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    Analysts mixed on removal of Taliban names from blacklist

    KABUL (PAN): Some analysts believe the removal of Taliban names from the UN black list would only help when the names of those currently involved in active fighting are de-listed, but others see it a step forward towards bringing peace to the country.



    Governance

    IEC official resigns from post in Farah

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The regional head of the Independent Election Commission in western Farah province has resigned, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    US dismisses Zardaris claim that war is lost in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The US has dismissed remarks by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that the US-led international coalition is losing the war in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Women worry Ramadan will prevent them from campaigning

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Women standing in the September 18 parliamentary elections say the holy month of Ramadan will offer their male rivals a greater opportunity to campaign.



    Governance

    Senator slams Khost governor for bias

    KABUL (PAN): A senator from the southeastern province of Khost on Tuesday hit out at the provincial governor who he accused of political bias, allegations the governor has flatly denied.



    Governance

    45 names removed, 66 pending on UN sanctions list

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The UN has removed the names of 45 Taliban members from its sanctions blacklist and is considering the status of another 66, the world body said.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Minister's son still missing

    KABUL (PAN): Police on Tuesday said they were still searching for the 28-year-old son of Afghanistan's refugees and repatriation minister, who was seized from his car in the capital, Kabul, nearly two days ago.



    Governance

    US effort in Afghanistan 'long and difficult': Obama

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama has said the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan has been long and difficult but that Afghan and coalition forces had clear goals in sight.



    Governance

    Karzai to visit Iran for regional summit

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai will pay an official visit to Iran to attend a trilateral summit there, a presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Top police commander on trial

    KABUL (PAN): A senior police officer in western Afghanistan has gone on trial charged with having links to drug dealers.