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  • Obama, Ahmadzai hold video conference

    Obama, Ahmadzai hold video conference

    by Syed Mudassir Ali Shah & Lalit J Kha on 22 October, 2014 - 22:45 KABUL, WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama spoke with his Afghan counterpart Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over the telephone on Wednesday.  (Read more)read more
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:15pm -
  • Pro-IS group detained in Kabul

    Pro-IS group detained in Kabul

    by Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai & Mohammad Humayoon Zaheen on 22 October, 2014 - 21:24 KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of men writing the slogans of Islamic State (IS) on the walls in central capital Kabul has been detained, the Ministry of Interior said on Wedne…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:54pm -
  • Australia pledges continued support to govt

    Australia pledges continued support to govt

    by Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 22 October, 2014 - 20:17 KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian on Wednesday pledged continued assistance to the government of Afghanistan in diverse fields.  (Read more)read more
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • Police prevent family from committing suicide

    Police prevent family from committing suicide

    by Hidayatullah Hamdard on 22 October, 2014 - 19:33 KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed preventing nearly a dozen members of a family from committing suicide in northern Kunduz province.  (Read more)read more
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
  • UN backs Afghan youth’s bid for change

    UN backs Afghan youth’s bid for change

    by Mohammad halim Karimi on 22 October, 2014 - 19:29 KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday called for Afghanistan’s youth to play a proactive role in dealing with the challenges facing their homeland.  (Read more)read more
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Delhi keen on strong military links with Kabul

    Delhi keen on strong military links with Kabul

    by Pajhwok reporter on 22 October, 2014 - 19:08 KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval on Wednesday voiced his country’s readiness to assist Afghanistan in areas of military, economy and higher education.  (Read more)read…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:38pm -
  • ALP loses 600 personnel in 6 months

    ALP loses 600 personnel in 6 months

    by Storai Karimi on 22 October, 2014 - 19:03 HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): About 600 Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed and more than 900 wounded nationwide during the first six months of the ongoing solar year, an official said on Wednesday.…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    by Khwaja Basir Fitri on 22 October, 2014 - 18:38 KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said the process of awarding contracts for mine extraction had long been lacking transparency and accountability.  (Read more)read more
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:08pm -
  • Uniform development main agenda: CEO

    Uniform development main agenda: CEO

    by Muhammad Hassan Khetab on 22 October, 2014 - 13:56 KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said uniform nationwide development was the unity government’s top priority.  (Read more)read more
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:26am -
  • Daudzai wants neighbours to push peace bid

    Daudzai wants neighbours to push peace bid

    by Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 October, 2014 - 12:53 KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Umar Daudzai has acknowledged the government’s inability to dismantle the Taliban movement, saying the insurgents hide in their hideouts across the Durand Line in P…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:23am -

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  • newObama Invites Ghani and Abdullah to Visit U.S

    Obama Invites Ghani and Abdullah to Visit U.S

    On a videoconference on Wednesday night, United States President Barack Obama invited Afghan President Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to visit the U.S early next year.According to a White House statement, Obama, Ghani an…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:23am -
  • newCanada Soldier, Gunman Dead in Ottawa Parliament Attack

    Canada Soldier, Gunman Dead in Ottawa Parliament Attack

    Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.Police said an investigation was continuing, but did not c…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:04am -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 22 October 2014

    TOLOnews 6pm News 22 October 2014

    Top news in this bulletinActing Minister of Defense Bismillah Mohammadi has asserted that certain circles supporting regional countries and terror organizations strive to sabotage unity among the Afghan National Army (ANA). He added that the Afghan…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:10pm -
  • Ghani to Travel to China With Afghan Business Leaders

    Ghani to Travel to China With Afghan Business Leaders

    President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China next week for a three-day trip with a group of top Afghan business leaders. The visit is intended to start a new chapter in Kabul-Beijing relations, one that the new Afghan government hopes will lead to gr…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:44pm -
  • Groups Strive to Create Division in ANA

    Groups Strive to Create Division in ANA

    Acting Minister of Defense Bismillah Mohammadi has asserted that certain circles supporting regional countries and terror organizations strive to sabotage unity among the Afghan National Army (ANA). He added that the Afghan National Security Forces…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:15pm -
  • Controversy About Access to Information Law

    Controversy About Access to Information Law

    After a three-year delay, the Lower House of Parliament approved the Access to Information Law in July, leaving few of the articles open to further adjustments. The law is expected to be sent to the Presidential Palace to be signed by the president.…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:56pm -
  • MPs Ask for Reforms in Electoral Commissions

    MPs Ask for Reforms in Electoral Commissions

    A number of parliamentarians and electoral analysts on Wednesday asked President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to bring structural reforms in the electoral commissions, stressing the need to bring reforms before the parliamentar…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:40pm -
  • Solution to Insurgency is Not Military Alone: Daudzai

    Solution to Insurgency is Not Military Alone: Daudzai

    Acting Minister of Interior Muhammed Umer Daudzai highlighted Afghanistan's two major transitions this year during his speech at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Core Group Meeting in New Delhi on October 21."We successfully completed two transi…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:13pm -
  • Pakistan's Malala Receives US Liberty Medal

    Pakistan's Malala Receives US Liberty Medal

    Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Consti…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:50am -
  • Tawde Khabare: Pakistan's National Security Advisor Meeting with Afghan Officials

    Tawde Khabare: Pakistan's National Security Advisor Meeting with Afghan Officials

    In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Shapoor Bakthyar discusses about the meeting of Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistan's National Security Advisor with the Afghan officials and its outcomes with the following guests:• Ikramuddin Andishmand, political an…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:21am -

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  • new10 Afghan soldiers martyred in the past 24 hours: MoD

    10 Afghan soldiers martyred in the past 24 hours: MoD

    At least ten Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred in the latest wave of violence across the country in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the soldiers were martyred following roadside bomb explosion and militants attac…
    - 18 mins ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:35am -
  • newObama invites President Ghani and CEO Abdullah to visit US

    Obama invites President Ghani and CEO Abdullah to visit US

    The US President Barack Obama has invited President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah to visit US. According the White House, the invitation was made during a video conference between the three leaders on Wednesday.…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:22am -
  • President Ghani, CEO Abdullah holds video conference with Obama

    President Ghani, CEO Abdullah holds video conference with Obama

    President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah participated in a video conference with US President Barack Obama. ARG Presidential Palace media office said President Ghani participated in a video conference with Preside…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:27pm -
  • India reaffirms continued support to Afghanistan’s economy and security

    India reaffirms continued support to Afghanistan’s economy and security

    The National Security Adviser of India Ajit Doval met with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to reaffirm India’s continued support to Afghanistan. The presidential palace media said Mr. Doval met with…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:32pm -
  • Suspects arrested for supporting ISIS – Daesh in capital Kabul

    Suspects arrested for supporting ISIS – Daesh in capital Kabul

    A group of individuals have been arrested by Afghan security forces who were apparently supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in capital Kabul. According to the security officials, the individuals were writing slogans in support of Is…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:57pm -
  • Taliban leader held in murder of German tourist, 14 civilians in Ghor

    Taliban leader held in murder of German tourist, 14 civilians in Ghor

    The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Wednesday that a notorious Taliban commander involved in execution of 14 civilians a German tourist, was arrested during an operation in Ghor province. A statement released by ND…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:23am -
  • Iran executes 3 Afghans over drugs smuggling charges

    Iran executes 3 Afghans over drugs smuggling charges

    At least three Afghans were hanged to death in Iran over drugs smuggling charges, the officials said Wednesday. The officials further added that the deceased individuals were originally residents of northeastern Takhar province whose bodies were hand…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:40am -
  • Police stops family of 12 to commit suicide in Kunduz

    Police stops family of 12 to commit suicide in Kunduz

    Police forces in northern Kunduz province stopped a family of 12 to commit suicide due to poverty, local officials said Wednesday. Provincial police spokesman, Syed Sarwar Hussaini said a woman was looking to set herself on fire along with her 11 chi…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:18am -
  • MoI rejects reports of tensions between President Ghani and Daudzai

    MoI rejects reports of tensions between President Ghani and Daudzai

    The Ministry of Interior (MoI) rejected reports regarding the escalation of tensions between President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and interior minister Mohammad Umar Daudzai. The ministry following a statement said it “expresses its disappointment today…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:46am -
  • Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Kandahar

    Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Kandahar

    At least 37 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Wednesday that the majority of the militants were killed during the operation in Maiwand di…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:16am -

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  • 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…
    - 16 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 2:01pm -
  • 'You don't ever get over it': meet the British soldiers living with post-traumatic stress disorder
    Robert Kilgour blames a history of violence on his time in the army and hes not alone. As British soldiers withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq, we meet the veterans still living in the line of fireIt was when Danny Fitzsimons hid in a wheelie bin tha…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers
    More than 3,000 minors may have fallen victim to forced labour and sexual exploitation after vanishing from homes and sheltersThousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • The best of the Nikon-Walkley photojournalism awards  in pictures
    Weve chosen a selection of the best of this years winners and finalists for the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism. The awards for Australian press photographers are judged by a panel of senior photographers and picture editors Co…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:46am -
  • 'Dude, you got shot': US Marine survives headshot unscathed - video
    Footage has emerged of a US Marine being shot in his helmet during a firefight in Afghanistan last year. The marine, who escaped unharmed, quickly retreats into a building where he and two other soldiers were based. The three men inspect the kevlar h…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:07pm -

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  • Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:43am -
  • A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

    A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Saudi convicts 27 for plotting attack on US forces
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S. forces in Qatar and Kuwait, with more than half of the defendants charged on Wednesday with also trying to join forces w…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:46pm -
  • Hundreds protest against Iran acid attacks

    Hundreds protest against Iran acid attacks

    Tehran (AFP) - Around 1,000 people took to the streets in Iran on Wednesday to demand action after four women were maimed in acid attacks reportedly linked to them not wearing the veil.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:02pm -
  • Bomb outside Cairo University wounds 10
    CAIRO (AP) — A bomb exploded outside Egypt's largest and most prominent university in the country's capital on Wednesday, wounding 10 people, including six policemen, the Interior Ministry said.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:55pm -
  • Egypt jails 25 on terrorism charges

    Egypt jails 25 on terrorism charges

    Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court jailed 25 men Wednesday for from seven years to life for planning "terrorist attacks" on state institutions during the presidency of Islamist Mohamed Morsi.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:34pm -
  • Asma Shirazi, Pakistan's First Female War Correspondent, To Be Honored in Ceremony October 23rd at the National Press Club
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Global Media Forum Training Group:Pakistan's Asma Shirazi will receive the 2014 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on October 23…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • Rugby-Rokoduguni marches into England squad
    * Army wing Rokoduguni gets first international call * Lancaster backs captain Robshaw * Myler edges Cipriani for third flyhalf berth (Adds detail, quotes) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - England coach Stuart Lancaster has dropped Chris…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:31pm -
  • Fijian-born soldier called up to England squad
    LONDON (AP) — England gave a Fijian-born serving soldier his first call-up and left out big-name backs Chris Ashton and Danny Cipriani from its 33-man squad Wednesday for four November tests against the southern hemisphere's heavyweights.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:04pm -
  • Australian officials deny elite troop shortage
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:19am -

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  • 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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