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    Governance

    Obama's OIC envoy says upbeat on Afghan peace talks

    KABUL (PAN): US President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Thursday said he was optimistic about a positive outcome of the proposed peace negotiations



    Security and Crime

    Gold prices up, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, while prices of other daily essentials stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Kabul, Riyadh to enter economic cooperation deal soon

    KABUL (PAN): The governments of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia are all set to enter a comprehensive agreement on social and economic cooperation in the near future, Afghan envoy to the kingdom said o



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    Afghan fruit exporters face problems in Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan farmers are being forced into selling their fresh fruits on lower rates due to the non-implementation of Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), a trader represent



    Culture

    9 nations want Afghanistan to exhibit historical relics

    KABUL (PAN): Officials of the National Museum of Afghanistan on Tuesday said nine countries had requested Afghan historical relics to be exhibited in their countries.  



    Business & Economics

    AISA asks world to finance Afghan security forces

    KABUL (PAN): If the international community fails to fund Afghan security forces after 2014, as sought by the Afghan government, mega development projects in the country could face financial problems, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) cautioned on Monday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Karzai shocked over tragic plane crash in Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday extended his deep condolences to the people of Pakistan and their government over a tragic plane crash that killed all 127 people onboard in the capital Islamabad.



    Business & Economics

    Gold, gas prices dip in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold and cooking gas dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, while rates of other essential commodities remained stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    25 firms to compete for gold, copper extraction

    KABUL (PAN): Officials at the Ministry of Mines on Tuesday said 25 international companies would compete for the exploration and extraction of gold and copper from four reserves.



    Business & Economics

    Transit fee for TAPI gas pipeline agreed

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have agreed on a transit fee for a multi-billion natural gas pipeline project, a Ministry of Mines official in Kabul said on Tuesday.