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    Obama has a flawed Afghan policy: Romney aide

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama had a flawed Afghan policy, a top foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, has said.



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    US lawmaker seeks DNI probe into insider attacks

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Influential Congressman from New York, Peter King, on Tuesday demanded an investigation by the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) into recent insider attacks that killed 40 foreign soldiers in Afghanistan this year.



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    Karzai assists families of Nimroz attacks victims

    ZARANJ (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, accompanied by some of his Cabinet ministers, on Tuesday arrived in the capital of northwestern Nimroz province and met with relatives of those killed and wounded in last week’s coordinated suicide attacks.



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    New Zealand forces in Afghanistan praised

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon on Monday praised New Zealand forces for their efforts at bringing security to Afghanistan, as the country announced an earlier exit in 2013 as planned.



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    Avoid killing civilian officials, Hikmatyar tells fighters

    KABUL (PAN): Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hikmatyar on Sunday directed his fighters to avoid killing civilian officials, including attorneys, engineers, doctors,



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    Karzai condemns insurgent attacks during Ramadan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, after offering Eidul Fitr prayers at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, on Sunday condemned the repeated insurgent attacks that took place during the holy month of Ramadan in various provinces.



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    Karzai, Panetta discuss “insider attacks”

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Saturday called President Hamid Karzai and discussed with him the progress in war against terrorism and the security transition from international forces to their Afghan counterparts



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    OIC summit vows to pursue every means to achieve unity

    KABUL (PAN): The two-day Islamic Solidarity Summit ended early on Thursday  in the holy city of Makkah, with participants stressing pragmatic focus on inter-sectarian harmony and Islamic unity, and a clear and unambiguous stand against the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria.



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    93rd Afghanistan’s Independence Day celebrated

    KABUL (PAN): The 93rd Afghanistan’s Independence Day was celebrated during a simple ceremony in Kabul, with President Hamid Karzai placing a wreath of flowers next to the minaret of liberty at the Ministry of Defence.



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    Ranjbar says his rights violated in detention

    KABUL (PAN): Former lawmaker Abdul Kabir Ranjbar, who faces charges of rape and abducting a young girl, has claimed his fundamental human rights were infringed under the guise of his one and a half month detention by the intelligence service.