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    Governance

    Rasmussen calls for early signing of Afghan-US pact

    KABUL (PAN): The NATO secretary-general says the US-Afghan strategic cooperation agreement be signed ahead of the Chicago conference, but President Hamid Karzai insists on his government’s conditions being met. 



    Business & Economics

    Rains to continue until April: Met office

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Meteorological Service on Tuesday said there would be abundant water for irrigation purposes next year as the rainy season would last until April, but an astrologist said there will be rains only between February 26 and March 19.



    Governance

    Senators blast High Peace Council’s performance

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga (upper house of Parliament) members, criticising the performance of the High Peace Council, on Sunday summoned the council secretariat chief and spokesman.



    Business & Economics

    Govt. fails to return national flag carrier loans

    KABUL (PAN): The High Oversight Office and Anti-Corruption (HOOA) said on Sunday the Ariana Afghan Airlines would collapse if government institutions did not repay its loans.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Kabulis brave coldest night as mercury hits -15C

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan Meteorological Authority (AMA) officials on Tuesday said that Monday night was the coldest when temperatures plunged to minus 15 degrees Celsius, the lowest-ever for the last 15 years, in the capital Kabul.



    Governance,Business & Economics

    Economic cooperation agreements signed with Iran

    KABUL (PAN): Agreements on economic cooperation and facilitating trade links were signed between Afghanistan and Iran on Monday in Kabul on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Radar system installed to ensure air traffic safely

    KABUL (PAN): A new radar system, a 20 million euros project, was installed at the Kabul International Airport to ensure the safety of air traffic, a senior official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    UN seeks $437m to cope with Afghan natural disasters

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations and the Afghan government have launched a joint appeal for $437 million to deal with natural disasters in the country, a Cabinet minister said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Taliban team in Qatar for peace negotiations

    KABUL (PAN): A five-member Taliban delegation has reached Doha, the capital of Qatar, for peace negotiations with the United States, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Karzai hopeful of negotiations with HIA

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his call for the Taliban to stop fighting, saying that Afghans alone were suffering because of the ongoing conflict in the country.