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    Karzai orders end to nighttime house searches

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday discussed the overall security environment in the country and urgent needs of the border police force.



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    Summoning ministers: MPs stick to their guns

    KABUL (PAN): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Sunday insisted on summoning the finance minister, warning that the parliament would lose its credibility if the deadlock on the issue persisted.



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    Iranian guards’ fire being probed: Musazai

    KABUL (PAN): The Foreign Ministry said it was dispatching a delegation to Iran on Sunday to investigate reported casualties among Afghans at the hands of Iranian guards near the shared border.



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    MPs suggest rethink on Pakistan policy

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday said the incoming Pakistan government would not help Afghanistan and asked the Karzai administration to review its policy toward the neighbouring country.



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    Senate slams Iranian guards' fire at Afghans

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday asked the government to summon the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan over a recent shooting incident at the border that killed and wounded several Afghans.



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    Karzai hopes new Pak govt to help fight terror

    KABUL (PAN) President Hamid Karzai on Sunday telephoned Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif and congratulated him his “clear victory” in the elections.



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    Hundreds rally against Pakistan, Iran

    FARAH CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people, mostly former jihadi leaders, on Sunday rallied against Pakistan and Iran, accusing the neighbouring countries of killing and torturing innocent Afghans.



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    Afghanistan flays deadly blasts in Turkey

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Sunday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the terrorist attacks in the southern Rehyanli city of Turkey, killing 46 people and injuring 140 others.



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    Sharif stages comeback in landmark vote

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistan Muslim League-N, led by former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, has emerged as the single largest political party in Saturday’s parliamentary elections, unofficial results suggested on Sunday.  



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    US urged to transfer Gitmo prisoners

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday called for the United States to transfer Afghan detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison to their country.