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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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Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... 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 advisor’s family members killed


August 21st, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Paktia province Monday killed three members of the family of an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, media reported."Brother ... 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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Twin attacks kill 10 in Afghanistan (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) At least nine people were killed in a roadside bombing in Kabul Tuesday, while a Taliban suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden vehicle at a ... Read more...

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Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on two of its most senior ministers and demanded that they be replaced after they failed ... Read more...

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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... Read more...

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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... 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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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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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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China, Afghanistan vow to fight terror


June 8th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China and Afghanistan Friday vowed to jointly fight terrorism and organised crime.Both sides expressed "strong rejection" of terrorism and organized crime, a joint statement issued here ... 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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Putin to hold talks with Ahmadinejad


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad next week prior to an international round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme, a ... 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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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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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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Now transport fees threaten to upend US-Pakistan ties (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) After all the assertions of their deep existential and strategic interests in Afghanistan, the United States and Pakistan are squabbling over how much to charge ... 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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Obama to meet Karzai in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during a NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, a White House official said."Obviously it is ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... 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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US lawmakers seek terrorist tag for Haqqani network


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence panels have demanded that the Obama administration "immediately" label the Pakistani-based Haqqani Network a terrorist ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... 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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Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

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11 die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Third Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in an audacious Taliban attack in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit ... Read more...

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