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    Senator Levin to visit Afghanistan next week

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Influential American lawmaker Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, will travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan next week, his office said on Saturday.



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    US vows strong post 2014 Afghan intell ties

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon on Thursday said it would continue to maintain a strong diplomatic and intelligence relationship with Kabul beyond 2014 when the security transition is scheduled to be complete.



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    Goal is to have Afghans able for own security

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama Administration said on Thursday that the goal of the United States in Afghanistan is to enable Afghans to fully manage their own security.



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    Obama to decide on enduring US Afghan presence

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama would take a decision on the recommendation of General John Allen, top US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, on the presence of American troops af



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    US, Qatar talk Afghanistan before Karzai visit

     WASHINGTON (PAN): Ahead of a crucial President Hamid Karzai next week's visit to Washington, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned her Qatari counterpart to discuss Afghanistan among other issues, her spokesperson said on Wednesday.



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    Rassoul cautions Doha on Taliban bureau

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Wednesday said the proposed Taliban liaison office in Qatar would not be accepted until the rebels arrived at the negotiation table with the Afghan government.



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    MPs remain divided on summoning ministers

     KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday failed for a second time to settle their differences over the issue of summoning nearly a dozen ministers who spent less than half of development funds last year.



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    Pakistan tightens checks at Torkham border

     JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani border guards on Wednesday tightened security checks at the Torkham border crossing by intercepting each passenger entering the country from Afghanistan, an Afghan security official said.



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    No report on war criminals shared with Karzai: Faizi

     KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Tuesday rejected as baseless the accusation that President Karzai had attempted to block the release of a report on war criminals compiled by the Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).



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    Karzai to hold key talks with Obama next week: Faizi

     KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is to leave for the United States next week for talks with his American counterpart, Barack Obama, on the peace process, a proposed security pact and Afghan forces equipment, an official said on Tuesday.