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    Today’s Afghanistan different: Stagg to Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British Ambassador in Kabul Richard Stagg has said the Taliban should realise that today’s Afghanistan is much different from that in the mid-90s when they ruled it.


    Anti-US remarks: PHC spokesman suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) said on Tuesday Maulvi Shahzada Shahid had been suspended as its spokesman after his controversial remarks about Osama bin Laden and the United States.


    Criminal Procedure Code signed into law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday signed into law the Criminal Procedure Code with an amendment to address concerns from human rights campaigners and civil society activists.


    NSC welcomes Taliban’s Dubai meeting declaration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday welcomed the declaration of Taliban’s Dubai meeting that urged peaceful settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.


    HPC hails Taliban willingness for talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday welcomed some former Taliban officials’ willingness for talks with the government, saying it supported steps toward Afghanistan’s stability.


    Graham seeks end to Afghan uplift aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential lawmaker has demanded an end to US development assistance to Afghanistan if the administration of President Hamid Karzai freed 65 prisoners from the Bagram jail in Parwan province.


    Wheat scandal: Nuristan governor sacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has removed the Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani and two other officials for their role in the theft of wheat meant for distribution to residents of the remote eastern province.


    Abdullah campaigners gunned down in Herat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two members of leading presidential contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign office were killed in western Herat province on Saturday evening.


    Akhgar dies after protracted illness

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Qasim Akhgar, the author and former chief editor of Hasht-i-Subh newspaper, has passed away after protracted illness, the newspaper announced on Tuesday.


    NATO defence chiefs talk Afghan mission, polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO countries defence chiefs on Wednesday discussed post-2014 mission in Afghanistan and the April presidential elections as they met for a two-day annual meeting in the Belgium capital.