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    Kabul-Jalalabad highway reopens after protest

    KABUL (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad Highway was reopened one and half an hour after it was blocked by supporters of a failed parliamentary election candidate in Pul-i-Charkhi area east of Kabul on Saturday.

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    Regional cooperation to help avoid US permanent presence: Zwak

    KABUL (PAN): "If neighbouring countries do not cooperate with the Afghan government to restore peace, it would accept the US offer of permanent military bases," said Afghanistan Research and Advisory Centre (ARAC) Director, Ghulam Jilani Zwak.


    Some private institutes closed, others fined

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education has closed 10 private higher education institutes, fined 11 and warned 31 others for violations its rules during the current year, a senior official said on Wednesday.


    "After Allah, my constituents rely on me": Durani

    KABUL (PAN): "I will convey the voices of my people to officials at any cost, because after Allah, they rely on me," vowed Abdul Ahmad Durani, a Wolesi Jirga MP from the central province of Maidan Wardak.


    Protestors want special court ruling enforced

    KABUL (PAN): Parliamentary candidates, declared winners by a special election tribunal on June 23, staged a protest demonstration on Sunday, asking the government to implement the court ruling.


    Najafi rejects rigging allegations

    KABUL(PAN): The transport and aviation minister on Thursday rejected as groundless allegations regarding his involvement in rigging during the 2009 presidential election and the murder of Herat tra

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    New power stations start supply to 3 districts

    KABUL (PAN): Six newly-built power stations started supplying electricity to three districts north Kabul, benefiting around 2,000 families, officials said on Tuesday.


    Only Afghan govt reps should attend Bonn meetings: analysts

    KABUL (PAN): Political analysts say that only Afghan government representatives should attend the second Bonn conference, which will be held in Germany on December 5, 2011.


    Kabul residents unhappy with park closure

    KABUL (PAN): Kabul residents are unhappy with the shutdown of Zarnegar Park, located in center of city. Officials say the park was closed down for security reasons and will reopen soon.

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    Taliban trying to scuttle security switch: Omar

    KABUL(PAN): Taliban insurgents have stepped attacks in an effort to scuttle the security transition process and force foreign troops to stay put in the country, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said on Monday.