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    Visiting British ministers seek early troop withdrawal

    KABUL (PAN): The British foreign secretary, William Hague, flew into Kabul on Saturday for meetings with top political and military officials, amid reports his government was looking for ways to speed up a troop withdrawal.



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    Khler praises German soldiers at Camp Marmal

    KABUL (PAN): German Federal President Horst Khler and his wife Eva Luise have praised the sacrifices of German troops in Afghanistan, NATO said on Saturday.



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    Al Qaeda suffers 'important setbacks': US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Al Qaeda has suffered important setbacks in the last one year and the network is in its "worst financial shape" for years, a top US counterterrorism official said.



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    UK assures commitment to Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): Newly-appointed British foreign minister, William Hague, reassured on Saturday his country's sustained commitment towards Afghanistan.



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    Obama vows to break Taliban momentum

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to break the momentum of Taliban insurgents and train Afghan security forces as Americans entered a critical phase in the war against terrorism.



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    Jawad praises US soldiers sacrifices

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghans would never forget American soldiers ultimate sacrifices for restoring freedom and hope to their war-devastated country, Afghanistans top diplomat in Washington said on Friday.



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    Maldives talks draw mixed reaction

    KABUL (PAN): A two-day meeting of Afghan opposition figures, including some former Taliban officials, at a tourist resort in the Maldives has drawn mixed reaction from Kabul-based political analysts.



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    Atmar to expose elements behind ethic clashes

    KABUL (PAN): Some foreign and local elements were involved in stoking bloody Hazara-Kuchi clashes in central Maidan Wardak province, Interior Minister Hanif Atmar said on Thursday.



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    Hundreds protest against Iran in Herat

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents of western Herat province took to the streets on Thursday against the execution of Afghan citizens in neighbouring Iran.



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    MP urges NATO troops to leave Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A former presidential candidate, Ramazan Bashardost, Thursday asked NATO troops to leave Kabul to avoid civilian casualties.