David Petraeus: 2010 would be a tough year for U.S. military in Afghanistan

David Petraeus, commander of U. S. Central Command, told Congress Tuesday the military faces a tough year ahead in Afghanistan, but violence level there is unlikely to rise as high as the 2006 peak in

Parvez Kambakhsh: Prison for Twenty Years

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the overturning of a death sentence of young journalist Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh at his appeal hearing in Kabul on October 21 as an encouraging

AFPA Calls For Intervention In The Case of Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh

The Afghanistan Foreign Press Association expresses its condemnation, deep concern, and continuing interest in the case of the death sentence passed against Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh, a journalist for th

IFJ Calls On Afghanistan’s President To Overturn Death Sentence

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns a decision by the primary court of Afghanistan’s Balkh province to sentence Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh to death for blasphemy. Parve

Weak rule of law hinders human development in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the justice system must be rebuilt to bridge modern and traditional justice institutions, protect citizens’ rights and strengthen rule of law, a pivotal step in the war-ravaged country

Afghan, Coalition forces kill 20 militants in Helmand Province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Approximately 20 anti-Coalition militants were killed early this morning in Helmand Province during an Afghan and Coalition forces operation to deter hostile activitie

One ISAF soldier killed, six afghan civilians injured in a suicide attack

One ISAF soldier was killed and six civilians injured in a suicide attack on Friday morning. The bomber exploded his explosive-packed car with ISAF convoy near the Company Bridge in Kabul, the off

International conference on strengthening the rule of law opened

Bilal Basharat from Kabul A two-day international conference on strengthening the rule of law and justice sector in Afghanistan opened today in Rome, the Capital of Italy. After a day of closed-d

Military investigates press report of detainee abuse

ISAF and U.S. military officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding an article written by Wolfgang Bauer in the German magazine “Focus”, accusing U.S. and Afghan soldiers of witnessing an

Afghanistan’s first youth parliament to complete its first session

From June 10, 101 new young faces have been seen in the National Assembly. Young students from Kabul, elected by their peers from over 90 High Schools to the first meeting of the Afghan Youth Training

Hamid Karzai Returns unhurt to Kabul after His Visit to the Province of Ghazni

Kabul, June 11, 2007 - Bilal Basharat President Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt in a rocket attack in the restive southern province of Ghazni yesterday morning. Ali Shah Ahmadzai chief of police t

Large Weapons cache discovered in Kabul City

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat A large weapons' cache was found last night during a coordinated operation between ISAF troops and Afghan National Security forces (ANSF ) , said in a statement releas

Afghanistan’s first youth parliament to meet 10 – 14 June

From June 10 to June 14, over 100 new, young faces will be seen in the National Assembly. Young students from Kabul, elected by their peers from over 90 High Schools to the first meeting of the Afghan

National Police releases two Foreign Hostages

Kabul (June 6) Bilal Basharat Interior Ministry claimed their Police released two foreign nationals held as hostage in Farah province by Kidnappers. Said in a statement released by Interior Mi

President Hamid Karzai Congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, offered his heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy on being elected as President of the Republic of France. In

UNICEF condemns use of a minor in Taliban execution

UNICEF today condemned the use of a minor in a Taliban execution as a criminal act. A video circulating in Pakistan shows a young boy beheading an adult. The act was a terrible example of how childre

TOLO TV COMMENCES OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MR ABDUL JABAR SABET, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF AFGHANISTAN

On 19 April 2006, Tolo TV started official proceedings against the Attorney General of Afghanistan, Abdul Jabar Sabet, through a formal complaint to the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. The complaint ide

President Hamid Karzai Condemns the Killing of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the killing of Ajmal Naqshbandi by the enemies of Afghanistan . The enemies of Afghanistan martyred Ajmal Naqshban

Draft Translation of the new Amnesty Law

Due to the fact that peoples’ Jihad, resistance and rightful struggles for the sake of defense of religion and fatherland have been our country history’s glorious ascendancies and are accounted our ma

Hamid Karzai Meets FM Kasuri of Pakistan

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met this evening with the visiting Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Mr Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, at the Gul Khana Palace. The President

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