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KABUL: A Turkish restaurant owner kidnapped 11 days ago in Kabul was freed in an overnight raid by elite commandos from Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said yesterday.
A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans in a blast so powerful it rattled the other side of the Afghan capital.
Afghan security after the departure of foreign combat troops in 2014 will become easier because of the ill-advised, misdirected and often corrupt ways NATO and its contractors have pursued the "war on terror," Afghan President Hamid Karzai told reporters in India on Wednesday.
SHARIF: A suicide bomber struck outside government buildings in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 14 people, including a local politician, in the latest attack to target provincial officials.
Hard-line Islamist students protested Wednesday in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign of a backlash against the legal protections passed in the 12 years since the toppling of the Taliban regime known for its harsh treatment of women.
Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military.
Last week The New York Times reported that the CIA has been delivering large sums of cash to the Karzai led government of Afghanistan.
President Hamid Karzai passed the Elimination of Violence against Women law with a presidential decree in 2009, but law has yet to be ratified by the Parliament.
NEW DELHI : Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India on Monday on a two-day visit during which he is expected to seek greater military aid from the government in New Delhi, officials said.
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program May 20, 2013 Atlantic Monthly In 2009, Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his powers of presidential decree to put a law to protect women on the books.
DOHA: Qatar Electricity and Water Company , Qatar Petroleum International , and Qatar Holding yesterday signed a shareholder's agreement to establish a $1bn new shareholding company named 'Nebras Power' aiming to tap the thriving investment opportunities in utility services overseas.
If you missed it, this photo by AP's Anja Niedringhaus from Afghanistan has circulated widely the last few days.
New Delhi, May 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the annual convocation of Lovely Professional University in Punjab's Phagwara Monday, an official statement said Sunday.
The Afghan parliament yesterday cut short a debate on a bill to protect women from violence after complaints from some traditionalist MPs that it was against Islamic teaching.