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Afghans Hopeful, But Worried About Future
1 Aug 2012 17:49

Afghans Hopeful, But Worried About Future

KABUL — During the past forty years, Afghanistan has had several national anthems and flags. After decades of political change, many worry about the next big transition after international combat forces leave in 2014.

27 Jul 2012 11:03

Corruption A Cost Of Life For Ordinary Afghans

KABUL -- The heat is scorching, and the hours-long wait arduous, but it is a price worth paying for the long line of angry customers standing outside the headquarters of Afghanistan\'s national power company

25 Jul 2012 15:33

Promoting Economic Development In Afghanistan

Sustained financial support is only possible, and only responsible, if Afghanistan successfully implements its program of necessary governance and economic reforms.

‘Taliban won\\\
18 Jul 2012 12:05

‘Taliban won\\\'t lay down arms so long as US rockets hit Afghans’

An analyst says Afghans who saw the body parts of their loved ones strewn around during US rocket attacks would never lay down their arms.

Corruption in Afghanistan still a problem as international donors meet
9 Jul 2012 16:01

Corruption in Afghanistan still a problem as international donors meet

When international donors meet in Tokyo on Sunday to chart Afghanistan’s economic future, they will be asked to pledge another decade of support in exchange for the Afghan government’s promises to clean up rampant corruption.

In Afghanistan, who follows Hamid Karzai?
15 Apr 2012 16:45

In Afghanistan, who follows Hamid Karzai?

Americans are clamoring to speed up the 2014 security transition in Afghanistan so that U.S. troops can come home sooner. But the buzz in Kabul is about the political transition to a post-Karzai government — and whether that hand¬over should be accelerated

Investment in Afghan minerals a potential factor for security
14 Feb 2012 18:07

Investment in Afghan minerals a potential factor for security

KABUL, Feb. 13 -- Encouraging national and international companies to invest in Afghan minerals and extract the untapped underground treasures would help alleviate poverty and eventually lead to strengthening security in the militancy- plagued Afghanistan

29 Jan 2012 17:42

'US in diplomatic dance with Taliban'

Despite the assassination of former Afghan peace chief Burhanuddin Rabbani last year, US is now trying to open talks with Taliban to provide them participation in the future of the country

The Arab rulers are the most dreaded enemies of the people
25 Jan 2012 14:57

The Arab rulers are the most dreaded enemies of the people

Saudi Arabia - A (state) represents in the reality of its contemporary global concept one of the largest institutions that are often created in isolation from the people’s concerns and the causes of the society. Yet, this is mostly evident in our diffident Arab world, where the power of the elites is ...

Urination Video
21 Jan 2012 11:29

Urination Video 'Causes More Damage than Taliban Attacks' \ Mary Beth Warner

American officials were swift to condemn new video images of four US Marines apparently urinating on the dead bodies of three Taliban fighters, and have started investigating the matter. German commentators say quick punishment for the men is the only option, if possible peace talks with the Taliban ...

How German Diplomats Opened Channel to Taliban \ Christoph Reuter
21 Jan 2012 11:16

How German Diplomats Opened Channel to Taliban \ Christoph Reuter

After months of secret negotiations, the Taliban are opening a political office in Qatar, a first step toward peace talks between the US and the group. The breakthrough was largely due to painstaking German diplomacy. But it could be years before the initiative bears fruit.

There
15 Jan 2012 14:29

There's more to peace than Taliban \ M K Bhadrakumar

The hype over "secret discussions" between the United States and Taliban officials has subsided; the hot topic is vanishing from public view once again.

Will U.S.-Taliban talks lead to peace in Afghanistan?
7 Jan 2012 17:01

Will U.S.-Taliban talks lead to peace in Afghanistan?

The reported contacts between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban and the latter's plan to open a liaison office in Qatar to facilitate dialogue have met with cautious welcome among war-weary Afghans who are wondering whether the move will lead to viable peace in the country.

Secret U.S., Taliban talks reach turning point \ Reuters
19 Dec 2011 13:27

Secret U.S., Taliban talks reach turning point \ Reuters

After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.

Childbirth and maternal health improve in Afghanistan \ Tom A. Peter
17 Dec 2011 13:29

Childbirth and maternal health improve in Afghanistan \ Tom A. Peter

Women in Afghanistan still face gender violence and have limited legal protection. But small gains in maternal health are critical for rebuilding Afghan society.

Afghanistan conference leaves strong wish but rocky way ahead
7 Dec 2011 15:32

Afghanistan conference leaves strong wish but rocky way ahead

BONN, Germany, -- The international Afghanistan Conference closing here paved the way for the so-called Transformation Decade of the war-torn country, with renewed promises from both Kabul and international donors, but lacking precision and details

A stable Afghanistan means fewer threats \ William Hague
1 Dec 2011 15:09

A stable Afghanistan means fewer threats \ William Hague

The gathering of world leaders at the International Afghanistan Conference on Dec. 5 in Bonn, Germany, is timely. While the momentous events of the Arab Spring have often dominated global headlines this year, Afghanistan remains a central preoccupation for the British government and many of our international ...

Afghanistan Conference
1 Dec 2011 14:25

Afghanistan Conference 'Doomed to Failure' \ Kristen Allen

Following deadly NATO attacks on Pakistani border posts, the country has refused to attend the upcoming international conference on the situation in Afghanistan. But as the most influential nation in helping stabilize their war-torn neighbor, Pakistan's presence is crucial, German commentators say on ...

Pakistan and US wage a war of words over Afghan border post deaths \ Luke Harding
1 Dec 2011 14:23

Pakistan and US wage a war of words over Afghan border post deaths \ Luke Harding

Islamabad and Washington trade claim and counter-claim over deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in Nato air strike on border post

Pakistan withdraws from Afghanistan peace conference \ Rob Crilly
30 Nov 2011 12:02

Pakistan withdraws from Afghanistan peace conference \ Rob Crilly

Pakistan withdrew from an international conference designed to chart a course towards peace in Afghanistan in protest at a Nato cross-border raid that killed two dozen of its soldiers.

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