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Malaysian National News Agency
India Would Stand By Afghanistan In Its Transition: India's President
India is prepared to increase bilateral contribution to Afghanistan's institution-building, training and equipment and would stand by that country during its critical period of transition, Press Trust of India reported, quoting India's President Pranab Mukherjee as saying here Tuesday.
Tue May 21, 2013
Body of Footless Torture Victim Unearthed Near US Special Forces Base in Afghanistan
Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military.
The Land of the Free
Afghan President Karzai Cashing In
Last week The New York Times reported that the CIA has been delivering large sums of cash to the Karzai led government of Afghanistan.
UN officials in Afghanistan urge ratification of law to eliminate violence against women
President Hamid Karzai passed the Elimination of Violence against Women law with a presidential decree in 2009, but law has yet to be ratified by the Parliament.
In Kabul, UNESCO chief spotlights Afghanistana s educational and cultural gains
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova , toured the Ayesha-e-Durrani school in Kabul as part of her three day visit to Afghanistan.
Mon May 20, 2013
Hamid Karzai in India on two-day visit
NEW DELHI : Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India on Monday on a two-day visit during which he is expected to seek greater military aid from the government in New Delhi, officials said.
Worrying Signs Afghan Women's Rights Will Slip After U.S. Departure
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program May 20, 2013 Atlantic Monthly In 2009, Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his powers of presidential decree to put a law to protect women on the books.
Deal signed for $1bn Nebras Pow...
DOHA: Qatar Electricity and Water Company , Qatar Petroleum International , and Qatar Holding yesterday signed a shareholder's agreement to establish a $1bn new shareholding company named 'Nebras Power' aiming to tap the thriving investment opportunities in utility services overseas.
Suicide bomber kills 14 at Afghan province council
Afghan policemen evacuate a wounded person after a suicide bomber struck outside a provincial council headquarters in Pul-i-Khumri, Baghlan province, northern Afghanistan, Monday, May 20, 2013, killing the council chief and at least more than a dozen others, authorities said.
Sun May 19, 2013
Afghan War Pictures: Forward Equals Backward, Up Equals Down
If you missed it, this photo by AP's Anja Niedringhaus from Afghanistan has circulated widely the last few days.
Four lorries burnt at Chennai port
New Delhi, May 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the annual convocation of Lovely Professional University in Punjab's Phagwara Monday, an official statement said Sunday.
Conservative Afghan MPs bail-out on women's rights bill
The Afghan parliament yesterday cut short a debate on a bill to protect women from violence after complaints from some traditionalist MPs that it was against Islamic teaching.
Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid tensions with Pakistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan.
Sat May 18, 2013
Bombs kill 9, injure 60 in Afgh...
KANDAHAR: Two car bombs exploded on Friday in a sprawling housing development in southern Afghanistan linked to the family of President Hamid Karzai, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 60.
Afghan parliament fails to pass divisive women's law
Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.
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Afghan police chief shot dead outside home
An official says motorcycle-riding gunmen have shot dead a police chief who led an anti-Taliban campaign in western Afghanistan in front of his house.
Fri May 17, 2013
Bombs kill 9 inside elite Afghan housing complex
Two bombs hidden in a motorcycle and a car exploded inside an elite gated community linked to the family of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday evening, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 70 near the southern city of Kandahar, an official said.
Afghanistan: Bomb kills 15, including 6 Americans
A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans in a blast so powerful it rattled the other side of the Afghan capital.
Karzai to visit India
New Delhi, May 16 : Afghan President Hamid Karzai will pay a three-day official visit to India from May 20 to hold wide-ranging discussions with Indian leaders, the Afghan ambassador said Thursday.
Thu May 16, 2013
Inter Press Service
Unravelling the Civil War Propaganda
An Afghan soldier protects the palace of King Amanullah that was partly destroyed in the 1992-1996 civil war.