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    Militants’ release to harm ties: US senators

    KABUL (PAN): The release of Taliban insurgents will further strain rocky US-Afghan relations, American lawmakers warned on Thursday, as the two countries continue to differ on signing a security deal.


    MoI lodges complaint against lawmaker

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) on Monday announced sending a formal complaint letter to the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry regarding lawmaker Huma Sultani.


    Russia supports NATO mission in Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): Russia on Tuesday supported the NATO mission in Afghanistan, saying the campaign was important to ensure the country’s stability.


    Team to probe double murder in Uruzgan

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday sent a delegation to central Uruzgan province to investigate recent double-murder and torture cases.


    NATO ponders bilateral deal with Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has indicated its interest in inking a bilateral security deal with Afghanistan, an issue that will be discussed at the defense ministers’ meeting in late February.


    No breakthrough in BSA impasse: Dobbins

    KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins on Thursday acknowledged he failed to achieve any breakthrough in his talks with President Hamid Karzai over his refusal to sign a key security deal with the US.


    Inmates held under poor conditions in jails

    KABUL (PAN): The Special Committee for Evaluation of Prisons Situation on Tuesday expressed its concern over poor living conditions of prisoners held at various detention facilities across the country.


    ISAF denies stoppage of fuel delivery to ANSF

    KABUL (PAN): Following reports of cutting in fuel provisions for the Afghan Security Forces by the US, the International Assistance Security Forces (ISAF) clarified on Monday there had been no stoppage in the delivery of requested fuel and it would continue to process all orders to the Afghan security forces.


    Karzai's terms for BSA signing impractical: Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): Key opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has termed President Hamid Karzai’s new conditions for signing a vitally important security deal with the US until after next year’s elections as impractical and personal.


    Warsi welcomes improved Afghan women’s lives

    KABUL (PAN): UK’s first minister of faith, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, has welcomed the improvement so far made in the lives of Afghan women, reiterating her country’s support for efforts at promoting their rights in Afghanistan.