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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US-Afghan deal falters as Karzai says he could walk away from pact

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 03:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghan President Karzai refuses to be rushed into signing deal A security deal to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda was at risk of collapse Tuesday after President Hamid Karzai said he was prepared to walk away from negotiations. The United States has pushed for the bilateral security pact (BSA) to be signed by the end ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Top female Afghan police officer shot dead

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 07:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... Lieutenant Islam Bibi received regular death threats, including from her own brother Gunmen on Thursday shot dead one of the most high-profile female police officers in Afghanistan, underlining the threat to women who take on public roles in the country. ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Four girls killed in bomb attack at Afghan wedding

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... Children aged between seven and 12 died after detonation of improvised explosive device (IED) A bomb attack killed four girls attending an Afghan wedding, officials said on Thursday, blaming the attack on Taliban rebels intending to target government empl ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul army general says Pakistan could end Afghan war ‘in weeks’

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Pakistan could end the Afghan war “in weeks” if it were serious about peace, and is complicit in US drone strikes despite its denunciations of the anti-militant campaign, Afghanistan’s army chief says. In a BBC interview broadcast on Wednesday, General Sh ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Five Nato troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Five members of the Nato-led international force fighting in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the coalition said in a statement on Tuesday. “The cause of the crash is under investigation. However, initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time,” it said following the incident ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato apologises for accidental killing of two Afghan boys

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australian military chief General David Hurley Sunday said he deeply regretted the deaths of two Afghan boys killed during an operation but it was too early to say who was responsible. Two children, aged seven and eight, were shot dead on Thursday as they ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Obama, Karzai discuss killings of Nato troops

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:22am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama on Wednesday held a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai focusing partly on an unprecedented wave of attacks on Nato troops by their local comrades. The White House said the leaders also discussed the need for restraint in the face of “inflammatory materials,” an apparent reference to a film made on US ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The last of the 33,000 US soldiers that President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan nearly three years ago as part of a military surge has left the country, US defence officials said on Thursday. The withdrawal of surge troops, which began in July, follows an unprecedented number of Western soldiers being shot dead by their Afghan colleagues ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election in crisis as candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of audit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan’s fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse on 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 ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Feuding presidential candidates to form unity government in Afghanistan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 07:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah agree to cooperate regardless of election recount results Feuding Afghan candidates to form unity government Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates yesterday signed a deal to form a national unity government, opening an apparent way forward in a dispute over a fraud-tainted election threatening ...




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