KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins on Thursday acknowledged he failed to achieve any breakthrough in his talks with President Hamid Karzai over his refusal to sign a key security deal with the US.
KABUL (PAN): In response to a Taliban statement offering a rare support to President Karzai for his position so far on a security deal with the US, the Afghan government on Thursday said the rebels should embrace peace so that argument for a continued war and a prolonged foreign troops’ presence in Afghanistan could be put to an end.
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Thursday claimed Afghanistan would have scored higher in this year’s Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index if the government had effectively implemented its recommendations.
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday accused some media outlets of spreading linguistic and ethnic fanaticism in Afghanistan, claiming such prejudicial acts had support from outside to damage the national unity.
KHOST CITY (PAN): A branch office of foreign affairs has been opened in southeastern Khost province on Thursday in a move to facilitate masses, associations, civil society organizations and other NGOs, officials said.
KABUL (PAN): With presidential elections approaching and NATO-led troops preparing to leave, a survey found a majority of Afghans seemed optimistic about their future, saying their country was moving in the right direction.
KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Thursday denied having any evidence suggesting civilians had been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province last month.
KABUL(PAN): US forces in Afghanistan on Thursday appreciated the Special Investigator General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR)’s acknowledgement that their processes of managing US direct assistance and international donor funds continue to improve and mature.
BRUSSELS (PAN): The inking of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US would be a milestone for returning peace and stability in the region but conditionally the vital pact should guarantee peace and security in the country, Afghanistan Foreign Ministry spokesman said.