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    On road to winning counterinsurgency: Allen

    KABUL (PAN): The outgoing NATO-led forces commander in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen, who handed over to Gen Joseph Dunford on Sunday, has said that the multinational troops had gone 'a long way' towards winning a counter-insurgency.



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    Fazl in Qatar to attend Afghan peace talks: aide

    KABUL (PAN): A senior Pakistani politician and religious leader, Maulana Fazl Rehman, is in Qatar to facilitate talks between US and Afghan officials and Afghan Taliban emissaries, an aide said a day earlier.



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    NATO forces' withdrawal begins as new chief arrives

    KABUL (PAN): NATO- led forces in Afghanistan began withdrawal on Sunday when Pakistan cleared 25 containers of their consignment entering the country via the Torkham border-crossing.



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    Keep chasing released Taliban, UK asks Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg has urged Pakistan to keep chasing Afghan Taliban prisoners after their releases from the country's jails in order to address Afghanistan's concerns over their possible return to militancy.



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    No mega project in Nuristan since 2012: governor

    JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan governor Tamim Nuristani on Saturday acknowledged that no mega development project could be executed in the eastern province since last year, accusing the Ministry of Finance of refusing to release funds in this regard, despite President Hamid Karzai's directives.



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    Security transition on track: Hammond

    KABUL (PAN): British defence secretary Philip Hammond met with senior military commanders from both ISAF and Afghan forces during an announced trip to southern Helmand province, his ministry said.



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    Islamabad agrees to Kabul's say in Taliban releases

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan would give Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) a formal role in the release of remaining Taliban detainees in its custody through a new coordination mechanism being set up before they were freed, an official said.



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    Core of Al Qaeda on path to defeat: Obama

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama has said the core of Al Qaeda was on the path to defeat mainly due to the relentless actions being taken by his administration against terrorist groups, including killing the terror outfit leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.



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    Kerry looking forward to working with Karzai

    WASHINGTON: (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday phoned President Hamid Karzai and discussed with him a host of issues concerning the peace talks, the bilateral security agreement and next year’s presidential elections in Afghanistan.



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    Fariba in Finland seeking asylum

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Balkh women's affairs director Fariba Majid has applied for asylum in Finland after she visited the country as part of a training programme a month back, an official said on Thursday.