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Second wave of Afghan transition kicks off

A second wave of Afghanistan’s transition from NATO to local control officially started Thursday as international forces handed over most of a peaceful province. All but two districts of Parwan province, north

Transition towards Islamic banking

The conventional banks in Pakistan are switching towards ever-flourishing Islamic banking which, most of the industry managers agree, has a bright future in this predominantly Muslim country. Given a remarkable growth of

Dozens shot in Yemen as Gulf eyes transition

SANAA – At least one anti-regime protester was killed and dozens shot in the cities of Taez and Sanaa, as Yemen’s worried Gulf neighbours prepared to meet in Riyadh on Sunday to work out a transition plan.
Three other people were killed, including an intelligence officer and a soldier, in Abyan province, an Al-Qaeda stronghold in southern Yemen. The protester died of a gunshot wound after security forces using live fire hit dozens of demonstrators in overnight clashes in Sanaa

US welcomes Afghan security transition

WASHINGTON The United States welcomed an announcement by Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that Afghan forces will begin taking responsibility for security in several provinces this summer. “As we have long said, the Afghans themselves must take responsibility for their own future – for providing security, for strengthening governance, and for reaching a political solution to the conflict,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Karzai said Afghan forces will take

Egypt’s next transition steps this week

CAIRO – Egypt’s ruling military council will announce a constitutional decree within the next two days that will chart the path towards elections and civilian rule, a security source said on Tuesday. The decree will set a timeframe for parliamentary elections, expected in September of this year, and the presidential polls that will follow them, the source said. “The constitutional decree will set a roadmap for the steps ahead with a timetable for elections and the laws to be passed to

Afghan security transition to start in seven areas

KABUL – Afghanistan’s leader announced on Tuesday seven areas would be included in the first phase of a gradual transition of security from NATO troops to Afghan forces in July, including volatile cities in the south and north. The announcement was the first tentative step in a long process that will end with the withdrawal of all foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by 2014, a process agreed by US and NATO leaders last year. “Transition is the right of the Afghan people and,

Saudi Arabia welcomes ‘peaceful transition’ in Egypt

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Hosni Mubarak, on Saturday welcomed the “peaceful transition of power” in Egypt, an official quoted by the state SPA news agency said. The conservative kingdom “welcomes the peaceful transition of power” and hopes “the efforts of Egypt’s armed forces will bring peace and stability,” he said a day after president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
Riyadh will support efforts to forge a “unity government that would achieve the hopes and aspirations of