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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the Afghan ambassadors of Heart of Asian countries who attended the seminar in Kabul for preparing holding of the Kabul Conference within the framework of Istanbul process. 
At the meeting it was reiterated that the ambassadors should explain in the countries of their mission that signing of the Afghan-US strategic cooperation treaty is not against the interest of the regional countries. 
Jawaed Ludeen deputy minister for political affairs of foreign ministry talking on amicable ties with the regional countries said that the Afghan ambassadors in the countries of Heart of Asia in their two-day seminar in Kabul discussed importance of cooperation and cohesion within the framework of the Istanbul process and the Afghan-US strategic cooperation treaty. 
President Karzai while welcoming the Afghan ambassadors in the Heart of Asia said that you must assure the countries of the region that signing of the strategic cooperation treaty with the US not harms them and that misunderstanding in this respect is eliminated in this respect. 
It is said that the countries of the Heart of Asia including Afghanistan are China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, Kirghizstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A mother and her five children were among 20 civilians killed in two separate airstrikes in the southern Helmand and northwestern Badghis provinces, officials said on Monday.
The first incident took place late on Friday when an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter missed its target and dropped bombs on a house in the Fatih Mohammad peach area of Sangin district in Helmand, the governor’s spokesman said.
Daud Ahamadi said instead of striking a militant hideout, the foreign forces killed a mother – her three daughters and two sons.
The governor’s office has dispatched a delegation to the area to investigate the incident.
Governor Gulab Mangal condemned the mistaken raid and asked NATO-led troops to immediately probe the killing, his spokesman added.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) France’s future commitment to Afghanistan after the just concluded presidential vote would be discussed at NATO’s Chicago Summit later this month, an official of the alliance said on Monday.
France, a key NATO member, on Sunday voted into power Socialist President Francois Hollande , who hinted last week at pulling out French soldiers by end of 2012 two years ahead of complete NATO exit from Afghanistan.
“France has made clear its commitment to Afghanistan. France has made clear its commitment to supporting the training of the Afghan National Security Forces after 2014. And it’s those issues that will be discussed with the new president of France at the NATO Summit in Chicago in two weeks time,” said Dominic Medley, NATO senior civilian representative’s spokesman.
Hollande, who takes oath on Monday, is expected to hold high levels talks with NATO leaders and US President Barack Obama in Chicago on France’s future role in Afghanistan.
About 3,300 French troops are currently deployed to Afghanistan mainly in southern Kandahar province - as part of the 130,000-strong NATO – led International Security Assistance Force.
Over 80 French soldiers have been killed in the country since 2001.
Nearly 60 world leaders and international organizations are expected to converge on Chicago to attend the summit, slated for May 20-21.
Dominic Medley told journalists in Kabul the summit would mainly focus on three main themes-the alliances commitment to Afghanistan through transition and beyond, ensuring NATO has the capabilities to defend its population and territory and strengthening NATO’s network across the globe.
NATO was clearly committed to supporting Afghanistan beyond 2014, when the gradual transition of responsibility for the country’s security would be fully implemented, he added.

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:08

Tens Girls Students Poisons In Bamyan

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Bamyan (BNA) 35 students of girls’ school in Bamyan province were poisoned with gas by unidentified men. 
This event occurred in Shirin Hazara girls’ school in the center of Bamyan province. 
Reza Ada education head of Bamayan in a contact said to BNA, as a result of this Gas, 35 students of the mentioned school were poisoned. 
Meanwhile, doctors in the central hospital of Bamyan called the health conditions of the poisoned girls satisfactory. 
According to them, the gas has not known and the culprits of this case have not identified.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Pul-i-Khomri (BNA) 20 utility projects were put for public use in the outskirts of Baghlan province during the two last days. 
Prof. Engineer Shafiq Ahmad Allamyar head of rural rehabilitation and development of Baghlan said to BNA, these projects consisted of asphalting of 9 km road, construction of 3 small bridges, digging of 15 potable water wells have been implemented by national solidarity program at the cost of more than Afghanis 19 million. 
According to him, with completion of these projects, necessary facilities have been provided for more than 3500 families in 12 villages of that district.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:03

Mine Blast Wounds Kid In Kunar

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A 10 year old child was wounded in a mine blast in the vicinities of Chapahara district of Kunar province yesterday. 
The Shamshad 202 police zone said to BNA, this mine was placed by armed Taliban and wounded a child. 
Meanwhile, the police of Kunar security directorate cleaned 70 Jiribs of lands from poppy pushes in the Watapor district of that province. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Laghman (BNA) A 10 member group of armed Taliban were joined to peace program in Laghman province yesterday evening. 
These militias led by Guldad Khan had activity against government in Dogeram village of Doulatshah district of Laghman province. 
Mohammad Iqbal Azizi governor of Laghman said to BNA, these militias were joined to peace program on efforts of the national security Dept. and they surrendered their arms to this program. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The remark of UN envoy to work in consultation and harmony with the government of Afghanistan ahead of Tokyo conference is important. 
Commentary writher of Bakhtar News Agency writes, the leadership of Afghanistan since its induction has been saying that lack of economic coordination, reconstruction and military has eroded the credibility of the establishment and the international community at the eyes of Afghans. 
Both the Afghans and the donors unfortunately have been suffering from the bitter experience over the past decide. 
The government at last inked agreement with the commander NATO-led forces which enabled Afghan security forces to conduct the special operations and thus check killing and harming innocent Afghan civilians. 
Disharmony not only is been felt in the military field, rather the lack of harmony in the fields of economy, reconstruction and even the war on terror has added to the suffering of Afghanistan. 
To overcome the problems, it requires ending the disharmony in the essential fields. 
In the latest development, the UN special envoy for Afghanistan in a meeting to bring coordination in the world body’s activities pointed out the world body from now on would work in consultation and coordination with the government of Afghanistan. 
It is a promising message for the friends of Afghanistan to implement their cooperation in consultation with the government of Afghanistan. 
Ensuring harmony between Afghanistan and the international community is essential for ensuring development, prosperity and eliminating corruption in the government bodies and international agencies operating in Afghanistan which eventually reduce the gap between Afghan people, government and the international community and gives the perception to Afghans that the international community in conjunction with the government are going to rebuild the country.

Tuesday, May 8 2012
Kabul (BNA) 2.7 million has been collected by the in charges and foundations in Helmand province for reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace were delivered to the Kabul Mayor. 
Daoud Ahmadi spokesperson of the Helmand governor said that different strata of the people in the province donated money for the reconstruction of the palace. 
He added that the money has been handed over to the Kabul Mayor by the governor of Helmand. 
The mayor appreciated the donation of Helmand people and thanked them for their sense of cooperation. 
The Kabul Municipality intends to bring about changes in Kabul city and reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace is a part of the plan which has been damaged heavily in the war. 
He hoped that people in other provinces too assist this process.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai expressing his sympathies over the human and material loss advised Saripul provincial authorities to render emergency aid to the flood affected families there. 
Interior Minister General Besmellah Mohammadi provided information to the cabinet about the human casualties due to flood to the Saripul province. 
Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili who is chairman of the disaster preparedness committee as well instructed the ministries of defense and interior affairs to provide emergency assistance to the affected families. 
Reports indicate that Monday night heavy floods hit a home where a wedding ceremony in progress causing martyrdom of 22 people. 
Meanwhile another three persons were killed in Kohistanat and in the center of the province and in Suzma Qala district around 500 homes were damaged due to floods. 
Saddened over the recent floods and human losses in Saripul, president Karzai conveyed his deep sympathies with the martyr’s families and wishes peace for the souls of the victim of the floods and immediate recovery of the wounded of the incident.