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    Poppy cultivation at all-time high: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite $7.6 billion in American counternarcotics efforts since 2002, poppy cultivation has hit a record high in Afghanistan, a US federal watchdog said on Tuesday.



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    Ahmadzai to visit Beijing next month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would leave for Beijing next week in a three-day visit at the head of a high-level delegation, his office said on Tuesday.



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    Delhi conference to discuss Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A conference in New Delhi will discusses the international security environment, including the situation in Afghanistan post 2014, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Blasphemous article incurs Cabinet’s wrath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has directed the ministries concerned to arrest a local daily’s staff responsible for publishing a blasphemous article.



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    Work on 2 new buildings launched

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on buildings for the Department of Urban Development (DoUD) and National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) began in northern Badakhshan province on Tuesda



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    Ghani eyes access to Europe via Uzbekistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said his government wants to connect Afghanistan with European markets via Uzbekistan.



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    China urged to help curb cross-border terror

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Young Afghan diplomats -- currently on a training programme organised by the US and China -- have urged Beijing to encourage Pakistan to stop supporting insurgents against Afghanistan.



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    Unity govt off to good start, says US envoy

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The national unity government, led by President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has got off to a good start, but an enormous amount of work had to be done, a top American diplomat said on Monday.



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    Trust deficit with Kabul to be bridged: Aziz

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul and Islamabad have agreed to bridge the trust deficit, avoid the blame game and focus on constructive engagement and economic cooperation, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Monday.



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    Govt affirms commitment to security in north

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Monday that reforms based on principles would make citizens owners of the country.