May 9th, 2012
WASHINGTON – Only 27% of Americans still support the war in Afghanistan, down ten points compared to spring 2011, according to a poll released by the GfK and The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Sixty-six percent of respondents are opposed to the conflict, 40% “strongly” opposed. A year ago, 37% of Americans supported the war. They were 46% in 2010. Eight percent of respondents support...
May 8th, 2012
KABUL – On Tuesday twelve people, including seven policemen, were killed in violence in Afghanistan, local officials said.
Five policemen were killed by a bomb blast in the district of Pusht Rod (West), said Ghulam Malayar Gawas, deputy chief of police in Farah province.
Two other policemen were killed in an ambush by Taliban near Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province (east), according to Din Mohammad Darwesh,...
Mar 24th, 2012
Afghanistan remains the most backward country in the world, said Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a ceremony marking the start of the school year in Kabul, March 24, 2012. Afghan New Year’s Day (3/21) crowd in a cemetery/square in Kabul.
“Despite significant progress in several sectors of the economy, we are still only the beginning, and we must work harder in order to succeed,” said...
Dec 25th, 2011
VATICAN CITY -Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to violence in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in Rome during his Christmas message and blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) .
The pontiff was speaking 84 years old from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, in front of thousands of pilgrims and tourists gathered on the Place...
Dec 9th, 2011
Pakistan intends to deploy its western border of AAA batteries to shoot down planes loaded and foreign military helicopters from Afghanistan violating its airspace, announced DawnNews television channel on Friday.
“The government has decided to deploy AAA batteries due to the revision of the strategy to ensure aviation safety and western borders of the country,” reads a statement in the press service of...
Nov 26th, 2011
Islamabad has decided to block the supply of NATO in Afghanistan to transit through its territory following a fatal attack at dawn by the Alliance against a Pakistani border post on Saturday, reported on national television.
“We have prevented the entry and returned about 40 trucks and truck cisterns” of the Alliance, told the press representative of local authorities.
According to media reports,...
Oct 20th, 2011
KABUL – At least 115 insurgents were killed in operations in the north-eastern Afghanistan, NATO reported on Thursday.
The coalition and its Afghan partners have killed at least 115 insurgents the last ten days, during a “multiple series of small operations but the broader impact.”
Battles take place in the province of Kunar, which borders with Pakistan since October 15, said the Atlantic...
Oct 4th, 2011
KABUL – The security situation in many parts of Afghanistan remains “alarming”, impeding access to medical care, expressed concern the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday.
“Despite progress in the quality of life of certain sectors of the population over the past decade, the security situation in many parts of the country is alarming, said Jacques de Maio, in charge...