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    Senators want Spanta dragged to court

    KABUL (PAN): Senior government officials who defy a parliamentary summons be dragged to court, Meshrano Jirga members demanded on Sunday. 



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    Karzai sympathises with Iran quake victims

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday extended his sympathies to victims of two earthquakes that struck several towns in northwestern Iran a day earlier.



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    Wolesi Jirga to monitor use of aid: Ibrahimi

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, is keen on monitoring the use of foreign assistance pledged to Afghanistan at July’s Tokyo conference to ensure transparency, the speaker said on Saturday.



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    Rabbani visit not scrapped: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Islamabad has rejected speculation that a top Afghan peace negotiator had suspended his scheduled visit to Pakistan over the country’s unwillingness to hand over a Taliban commander to Kabul and end cross-border attacks into Afghanistan.



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    Roghe takes over as EUPOL Afghanistan chief

    KABUL (PAN): Karl Åke Roghe of Sweden has taken up his position as the head of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan).



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    Philp new Australian envoy in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Jonathan Philp has been named as Australia’s next ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing Paul Foley, who has held the post since December 2009.



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    Hakimi, Sherry attend Obama’s Iftar dinner

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghan Ambassador to the US Eklil Ahmad Hakimi and his Pakistani counterpart Sherry Rehman were among the select diplomats invited to an Iftar dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House. 



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    Continuation of violence unacceptable: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): War and the destruction associated with it does not offer a solution to any problem, President Hamid Karzai said in his weekly radio address to the nation. 



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    US think-tank wants India to expand Afghan mly training

    WASHINGTON (PAN): An eminent American think-tank, known for its close ties with the Pentagon, on Thursday recommended large-scale Indian military training of Afghan officials.



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    Pakistan may free Baradar to boost Kabul’s peace bid

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan may release top Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, ranked second in influence to the movement’s chief Mullah Omar, to play a larger role in the Afghanistan endgame.