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Military Talks in Islamabad

Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi is on a five-day visit to Pakistan aimed at boosting the military cooperation between the two countries and talking over security issues dominating Kabul-Islamabad relations. The two top Afghan and Pakistani military chiefs met in Rawalpindi on Monday, stressing on greater military cooperation between the two countries and jointly dealing the security challen ...

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Gender Inequality Persists In Afghanistan

By Omid Khawary Throughout history, Afghan women have gone through a process of oppression that has made them a mass of oppressed beings in the society. This oppression process has so deeply rooted in Afghan culture that it penetrates into the everyday lives of the Afghan women. It is because women in Afghanistan have limited or no self-conciountization. They do not think of themselves as being the oppresse ...

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Bleeding Afghanistan

By Abdul Samad Haidari The situation in Afghanistan is undermined by the convergence of demographic, social, economic, and of course, political challenges. With the progressive and ongoing departure of international and U.S military forces, including other actors and the subsequent transition to a full Afghan political control and the constant release of the Taliban militants, push the country under the thr ...

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Pirates target iOS enterprise loophole to spread fake iPhone apps

Chinese cyber crooks are exploiting a loophole in Apple's iOS enterprise deployment procedures to release pirated apps onto iPhones. Trend Micro reported detecting a new influx of pirated apps appearing on iOS over the past few weeks in a blog post. "In the past couple of weeks, there has been some breathless reporting about how iOS users could now install pirated apps without having to jailbreak their phon ...

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Egypt’s Mursi Declares Emergency after Clashes Kill Dozens

Cairo - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi declared a month-long state of emergency in three cities on the Suez Canal, where dozens of people have been killed in protests that have swept the nation and deepened a political crisis facing the Islamist leader. Hundreds of demonstrators in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia turned out against the decision within moments of Mursi's announcement late on Sunday, which cam ...

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Contrast in Statement

[caption id="attachment_49" align="alignnone" width="640"] Taliban fighter in Afghanistan[/caption] Contrast in statements of the officials has became a common practice in the war-torn country as Afghans are more concern about earning bread for their siblings and children instead of counting political players and keeping abreast of the ongoing ‘great game’.  Sometimes one wonders that why the officials are ...

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Of Children and Parenting!

By Mahmood Hassan Quraishi This true story has been taken from a book of one of the famous writers of the world. He narrates that once he went to Italy where he was invited for a dinner by one of the most famous actors of his time. When he went there, he was very much impressed by his grand villa and other unique arrangements of the house. He was received warmly and was escorted to a room. When dinner was s ...

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Opposition Promises Consensus Presidential Candidate

Mazar-I-Sharif - Seasoned politicians in northern Balkh province on Sunday accused the President Hamid Karzai-led government of failing to take measures to ensure a fair presidential ballot in 2014. The accusation was leveled at a press conference in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, by opposition leaders including Ahmad Zia Massoud, Rashid Dostum, Mohammad Mohaqiq, former spymaster Amrullah Saleh and ...

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Taliban Interested in Peace Process: Musazai

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said some of the top Taliban leaders were interested in the political process of peace negotiations with the government. Key Taliban leaders based in Pakistan wanted the political process to continue, a foreign ministry spokesman said, acknowledging Islamabad’s crucial role in the talks. Janan Musazai told a press conference in Kabul they hoped Pakistan woul ...

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Nightclub fire kills at least 232 in Brazil

Sao Paulo - A nightclub fire killed at least 232 people in southern Brazil early on Sunday when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked and overcrowded exits in the ensuing panic, officials said. The blaze in the university town of Santa Maria was started by a band member or someone from its production team igniting a flare, which then set fire to t ...

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Smoothly Leading the Election Process

A sound and fair presidential election in 2014 is a real test which the country is facing. And now as we gradually are getting closer to the 2014 presidential election, there are hard choices to be made in order to have a fair and transparent election. But, in order to make the right choices in this critical political transition, the government of Afghanistan needs to remain committed to its obligations in ...

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One Letter, Many Lessons!

By Mahmood Hassan Quraishi You might fall into the dark valleys of disappointment if you assumed that everything in the world would be perfect. Once fallen into this dark valley,  the hope and possibility of seeing any light to lead us out might be the lost and thus we might be among those unlucky one’s who remained in the middle of their journey, in the land of no place to go. In this world, there would be ...

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Govt. Setting Up 2014 Election for Fraud: Political Council

The Cooperation Council of Political Parties and Coalitions of Afghanistan has accused the government of setting up the 2014 presidential election for fraud after the government forced the country's election body to back down on implementing new voter registrations. Members of the 20-party council said that the government intervened in the affairs of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) instead of enco ...

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Budget Cuts to Hurt Afghan War: Carter

Kabul - Across-the-board cutbacks, as agreed in the 2011 Budget Control Act, could hurt America’s military mission in Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official warned on Friday. If the sweeping budgetary reductions were implemented, he feared deferred maintenance on weapons and other equipment would hit the combat fitness of military units deploying to Afghanistan. Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter to ...

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Afghanistan Seeks $471m in Humanitarian Aid

Kabul - The emergency commission on Saturday said Afghanistan needed $471 million for humanitarian assistance during the current year. The UN humanitarian affairs department also asked for assistance to the country, saying that eight million Afghans needed urgent aid. With the cooperation of the UN body, the commission had prepared a one-year plan for saving the lives of people facing natural disasters and ...

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Drugs Delivery Allegations against Kam Air Rejected

Kabul - Afghan aviation and Kam Air, a private airline, officials on Saturday strongly rejected as baseless a media report that the airline smuggled big quantities of opium to Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, on passenger flights. The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Aviation said it would investigate the charges in cooperation with International Security Assistance (ISAF) officials to reveal the truth. Wall ...

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Constant Stress Makes You Sick

THE FACTS Chronic stress and illness are intertwined. It is well known that psychological stress raises the risk of heart disease, cold and flu, and even allergies. But how does one lead to the other? New research suggests that the hormone cortisol plays a critical role. Released in greater amounts in times of stress, this hormone provides the body with a burst of energy. It also helps suppress the body’s i ...

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At least 16 die in Egyptian clashes over death sentences

PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO  - At least 32 people were killed on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, violence that compounds a political crisis facing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Armored vehicles and military police fanned through the streets of Port Said, where gunshots rang out and protesters burned tires in anger that people ...

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Kerry Ties Post-2014 Aid to Poll Transparency

Washington - Senator John Kerry, nominated by the US president for secretary of state, on Thursday said a free and fair election would be the key to American support for Afghanistan after 2014. Testifying before a Senate committee during his confirmation hearing, Kerry told lawmakers he had made his views in this regard clear to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who visited Washington last month. “I think Pres ...

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Pakistan Again Closes Torkham Border Crossing

Jalalabad - Pakistan border guards once again blocked Torkham border crossing for the Afghans travelling without valid documents, officials said on Friday. The busy border crossing was closed at 8am, an official of the Afghan border police, Maj. Nisar Ahmad, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News. He said: “The people who have visas can cross the frontier, but the Afghan refugees without cards are not allowed to ...

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