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Karzai ready for foreign monitors in election watchdog


March 13th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai is ready to include two international monitors in the country's election watchdog ahead of parliamentary polls in September, his spokesman said Saturday. Karzai amended ... Read more...

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UN’s Afghan rep challenges Obama’s surge, calls for talks with Taliban’s Mullah Omar


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.23 (ANI): Kai Eide, the United Nation's representative in Afghanistan has challenged US President Barack Obama's "carrot and stick" strategy of a military surge while offering jobs, retraining, resettlement and ... Read more...

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UN held secret peace talks with Taliban in Dubai


January 29th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 29 (ANI): UN Special Representative in Afghanistan Kai Eide held secret talks with Taliban leaders to discuss peace terms, a UN official has revealed.Regional commanders on the Taliban's leadership ... Read more...

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Swedish diplomat named UN mission chief in Afghanistan


January 28th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 28 (DPA) Stefan de Mistura, a veteran UN troubleshooter, was named head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Wednesday. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who selected de Mistura to replace ... Read more...

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Top UN official proposed to replace ‘tainted’ Karzai with a US-friendly figure


December 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 17 (ANI): A top UN official in Afghanistan had proposed a plan to replace President Hamid Karzai with a more Washington-friendly figure three months ago - when the widespread fraud ... Read more...

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Fraud can’t be ruled out at Afghanistan’s run-off elections


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 23 (ANI): While a large scale swindle is unlikely to hit Afghanistan's run-off elections set for as soon as November 7, the risk of a fraud cannot be completely ruled ... Read more...

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‘Irresponsible’ to send more troops to Afghanistan: US senator


October 18th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) John Kerry, an influential US senator, has cautioned President Barack Obama against raising troop levels in Afghanistan, saying it would be "entirely irresponsible" to do so while ... Read more...

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Top UN official admits to fraud-tainted election in Afghanistan


October 12th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct.12 (ANI): UN envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide has finally acknowledged that some of the votes cast in the August 20 presidential elections were fraudulent, but has denied claims by former ... Read more...

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Sacked US diplomat claims UN tried to gag him on Afghan vote fraud


October 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.5 (ANI): Peter Galbraith, the American diplomat fired from his senior United Nations post for quarrelling with his superior, claims he was told to keep quiet about fraud during the ... Read more...

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Abdullah questions UN role in Afghan presidential election


October 4th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Afghanistan's incumbent President Hamid Karzai's main opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, has called for an inquiry into the United Nations role since the August poll.The UN along with the ... Read more...

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Envoy says his removal from Afghanistan sends out a bad signal about the UN


October 1st, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.1 (ANI): The senior UN envoy, who was removed from his post in Afghanistan, has told the BBC that his dismissal has sent out "a terrible signal" to the world about ... Read more...

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UN ends US diplomat’s appointment in Afghanistan


September 30th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 30 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday terminated the appointment of a UN deputy representative in Afghanistan, who apparently left his job in disagreement with his superior. Ban said ... Read more...

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Karzai unlikely to claim Afghan election victory soon


September 17th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.17 (ANI): With accusations of vote fraud piling up around Afghanistan's presidential election, incumbent Hamid Karzai is unlikely to claim victory any time soon.At the very least, a national electoral ... Read more...

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Will fraud mar credibility of Afghan elections?


August 19th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (DPA) Afghanistan observers say they expect irregularities in the voting for Thursday's presidential elections but added that their concern lies in whether the problems would rise to a ... Read more...

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Ten killed in car bomb explosion in Kabul


August 18th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by admin
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Ten people were killed when a suspected Taliban terrorist detonated his car rigged with explosives at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, only days before ... Read more...

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Most Afghan prez candidates talk of negotiating peace with the Taliban


August 18th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.18 (ANI): Most of the candidates contesting the August 20 presidential elections in Afghanistan vow to negotiate peace with the Taliban, but appear clueless about how to move effectively in ... Read more...

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UN Special Envoy says insecurity, violence may keep Afghans away from prez polls


August 10th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Kabul (Afghanistan), Aug.10 (ANI): The United Nations Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has said that insurgency-linked insecurity may keep some Afghan voters away from the August 20 presidential elections.Calling on ... Read more...

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Top UN official in Afghanistan criticizes Miliband’s ‘moderate’ Taliban strategy


August 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.2 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special representative for Afghanistan, Kai Eide has rejected British Foreign Secretary David Miliband's views of initiating dialogue with the so called 'moderate' or the ... Read more...

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UN envoy for Afghanistan describes presidential elections as most complicated


July 29th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 29 (ANI): The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has described the upcoming presidential elections there as "the most complicated" he has ever seen.Eide praised the ... Read more...

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UN official visits Iran to boost ties in Central Asia


March 10th, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 10 (DPA) The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan was in Tehran Monday to discuss economic cooperation among Central Asian nations and between Iran and Afghanistan, the UN said. Kai Eide, ... Read more...

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UN envoy disappointed over EU role in Afghanistan


February 19th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Feb 19 (DPA) The UN special envoy to Afghanistan expressed disappointment Thursday over the European Union's (EU) efforts to train more police officers in Afghanistan and improve Afghanistan's justice system. "I had ... Read more...

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Afghan opium cultivation to decrease this year


February 2nd, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 2 (DPA) Following nearly 20 percent reduction in poppy cultivation in 2008, a joint Afghan and UN survey predicted a further decrease in cultivation this year, but said the illegal ... Read more...

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UN to expand mission in Afghanistan


December 17th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 17 (Xinhua) In its efforts to further support the war-torn country, the UN will expand its mission in Afghanistan, UN Secretary General's special envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide said Wednesday."You ... Read more...

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Afghanistan conference in Paris ends on positive note


December 15th, 2008 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 15 (DPA) Participants at an international conference on peace and security in Afghanistan, which ended Sunday evening in Paris, described the outcome as positive.While no resolutions were expected, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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UN condemns using children as suicide bomber by Taliban


December 14th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 14 (Xinhua) The UN Sunday strongly denounced the reported use of children by Taliban insurgents as suicide bombers in Afghanistan."I strongly condemn the attack where a young boy was allegedly ... Read more...

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18 Taliban militants killed in clash with Afghan troops


October 15th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 15 (Xinhua) At least 18 Taliban militants were killed when the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the police repulsed a pincer attack by the insurgents on Lashkar Gha city in ... Read more...

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Afghan president sacks senior army commanders


August 25th, 2008 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 25 (Xinhua) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday sacked two high ranking military commanders for concealing facts on Friday's deadly attack against the militants that killed at least 89 civilians, officials ... Read more...

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World has failed to meet Afghanistan’s needs: UN


July 10th, 2008 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, July 10 (DPA) The appeal for $404 million launched Wednesday by the Kabul government and the UN shows that the world has not done enough to meet Afghanistan's humanitarian needs, ... Read more...

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UN envoy to Afghanistan in Kabul, to revamp international aid modalities


July 6th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul , July 6 (ANI): The UN's envoy to Afghanistan is set to outline a new plan on spending foreign aid in Afghanistan , amid concerns that millions of dollars have ... Read more...

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Germany pledges more aid to Afghanistan


April 18th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Berlin, April 18 (Xinhua) Germany has pledged to send more security training staff and increase its contributions to civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan. The number of German police training officers would be increased ... Read more...

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Afghan conflict will not end soon: European think-tank


April 2nd, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by admin
Brussels, April 2 (IANS) Continuing insurgency and the Afghan government's weakness make Western and European defeat in Afghanistan a realistic prospect, warns a report published by a London-based think-tank. The report by ... Read more...

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EU to support Pakistan to build stable society


March 11th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, March 11 (IANS) The European Union has said it remains committed to supporting Pakistan in building a prosperous and stable society. Foreign ministers of the 27-member bloc, after a meeting here ... Read more...

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