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Taliban Guantanamo inmates can be sent to Qatar: Afghanistan

The Afghan government will not oppose the transfer of five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday. Spokesman Aimal Faizi told AFP that the prisoners had expressed their willingness to be moved to Qatar, and the Afghan government would not oppose…

Deal due on handing US prisons to Afghans

A breakthrough deal on the transfer of the controversial US-run Bagram prison and other detention facilities in Afghanistan to Afghan authorities will be signed Friday, officials said. The handover of the prison — sometimes called Afghanistan’s Guantanamo Bay — has been a key sticking point in talks between the United…

Karzai under fire on Afghan women’s rights

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai’s US-backed government is under fire this International Women’s Day, accused of selling out on Afghan women’s rights as it tries to woo the Taliban into peace talks. Lawmakers, rights organisations and analysts say that the Afghan leader, by endorsing an edict calling women second-class citizens,…

McCain warns against U.S. weakness in Taliban talks

WASHINGTON — Top US Senator John McCain warned the United States on Sunday against negotiating with the Taliban from a position of weakness due to the looming troop pullout in Afghanistan. The White House confirmed on Thursday that the United States was taking part in an Afghan-led reconciliation process, after…

Afghan militant leader ‘ready for talks’

KABUL — The leader of Afghanistan’s second-biggest insurgent group said in an interview published Sunday that he was ready for “meaningful talks” with all parties to end the decade-long war. The statement by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hezb-i-Islami, comes after an announcement by the main insurgent group, the Taliban, that…

Tortured Afghan child bride to go to India for treatment

KABUL — An Afghan child bride who says she was tortured by her mother-in-law and locked in a toilet for six months will be sent to India for medical treatment, the government in Kabul said on Monday. Sahar Gul, 15, was beaten, had her fingernails pulled out and was burned…

U.S. general in Afghanistan sacked over Karzai comments

A US general in Afghanistan has been sacked after accusing leaders including President Hamid Karzai of being out of touch and ungrateful for American support, officials said. Major General Peter Fuller, who was deputy commander of NATO’s mission to train and equip Afghan forces, had been dismissed after making “inappropriate…

Karzai: Afghanistan to back Pakistan if it wars with U.S.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday. The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbors over cross-border…

Clinton headed to Pakistan to push cooperation

KABUL (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday she was looking for a “reality check” on a visit to Afghanistan, where she also pushed for closer cooperation with neighboring Pakistan on both the war and economic development. Clinton will fly on to Islamabad, a U.S. official said, where…

Clinton in Afghanistan seeks political end to war

KABUL — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul on Wednesday on a diplomatic drive ahead of international conferences to be held later this year aimed at finding a peaceable end to the 10-year war. Clinton’s plane touched down in Kabul at 9:15pm (16:45 GMT) for a visit…

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