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    US asks Taliban to take steps to open Doha office

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Endorsing the joint statement issued by leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain at the just concluded Chequers summit, the United States on Monday called on the Taliban to take steps necessary to opening their much-talked representative office in Doha.



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    US to continue working for peace in Afghanistan: Kerry

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States would continue to work to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan, the new US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said Monday, welcoming a group of Afghan musicians  in one of his first public appearance as the top American diplomat.



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    Peace deal over next six months: Karzai, Zardari

    KABUL (PAN): Following talks hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain, President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said they would work to reach a peace deal within six months, throwing their weight behind moves for the Taliban to open an office in Doha.



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    HPC delegation to leave for Pakistan shortly

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) delegation is scheduled to leave for Pakistan in the near future, an official said on Monday.



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    Karzai due in Oslo to sign strategic deal

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, currently engaged in a trilateral summit in London, is scheduled to arrive in Oslo on Monday for a two-day visit to sign a strategic partnership agreement with the Norwegian leadership.



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    Karzai due in Oslo to sign strategic deal

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, currently engaged in a trilateral summit in London, is scheduled to arrive in Oslo on Monday for a two-day visit to sign a strategic partnership agreement with the Norwegian leadership.



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    Karzai, Zardari begin Cameron-hosted talks

    KABUL (PAN): Focused on initiatives to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and engage the Taliban in effective talks, a trilateral dialogue between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the UK formally began on Monday in London.



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    Helmand security was better in 2006: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai said he felt southern Helmand province had been more peaceful before the arrival of British and US troops in 2006, but did not blame the international forces for the security problems.



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    Musazai links strategic deal with APTTA enforcement

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has delivered the Afghan government a copy of a proposed strategic cooperation agreement between the two countries, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said on Sunday, linking the accord to redressing Afghan traders' right violations in the neighbouring country.



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    Pakistani Taliban offer conditional truce

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Taliban on Sunday said they would seek from security forces guarantee of the country’s three top political and religious leaders for their proposed talks with the government.