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Kerry to push for revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace process

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry will call for a revival of the collapsed Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Sunday when he attends an international conference in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza, American officials said. The top US diplomat and 30 of his counterparts convene in the Egyptian capital alongside UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is seeking a record $1.6 billion in aid to rebuild the ...

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UN welcomes signing of agreement on unity government

21 September 2014 – After months of uncertainty, the United Nations has welcomed the agreement signed today by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a government of national unity as an important step to move the country towards a period of stability. “The uncertainty of the past months has taken a heavy toll on Afghanistan's security, economy, ...

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Afghan court sentences gang rapists to death

An Afghan appeals court sentenced five men to death on Monday for armed robbery and sexual assault. The death sentences given to two other defendants were reduced to 20 years in prison each for unrelated crimes. The defendants were convicted of attacking an Afghan family driving home from a wedding outside of Kabul. Prosecutors said that a group of eight men, some dressed in police uniforms, stopped the fam ...

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Pakistani Court sends 100 activists to jail

A court in Pakistan has ordered 100 opposition activists to be sent to jail for staging illegal protests and committing several other violations, causing chaos and anger among activists. A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside a court in Islamabad on Saturday to protest against the court's decision. Recent protests have been headed by Imran Khan, a former cricket star and Tahir ul-Qadri who is a firebrand ...

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Turkey helps Afghanistan transform itself

A new report titled “Afghanistan's Future and Turkey's Contribution,” released by the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK), on Friday, covered the next phase in Afghanistan's restructuring process and Turkey's crucial contributions toward that end. “Afghanistan is now in a transition period in which [their] first democratic elections took place and the Taliban question is being resolved. In ...

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Ghani to Abdullah: join hands for united Afghanistan

KABUL: On Wednesday, Presidential hopeful Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, calling upon his rival Dr. Abdullah to join hands for a unity government, asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the results without further delay. Addressing a gathering of his followers in Kabul, the former World Bank economist said the enemy should never think that Afghans were a divided nation. He urged Abdullah to ...

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IEC refuses to give date for election result

KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday the compilation of presidential election results would be completed by the end of the current week. The IEC spokesman hoped both candidates would endorse a political agreement before the results are announced, refusing to give a specific date for unveiling the outcome. Noor Mohammad Noor told a news conference that votes from 668 of 18,560 p ...

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Senate asks candidates to end political deadlock

KABUL: On Sunday, some Meshrano Jirga (upper house) members asked the two presidential candidates to negotiate an end to their dispute, as the prolonged electoral crisis has paralyzed the country. The first round of the presidential election on April 5 did not produce a clear winner, triggering a runoff between the two leading contenders on June 14. However, the runoff round was marred by fraud allegations ...

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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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Mistry Plans $35b Push To Lead Tata Into New Businesses

Cyrus Mistry, chairman of Tata Sons, plans to spend $35 billion over the next three years to develop existing businesses and build new ones as he expands the $100 billion coffee-to-cars conglomerate. At an internal meeting on Tuesday, Mistry told his executives that the country's biggest business group will focus on building its retail, infrastructure, finance, defence and aerospace businesses, Tata Sons sa ...

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Pakistan Summons Afghan Envoy Over Border Attacks

Pakistan has summoned Afghanistan's charge d'affaires over another cross-border attack by terrorists, officials said. Pakistan's foreign ministry said a soldier was killed during 'a sniper attack from the Afghan side of the border on a Pakistani military post near Ghakhai Pass in Bajaur Agency', Xinhua reported. 'It was stressed to the charge d'affaires that the Afghan authorities must take concrete action ...

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NATO Airstrike Kills 50 Rebels In Hesarak

At least 50 militants were killed and another 20 wounded during a NATO airstrike in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Saturday. Nangarhar police chief Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told reporters in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, that hundreds of insurgents attacked police check posts and the district headquarters on Friday night. The attackers suffered heavy casualties after they ...

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UN Hails Kabul Commitment To End Using Child Soldiers

The United Nations has welcomed Afghanistan’s commitment to end and prevent children from being recruited into its national security forces. The Afghan government recently reconfirmed its commitment with the endorsement of a Road Map Towards Compliance, detailing 15 measures to fully implement an Action Plan signed with the United Nations in 2011. The road map was supported by the UN Assistance Mission in A ...

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan discuss possible establishment of transport corridor Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia

Delegation of the Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry headed by Director General of the Economic Cooperation Department Wahidullah Waisi on July 25 arrived The Turkmenistan. The sides discussed priority areas of cooperation between the two countries in trade and economic sphere. They emphasized the relevancy of practical implementation of initiatives aimed to promote international efforts of the regional economi ...

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Rajasthan Teacher Arrested For ‘Sodomizing’ Students

A teacher has been arrested for allegedly sodomising several young students at a primary school on the outskirts of Bikaner. The incident comes on the heels of a similar sexual assault in a Bangalore school, where a 6-year-old was allegedly raped by a skating instructor. On Saturday, parents of the students of the government school in Gajner, 10 km from Bikaner city, thrashed the suspect, Sanjay Sharma, bef ...

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Allowing Afghanistan’s future to be hijacked

By Edward Girardet Nearly five years after the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan, I was having dinner in Kabul with friends, including my wife and son visiting from Europe. Suddenly, a group of men, several of them armed, sauntered in. The one in charge, a wild-haired man with a scraggy beard, announced that they were from the Interior Ministry. When I asked to see their IDs, he immediately began screamin ...

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Another Anti Humanity Crime in Ghor Province

Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday. "These indiscriminate killings by the Taliban are aimed at instilling fear in the people," said Sediq Sediqqi, interior ministry spokesman. At least three women and a three-year-old child were among those killed. Local officials in the remote, mountainous ...

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Licenses Of 2 LPG Importers Suspended

The Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday suspended the license of Mahmood Jalil & MJ Energy on the charge of inflating bids for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports from Turkmenistan. Musafar Qoqandi, the ministry’s spokesman, told a press conference in Kabul the issue had been referred to the Attorney General Office (AGO) for further investigation. He alleged the two companies were responsible for rising the ...

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The Differences over Vote Audit

As all election stakeholders are involved in the vote audit, the process is again facing challenges as the two election camps are again in loggerheads over the vote count. Based on the agreement reached between the parties with mediation from US Secretary of State John Kerry, the vote count will proceed with direction observation from the election camps as well as foreign observers and the United Nations. A ...

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Elders Allege Attempts At Dividing Pashtuns

In order to achieve their goals, intelligence agencies of some countries have been trying to fuel differences among Pashtun tribes living on both sides of the Durand Line. These views were expressed by Mujahideen and Islamic Unity Council head Maulvi Mohammad Sardar Zadran at a gathering of tribal elders and religious scholars from Loya Paktia. Zadran said the Pashtuns on both sides of the British-mandated ...

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