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    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.


    President playing with nation’s fate: Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) chief, on Sunday assailed President Hamid Karzai for playing with the nation’s fate by deferring a security deal with the US.


    Karzai links Obama letter to his insistence

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said it was on his insistence that his US counterpart Barack Obama had written him the latest letter regarding the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the two nations.


    IEC announces final list of candidates

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the final lists of presidential and provincial candidates on Wednesday, a day after the electoral watchdog announced completion of the complaint evaluation process.


    Sultanzoy added to final list of candidates

    KABUL (PAN): The number of presidential runners has gone up in the wake of thoroughgoing investigations into objections and with the addition of the 11th candidate, Daud Sultanzoy, to the final list by Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), officials said on Tuesday.


    Major varsities to stay closed during Ashura

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Monday said three major state-run universities would remain closed from November 11 to 14 on account of Ashura ceremonies.


    BSA draft prepared in 3 languages: Spanta

    KABUL (PAN): National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Sunday said the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) draft had been prepared in Pashto, Dari and English languages for distribution to participants of the upcoming consultative Loya Jirga.