KABUL (PAN): UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Jan Kubis on Tuesday said the 2014 presidential election would be Afghan-led and Afghan-managed, emphasising the importance of inclusive dialogue in agreeing the electoral framework.
KABUL (PAN): Austria on Saturday pledged 18 million euros (1.2 billion afghanis) in new assistance to Afghanistan, as part of Vienna's continued aid to the country through the transformation decade after 2014.
KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision on troop pullout, saying the move would have no negative impact on Afghanistan’s internal security.
KABUL (PAN): Tasked with bringing forces home and overseeing the transfer of security duties to Afghan forces, US Gen. Joseph Dunford on Sunday assumed command of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan from Gen. John Allen during a special change of command ceremony at ISAF headquarters in Kabul amid tight security.
KABUL (PAN): Then National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) chief, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Wednesday slammed President Hamid Karzai’s recent remarks that peace negotiation through different channels was a plot of foreigners.