan in the UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Afghan intelligence says it foiled plot to kill President Karzai


October 6th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Six people have been detained on charges of plotting the assassination of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the country's top intelligence agency said on Wednesday.Those arrested include four university ... Read more...

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Pact with India not to hit twin brother Pakistan: Karzai


October 5th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A day after he signed a landmark strategic pact with India to boost security and economic cooperation, Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday reached out ... Read more...

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With Pakistan in mind, Delhi and Kabul seal strategic pact


October 5th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Amid souring relations between Islamabad and Kabul, India and Afghanistan Tuesday signed a defining pact to forge an all-embracing strategic partnership that will entail ... Read more...

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Karzai to brief India on new Taliban strategy


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai comes here Tuesday on a two-day visit during which the two sides are expected to ink a strategic partnership accord ... Read more...

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