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    Hundreds support peace jirga

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Hundreds of people form the lawless southern province of Helmand on Saturday voiced their support for the upcoming Peace Advisory Jirga.



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    500 participants of peace jirga arrive in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Around 500 people taking part in the June 2 peace jirga have arrived in the capital, an official said on Saturday, anticipating that the remaining 900 would reach Kabul by nightfall.



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    MPs assail Khalili for ethnic bias

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers on Saturday accused Second Vice-President Muhammad Karim Khalili of ethnic bias on the issue of recent Kuchi-Hazara fighting in central Maidan Wardak province.



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    Afghanistan epicenter of al-Qaeda extremism: US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan are the epicenter of the violent extremism practiced by al-Qaeda, the Obama administration says in its National Security Strategy (NSS), submitted to the US Congress.



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    Timetable for US troop withdrawal opposed

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, disagreeing with some lawmakers from his own party, has opposed a timetable for a responsible withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan



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    Winning Afghan war means winning the people: Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Abdullah Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai's main rival in last years election, has cautioned top US officials against blindly supporting one individual.



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    226 candidates included: IEC

    KABUL (PAN): Some 226 parliamentary poll candidates who had failed to make it on to a preliminary list would be given a second chance to reapply, the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Thursday.



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    Four more Afghans executed in Iran

    ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian authorities have executed four more Afghan nationals, fuelling fears about the fate of around 3,000 death-row Afghan inmates in that country.



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    US looking forward to the peace jirga

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The US is looking forward to the Afghan peace, where President Hamid Karzai is expected to call on the Taliban to renounce violence, a spokesman said.



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    Khalili's Behsud visit sparks controversy

    KABUL (PAN): Second Vice-President Muhammad Karim Khalili's visit to the Behsud district of Maidan Wardak province was his personal initiative aimed at sorting out the Kuchi-Hazara dispute, his spokesman said on Wednesday.