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The Nation, 24 June 2014

Security at Indian Missions in Afghanistan Enhanced
New IndianExpress, 4 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Security measures at Indian missions in Afghanistan have been enhanced with both ITBP and Afghan security forces strenthening the defence mechanisms in the wake of the recent attack on the Consulate in Herat.Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)...

Ties with India will Remain a Top Priority, Say Afghan Leaders
New IndianExpress, 1 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Utilising the opportunity of an unusual overnight stay in Kabul, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh met with the two Presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, as well as Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai - all of whom assured...

Foreign secretary meets Hamid Karzai, Afghan presidential candidates in Kabul
Times of India, 31 May 2014
KABUL: A day after reviewing the security for Indian consulate in Herat, foreign secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the two presidential candidates here.Singh, who flew to Herat on Friday to review the situation...

LeT denies it attacked Indian consulate in Afghanistan
Daily Times, 28 May 2014
SRINAGAR: Militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) denied on Tuesday that it was behind an attack last week in Afghanistan on an Indian diplomatic mission in a call to AFP. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday he was informed by a Western intelligence...

Xi vows support for Afghanistan reconstruction
Chinadaily, 20 May 2014
The upcoming run-off for the Afghan presidential election and the newly declared summer offensive by the Taliban have not stopped Afghan President Hamid Karzai from visiting China again.

Chinese president meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Chinadaily, 19 May 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Shanghai on Monday, vowing to back Afghanistan's efforts to maintain national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Separatist group behind Xinjiang station attack: China
The Hindu, 19 May 2014
Members of a terrorist group believed to be hiding out in Pakistan or Afghanistan were behind last month’s attack on a railway station in western China that left three people dead and dozens injured, Chinese authorities said on Sunday.

‘No Hope’ for Those Buried by Mudslide, Afghanistan Official Says
The New York Times, 3 May 2014
A day after landslides buried much of a village in northeastern Afghanistan, local officials said they feared that more than 2,000 people were dead, entombed in a blanket of earth nearly 30 feet deep.

In Spite of the Law, Afghan ‘Honor Killings’ of Women Continue
The New York Times, 3 May 2014
An 18-year-old runaway named Amina agreed two weeks ago to leave the women’s shelter in which she had taken refuge in northern Afghanistan and go home with her brother and her uncle.

Pakistan not doing much to root out terrorism: Dobbins
The News International, 2 May 2014
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins has said that Pakistan is not taking appropriate measures to curb terrorism in the country as the religious seminaries (Madaris) in Fata and Balochistan were the cause of attacks inside...

Pakistan won’t allow its territory used against Afghanistan: Nawaz
Daily Times, 2 May 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated on Wednesday that Pakistan was fully committed to eliminating the menace of terrorism from its soil and would never allow use of its territory against any country, including Afghanistan.

Suicide Attack Kills 12 in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley
The New York Times, 1 May 2014
A suicide car bombing killed at least 12 people, including at least five security force members, in Panjshir Province on Thursday, in an attack that struck at the symbolic heart of resistance to the Taliban’s rule and the Soviet occupation.

Pentagon praises Indian developmental assistance in Afghanistan
Times of India, 1 May 2014
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has praised India's significant contribution in the peaceful development of Afghanistan, aimed at securing a stable region and facilitating economic corridors into Central Asia.  India and Afghanistan signed a...

Ashraf Ghani vows comeback to win Afghan election run-off
Indian Express, 27 April 2014
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani pledged on Sunday to fight on after coming second in preliminary election results, setting the stage for a difficult run-off vote likely to be targeted by Taliban militants.

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