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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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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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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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Cameron warns Taliban against destabilising Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday warned the Taliban that it would be totally erroneous to believe that its militant forces could destabilise Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM visits Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 19 (IANS)Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived here Thursday on his maiden day-long visit to Afghanistan, an official said.Ashraf is scheduled to hold talks with Afghan ... 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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Krishna to meet Khar in Tokyo Sunday


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after the foreign secretaries level talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo Sunday, ... 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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Saudi prince’s funeral services held in Mecca (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, was Sunday buried after sunset prayers in 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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Afghan house ratifies strategic pact with US


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, Saturday ratified a strategic partnership agreement signed by President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack ... Read more...

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Partnership with Afghanistan to continue after 2014: Ban


May 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) The international community will continue partnership with Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO-led forces by the end of 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.Ban made ... Read more...

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NATO won’t pay $5,000 per truck to Pakistan: Panetta


May 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 for each truck carrying supplies via its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan.In an ... 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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Afghan foreign minister to visit India


April 28th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul will arrive here Monday on a three-day visit to India during which the two sides will discuss the future ... Read more...

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Afghan violence: India voices profound concern, hopes for normalcy


April 16th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi/New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India Monday conveyed its "profound concern" to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the wave of terror attacks in his country and hoped that Afghanistan ... 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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Gilani to visit Afghanistan


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday accepted an invitation from Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit Afghanistan."The prime minister accepted the invitation and said ... Read more...

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Turkish military helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing 16


March 18th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians ... Read more...

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Shooting rampage: US soldier moved out of Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The US soldier who was accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has been transferred out of the country, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "He has ... 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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Obama calls Karzai over civilian killings


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express his "shock and sadness" at the killing of Afghan civilians.A US soldier Sunday ... 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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Karzai’s willingness to talk to Taliban gratifies US


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US was pleased by the willingness expressed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to talk directly to the Taliban, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has ... 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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Pakistani PM hints at early elections


February 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday hinted at the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections.The parliamentary elections are scheduled in early 2013.The prime ... 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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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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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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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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Britain, Afghanistan sign partnership agreement


January 29th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron have signed a long-term partnership agreement Saturday.They signed the Enduring Strategic Partnership agreement in ... Read more...

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India, US pitch for Afghan-led reconciliation process


January 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Reviewing the situation in Afghanistan, India and the US Friday agreed to pitch for "an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" reconciliation process and discussed the ongoing political ... Read more...

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Top US official appalled by purported Marine video


January 13th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed outrage Thursday over a video that appears to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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