Afghanistan News March 25, 2015: Today's headlines.....
Taliban Says U.S. Troop Cut Delay Hurts Peace Prospects
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 25, 2015
A Taliban spokesman says the U.S. decision to delay the reduction of troops in Afghanistan will badly undermine the chances for peace.
U.S. To Slow Its Afghan Troop Withdrawal
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 24, 2015
President Barack Obama says the United States will slow down its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and maintain its current number of 9,800 troops until the end of the year.
Two Important US Pledges To Afghanistan At Camp David
TOLOnews.com By Mir Aqa 24 March 2015
The United States has announced two new pledges to Afghanistan, one to keep funding the country to sustain all 352,000 security personnel through 2017, and second to fund the Afghan government's reform agenda.
Afghan President Ghani to Address US Congress
VOA News March 25, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress Wednesday, with the White House calling his speech an opportunity to mark a new chapter in U.S.-Afghanistan relations.
News Analysis: Ghani's U.S. tour bearing burden to lower strains in Washington-Kabul relations
KABUL, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is leading a high rank 70-member delegation, including his former electoral rival and serving chief executive in the government Abdullah Abdullah, in Washington for talks with U.S. leaders to seek their continued support.
Ministry of Finance Reports Seven Percent Shortfall in Revenue Collection
TOLOnews.com By Zinat mohammadi 24 March 2015
Despite the national unity government's previous assertions of redoubled efforts to better collect and manage public revenue streams, in the first three months of this fiscal year, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) reported rates falling seven percent behind - or two billion AFN short of - its original projections.
The Afghan translator who became a 9/11 millionaire
BBC News By Sana Safi 25 March 2015
Kabul - Afghanistan claims to be "open for business", and some super-rich Afghans have begun investing in their own country. But how soon can their money start replacing the billions of dollars in overseas aid the country has had so far?
Kabul suicide attack: 4 confirmed dead, 15 wounded
Khaama Press March 25, 2015
A suicide bomber riding in a corolla vehicle carried out a heavy explosion in Kabul city this afternoon leaving heavy casualties behind.
Pakistani Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill 30 Militants
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 25, 2015
ISLAMABAD - Authorities in Pakistan say military jets pounded suspected terrorist hideouts near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing at least 30 militants.
Afghanistan increases air tax by $100
Khaama Press March 25, 2015
Afghanistan has increased its air tax by $100. Afghanistan was charging $400 every flight passing through the airspace of Afghanistan but starting April 1, 2015 every flight passing through the airspace of Afghanistan will be charged $500.
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