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    Afghanistan Contact Group set to meet in Ankara

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Contact Group, aiming to coordinate international efforts for stabilising the war-torn country, will meet in Turkey on Friday.



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    Karzai wants foreigners excluded from ECC

    KABUL (PAN): The presence of foreigners in the Electoral Complaints Commission is in conflict with Afghanistan’s sovereignty, President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday.



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    US slams woman’s decapitation in Herat

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Strongly condemning incidents of violence against women in Afghanistan, the Obama administration on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to their rights.



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    Strategic deal being enforced: Rasmussen

    KABUL (PAN): NATO is working with the Afghan government on implementing the agreement on an enduring partnership, the secretary-general said on Thursday,



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    Proposals floated for election transparency

    KABUL (PAN): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), political parties and civil society on Wednesday floated suggestions to the government for ensuring transparency in polls.



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    NDMC report triggers walkout from Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Some members on Wednesday staged a walkout from of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, over a National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC) report on preparations for winter assistance to vulnerable families.



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    ACD to cement peace in Asia, hopes Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): The Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) could play a significant role in cementing cooperation and peaceful coexistence among different cultures and civilisations in the region, hopes President Hamid Karzai.



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    Grossman to attend meeting on Afghanistan in Turkey

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman is travelling to Turkey to attend a meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan, the State Department said on Tuesday.



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    Afghan-UK panel holds maiden meeting

    KABUL (PAN): A joint Afghan-UK commission on Tuesday held its maiden meeting on the implementation of a strategic cooperation agreement between the two countries.



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    Zardari supports Afghan-led peace drive

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday reiterated his government’s stance of supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.