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Karzai Confirms Modest Cash Support From US

KABUL - The United States of America had provided modest sums in cash support to Afghanistan’s National Security Council, President Hamid Karzai acknowledged on Monday. Currently on a visit to Finland, Karzai told reporters in Helsinki: “Yes, the NSC has received financial assistance from the US over the past decade, but a reasonable scale, not at a massive one.” He said the assistance was utilised for diff ...

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Kayani Used “Threatening Language” in Brussels: Official

KABUL - Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Pervez Kayani, used "threatening language" during his talks with President Hamid Karzai in Brussels last week, a senior official alleged on Monday. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who hosted the talks, said they had a very extensive and a very productive and constructive dialogue. "But we have all agreed that results are what will tell the story, not statements at a pre ...

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Attempts for Influence in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai confirmed a New York Times report that his National Security Council (NSC) had received ‘a reasonable scale’ of cash from the US spy agency – the CIA. The New York Times reported on April 28, 2013 that “tens of millions of dollars have flowed from the C.I.A. to the office of President Hamid Karzai.” “For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and ...

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‘Homework to Do’: The Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Talk Tipping Point

Don’t get too excited about this week’s revived peace talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan, since both countries came to the table with specific, complicated demands. But Shamila N. Chaudhary and Omar Samad say hope is not lost—but appointing an envoy to the region is essential. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s diplomatic initiative to host talks between Afghan and Pakistani leaders in Brussels this w ...

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Living Decently!

I was in a restaurant at the bus terminal of Kandahar, waiting for the bus. Buses to Kabul leave Kandahar almost after midnight and people wait for the bus in the restaurants at the bus terminal. Heat of June had come in its worst form to Kandahar and the weather was hot and suffocating. As I entered the restaurant, I felt strong smell of stinking socks and clothes and of perspiration. There were present mo ...

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The Crisis of leadership in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country of its own type. It is situated in a context of importance to neighboring states and the superpowers. Its strategic and geopolitical importance has drawn the imperialist temptations throughout the history which many times have ended with occupation of the country. Apart from the importance mentioned, it also encompasses a precious deal of treasury particularly underground sources th ...

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Mujahedin Victory vs the Sawr Revolution

In the contemporary history, Afghanistan has witnessed bloody transitions of powers with the still unfolding controversial events. The Saur Revolution, as called the “Saur 7th” and the Mujahedin Victory, known as the “Saur 8th”, are of the very controversial events in Afghanistan’s history. The Soviet-backed coup by Afghan communist parties in April 1978, and the collapse of the communist puppet regime in K ...

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Optimum Performance: Eating too much red meat could put you in danger zone

Red meat consumers take note: according to a recent study published in the Archive of Internal Medicine, "eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease." Featured recently in The New York Times, this study was comprised of 121,342 men and women who were evaluated via questionnaire from 1980 through 2006. During this period 23,926 people from the group in ...

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Ballantines Championship

After getting the "monkey off his back" with a victory in India, Australia's Wade Ormsby is in contention for a second win in succession at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea. Ormsby claimed his maiden title in 13 years as a professional at the Asian Tour's Panasonic Open in Delhi earlier this month, a week before his good friend Adam Scott triumphed in the Masters. And on returning to action at t ...

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Farewell to Sadness!

Lawrence of Arabia, one of the most beautiful and classic movies of Hollywood, has a beautiful lesson in it. A group of soldiers decides to cross a desert on camels which is very dangerous as the desert is very hot and sandstorms often cover the way or passage. If one is losses his way in it, he falls in danger of being lost and die of thirst and hunger. Usually they travelled at night and slept in the hott ...

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Why we should be optimistic about Afghanistan

By Erlan Idrissov, The view that chaos and violence inevitably await Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force in 2014 is misguided. Indeed, this sort of prognosis is a potentially dangerous self-fulfilling prophecy. The fact is that there is actually cause for some optimism that with the right level of assistance from its friends and neighbors, and through the creation ...

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Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Efforts

Despite the fact that the talks between Afghan and Pakistani officials in Brussels had no tangible results, the Afghan government is pushing for Pakistan’s cooperation with the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul said on Friday that Afghanistan needs political support of outside stakeholders, particularly Pakistan, in the Afghan peace process. Speaking at the Heart of Asia Conferenc ...

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U.S. Suspects Syria Used Chemical Weapons, Wants Proof

Washington - The White House said on Thursday the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad had probably used chemical weapons on a small scale in the country's civil war, but insisted that President Barack Obama needed definitive proof before he would take action. The disclosure created a quandary for Obama, who has set the use of chemical weapons as a "red line" that Assad must not cross. It triggere ...

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Rassoul Drums up Regional Support for Peace Drive

KABUL - Pursuing a comprehensive effort for a political solution to the ongoing conflict, the Afghan government on Friday urged Pakistan to lend its full weight to the Kabul-led reconciliation process. “What we need now is honest and practical support of outside stakeholders, particularly of Pakistan. We hope that such support will be forthcoming in the weeks and months ahead…” Foreign Minister Zalmai Rasso ...

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Afghanistan Remains Source of Terror: Nazarbayev

KABUL - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday called Afghanistan a continuing source of terrorist and extremist activities in the region, urging collective efforts to ward off the threat. Addressing the third ministerial meeting of the 'Istanbul Process' on Afghanistan in Almaty, Nazarbayev said: “The threat of international terrorism and religious extremism is still an important regional chal ...

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Delhi Backs Political Solution to Afghan Issue

ALMATY - India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the solution to Afghanistan's problems cannot be purely military but has to be rooted in a political approach that enjoys a democratic sanction. Addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Istanbul Process, Khurshid said: "We have no doubt the greatest challenge posed to the vision of Afghanistan is the persistent threat of terrorism th ...

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Islamabad Eyes More Robust Ties with Kabul

KABUL - Pakistan on Friday said it had continuously endeavored to expand its relations with Afghanistan at bilateral and multilateral forums. “A peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is in our vital national interest,” Pakistan’s foreign secretary told the Heart of Asia Conference in Almaty. Leading the Pakistani delegation, Jalil Abbas Jilani reiterated Islamabad’s firm commitment to help steer Afghanistan t ...

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Lahm wants more of the same

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has told his players they must replicate their hugely impressive UEFA Champions League performance against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next week. The Bavarian side ran out a 4-0 winner at the Allianz Arena in its semi-final, first-leg clash thanks to a Thomas Muller brace plus goals from Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben. Bayern has already wrapped up the Bundesliga title and aft ...

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Gardening reduces risk of obesity

Pottering around in an allotment could cut the risk of obesity, according to a study which found that gardeners weigh about a stone less than their neighbours on average. As well as providing a form of regular exercise, gardening could encourage people to eat more healthily if they grow their own vegetables, researchers said. It could also provide an important social benefit for those who share an allotment ...

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Being the Finest!

By: Muhammad Rasool Shah. It was an occasion of teachers’ training when numerous teachers from different schools had gathered to share their experiences and expertise about this noble profession. Teachers with varying personalities, appearances and styles had assembled and the training sessions were going on with maximum productivity. There were also present the teacher trainers who were mostly the Heads of ...

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