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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.



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    Bill on Afghan exit strategy in US Senate

    WASHINGTON (PAN): A piece of legislation asking President Barack Obama to set a timetable for withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan has been raised in the US Senate.



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    Envoys assure continued support to Farah govt

    KABUL (PAN): The international community is trying to to help improve Afghanistans security, strengthen its government and develop its war-crippled economy, US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry has said.



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    Wolesi Jirga should not ignore other tasks: Omar

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga should not forget its duty to the country, the presidents spokesman said Tuesday, urging MPs to end their strike.



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    'Political motives behind Afghan ethnic violence'

    MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Certain figures in Kabul are using the ethnic violence between Hazara and nomadic Kuchi communities for their own political benefit, locals said.