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Egypt Court Suspends YouTube over Anti-Islam Film

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported. The country's administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube, owned by Google, inside Egypt because it had carried the film "Innocence of Muslims," said state news agency MENA. The ...

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Coordination on Taliban Prisoners’ Release

A child is born on the nature of goodness. There is present an internally built-in system that makes you realize the differences between good and bad things. When you receive a good message, it makes a pleasing effect on your transmitter and you feel good about it. Contrary to this, when you receive a bad signal, it makes a bad impression on your inner receiver and you feel disgusting or bad about it. A man ...

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Afghan Child Deaths Report Unfounded: ISAF

KABUL - NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Friday called a UN committee's report about the death of hundreds of children as a result of US military attacks and air strikes in Afghanistan as unfounded. The Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said the deaths were "due notably to reported lack of precautionary measures and indiscriminate use of force". The report als ...

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Afghans Paid $3.9 Billion in Bribes in 2012: UN

KABUL - A UN study released Thursday said half of all Afghans paid a bribe to public officials last year, indicating a sharp rise in the cost of corruption in Afghanistan. Jointly complied by the world body's office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan's anti-corruption unit, the report found the total cost of corruption increased to $3.9 billion in 2012 -- 40 percent high against 2009's. The survey, ...

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Women’s Rights, I Mean It!

In some of the illiterate and culturally intimidated countries and societies, at times I think of crying out in the favor of the rights of women and girls and protest against the circumstances that they are forced to live in. In the name of religion, so many things are done against them which is absolutely not present in Islam and which is not supported by any kind of rational or positive thinking approach. ...

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Pentagon Backed Plan for U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels

Washington - Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that they had supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels promoted by the State Department and CIA but which President Barack Obama ultimately decided against. Obama's government has limited its support to non-lethal aid for the rebels who, despite receiving weapons from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia, are poorly armed compared to Syrian Pre ...

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Recent Kabul Attacks Were Beyond Taliban’s Ability: NDS

KABUL - The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the spy service, on Wednesday said recent group suicide attacks on government entities in Kabul were beyond the "Taliban's ability", accusing "a strong foreign intelligence network" behind the assaults. Two bombers blew themselves up at the gates of the Kabul traffic police headquarters last month before another group of militants stormed the compound. At ...

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Taliban Dismiss Outcome of Pak-Afghan-UK Conference

Kabul - An Afghan Taliban spokesman on Wednesday dismissed the outcome of a conference in London between the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain which aimed to work towards a peace deal within six months. The conference and other “horse trading” were “the real obstacles of effective and fruitful negotiations between the factual sides,” Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on the Taliban’s website. Following ta ...

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Karzai in Cairo as Crucial OIC Summit Begins

KABUL - Soon after signing a strategic deal with Norwegian prime minister, President Hamid Karzai flew to Egypt overnight from Oslo to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit that began in Cairo on Wednesday, the Presidential Palace said. Leaders from 56 Islamic nations gathered in Cairo to push for a solution to the crisis in Syria amid disputes with Iran during the two-day meeting that ...

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The Masterminds behind Kabul Raids

As the officials are struggling to kick-start the peace talks with Taliban and other insurgent groups, the growing spectacular attacks by the militants on government and security installations depicts the grim prospect of the future, particularly when the US and NATO forces leave the country in next two years. In a trilateral meeting attended by leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and UK, President Karzai and ...

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Afghanistan: The War-torn Model

After decades of a bold engagement of international troops and fight against terrorism, the realities on the ground indicate not a good future to be waiting for the Afghan nation. Taliban militants grow in their attacks as the foreign troops prepare to depart from the region. The increasing international fatigue over the 12-year war has led to reduced pressure on current administration to limit the role of ...

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Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day to Protect the Kidneys

THE FACTS The old saw about drinking eight glasses of water a day for overall health is widely considered a myth. But research over the years has suggested that drinking extra water helps the kidneys clear sodium, urea and toxins from the body. And in the past year, two large studies found a lower risk of long-term kidney problems among people who drink more water and other fluids daily. In a report publish ...

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Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into Breathing Electrons

Scientists have developed a way to grow iron-oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron, an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity into fuel. The study will be published on January 29 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The method, called electrochemical cultivation, supplies these bact ...

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CIA Operating Drone Base in Saudi Arabia, US Media Reveal

Washington - The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase for unmanned drones in Saudi Arabia for the past two years. The facility was established to hunt for members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen. A drone flown from there was used in September 2011 to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who was alleged to be AQAP's external operations chief. US m ...

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US Military Suspends Contract Ban on Kam Air

KABUL - The US military has lifted a ban on contracts with an Afghan airline suspected of drug smuggling, pending to an investigation into the allegations by the Afghan government, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Tuesday. The US placed Kam Air, one of the country's largest airlines, on the list of banned companies on Jan. 18 after a US military investigation found evidence that op ...

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US Asks Taliban to Take Steps to Open Doha Office

WASHINGTON - Endorsing the joint statement issued by leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain at the just concluded Chequers summit, the United States on Monday called on the Taliban to take steps necessary to opening their much-talked representative office in Doha.  “We call on the Taliban to take the steps necessary to open the office in Doha and to enter into real dialogue with the (Afghan) High Peac ...

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IMF Unlocks Aid as Afghan Govt. Pledges Reform

Kabul - The Afghan government has welcomed the IMF's move to reopen credit lines to Afghanistan two years after corruption fears surrounding the Kabul Bank crisis had stopped most funds being sent. Ministry of Finance officials said the International Monetary Fund's restored aid will encourage other donors to give to Afghanistan. "We are not concerned about the amount of aid, what is important is that the [ ...

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Karzai Arrives In Norway to Sign Strategic Agreement

Kabul - President Hamid Karzai arrived in Oslo, the capital of Norway, Monday night to sign a long-term strategic agreement, Karzai's office said Tuesday. "Karzai is to meet Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg today and will sign the strategic agreement between the two countries," the statement said. After signing the agreement and meeting with Norwegian government officials, Karzai will fly to Egypt o ...

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PSG boss ready to make move for Ronaldo after missing out on Baggio

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Aneclotti says he is eager to avoid repeating errors he has made in the past by snapping up Cristiano Ronaldo if the chance arises. Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid in the summer as speculation regarding his future at the Bernabeu grows while Madrid's poor season continues. Reports in Span suggest he won't sign a contract extension this summer, while the Portuguese winger has r ...

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London Summit and the Durand Line

Diplomacy is a scene for deals and compromises. The people expect their politicians to make that compromises for interest of the people and in line with national interests. The same is expected in the case of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. He went to London for a trilateral meeting with the head of the United Kingdom, and Pakistan. The London summit meeting was aimed at reaching at a mutual roadmap on peace ...

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