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    US, Afghanistan show a united front

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, on Wednesday reaffirmed their shared goals of a "stable, strong and prosperous Afghanistan", but warned that there would be dark days ahead.



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    US to remain partner and friend of Afghanistan: Clinton

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The US will remain committed to Afghanistan long after combat troops have left the country, the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, told visiting Afghan president, Hamid Karzai.



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    Obama lends his weight to Karzai's peace initiative

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have agreed the reintegration and reconciliation process has to be an Afghan-led initiative and Washington will lend Kabul all possible support in this regard.



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    Clinton's cricket diplomacy

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicked off crucial US-Afghan dialogue by praising Afghan cricketers, a move that helped her establish an instant rapport with members of the visiting delegation.



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    Afghan progress real but fragile: US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have vowed to put aside their differences and work together to build a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.



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    172 NGOs dissolved

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has ordered the dissolution of 172 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for failing to comply with the relevant law.



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    Senators criticise police in Nimroz

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's upper house of parliament on Tuesday called on the government to take action against security officials in western Nimroz province where last week six suicide bombers attacked a government office, leaving several people dead.



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    Parliamentary body to help flood victims

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's lower house of parliament, has agreed to set up a commission that would work to ensure much-needed assistance reached flood victims across the country.



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    Protect women's rights, Karzai urged

    KABUL (PAN): An international rights group has urged President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack Obama, who are scheduled to meet in Washington on Wednesday, to ensure women's rights are not sacrificed in deals with insurgents.



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    Afghan war winnable; not only militarily: US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The war in Afghanistan would ultimately be successful, top US civilian and military officials said, stressing it "demands courage and resilience".