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India to host Afghanistan investment summit


June 25th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India will Thursday host an investment summit focusing on Afghanistan, aiming to attract foreign investment into the war-ravaged nation, a statement said. The summit, organised ... Read more...

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16 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants have surrendered before the Afghanistan government and joined its peace process, a government official said.According to a provincial government ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers Afghanistan intelligence in Rabbani’s killing


October 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday offered intelligence sharing to Afghanistan for its investigation into the assassination of the former Peace Council chief Burhanuddin ... Read more...

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No complaints from Indian workers in Afghanistan: Government


September 15th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Dismissing reports that nearly 4,000 Indians working in Afghanistan were being mistreated by their American employees, the Indian government Thursday said it had not received ... Read more...

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India to help Afghanistan develop tourism


May 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Afghanistan Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop tourism in the war-ravaged country. The MoU was signed between Minister for Culture, ... Read more...

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Brit taxpayers’ money was used to fund al-Qaeda’ in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British taxpayers' money meant for destroying Afghanistan's poppy crop was instead used to fund al-Qaeda.The Daily Mail quoted documents leaks by Wikileaks as saying that over ... Read more...

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Gilani calls for Af-Pak cooperation in war on terror (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday terrorism was a common enemy of his country and Afghanistan, and called for joint effort in ... Read more...

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Afghan Government’s ban on revealing wedding outfits outrages public, HR activists


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The new law proposed by the Afghanistan Government that bans women garments contrary to Islamic sharia has outraged the general public and human right activists.The Government has ... Read more...

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Afghan Government bans revealing wedding outfits


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government has planned to ban women garments contrary to Islamic sharia and will close down the shops dealing with outfits that are semi-naked, naked, transparent, ... Read more...

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Stability, development in South Asia important for global interests: Pak


February 21st, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 21(ANI): Pakistan has said that it has reached out to the Indian and Afghanistan government to promote stability and development in the region.It came after US Secretary of State Hillary ... Read more...

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US backed Afghanistan Government next to fall after Egypt: Taliban


February 14th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): The US-backed government in Afghanistan may be the next to fall after the collapse of the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt, according to the Taliban.The SITE Intelligence ... Read more...

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Terror threat to Indians in Afghanistan not over: India


January 27th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) There is "constant threat" of terror attacks to Indian interests in Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Thursday, adding that New Delhi had strengthened security around ... Read more...

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India confident of Afghanistan providing security to diplomatic missions: Krishna


January 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Sunday voiced his concern over security, and said India is confident that the Afghanistan Government will provide security to the Indian diplomatic ... Read more...

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Afghan peace delegation to arrive in Pakistan on Jan 5


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 3(ANI): An Afghan delegation is scheduled to arrive on a three-day visit to Islamabad on January 5, as part of the Afghanistan Government's efforts to broker peace with the ... Read more...

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Afghan peace delegation to visit Pakistan


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government's efforts to broker peace with the Taliban enter a new phase, as an Afghan delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad this week.Former Afghanistan President ... Read more...

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US has had “special operator” forces in Pakistan for some time now: Pentagon


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The United States has "special operators" in Pakistan, who guide Pakistani military trainers to better equip their forces in handling "counter terrorism situations", the Pentagon has said."We do ... Read more...

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Taliban leader in secret Afghan talks was an impostor: Report


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) The secret talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban to end the conflict in the country - that were "showing promise" - seem to have hit ... Read more...

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Canada to pull civilian staff from Kandahar, base training mission in Kabul


November 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Nov 17 (ANI): Canada is slashing aid to Afghanistan and abandoning any presence in Kandahar by withdrawing not only troops but civilian officials who manage development projects from a Provincial Reconstruction ... Read more...

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Review to decide pace of US pullout from Afghanistan


November 10th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) A White House review of the Afghan war will help President Barack Obama decide the "path" and "pace" of the US drawdown of troops and ... Read more...

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Pak playing ‘double game’ in Afghanistan to retain influence post US pull out: Expert


October 15th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15(ANI): Pakistan is playing its 'double game' in Afghanistan to protect its strategic interests in the region once the United States pulls out of the country, an analyst has ... Read more...

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‘Pak delegation part of Taliban peace talks in Kabul’


October 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): A delegation from the Pakistan government, headed by former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao, is reportedly taking part in talks between the Hamid Karzai led-Afghanistan government and Taliban ... Read more...

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NATO confident of ‘end-game’ against Taliban in Afghanistan


October 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 10(ANI): NATO officials in Afghanistan have expressed confidence that their fight against the Taliban might be coming to an end.According to some NATO commanders, the insurgency in the region ... Read more...

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Taliban contact with Afghan government ‘intensifying’: Karzai aide


October 7th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 7(ANI): Contact between the Taliban and the Hamid Karzai-led Afghanistan government for negotiating an end to the war in the country is intensifying, a Karzai aide has said.Waheed Omar, ... Read more...

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Secret Taliban-Afghan govt talks to end war underway: Sources


October 6th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 5 (ANI): High- level talks between the Hamid Karzai-led Afghanistan government and the Taliban have secretly begun for negotiating an end to the war in the country, Afghan and ... Read more...

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US ‘facilitated’ Afghan talks with Taliban in some “isolated cases”: Petraeus


August 26th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.26 (ANI): Backing efforts to broker talks with the Taliban to reach a settlement, top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus has said that Washington has been promoting dialogue ... Read more...

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39 civilians killed in July 23 NATO attack in Afghanistan


August 5th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 5 (IANS) The Afghanistan government Thursday confirmed that 39 civilians were killed by NATO-led troops late last month in Sangin district in southern Afghan province of Helmand, "The report ... Read more...

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Afghanistan must cut off links with terrorism, give up violence: Krishna


July 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 20 (ANI): Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday called on the Afghanistan Government to take steps to cut off links with terrorists and give up violence to ... Read more...

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Pak ready to support any Afghan-led peace initiative: Qureshi


June 30th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 30 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad is ready to support any Afghan-led initiatives to restore peace in the war torn country.Talking to reporters at ... Read more...

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Afghanistan dismisses reports of Karzai’s secret Taliban meeting


June 28th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 28 (ANI): Afghanistan has dismissed media reports that President Hamid Karzai had secretly met a senior leader of Taliban outfit fighting Afghan and NATO troops."There has not been any ... Read more...

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US officials slam Karzai aides over derailing corruption cases


June 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): US officials have slammed top officials of the Afghanistan Government for often blocking corruption investigations of well-connected Afghans.According to The Washington Post, U.S. officials, who have provided ... Read more...

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Taliban denies reports on talks with Afghan Government


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, May 22 (ANI): The Taliban has rejected media reports that said the militant outfit held talks with the Afghanistan Government in the Maldives.In a statement sent by e-mail on Friday, ... Read more...

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Taliban denies reports on talks with Afghan government


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) The Taliban has rejected media reports which said the militant outfit held talks with the Afghanistan government in the Maldives. The Taliban, in a statement sent by email ... Read more...

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Taliban in secret unofficial talks over Afghanistan in Maldives?


May 21st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21(ANI): The Taliban is reportedly holding secret unofficial talks over Afghanistan at an undisclosed location in the Maldives.It is not clear whom the Taliban are talking to, but ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops kill eight Taliban rebels


April 25th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (DPA) At least eight Taliban militants were killed and around a dozen more were injured Sunday in clashes in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, government officials said. The clashes ... Read more...

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US interfering between Afghan government and Taliban: Former Taliban minister


April 11th, 2010 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 11 (IANS/AKI) The US is "interfering" between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban but President Hamid Karzai is "powerless" to do anything, a former minister of the militia regime ... Read more...

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