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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban guerillas welcome Qatar office but fight on

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 03:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kandahar Taliban fighters on Friday hailed the rebels’ new office in Qatar as evidence of their success on the front lines but vowed to battle on until all US forces leave Afghanistan. The opening of the office in Qatar was seen as a first step towards a peace deal as the US-led Nato combat mission ends next year, but a furious Kabul accused the rebels ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Karzai announces Afghan security handover

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 06:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Despite the attacks penetrating the capital’s defences, the effective response of elite Afghan security forces has been widely hailed as a sign of increasing professionalism.   ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan forces rise to challenge by putting down Taliban airport attack

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the ability to repel any enemy attack HAMID KARZAI The forces' response was hailed as a sign of their growing professionalism as they take over responsibility from 100,000 US-led foreign combat ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US hands control of Bagram airbase prison to Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bagram Kabul hails transfer but many questions remain over long-term fate of many of its inmates Bagram airbase prison handed over Afghanistan has taken control from Nato of the controversial Bagram airbase prison set up by US troops but is yet to iron out disagreements over the fate of hundreds of inmates. A move is hailed by Kabul as a victory ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US to transfer Bagram prison to Afghans

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 11:50am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul The United States is to hand formal control of a controversial prison to the Afghan government on Monday, despite apparent disagreements between the two sides on the fate of hundreds of inmates. In a move hailed by Kabul as a victory for sovereignty, analysts say it is largely symbolic as Nato prepares to leave Afghanistan after more than a decade fighting ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Justice acquitted as court jails four Afghan policemen for teenager's rape

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Kabul

    ... The New York Times in Kabul Trial hailed as evidence that controversial force can be held accountable for its crimes Rape case put focus on local police Before a packed courtroom in the capital, a judicial panel found four members of the Afghan Local Police guilty of involvement in the rape of a shepherd's daughter in a case that tested the judicial system's ability ...



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