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Ministry of Interior Affair’s Income Hits Three Billion Afgs’ By Passport Distribution.

Etilaat-e- Roz/ Khaliq Ebrahimi In the last five years, over a million of Afghan’s received passports from the ministry of interior affairs. Over 300,000 passports reissued. With these statistics passport distribution and reissues reached at 1million, 537 thousands and 483. Ministry of interior statistic roots presents that national income from passport issuing and distribution hits 2billion, 799 million, 4 ...

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Islamabad’s Future Role in Afghanistan

As new elected rulers are coming to the power in Islamabad, the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan is quite uncertain. Despite the assurances from the victor Pakistan Muslim League (n),  Afghanistan is suspicious of the new government that would rule Pakistan for another term. Celebrating the landslide victory in the general election held on Saturday, Pakistan Muslim League (n) leader Nawaz Sahrif p ...

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Iranian Guards’ Fire Being Probed: Musazai

KABUL - The Foreign Ministry said it was dispatching a delegation to Iran on Sunday to investigate reported casualties among Afghans at the hands of Iranian guards near the shared border. At least four Afghans were reportedly killed and 10 others injured when Iranian guards opened fire at them while attempting to cross the border into the neighbouring country from northwestern Farah province on Friday. Arou ...

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MPs Suggest Rethink on Pakistan Policy

KABUL - Members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday said the incoming Pakistan government would not help Afghanistan and asked the Karzai administration to review its policy toward the neighbouring country. Unofficial results from Saturday’s parliamentary elections show the Pakistan Muslim League-N, led by former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, has won more than 115 seat ...

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Karzai Hopes New Pak Govt. to Help Fight Terror

KABUL (PAN) President Hamid Karzai on Sunday telephoned Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif and congratulated him his “clear victory” in the elections. Karzai described Sharif’s campaign messages as good for the well-being of the neighbouring countries and improved relations between them, a statement from the Presidential Palace said. He hoped bilateral relations between the two countries ...

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Afghanistan U-19 Cricket team wins Asia Elite Cup

The Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket Team defeated United Arab Emirates during the final match of Asia Elite Cup in Malaysia and qualified for Under-19 World Cup. Around ten nations had participated in Under-19 championship which started earlier this month in Malaysia and the championship ended with the victory of Afghanistan. United Arab Emirates (UAE) elected to bat first after winning the toss and scored 59 ...

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Personality Checkup!

A movie shows a very interesting personality that is rare but definitely found in every society. The lady is very rich and she owns a very successful business. She is herself very competent in her work and understands every minute detail related to her work. She has two secretaries who are supposed to stay with her all the times. Factors such as wealth, success in career, impressive personality, command in ...

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A Novel Idea: Asking an Afghan about the Future of Afghanistan

By Greg Palast "Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry with us?" "US", in this conversation, are the Taliban. The SOB in question is Osama bin Laden. The Taliban’s frustration was relayed to me by Yahya Maroofi, Counsellor to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai – Karzai's Kissinger, if Kissinger had a soul. The Silk Road nation of Kazakhstan is an excellent place to encounter the dervi ...

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Negotiations over the Bilateral Security Agreement

After President Karzai’s remarks about permanent bases of US in Afghanistan, it seems that the two countries are inching towards agreeing on a bilateral security agreement that would define the future course for the presence of US troops in Afghanistan and security cooperation between Kabul and Washington. Afghan and US diplomats met in Kabul on Saturday to discuss the Bilateral Security Agreement. The meet ...

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Egypt’s Mubarak Back in Court for Retrial

Cairo - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was back in court on Saturday for a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters, reopening a case that has shown the difficulty of transitional justice in post-revolutionary Egypt. Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last June for failing to stop the killing during the 2011 up ...

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Top US, Afghan Diplomats Meet on Security Pact

KABUL - Senior American and Afghan officials held talks Saturday to try to iron out the details of a key pact signed a year ago that defines the future of the United States' commitment to Afghanistan. The Strategic Partnership Agreement outlines a set of principles and general commitments for relations between Washington and Kabul after 2014, when foreign combat troops are to withdraw from Afghanistan. But ...

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Afghan Forces on Standby in Pakistan Border, Urging Talks First

KABUL - After a second clash in a week on the Durand Line, the Afghan government has deployed additional forces in Goshta district of the eastern Nangarhar province, putting hundreds of border police backed by army and quick reaction force on standby to prevent the Pakistani military from rebuilding a gate ‘on the Afghan soil’. The Afghan forces have engaged in fierce battles with the Pakistani forces twice ...

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MPs Barred From Retracting Pleas for Summons

KABUL - A majority of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday voted overwhelmingly for barring colleagues from withdrawing their requests to summon a minister, ending tension within the lower house. The vote came after some legislators withdrew the forms they had submitted for summoning Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang. More than a dozen of the 61 MPs later dropped their ...

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Writing exercise can combat stress

Stressed workers could improve their problem-solving skills by taking a few minutes at the start of the day to write a note about something important to them, a study suggests. Writing a short essay about the importance of friends and family, for example, can counteract the damaging effects of chronic stress on our ability to complete tasks, researchers found. Highly stressed people performed almost 50 per ...

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Rahim aims to end on high

Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh into his final series as captain in two Twenty20 internationals against minnows Zimbabwe, the first of which begins tomorrow in Bulawayo. Earlier this week Mushfiqur announced his intention to stand down as skipper following his side's one-day international series defeat to the same opponents. The 24-year-old blamed poor form with the bat as the reason for his decision, afte ...

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Draining the Grief

After the tension-free days of childhood and to some extent, the teenage, when one comes to the professional life and his days and nights are occupied absolutely by the worries and tensions of work and other issues related to one’s life, life becomes nothing more than a race, which is incessant and exhausting. No doubt, our work finishes after the working hours of our jobs or workplaces but worries of life ...

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Unpleasant Memories Create Worries

Presently worries about post 2014 Afghanistan is widely common across the country. Most afghan citizens are concerned that what will happen after the 2014 when US led NATO forces repatriation period is set to be completed? Dose Afghanistan return to the dark days of civil war? What would the rival neighbors in links with their puppets in Afghanistan, do with the country? Are the afghan security forces that ...

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Election in Pakistan: What Is at Stake?

Today, the Pakistanis are voting in a crucial poll that is closely contested by major political parties. The parliamentary election in Pakistan is set to form a new government in the country which is facing multiple challenges regarding the security challenges, the economy and the crisis in Afghanistan. The major parties contesting for seats in the parliament are Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Musl ...

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UK Withdraws Some Embassy Staff from Libya

London - The UK has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country, the Foreign Office says. It said: "The British Embassy is temporarily withdrawing a small number of staff, mainly those who work in support of government ministries which have been affected by recent developments." However, it added that the mission in the Libyan capital of T ...

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U.S. Not Seeking Permanent Bases in Afghanistan: White House

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday refuted President Hamid Karzai’s remarks on America’s demand for nine military bases in Afghanistan, saying it had no intention to have a permanent presence in the South Asian country. US troops would stay in Afghanistan after 2014, when all foreign combat forces are to leave, only at Kabul’s invitation, a White House spokesman said, hours after Karzai spoke ...

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