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EU Bans Arms Exports to Central African Republic

Brussels - The European Union on Monday banned the export of arms and the sending of mercenaries to Central African Republic, which is racked by sectarian violence. The ban follows a U.N. Security Council resolution this month requiring all countries to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of arms and related materials to the landlocked, mineral-rich nation of 4.6 million people. The EU b ...

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China Says Carrier Tests in South China Sea Going Well

Beijing- China’s first and only aircraft carrier has successfully carried out a series of tests during a training mission in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. This month's drills off the coast of Hainan Island mark not only the first time China has sent a carrier into the South China Sea but the first time it has maneuvered with the kind of strike group of escort ships U.S. carri ...

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Fears Grow Of Civil War in South Sudan as Rebels Seize Town

Khartoum - South Sudan's government said on Sunday rebels had seized the capital of a key oil-producing region and fears grew of all-out ethnic civil war in the world's newest country. The U.N. announced it was trying to rush more peacekeeping forces to landlocked, impoverished South Sudan as foreign powers urged both sides to stop fighting, fearing for the stability of an already fragile region of Africa. ...

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Russia Sends Armored Trucks to Syria to Transport Chemical Arms

Moscow - Russia has sent 25 armored trucks and 50 other vehicles to Syria to help transport toxins that are to be destroyed under an international agreement to rid the nation of its chemical arsenal, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday. In a report to President Vladimir Putin, Shoigu said Russian aircraft delivered 50 Kamaz trucks and 25 Ural armored trucks to the Syrian port city of Latakia on De ...

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Afghans Set up Belgian Protest Camp in Mons

Mons - Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers have set up a protest camp in the Belgian town of Mons, demanding to meet Prime Minister Elio di Rupo. Mr di Rupo is also the mayor of Mons, and the asylum seekers say they will camp out in the town square until they see him. They are pressing to be granted residency and for a guarantee that none of them will be expelled. A town official said their cases would be rev ...

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Afghan General Warns Over Delay in Signing US Pact

KABUL- A top Afghan general has said his country may be dangerously exposed if a security pact with the US on its military withdrawal is not signed soon. Washington insists on a 31 December deadline for President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, which sets the terms for US troops to stay on past 2014. Mr Karzai wants to wait until after he leaves office next year. But the head of ground forces, Lt Gen Murad A ...

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German Defence Minister Calls on Karzai to Sign BSA

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai should sign the Bilateral Security Agreement between Kabul and Washington, new German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday during a surprise visit to troops. Von der Leyen, who was appointed a week ago and is Germany's first female defence minister, made an unannounced two-day trip to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to meet German troops in the NATO coaliti ...

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Afghanistan-NATO Negotiations

Afghanistan and NATO has started negotiations on a Status of Forces’ Agreement that would define a role for NATO forces in Afghanistan beyond 2014. NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that the aim of staying NATO forces in Afghanistan after next year is to assist, advise, equip and sustain Afghanistan’s security forces. The Status of Forces’ Agreement between NATO and Afghanistan has begun at a time w ...

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Afghan U-17 Trials Held, 35 Short-Listed Probables Announced

The names of 25-members short listed probables for the Afghanistan Under-17 announced on Sunday to setup a month long camp here at Malik Cricket Academy. In this connection a day long trials held wherein three qualified coaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board comprising Janis Khan, Haji Badshah and Bakhtiar Khan supervised. A total of 100 overseas players hailing from Afghanistan took part among them 25 short ...

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Cuba’s Raul Castro Calls for ‘Civilised Relations’ With US

Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences. President Castro said the US should drop its demand for regime change on the communist-run island. That would allow both sides to continue work on improving relations, he said. Mr Castro's comments follow a public handshake with President Obama at the m ...

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Turkey Removes another 25 Police Chiefs over Graft Inquiry: Media

Ankara -  Turkish authorities have removed another 25 police chiefs from their posts, media reported, widening a crackdown on the force since it launched a corruption investigation that Prime Minister TayyipErdogan has called a "dirty operation" against his rule. Erdogan accused "international groups" and "dark alliances" on Saturday of encouraging the graft investigations and signaled the purge of people b ...

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Bulgaria Warns UK’s Cameron Over ‘Isolationist’ Immigration Plan

London-Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has attacked British Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to tighten immigration rules for Bulgarians and Romanians, saying it will damage London's global standing for the sake of short-term political gain. Cameron, trailing in the polls before a 2015 election, faces a threat from the UK Independence Party, which wants stricter immigrations controls and has been w ...

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Protesters Gather across Thai Capital, Demand PM Resigns

Bangkok-Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators massed peacefully across Thailand's capital on Sunday in their latest bid to topple Prime Minister YingluckShinawatra before a February election the main opposition party will boycott. Yingluck has called a snap poll for February 2 to try to cool tension and renew her mandate, but protesters reject any election until the implementation of vague refo ...

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Egypt Jails Symbols of 2011 Uprising

Cairo - Three leading Egyptian activists were sentenced to three years in prison each on Sunday in a case brought over their role in recent protests, escalating a crackdown on dissent by the army-backed government. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel are symbols of the protest movement that ignited the historic 2011 uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. Each one was also fined 50,000 Egyptian poun ...

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Fahim’sGuards Beat Senate Official

KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga Secretary Syed Farrukh Shah Jenab on Sunday alleged security guards of 1st Vice-President QasimFahim had severely beaten his advisor a day earlier at the parliament’s gate, a claim confirmed by several lawmakers. Fahim appeared before the Wolesi Jirga, lower house, on Saturday and introduced President Karzai’s five Cabinet picks and two nominees for the Supreme Court High Council ...

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Presidential Spokesman Says Kabul Won’t Bow Before U.S. Pressure to Ink BSA

KABUL - Amid trading ifs and buts between the Afghan government and the U.S. administration over inking a security pact known as the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman AimalFaizi has pointed out Kabul would not bow to Washington's pressure to ink the accord, local newspaper Daily Mandegar reported on Sunday. "The government of Afghanistan would not submit before the ...

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Role of Media in Promotion of Literacy

In order to explain the goals of literacy,awareness of its importance and value in everyday life, the role of media in disseminating information and spreading their commitments on literacy programs in the country separate conferences conducted entitling (The role of media in promotion of literacy) in north and east provinces including Kabul province, with financial subsidization of Afghan National Associati ...

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Treaty revision in the fight against illiteracy in the country

The International Literacy Day celebrated throughout Takhar, Badakhshan, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul Balkh, Parwan, Herat, Kundozand Baghlanprovinces by participation of provinces governors, government officials and heads of provincial councils, domestic and international NGOs and families of literacy learners. Local authorities of the above-mentioned provinces in the honor of International Literacy DayImportance and ...

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The US softening Position on BSA

US President Barack Obama has backed down from the deadline he had previously set for the Afghan government to sign the bilateral security agreement that would allow a portion of US military stay in Afghanistan. According to reports, Obama is prepared to extend the end of December to a later date for getting the Afghan president Hamid Karzai to sign the much-awaited security deal with Washington. According ...

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Turkish PM ErdoganAccuses Envoys of ‘Provocative Actions’

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister TayyipErdogan accused some ambassadors in Turkey of involvement in "provocative actions" amid a widening graft probe in which 24 people, including the sons of two ministers, have been charged."These recent days, very strangely, ambassadors get involved in some provocative acts. I am calling on them from here, do your job, if you leave your area of duty, this could extend into ...

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