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2008-09-25 12:00:18

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan newspaper Payman daily on 24 September Can the attack on the Afghan consul general in Peshawar, his kidnapping and the shooting dead of his driver have an impact on the not-so-good relations between the two countries? What we know about Pakistan and its stance on Afghanistan during the past years does not suggest a good relationship between the two countries. Now and then there are voices raised that Pakistan is carrying out multilateral cooperation...

2008-09-24 21:00:02

By Sara Kugler NEW YORK - Sarah Palin met her first world leaders Tuesday. It was a tightly controlled crash course on foreign policy for the Republican vice presidential candidate, the mayor-turned- governor who has been outside North America just once. Palin sat down with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. The conversations were private, the pictures public, meant to build her rsum for voters concerned about her lack of experience in world affairs. "I...

2008-08-06 03:00:32

Excerpt from an article by Sadiqollah Tawhidi entitled: "The resolution of the Council of Ministers removes the mask over the `democracy'", published by privately-owned Afghan newspaper Payman daily on 4 August The Council of Ministers issued a resolution last week on media activities, which removed the mask over the six years of rule of the government. The move showed that the government does not respect the values of democracy. While 90 per cent of the people are living below the poverty...

2008-07-20 18:00:11

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Afghan Aina TV on 20 July [Presenter] Homayun Hamidzada, spokesman for the president, described [Barack] Obama's recent criticism of President Karzai as an accurate comment, but said that the Afghan government had been hearing such comments over the past many years. Obama arrived in Kabul on Friday [18 July, as heard]. He had a meeting with President Karzai and a number of senior government officials. He stressed elimination of terrorism in...

2008-07-20 15:00:11

By Kim Barker, Chicago Tribune Jul. 20--KABUL, Afghanistan -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for almost two hours Sunday in a friendly discussion that addressed some of the troubled country's challenges but avoided confrontation over touchy issues such as civilian casualties, militants in Pakistan or Obama's recent criticism of Karzai. The president, several top Afghan officials and the congressional delegation talked broadly about...

2008-07-20 09:00:12

Likely U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama had breakfast with U.S. troops in Afghanistan Sunday before meeting with the the country's president. Sen. Obama, D-Ill., ate his meal in the mess hall of an American military base in Kabul as he prepared for his first meeting with President Hamid Karzai, whose policies he has criticized in the past, CNN reported. Obama arrived in eastern Afghanistan Saturday with two other U.S. Senators, Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...

2008-07-16 18:00:15

Afghanistan's president said in a television interview Wednesday that the ongoing war with the Taliban was a regional problem rather than an internal issue. Speaking on Dubai's Memri TV, President Hamid Karzai said the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies would have been defeated long ago if not for the protected havens they have established in neighboring Pakistan. Karzai said that if the insurgency was strictly an Afghan matter, he would have sought negotiations with Mullah Omar and other...

2008-07-07 00:00:07

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into allegations that 15 civilians were killed in a U.S. military strike against militants. Among the civilians reportedly killed in Friday's U.S. helicopter attack against militants along the border between Konar and Nurestan provinces were five members of one family -- a doctor and at least two children, CNN reported Sunday. Authorities were also investigating civilian deaths from a coalition bombing in eastern Afghanistan...

2008-06-16 03:00:09

Text of report by staff correspondent headlined "TTP warns Karzai of tit-for-tat response" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 16 June Khar: The spokesman of the Tehrik-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday [15 June] warned of tit-for-tat response if the NATO forces and Afghan National Army attacked the tribal areas of Pakistan to hunt down the Taleban leaders. Reacting to President Hamed Karzai's threat to launch attacks inside Pakistan, TTP spokesman Maulvi Umar told...

2008-06-16 00:00:06

Text of report by privately-owned Pakistan television Dawn News on 15 June Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani has said that Pakistan does not interfere in anybody else's affairs and will not anybody to interfere in its territorial limits. Now this comes after [Afghan] President Karzai said he (?would) send Afghan troops across the border into Pakistan to destroy what he called Taleban sanctuaries. Further details follow in this report: [Begin recording] [Unidentified Dawn News...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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