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Iran President Rouhani hits out at US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US for new sanctions, saying they are "not compatible" with the spirit of current negotiations. Speaking on Iranian TV, he said Iran was still committed to continuing nuclear talks with the US and five other international powers. New sanctions on 25 firms and individuals were announced in Washington on Friday. World powers suspect Iran seeks atomic weapons ...

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India’s prime minister embarks on Japan visit

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Japan on a five-day official visit, with defense, nuclear and infrastructure cooperation being high on bilateral agenda. Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, western Japan, on Saturday by special plane for a night in the nearby ancient city of Kyoto where he was to have an unofficial dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a ...

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Senior Taliban leaders among 28 killed in Nuristan operations

At least 28 Taliban militants were killed following military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces to retake the control of Du-Aab district in Nuristan province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Afghan national security forces launched a joint military operation under the leadership of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces to retake the control of last region from Taliban militants in Du ...

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Election Results Will Be Announced Soon: IEC

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is said to announce the election results in a matter of days as the United Nations (UN) has promised to increase the number of observers for both processes, Noor Mohammad Noor spokesman for the IEC said on Saturday at a press conference in Kabul. UN officials said that results will be broadcasted in the next 11 days, but IEC officials mentioned otherwise stating tha ...

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Heavy Attack on Nangarhar Intelligence Agency

Jalalabad: At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said. Heavy fighting was continuing between the Taliban and Afghan security forces hours after the attack on the Jalalabad headquarters of the National Directorate of Security began, said Ahmad ...

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Afghanistan to be key issue at NATO summit in Wales

The security situation of Afghanistan and ongoing unrest in Ukraine, to be the main Issues at NATO summit next week, according to North Atlantic Territory Organization. The Summit will also be attended by the US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who will be travelling next week to Newport, Wales. Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs, to ...

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Efforts for Ending the Election Stalemate

As the two election camps are once again in loggerheads over the terms of the unity government and the chief executive’s power in the next government, there are ever increasing efforts to meditate between the two sides. The two candidates have agreed formation of a joint committee to consider the power and authority of the chief executive in the new unity government. Regarding the role of the international ...

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Car bomb hits intelligence office in Nengarhar city

JALALABAD, Afghanistan,- Casualties were feared as a suicide car bomb targeted the provincial intelligence office building in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, early Saturday morning, source said. "A suicide car bomb hit the gate of Nangarhar's National Directorate of Security (NDS) at around 4:50 a.m. (local time). The blast caused casualties but details will b ...

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Avoiding Collapse of the Electoral Deal

Afghan election stakeholders are far from being able to resolve all differences over the next government as the two sides take extreme positions regarding the contentious issues of the elections. Atta Mohammad Noor’s threat is coming as another test for all Afghan political spectrums that have stakes in the ongoing elections. If any of the parties takes non-constructive approach towards the vote audit proce ...

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Syrian rebels capture sole border crossing between Israel and Syria in Golan Heights

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel on Wednesday, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic than strategic significance for the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, given the decades-old state of war that has prevailed betwe ...

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Presidential Election in Crisis as Candidate Pulls Out of Vote Audit

KABUL: Afghanistan’s fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner. Abdullah Abdullah, who claims that massive fraud was committed against him in the June 14 vote, pulled out of the audit after his senior campaign officials dismissed the process for invalidating fak ...

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Afghanistan: Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished?

Since August 2003, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been engaged in Afghanistan to conduct security operations, train and develop the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Since then seven NATO summits have been held, the eighth and last NATO summit in the format of ISAF will be held at Newport, Wales on 5 September 2014. The ISAF mission is a first of its kind; both in term ...

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Ukraine’s president dissolves parliament

Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October, as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern regions. Petro Poroshenko announced on Monday in a statement posted on his website that he had dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on October 26. "Many deputies who are in the Rada [parliament] are direct sponsors or accomplices, that ...

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India for Three-Way Talks to Boost Connectivity With Thailand, Myanmar

India today said it has proposed three-way talks with Myanmar and Thailand on negotiations over a Transit Transport Agreement for the Trilateral Highway to boost connectivity and trade with the strategic region. Addressing representatives of Think Tanks from ASEAN countries and the ASEAN-India Centre, Anil Wadhwa, secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, said the relationship with the ASEAN cou ...

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Pakistani court orders filing of murder case against Sharifs

A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the registration of a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri here. The Lahore High Court dismissed petitions of three federal ministers of theNawaz Sharif government against a sessions court's or ...

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US Transfers Pakistani Bagram Detainees to Islamabad, Angering Kabul

The fate of nine Pakistani detainees who were held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan is a source of friction between Islamabad and Kabul. Afghan authorities say the men are dangerous terrorists who threaten the region, and they oppose Washington’s transfer of them to Pakistani custody. As part of its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States has stepped up efforts of winding down its so ...

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NATO Needs New Afghan President Ahead of Summit

In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, General Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, reaffirmed the coalition's hope for a new government in Kabul to be in place by the time of the NATO summit in London next week, so that future security cooperation with Afghanistan can be ensured. Although both of the Afghan presidential candidates have promised to sign the Bilateral Security Agre ...

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Six Afghan Students Get First Position At Al-Azhar

Six Afghan students have been identified as first position students by obtaining the highest scores at Jamea Al-Azhar of Egypt. In a session held on Sunday with participation of Minister of Education Farooq Wardak, ambassador of Egypt to Kabul Mahab Nasar, high-ranking officials, diplomats of Egypt and Iraq, Egyptian teachers and a number of parliamentarians, six Afghan students obtaining the highest scores ...

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Presidential Contender Threatens Ballot Audit Boycott

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened Tuesday to withdraw from the disputed election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country's first democratic transfer of power. The June 14 vote has triggered a standoff between Abdullah and his poll rival Ashraf Ghani, with both candidates claiming victory amid allegations of massive fraud. To end the impasse, a deal was brokered for ...

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From A Kabul Prison to A House in Quetta; Helmand Violence Funder’s Spoor

A report by Tamim Hamid- The aged man who opened the yard’s door moments ago looks wide-eyed to the two individuals standing in front of him. He breaks the silence with a question – in Pashto language: “It is amazing! It has been the first time a journalist asks us about it.” One of the two men is a security officer said: “Can we come in and talk?” While the aged man wanted to say something, a voice heard f ...

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