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German Chancellor in Balkh for Surprise Visit

KABUL - Accompanied by her Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Afghanistan for a surprise visit after sunrise on Friday. They flew to Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, where most German troops are stationed, a government spokesman in Berlin said, without elaborating on the unannounced trip. Before visiting Kabul for talks with President Hamid ...

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Pakistan Can’t Sway our Foreign Policy: Karzai

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday made clear Afghanistan would never allow Pakistan to influence its foreign policy. Islamabad should never think that Kabul would pursue a foreign policy of Pakistan’s choice, the president said. “This is flight of the imagination; this is madness.” Addressing a ceremony marking the Kabul University’s 80th foundation anniversary, he said Pakistan still viewed Afghan ...

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Muslimyar Alleges Pak-US Deal on Durand Line

KABUL - Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday alleged US troops had paved the ground for Pakistani forces to advance 40 kilometres into eastern Afghanistan under "a secret deal". Muslimyar, who returned a day earlier from a visit to the Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province, told reporters in Kabul the Americans had asked Afghans around nine years ago to allow the Pakistanis to conduct op ...

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U.S., Russia Seek New Syria Peace Talks; Rebels Skeptical

Moscow - Russia and the United States agreed to seek new peace talks with both sides to end Syria's civil war, but opposition leaders were skeptical on Wednesday of an initiative they fear might let President Bashar al-Assad to cling to power. Visiting Moscow after Israel bombed targets near Damascus and as President Barack Obama faces renewed calls to arm the rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

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For Today and Tomorrow

The room was full of smoke. There were 8 people who all almost looked like the same. Their faces gave a clear picture of a person who is very sharp, cunning and wicked, with the signs of greed to be read clearly. They all belonged to the same profession; they were all robbers. They had different fields; some robbed the houses, some robbed the shops, one was a pick-pocket and two members always preferred big ...

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A Free and Fair Election Key To a Stable Post-2014 Afghanistan

In 2014, important events are going to be taken place in Afghanistan. Among those, one is the political transition. Regarding the transition, the presidential election is set to be carried out in 2014. The upcoming election seems utmost important to the future of the country. As the people have already risen nationwide worries regarding the fairness and transparency of the election. Thus, there arise questi ...

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Assassination Attempt on Top Opposition Leaders

Officials at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Wednesday the agency had foiled a suicide attempt on Abdullah Abdullah and Ahmad Zia Massoud, two opposition leaders. According to the officials, the attacker has confessed that he had been trained in Pakistan and was directed by Quetta Shura to assassinate the two main leaders of opposition parties. The assassination attempt occurs amid growin ...

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House Adjourned Amid Uproar over Summons

KABUL - Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday adjourned the Wolesi Jirga's session amid blows traded between two members over the issue of summoning Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal. Ibrahimi asked security officials to expel lawmaker Mohammad Hassan Fahimi after he asked him to expose the names of the members who had allegedly made illegal demands on Zakhilwal. Lawmakers have accused Zakhelwal of ...

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Man Plotting to Kill Abdullah Detained: NDS

KABUL - A man has been detained for plotting an assassination attempt on top opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan spy service claimed on Wednesday. “As a result of their timely action, National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents arrested Nazifullah, who was trying to attack Dr. Abdullah at the behest of Taliban’s Quetta Shura,” the intelligence agency said. According to a statement from NDS ...

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Seeing the True Picture!

It would be to the disappointment and even agony of many if I specifically mentioned any name, but there have passed a number of writers and speakers in history who tried to falsify the facts and lead astray the people. Their words and thoughts not only created violence, calamities and destruction in their time but in the years to follow when their books were read and followed or their thoughts were accepte ...

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Hope Seen for Afghanistan after Coalition Exits

By Alissa J. Rubin and Matthew Rosenberg Under Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the new commander of international forces here, the American-led military coalition is no longer aiming to change Afghanistan. Its focus now is on a far narrower goal: readying Afghan forces to withstand the Taliban regardless of the country’s looming political and economic troubles. The rest, he said in his first interview since ass ...

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Confrontations between Cabinet Ministers and the Parliament

The two chambers of the National Assembly, the Wolesi Jirga and Mishrano Jirga, are going to summon the Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal. The Wolesi Jirga members have said that Zakhilwal is called to the house for mismanagement and corruption. In reaction to the call, Zakhilwal has said a number of Wolesi Jirga members have been in smuggling activities, involved in nepotism and illegal interferences to the ...

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Anti-Pakistan Protests Continue

KABUL - Hundreds of people, including the disabled, continued protests against Pakistan in Kabul, Baghlan and Kunduz provinces for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said. In the heavily-fortified central capital, hundreds of special people staged a protest in front of the Eidgah Mosque against Pakistan’s attacks on Afghan border posts in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province “I hav ...

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Senate Also Summons Finance Minister

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- decided on Tuesday to summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal to give the names of the lawmakers making illegal demands on the Ministry of Finance. A day earlier, the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house -- also called Zakhelwal for violating the law in five cases and asked him for an explanation. But his spokesman said the minister would not app ...

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Kerry, Russians to Talk Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry would discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and the post-2014 transition with leaders of Russia and Italy during his trip to Moscow and Rome this week, his spokesperson said Monday. Kerry left US for Russia and Italy on Monday. Afghanistan, North Korea and Syria would be among major topics of discussions when Kerry meets his counterparts in Russia and Ita ...

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Kuchi Mps Elders Warn of Election Boycott

KABUL - Kuchi lawmakers and elders on Tuesday warned of boycotting next year's presidential and provincial council elections if Afghanistan was divided into several constituencies for the nomadic tribe. Instead of the entire country being declared one constituency for the tribe, the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday decided 10 polling zones would be set up for the Kuchis in the next parliamentary elections -- a move ...

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Iniesta urges calm over Barcelona transfers

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has dismissed suggestions that a squad overhaul is required at the end of the season. Tito Vilanova's men have all but secured the Liga title having carved out an 11-point lead at the top, but were humbled by Bayern Munich in the sides' UEFA Champions League semi-final, suffering a 7-0 aggregate defeat. That result led to calls for an influx of new players when the transf ...

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For The Success of Students!

There is a very interesting quotation about children, “Children are very good but then they grow up very fast”. This saying is all-time favorite of teachers who experience the school students. In Class 6, usually there were students who were in the age limit of 10-13 years. Though they were small but were really careful and took great care of a lot many things that added to their success. All of them were a ...

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Border Clashes and the History of Durand Line

Once again, Afghanistan-Pakistan border skirmish exacerbated, straining relations between the two countries. It grew particularly became a hot issue for Afghanistan as, prior to the installation of the border check posts in Goshta district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, US officials asserted on their position regarding recognition of the Durand line as the international border between the two hostile ...

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Pakistan’s Border Agressions

Once again, Afghan and Pakistani forces clashed in Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, where Pakistani forces have been attempting to rebuild seuirty gates after Afghan forces razed their post last week. According to the media reports Pakistani forces retreated after the clash and some Pakistani troops are wounded during the skirmish. Two security gates and a Pakistani tank were destroyed during ...

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