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    No polling stations in insecure areas: Manawi

    KABUL (PAN): Next year’s presidential and provincial council elections may not be held in some insecure areas if effective security measures are not put in place, the poll panel chief warned on Monday.



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    Luxembourg highest per capita donor to WFP

    KABUL (PAN): Luxembourg emerged the highest per capita donor to the regular operations of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan in 2013, the agency said on Monday.



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    27 NZ troops to stay after PRT pullout in April

    KABUL (PAN): The New Zealand cabinet government on Monday pledged contribution to Afghanistan beyond the pullout of its Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) from central Bamyan province in April.



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    Gen. Dunford backs Karzai's decree on air raids

    KABUL (PAN): The top commander of NATO and US forces in Afghanistan on Sunday supported President Hamid Karzai’s intention to ban government forces from requesting airstrikes during operation in rural areas.



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    NSC wants special units merged into Afghan forces

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday decided to form a delegation that would formally ask US-led coalition forces for an end to operations by the special units they have created in different provinces of the country.



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    Civil society activists on strike against Hazara carnage

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Four civil society activists on Sunday went a hunger strike in central Bamyan province to condemn genocidal acts against the minority Hazara community in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



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    Election fraud to trigger civil war: Sherzad

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Millat Party chairman Stana Gul Sherzad on Sunday warned the government and opposition that interference in the electoral process could spark a new round of civil war in the country.



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    35 renounce militancy in Herat

    HERAT (PAN): Thirty-five armed rebels joined the government-initiated peace process in western Herat province on Sunday, an official said.



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    Massoud faults Karzai stance on airstrikes

    KABUL (PAN): The government’s decision on barring Afghan security personnel from requesting air support during security operations amounts to formal recognition of Taliban as a force in the countryside, an opposition leader alleged on Sunday.