ANA, Coalition kill scores of extremist Taliban near Deh Rawod

Elements of the 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, advised by Coalition forces, defeated an attempted ambush while conducting a combat patrol near Kakrak village, western Uruzgan province

International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking being marked

Bilal Basharat from Kabul The International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking is being commemorated yesterday by Ministry of Counter Narcotics at Inter Continental Hotel Conference Hall.

Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan agree to strengthen counter-narcotics efforts

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Senior officials from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan have agreed to work more closely to stop the threat of drug trafficking along their common borders. The United Natio

UNHCR to Host the 13th Tripartite Commission Meeting in Dubai

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat This Friday (June 8), representatives of the Governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will meet in Dubai for a regular re

ANKARA DECLARATION

His Excellency General Pervez Musharraf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, visited Ankara on 29-

Over 18,000 unregistered Afghans repatriate as deadline nears

More than 18,000 Afghans have returned home from Pakistan since this year’s voluntary repatriation season to Afghanistan started on March 1. This comes amid increased checks at the voluntary repatriat

Avian Influenza H5N1 Outbreak in Afghanistan

n response to concerns about the possibility of re-introduction of H5N1 due to outbreaks in Pakistan, government veterinarians and FAO field workers have intensified surveillance, actively seeking cas

Air Arabia flys from Kabul to Alexandria, Assiut and Luxor

Air Arabia LLC, the first low-fares airline in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced its decision to offer extra flights to three Egyptian destinations in response to increasing customer dem

Indian soap opera transfixes Afghanistan

Chances are, he or she will be settled down in front of the television for a daily fix of an Indian soap opera. And they won't want to be disturbed. The series "The mother-in-law was a daughter-in

Afghan repatriation form Iran resumes

ANKARA, (IRIN) - The Iranian government predicts that half a million Afghan refugees will return to their homeland from Iran when the country’s voluntary repatriation operation resumes on 29 April, th

UN calls for regional cooperation

KABUL (IRIN) - The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan called for better cooperation between the country and its neighbours on Thursday. "Afghanistan is surrounded by nations which are hig

IOM assists return of Afghan professionals from neighbouring countries

KABUL, (IRIN) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Afghan Diaspora and Experts (MoADE) on Wednesday launched a new stage of the Return of Qualified Afghans (RQA) pr

Now Fly to the UAE for Super Low Fares with Air Arabia

Kabul, 10th April, 2006 – Air Arabia LLC, the first and only low-fares airline in the Middle East and North Africa, announces the start of operations between Kabul and Sharjah, UAE from 4th May 2006 w

Afghanistan urges Pakistan to stop naming missiles after its heroes

KABUL (AFP) - Afghanistan's government said it had asked neighbouring Pakistan to stop naming its nuclear-capable missiles after Afghan heroes. Kabul had also asked Islamabad in a letter to consid

India to test TAP as alternative to Iran

NEW DELHI - India is ready to test the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan gas pipeline as an alternative to energy supply from Iran. The Times of India newspaper said Monday India is prepared to te

Durand line serves as a line of hate: Karzai

PESHAWAR, Feb 19 (SANA): Dubbing Durand line as a line of hatred Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he does not accept this line as it has raised a wall between the two brothers. He said this

UAE's Etisalat says eyeing Afghan telecoms market

DUBAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Emirates Telecommunications Corp. (Etisalat) is in talks to enter the Afghan telecoms market, a company official said on Sunday. "Etisalat has shown interest in the Afgha

Rocket attack at Pakistan-Afghan border kills 14

Rocket attack at Pakistan-Afghan border kills 14 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A rocket hit a home owned by an elder in a Pakistani tribal region Friday, killing at least 14 people, and wounding several oth

BACKGROUND NOTE ON PRESIDENT KARZAI'S VISIT TO TURKEY

His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in his speech at the inaugural session of the Afghan National Assembly, stated that `Afghanistan continues to further

Iran Elbows Afghanistan From Pipeline Project With Turkmenistan

Kabul, 2 January: Iran has wrested the opportunity from Afghanistan by nearing an accord with Pakistan and India on a 7bn- dollars gas pipeline project. The opportunity for Afghanistan was in the

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