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  • 6 kidnapped schoolteachers set free in Badghis

    6 kidnapped schoolteachers set free in Badghis

    by Abdul Latif Ayubi on 21 November, 2014 - 20:54 QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The Taliban set free six abducted schoolteachers following negotiations with tribal elders in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.  (R…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:24pm -
  • NDS claims foiling plot to kill Dostum

    NDS claims foiling plot to kill Dostum

    by Mohammad halim Karimi on 21 November, 2014 - 17:12 KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Friday claimed foiling an alleged plot to assassinate First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on a trip to northern Afghanistan by arresting five would-be suic…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:42pm -
  • Week-long cleanliness drive begins in Khost

    Week-long cleanliness drive begins in Khost

    by Muhammad Haroon on 21 November, 2014 - 15:49 KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A seven-day cleanliness campaign has been launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province, with hundreds of residents partaking, the mayor said on Friday.  (Read more)rea…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:19am -
  • Terrorism from outside main challenge: Karzai

    Terrorism from outside main challenge: Karzai

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 21 November, 2014 - 15:22 KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Friday said terrorism perpetrated and supported from "outside" was the main challenge for Afghanistan, asking New Delhi "to do more" in defence cooper…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:52am -
  • Belgium’s Kabul embassy to close in January

    Belgium’s Kabul embassy to close in January

    by Mohammad halim Karimi on 21 November, 2014 - 14:22 KABUL (Pajhwok): With its military presence in Afghanistan drawing to a close, Belgium has announced closing its Kabul Embassy before the end of January next year.  (Read more)read more
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:52am -
  • President to push for reliable administration

    President to push for reliable administration

    by Mohammad halim Karimi on 21 November, 2014 - 13:15 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said efforts are being made to establish a reliable and efficient administration for introducing fundamental reforms over the next five years.  (Read…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:45am -
  • Shadow district chief among 5 rebels killed

    Shadow district chief among 5 rebels killed

    by Khan Wali Salarzai on 21 November, 2014 - 11:56 ASADADBAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province was among five others killed in a US drone strike on early Saturday, the provincial police chief said…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:26am -
  • My statement was misquoted, Aziz tells Atmar

    My statement was misquoted, Aziz tells Atmar

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 20 November, 2014 - 19:02 KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz on Thursday telephoned his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar and said he had been misquoted in a recent controversial in…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:32pm -
  • Afghanistan won’t allow proxy Pak-India war: Karzai

    Afghanistan won’t allow proxy Pak-India war: Karzai

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 20 November, 2014 - 15:22 KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said his country would not allow itself to become the battleground for a proxy war between India and Pakistan after the imminent departure o…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:52am -
  • 2 foreigners injured in Kabul guesthouse attack

    2 foreigners injured in Kabul guesthouse attack

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 20 November, 2014 - 10:38 KABUL (Pajhwok): At least three people, including two foreigners, were wounded in a coordinated Taliban’s attack involving a car bombing and gunfire on a guesthouse east of Kabul City on Wednesday n…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:08am -

ToloNews

  • Ghani Advisor Says No Evidence Election Commissions Committed Crimes

    Ghani Advisor Says No Evidence Election Commissions Committed Crimes

    President Ashraf Ghani's top legal advisor has said that while the national election commissions are responsible for obvious violations of procedure and broader incompetencies during this year's election process, there is no evidence yet of any crim…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:06pm -
  • TOLOnews 6 pm News 21 November 2014

    TOLOnews 6 pm News 21 November 2014

    Top news in this bulletinAt least five suicide bombers were arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) who wanted to attack the first Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rasheed Dostum, local officials said on Friday.To watch the whole bullitine…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • New Voices Expected on Season 10 of Afghan Star

    New Voices Expected on Season 10 of Afghan Star

    The anticipated return of the tenth season of Afghan Star is expected to launch in a matter of weeks where Afghan youths from around the country come to compete in becoming Afghanistan's next singing sensation.Afghan Star is a platform that allows…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:14pm -
  • Saudi Arabia Vows to Help Restore Peace, Build Mega Islamic Center in Kabul

    Saudi Arabia Vows to Help Restore Peace, Build Mega Islamic Center in Kabul

    The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mesfer bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghaseb, used the announcement of plans to construct the largest Islamic center in the country as an opportunity to assure Saudi's commitment to working with both Afghanistan and…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:58pm -
  • NDS Arrest Suicide Bombers Who Planned to Target Dostum

    NDS Arrest Suicide Bombers Who Planned to Target Dostum

    At least five suicide bombers were arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) who wanted to attack the first Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rasheed Dostum, local officials said on Friday.Spokesman for the NDS, Hasib Sediqi, said that the bo…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:38pm -
  • Danish Emphasizes Fight Against Corruption

    Danish Emphasizes Fight Against Corruption

    President Ashraf Ghani's second Vice President Sarwar Danish spoke of fighting against political and economical mafias and corruption at the death anniversary of Sadiqi Nili, a former jihadi leader, on Friday.Speaking at the event, Danish emphasize…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:56am -
  • Tawde Khabare: Suicide Attacks Increase 68%: NDS

    Tawde Khabare: Suicide Attacks Increase 68%: NDS

    In a press conference, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said that, looking back at the numbers from the third quarter of the current year, in the past 45 days, preventive operations of police, military and NDS has resulted in a 45 percent…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:17am -
  • First 100 Days: Presidential Decree for Summoning of Electoral Commissioners

    First 100 Days: Presidential Decree for Summoning of Electoral Commissioners

    President Ashraf Ghani met with the administrative committee of the House of Representatives and a number of residents of Uruzgan province. President Ghani also issued a decree for the summoning of the Independent Election Commission Commissioners a…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:40am -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 20 November 2014

    TOLOnews 6pm News 20 November 2014

    Complaints of the provincial council election candidates have reached the desk of the Attorney General's Office.{youtube}fTRo7zXmP1w{/youtube}Upon the request of President Ashraf Ghani, the Attorney General's Office has issued separate letters to…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:58pm -
  • Attorney General Under Pressure to Recuperate Stolen Kabul Bank Millions

    Attorney General Under Pressure to Recuperate Stolen Kabul Bank Millions

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's top legal advisor, Abdul Ali Muhammadi, has said that the Attorney General's office is expected to fully implement the Kabul appeals court recent ruling on the Kabul Bank case, which included the order to freeze the…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:34pm -

Khama Press

  • Saudi signs blank cheque to build $100m Islamic University in Kabul

    Saudi signs blank cheque to build $100m Islamic University in Kabul

    The government of Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with a Saudi construction company to build a major university for Islamic studies in capital Kabul. The construction of the university is estimated to be between $45 million to $100 million and the…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:50pm -
  • Mobarez faces his American opponent in FMD3 on Saturday night

    Mobarez faces his American opponent in FMD3 on Saturday night

    Afghan Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fighter, Baz Mohammad Mobarez is facing his American opponent Dylan Fussell at the Full Metal Dojo 3 on 22nd November. Mobarez’s fight with Fussell will be the main event of the Full Metal Dojo 3. This will be his fir…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:54pm -
  • Plot to assassinate vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum foiled

    Plot to assassinate vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum foiled

    The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a plot to assassinate the first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum. A statement by NDS said a group of five militants were looking to carry out coordinated suicide attack…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:59pm -
  • Teenager bride murdered three days after her marriage in Baghlan

    Teenager bride murdered three days after her marriage in Baghlan

    A teenager bride was mysteriously murdered three days after her marriage in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. The victim was reported to be 17-year-old and was strangled to death, her relatives said. The provincial women’s affairs departmen…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:17am -
  • Road accident kills 7 family members on Kabul-Jalalabad road

    Road accident kills 7 family members on Kabul-Jalalabad road

    At least seven people were killed following a traffic accident on Kabul-Jalalabad road late on Thursday afternoon. Spokesman for the Kabul police department Hashmat Stanikzai also confirmed that the incident took place on Kabul-Jalalabad road on Thur…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:13am -
  • High-level al-Qaeda leaders reportedly killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

    High-level al-Qaeda leaders reportedly killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

    At least five suspected militants including a high-level al-Qaeda leader were killed following a drone strike in North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Thursday. According to Pakistani security officials, the US drone fired two missiles on a c…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:31am -
  • Sartaj calls Afghan counterpart as controversial interview puts him in hot water

    Sartaj calls Afghan counterpart as controversial interview puts him in hot water

    The Pakistani national security and foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz called his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Thursday after he put himself into a hot water with a controversial interview. Sartaj made discriminatory remarks regarding…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:37pm -
  • The World Must Prevent ISIS from Obtaining Pakistani Nukes

    The World Must Prevent ISIS from Obtaining Pakistani Nukes

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh, the most extreme among all the terrorist groups, has arrived in Pakistan. The Pakistani media reported recently that a group of 10 commanders from ISIS are currently in Baluchistan to seek allegian…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • Traffic accident leaves 4 dead, 2 injured in Faryab province

    Traffic accident leaves 4 dead, 2 injured in Faryab province

    At least four people were killed and two others were injured following a traffic incident in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. Local officials said Thursday that the incident took place late on Wednesday afternoon in Maimana city. According to…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:19am -
  • Rocket attack in Kunar kills school child, injures 5 others

    Rocket attack in Kunar kills school child, injures 5 others

    A school child was killed and five others including a number of school children were injured following a rocket attack in eastern Kunar province on Thursday. According to local security officials, the incident took place in Asadabad, the capital city…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:15am -

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  • Afghan women's voices must be heard / Samira Hamidi
    Female input will be vital if next month’s London conference on Afghanistan is to boost development and bring positive changeBritain urged to give unstinting support for women’s rights in Afghanistan“This is your world, shape it or someone else…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • Britain urged to give unstinting support for women's rights in Afghanistan
    As foreign troops depart, activists urge government to use London conference to lobby for role of women in peacebuilding Afghan women’s voices must be heard to build a better country Britain must speak out forcefully to safeguard women’s rights i…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:01am -
  • Four Taliban militants dead in attack on foreign workers in Kabul
    Car bomb targeted compound known as the Green Village, which is home to hundreds of UN staff and security contractorsA high-security complex housing foreign workers in Kabul came under attack Wednesday evening when a car bomb exploded outside, follow…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:40pm -
  • Iran fears Isis militants are part of wider Sunni backlash
    With Islamic State militants just kilometres from the country’s western border, and increasingly radical anti-Shia militants to the east in Pakistan, Gareth Smyth examines Iran’s Sunni problemNearly ten years ago, a story circulating in Tehran ha…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Truck bomb hits Kabul military base
    Two Afghan guards killed, say authorities, and explosion heard across capital as Taliban attack depot used by foreign forcesA truck bomb hit a base for foreign forces in Afghanistan’s capital early on Tuesday, killing two Afghan security guards, po…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:50am -
  • Kabul suicide bombing wounds celebrated female MP
    Prominent Afghan politician Shukria Barakzai targeted in attack on motorcade that killed three othersA prominent female politician in Afghanistan narrowly escaped a suicide attack on Sunday, walking away from the crumbled wreck of her vehicle after a…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • Caught in conflict: women in Pakistan
    An extraordinary five-year project that documents the intimate lives of women and children in Pakistan• Caught in conflict – in pictures‘We nearly died getting this story,” Alixandra Fazzina tells me calmly. The war artist turned award-winnin…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:33pm -
  • Caught in conflict: women in Pakistan – in pictures
    Discreet and often in disguise, photographer Alixandra Fazzina has spent five years documenting the intimate lives of Pakistani mothers and children. Here are a selection of some of her imagesAlixandra Fazzina talks to Homa Khaleeli about her project…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Ashraf Ghani visit may mark new chapter in Afghan-Pakistan relations
    If the feuding neighbours were to bury the hatchet, the chances of increased stability in the region would increase dramaticallyIt has been a long time since Pakistan’s diplomats and politicians have truly looked forward to a visit from the preside…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • State of emergency lifted in Liberia as number of Ebola cases drop
    10-14 November: Catch up with all the development-related news you may have missed this weekBurkina Faso, as leaders agree a framework for a transitional government.I always warn against over-optimism, because that could lead to complacency. Our refo…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:00pm -

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  • newTop Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT
    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, forcing an early election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so he can pursue his policy goals. His ruling Libe…
    - 50 mins ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:33am -
  • newAssange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary'

    Assange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary'

    Quito (AFP) - Ecuador Friday guaranteed political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for "as long as necessary," one day after he lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:32pm -
  • newCanadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongs…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • newAfrica Nears Eradication of Polio

    Africa Nears Eradication of Polio

    One month after quelling its deadly Ebola outbreak, Nigeria stands poised to make another public-health triumph—the near-eradication of polio.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:32pm -
  • newMarine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:20pm -
  • A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:45pm -
  • 5 Countries With the Biggest Terror Targets on Their Backs

    5 Countries With the Biggest Terror Targets on Their Backs

    Amid mounting concerns about ISIS, Boko Haram and other Islamic jihadists, a new report shows the global war on terrorism is not going well at all. Over the past 14 years, there’s been a five-fold increase ...
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:45pm -
  • Export-Import Bank Success: Gatekeeper Security
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gatekeeper Security, a small technology firm in Sterling, Va., has doubled its year-over-year growth since 2010 when the company began using two financing tools of the Export-Import Bank of the Un…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:46pm -
  • Saints or frauds? India clashes over 'god-men' as guru Maharaj faces police
    Baba Rampal Maharaj, one of India's self-styled “god men” has been charged with sedition and waging war against the state following a days-long siege by police on his ashram north of Delhi. It ended with his arrest this week after six people died…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:17pm -
  • UKIP wins 2nd seat in British Parliament. How big a blow to Cameron?
    The British anti-immigration party UKIP easily won its second seat in Parliament on Friday, striking an embarrassing blow to Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party.
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:07pm -

DAWN News

  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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