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    Business & Economics

    Trade agreement signed with Kazakhstan

    KABUL (PAN): An agreement was signed on Tuesday between the Afghan Commerce and Industries Ministry and Kazakhstan' Emergency Situation Ministry on expanding trade ties between the two countries, an official said.



    Governance

    Fateha offered for High Peace Council chief

    KABUL (PAN): Thousand of people offered fateha for Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani at different mosques in Kabul and Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi on Saturday.



    Governance

    Foreign spies linked to top peace negotiator's murder

    KABUL (PAN): International and regional intelligence agencies along the Taliban, were involved in the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the ex-president and High Peace Council chairman, political analysts alleged on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    US to provide $268m for combating drugs

    KABUL (PAN): The US government would provide $268 million (12.8 billion afghanis) for law enforcement and combating the scourge drugs under an agreement signed in Kabul on Sunday.



    Agriculture

    Wheat production down by 15pc

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan produced 3.3 million tonnes of wheat this year, showing a 15 percent decline, compared to the 2010 yield, an official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Suicide bombers strike in Deh Mazang locality

    KABUL (PAN): Two suicide blasts hit as many police centres in the heavily-fortified Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.



    Governance

    Afghanistan recognises new Libyan govt

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has decided to forge diplomatic ties with the transitional Libyan government, a well-placed source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Rockets fired at Deh Sabz district

    KABUL (PAN): Four rockets were fired into a village in Deh Sabz district of central Kabul province, an official said on Monday.



    Governance

    Coalition rejects parliamentary team for talks

    KABUL (PAN): The Coalition Supporting the Enforcement of Law on Saturday rejected a 10-member delegation named by the Wolesi Jirga to resolve problems arising out of the Independent election Commission's decision regarding the disqualification of several legislators.



    Business & Economics

    Indian firm to start initial work on 22 dams

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Water and Energy signed an agreement with an Indian firm for initial work on 22 medium and small dams, the minister said on Wednesday.