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    Governance

    Mend ties with US, political rivals tell Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Two opposition coalitions on Tuesday voiced their concerns over possible withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan, stressing immediate resolution of differences between the two countries.



    Governance

    New Takhar governor appointed

    KABUL (PAN): Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, a brother of Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, has been appointed as new governor of norther Takhar province, the Council of Ministers said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Zakria detained in Kandahar: official

    KABUL (PAN): Local officials in southern Kandahar province on Sunday confirmed that Zakria Kandahari, an Afghan-American accused of killing and torturing civilians in central Maidan Wardak province, had been arrested.



    Business & Economics

    Contracts can't be signed pending law approval

    KABUL (PAN): A Ministry of Mines official said on Saturday contracts for the development of four key minefields could not be signed, pending parliamentary approval of a draft law.



    Security and Crime

    Man killed, 2 injured in Kabul land dispute

    KABUL (PAN): A man was killed and two other people were injured during a clash over a piece of land in the 12th police district of Kabul, officials said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Jamiat Party appoints interim board

    KABUL (PAN): The provisional Leadership Council of the Jamiat-i-Islami Party decided on Monday to nominate an independent candidate for the next presidential election.



    Governance

    Report on diplomats’ defection rejected

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday rejected as false a German media report that over 100 foreign service employees set for rotation back to Kabul from assignments abroad have defected.



    Security and Crime

    7 civilians dead in Deh Sabz shooting

    KABUL (PAN): Seven civilians were killed and three others wounded by unidentified gunmen in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Monday, an official said.



    Governance

    EUPOL backs 10-year plan for Afghan police

    KABUL (PAN): The European Union Police (EUPOL) mission in Afghanistan has supported the 10-year plan of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for reinforcing Afghan National Police (ANP), an official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    17 dead in Taliban attack on apex court

    KABUL (PAN): A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Supreme Court in the nation’s heavily-fortified capital on Tuesday, killing 17 civilians and wounding 39 others, police said.