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Appointed Afghan Electoral Commissioners Sworn In

Appointed Afghan Electoral Commissioners Sworn In

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s new electoral commissioners were sworn in Tuesday, paving the way for long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections. President Ashraf Ghani and his governing partner in the so-called National Unity Government (NUG), Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, witnessed and addressed the swearing-in ceremony at Kabul’s presidential palace.

23-11-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan Taliban reject proposed ulema conference

Afghan Taliban reject proposed ulema conference

TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL: The Afghan Taliban urged Islamic scholars on Tuesday not to let a proposed international religious congress become a means of legitimising the Western-backed government in Kabul.

09-11-2016 Afghanistan

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Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding

Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding

TRANS ASIA NEWSKabul:- A roadside bomb killed 11 people on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, government officials said on Friday, as civilian casualties rise in the war-torn country.

05-11-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan Government Said to Have Lost 2% Territory in Three Mo…

Afghan Government Said to Have Lost 2% Territory in Three Months

TRANS ASIA NEWS Washington: The Afghan government lost control or influence between May and August over 2% of the territory it controlled, the US government‘s top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report on Sunday, a sign of the precarious security situation in the country and challenges posed by the Taliban...

31-10-2016 Afghanistan

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Opium cultivation on the rise in Afghanistan

Opium cultivation on the rise in Afghanistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 per cent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, with eradication efforts collapsing due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN said on Sunday.

24-10-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan Taliban 'brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul'

Afghan Taliban 'brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul'

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD:- Three senior Afghan Taliban members travelled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a...

22-10-2016 Afghanistan

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Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

Taliban reject reports of secret talks with Afghanistan

TRANS ASIA NEWSKabul: - The Taliban on Wednesday rejected reports of secret meetings with the Afghan government in a bid to resume long-stalled peace negotiations, insisting that their hard line policy remains unchanged.

19-10-2016 Afghanistan

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At least 14 killed as gunmen target Shias in Kabul

At least 14 killed as gunmen target Shias in Kabul

TRANS ASIA NEWSKABUL: Gunmen targeted Shia pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to observe Ashura, officials said. Some 36 people were wounded and at least one attacker killed, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said, adding that the assault was over.

12-10-2016 Afghanistan

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For US, Afghan conflict is now costliest military interventi…

For US, Afghan conflict is now costliest military intervention

TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL: Nearly a month after the September 11 attacks that killed 3,000 people, the US invaded Afghanistan — where, 15 years on, thousands continue to die each year. Afghanistan, which the US invaded on October 7, 2001 in a bid to topple the Taliban, has become Washington’s longest military...

08-10-2016 Afghanistan

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Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in US

Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in US

TRANS ASIA NEWSWASHINGTON:- Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.

06-10-2016 Afghanistan

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200,000 Afghan refugees return in exodus from Pakistan: UNHC…

200,000 Afghan refugees return in exodus from Pakistan: UNHCR

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD: More than 200,000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan this year, nearly half of them in September alone, UNHCR said on Tuesday, the highest number since the US toppled the Taliban in 2002.

04-10-2016 Afghanistan

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Taliban leaders watched US presidential debate, blast "…

Taliban leaders watched US presidential debate, blast "non-serious" Trump

TRANS ASIA NEWS Kabul:- Taliban leaders followed the US presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said today, adding that they were not impressed by Republican candidate Donald Trump, whom they considered "non-serious".

28-09-2016 Afghanistan

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13 Afghan Troops Killed In 'Insider' Attack

13 Afghan Troops Killed In 'Insider' Attack

TRANS ASIA NEWSAFGAHANISTAN:- Thirteen Afghan soldiers have been killed in their sleep in an attack allegedly facilitated by fellow soldiers with suspected links to the Taliban, in the latest so-called "insider attack" in the country.

27-09-2016 Afghanistan

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US, India to align interests with Kabul

US, India to align interests with Kabul

TRANS ASIA NEWS UNITED NATIONS: The United States, Afghanistan and India have agreed to align their assistance with the priorities to help the government in Kabul, said an official statement.Delegations from the three countries met in New York on Wednesday on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, for...

23-09-2016 Afghanistan

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US watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former pre…

US watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president

TRANS ASIA NEWS WASHINGTON:- An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the US government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published Today.The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that asset...

22-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan Government Approves Reservation for Sikhs/Hindus in P…

Afghan Government Approves Reservation for Sikhs/Hindus in Parliament

TRANS ASIA NEWSKabul: After years of iteration, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG) approved the reservation of a seat for Sikhs and Hindus in the Afghan parliament, late on Sunday evening.

20-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Eight Afghan police killed in ‘friendly fire’ by US in Tali …

Eight Afghan police killed in ‘friendly fire’ by US in Tali area: Officials

TRANS ASIA NEWSKABUL:- Eight Afghan policemen battling the Taliban were killed in the Tali area of Uruzgan province on Sunday in a US air raid, the first apparent “friendly fire” incident since American forces were given greater powers to strike at insurgents.

19-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Wagah border open for Afghanistan to trade with India, says …

Wagah border open for Afghanistan to trade with India, says Pakistan

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not stopped Afghan traders from moving products to India through the Wagah border, a top Pakistani official said after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Pakistan to open the land border or lose transit route to Central Asia.

11-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Taliban sweep into provincial capital in Afghanistan

Taliban sweep into provincial capital in Afghanistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL: - Taliban forces were fighting within the capital of Afghanistan's central province of Uruzgan today, threatening government offices as the leadership fled to the airport, officials said.Militants had fought their way to within a few hundred metres of the governor's compound and police headquarters while gun battles...

08-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan forces retake strategic eastern district from Taliban

Afghan forces retake strategic eastern district from Taliban

TRANS ASIA NEWSKABUL:-Government forces recaptured a district in eastern Afghanistan that was overrun by the Taliban more than a week ago, officials said on Monday.Jani Khel, a district in the mountainous province of Paktia, on the border with Pakistan, lies on a strategic road intersection, linking other districts in the...

06-09-2016 Afghanistan

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Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate at Chaman border to reopen tomorr…

Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate at Chaman border to reopen tomorrow

TRANS ASIA NEWS QUETTA: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday agreed to re-open the Friendship Gate at the Chaman border on Sept 1, Frontier Corps Spokesman Khan Wasay told DawnNews. The border was closed on Aug 18 after Afghan protesters attacked the gate and set the Pakistani flag on fire.

31-08-2016 Afghanistan

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Afghan court sentences senior Taliban leader to death

Afghan court sentences senior Taliban leader to death

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD: A local Afghanistan court has sentenced guerrilla commander Sirajuddin Haqqani’s brother Anas Haqqani to death, according to reports.A section of media quoted Baseer Aziz, spokesperson for the office of attorney general, saying that a primary court awarded death sentence to Anas, who was captured by United States...

29-08-2016 Afghanistan

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Taliban overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS GARDEZ: Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Solamal, governor of Jani Khel district in the eastern province of Paktia, said that after heavy overnight fighting,...

27-08-2016 Afghanistan

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Kabul attack 'orchestrated' from Pakistan:Afghan President

Kabul attack 'orchestrated' from Pakistan:Afghan President

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said that the attack on American University in Kabul was “organised and orchestrated” from Pakistan.Ghani also telephoned Pak Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and demanded “serious measures against the terrorists”.

25-08-2016 Afghanistan

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