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    Khalili sees foreigners behind ethnic clashes

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign elements are behind ongoing ethnic clashes between Hazara and Kuchi communities in central Maidan Wardak province, Second Vice-President Karim Khalili said on Monday.



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    Uproar in Wolesi Jirga over ethnic clash

    KABUL (PAN): Hazara lawmakers staged a walk out from the Wolesi Jirga on Monday to protest the ongoing clash between the Hazara and Kuchi communities in central Maidan Wardak province.



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    Ways of curbing civilian casualties discussed

    KABUL (PAN): NATO and Afghan leaders have ended two days of discussions on improving counterinsurgency (COIN) operations and preventing civilian casualties by cataloguing best practices that can be shared by all units operating in Afghanistan.



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    Kabul, Astana to jointly fight drug trafficking

    KABUL (PAN) Afghanistan and Kazakhstan signed on Monday an inter-governmental agreement on jointly combating the menace of drug trafficking.



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    Norwegian PM makes surprise visit to Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, making an unannounced visit to Kabul, met President Hamid Karzai on Monday.



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    Afghanistan on top of OSCE agenda: EU

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would be on top of the agenda for the annual meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana, the European Union special representative said on Monday.



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    Ethnic clashes to affect peace jirga: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (PAN): Ongoing clash between Hazara and Kuchi communities in central Maidan Wardak province would badly affect the upcoming Peace Jirga and parliamentary elections, a political leader warned on Sunday.



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    Karzai's US trip redefined partnership: Omar

    WASHINGTON (PAN): President Hamid Karzai's just concluded trip to the US has reshaped the relationship between the two countries, making Afghanistan more of an equal partner than ever, the presidential spokesman said.



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    Afghans want some candidates removed from election list

    KABUL (PAN): Afghans are calling for the removal of some candidates from a list of those standing in September's parliamentary elections for being "violators of human rights".



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    UN chief to attend Kabul Conference

    KABUL (PAN): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday he would attend the upcoming Kabul Conference, slated for July 20.