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  • newAfghans score 2nd straight win in U-16 Elite Cup

    Afghans score 2nd straight win in U-16 Elite Cup

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 24 October, 2014 - 22:44 KABUL (Pajhwok): Defending champions Afghanistan scored their second consecutive victory in their Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-16 Elite Cup match in Qatar on Friday, an official said.  (Read mor…
    - 32 mins ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
  • Action sought over blasphemous article
    by Pajhwok Report on 24 October, 2014 - 18:58 KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.    (Read more)read more
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
  • Provincial council poll results likely tomorrow

    Provincial council poll results likely tomorrow

    by Ahmad Quraishi on 24 October, 2014 - 18:30 KABUL (Pajhwok): An official of the Independent Election Commission (EC) indicated on Friday the final results of provincial council polls would be announced tomorrow (Saturday).  (Read more)read more
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Ahmadzai vows effective steps for Helmand security

    Ahmadzai vows effective steps for Helmand security

    by Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 24 October, 2014 - 17:51 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promised on Friday his administration would take effective measures to improve the security situation in southern Helmand province.  (Read more)r…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:21pm -
  • Russian held in Afghanistan to be tried in US
    by Pajhwok Report on 24 October, 2014 - 15:32 KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian citizen, who is currently held at a detention facility in central Parwan province, would be transferred to the United States for trial by a federal court, a report said on Frida…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:02am -
  • Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    by Pajhwok Report on 24 October, 2014 - 13:16 KABUL (Pajhwok): The capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was paralysed by a strike on Friday, a day after the killing of nine members of the minority Hazara community.  (Read more)…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:46am -
  • Sar-i-Pul schools under Taliban threat

    Sar-i-Pul schools under Taliban threat

    by Paiman Noori on 24 October, 2014 - 13:01 SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 50 schools in northern Sar-i-Pul province are under threat from the Taliban, a public representative claimed on Friday, asking the Education Department to pay teachers’ sal…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:31am -
  • 10 militants eliminated in Badakhshan

    10 militants eliminated in Badakhshan

    by Gul Mohammad Tanha on 24 October, 2014 - 12:58 FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.  (Read more)read more
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:28am -
  • Afghan army officer sentenced to death

    Afghan army officer sentenced to death

    by Storai Karimi on 24 October, 2014 - 12:55 HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer has been sentenced to death on murder charges in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.  (Read more)read more
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:25am -
  • 640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    by Pajhwok Report on 24 October, 2014 - 12:51 KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have seized 640 kilograms of opium during separate operations in Helmand and Badakhshan provinces, the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday.  (Read more)read more
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:21am -

ToloNews

  • newTOLOnews 6pm News 24 October 2014

    TOLOnews 6pm News 24 October 2014

    Top news in this Bulletin:A number of residents and local officials of Nawzad district of southern Helmand province on Friday raised apprehensions on the possibility of the district's collapse and takeover by the Taliban."It's no secret that the sec…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:06pm -
  • newIEC to Announce Provincial Council Results Saturday

    IEC to Announce Provincial Council Results Saturday

    After more than six months, the Provincial Council election process is expected to come to an end on Saturday when officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announce the results."Today we are reviewing the work that was done and tomo…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:57pm -
  • NUG Under Pressure to Fulfill Electoral Reform Commitments

    NUG Under Pressure to Fulfill Electoral Reform Commitments

    A number of election monitoring groups have criticized the national unity government (NUG), saying that the power-sharing agreement made between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah included promises for major reforms in the electoral system that have…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:53pm -
  • New Govt. Should Take Fight Against Corruption Serious: Marlaud

    New Govt. Should Take Fight Against Corruption Serious: Marlaud

    In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, French Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Jean-Michel Marlaud warned that if the new Afghan government does not take the fight against corruption seriously, foreign aid might be cut off. He emphasized on the French gove…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • Kabul Bank Case Remains Inconclusive

    Kabul Bank Case Remains Inconclusive

    President Ashraf Ghani took the first anti-corruption initiative by ordering the reopening of the infamous Kabul Bank corruption case, asking the attorney general's office to retransfer all of the embezzled money within 45 days of the presidential o…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:11pm -
  • Five Civilians Killed in Taliban Attack in Nangarhar

    Five Civilians Killed in Taliban Attack in Nangarhar

    At least five civilians were killed and two others--children-- were wounded in a Taliban attack on a civilian vehicle early Friday in eastern Nangarhar province, officials reported.Confirming the incident, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai spokesman to the govern…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:29am -
  • Nawzad District on the Verge of Collapse

    Nawzad District on the Verge of Collapse

    A number of residents and local officials of Nawzad district of southern Helmand province on Friday raised apprehensions on the possibility of the district's collapse and takeover by the Taliban."It's no secret that the security situation is really…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:18am -
  • China Launches First Mission to Moon and Back

    China Launches First Mission to Moon and Back

    China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.The unnamed, unmanned prob…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 7:44am -
  • First 100 Days: Indian National Security Advisor Visit to Kabul and Meeting with President Ghani

    First 100 Days: Indian National Security Advisor Visit to Kabul and Meeting with President Ghani

    Indian National Security Advisor visited Kabul and met with President Ghani, Chief Executive Officer and Afghan National Security Advisor and discussed creation of joint working groups for implementation of 2011 strategic agreement between India and…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:10am -
  • TAWDE KHABARE: Absence of Accurate Trade Figures Between Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries

    TAWDE KHABARE: Absence of Accurate Trade Figures Between Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries

    Figures provided by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries for trade between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, has a difference of $1 billion and $730 million dollars figure provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Balkh province.On the oth…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:09am -

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  • newRocket lands in Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul city

    Rocket lands in Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul city

    A relatively heavy explosion rocked capital Kabul late Friday night after a rocket landed in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan are of the city. A security official confirmed that a rocket has landed in the 14th street of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan. There are…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:01pm -
  • India asks Afghanistan to share information on detained Haqqani leaders

    India asks Afghanistan to share information on detained Haqqani leaders

    According to reports, India has asked the Afghan government to share information regarding the interrogation of two top Haqqani terrorist network leaders who were arrested by Afghan intelligence. The request was reportedly made during Indian national…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Clashes reported among Iran and Pakistani forces

    Clashes reported among Iran and Pakistani forces

    Pakistani and Iranian troops have exchanged mortar fire along their porous border early on Friday. According to the Pakistani security officials, the Iran border forces fired at least six mortar shells in Mashkhail ditstrict of Balochistan province.…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:57am -
  • Taliban militants kill five civilians in Nangarhar province

    Taliban militants kill five civilians in Nangarhar province

    At least five civilians were killed after a group of Taliban militants opened fire on a civilian car in eastern Nangarhar province. According to local security officials, the incident took place early Friday in Khogyani district. Provincial police sp…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:21am -
  • Abdul Rashid Rashid appointed as acting chief justice of Afghanistan

    Abdul Rashid Rashid appointed as acting chief justice of Afghanistan

    Abdul Rashid Rashid has been appointed as acting chief justice of Afghanistan by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Sources in presidential palace have confirmed that Rashid was appointed as acting chief justice and head of Supreme Court of Afghanistan…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 7:04am -
  • Protest due for Kabul against the alleged blasphemy

    Protest due for Kabul against the alleged blasphemy

    A demonstration is due to take place in capital Kabul on Friday against the alleged blasphemy by an online English newspaper. According to reports, the demonstration has been organization by a number of the religious clerics to protest against a blas…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:08pm -
  • Clashes in Kunduz leaves 12 dead including security personnel

    Clashes in Kunduz leaves 12 dead including security personnel

    At least 12 people, including 6 militants and 6 members of the Afghan national security forces were killed following clashes in northern Kunduz province. According to local government officials, the clashes between the Taliban militants and Afghan se…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:10pm -
  • 10 militants killed following an operation in Badakhshan province

    10 militants killed following an operation in Badakhshan province

    At least ten anti-government armed militants were killed following an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province. According to local government officials, the operation was conducted late Wednesday night in Drayam district. Provincial police spoke…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Aga Khan Development Network reaffirms support to new Afghan govt

    Aga Khan Development Network reaffirms support to new Afghan govt

    The Aga Khan Development Network reaffirmed continued support to Afghanistan and the newly formed national unity government. Noor Jahan Mawani, the ambassador of his highness prince Karim Aga Khan to Afghanistan met with the Chief Executive Officer A…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:33am -
  • Acting Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi resigns

    Acting Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi resigns

    Acting Chief Justice and head of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan Abdul Salam Azimi has resigned from his position. The Presidential Palace media office following a statement said President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai accepted the resignation of Mr. Azimi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:25am -

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  • newAfghan newspapers blasphemy causes protests after rebuking Isis and Islam
    Comment piece in Afghanistan Express launched by technical error also attacked Taliban and said Islam is parochial religionA newspaper columnist condemning Islamic State (Isis) and the Taliban triggered demonstrations in several Afghan cities on Frid…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • Ukraine crisis - the view from Russia
    Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev challenges western perspectives on the standoff between Moscow and Kiev in an interview with Rossiyskaya GazetaThe last few months have witnessed a coup détat in Ukraine, military operations by the Ukrainia…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:25am -
  • US decides against military tribunals for non-Guantánamo detainees
    Russian held at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan will face charges in US federal court as Obama administration decides against controversial commissionsThe Obama administration has decided against charging detainees held outside Guantánamo Bay in its…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:54pm -
  • Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures
    Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has won the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award for his project Life in War. An exhibition of his work and other entrants is on now at the Bronx Documentary Center and runs until 26 October Though Saeedi has spent his prof…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Isis ascent in Syria and Iraq weakening Pakistani Taliban
    Islamic States military prowess and string of defections leave once-formidable Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on the ropesThe dramatic rise of Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq is helping to tear apart the Pakistani Taliban, the beleaguered militant…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:21pm -
  • Life along Afghanistan's highway one in pictures
    Around 14 million people live along highway one, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that snakes around the Hindu Kush, connecting the countrys largest cities Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar, that is fraught with danger. As Nato withdraws…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos
    Obama admistration must justify suppression of never-before-seen photographs depicting US military torture of detaineesThe Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depict…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:02pm -
  • Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high
    Farmers grew 209,000 hectares of opium poppy despite US spending $7.6bn on counter-narcotics efforts since 2001 Afghan opium production explodes despite billions spent - US reportOpium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:34am -
  • Andrew Quilty tells the story behind his Nikon-Walkley photo of the year
    The picture of a baby girl being treated in an Afghanistan hospital is both striking and heartbreaking The Nikon-Walkley photojournalism awards in picturesThe observation room was empty but for a group of medical staff congregating near the entrance…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:37am -
  • An artist in Afghanistan: To tell the story, youve got to take risks
    Arabella Dorman will exhibit paintings and drawings she believes tell the hidden story of life on and around the frontlineA female war artist has spent five years travelling across Afghanistan and living alongside British soldiers and Afghan families…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 2:01pm -

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  • newTop Asian News at 6:30 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 13 mins ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:33pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 6:00 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 43 mins ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:03pm -
  • newExasperation in Calais as Britain-bound migrants pour in

    Exasperation in Calais as Britain-bound migrants pour in

    Calais (France) (AFP) - "Fed up", an expression that comes up again and again in the French port city of Calais where residents are faced with a growing tide of hungry, penniless migrants sleeping rough.
    - 46 mins ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • newInternational financial watchdog warns on Iran, North Korea
    PARIS (Reuters) - An international financial watchdog said on Friday member states should take action to ward off risks emanating from Iran and North Korea, which it said had failed to tackle money-laundering and financing of terrorism. The Financial…
    - 54 mins ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:36pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:02pm -
  • newCanada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

    Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government is being given a hero's send-off, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:59pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:32pm -
  • newTop Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:02pm -
  • newBinoche explores risks, passion of war photography

    Binoche explores risks, passion of war photography

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like?
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:40pm -

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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