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    Freed rebels won’t promote peace drive: ANC

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghanistan's National Coalition (ANC) on Sunday called the reconciliation drive a symbolic move, saying the released Taliban prisoners could not advance the cause of peace.

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    Defence ministry denies drafting Chitralis

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence on Thursday repudiated reports that youth from Pakistan’s northwestern Chitral valley had been recruited into the Afghan National Army (ANA).


    Yasa has Pakistan nationality: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (PAN): Like many other Afghans, Dr. Hussain Ali Yasa has Pakistan’s citizenship and his brother retired as a Pakistan Army officer, the Hezb-i-Wahdat party chief said on Wednesday.

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    To many Afghans, mass marriages remain an anathema

    KABUL (PAN): Stoutly supporting arranged weddings, residents of eastern and southern provinces say mass marriages are an anathema to them. They say the tradition has been imported from neighbouring Iran, where university students introduced 20 years ago.


    Karzai, Zardari to meet in Moscow

    KABUL (PAN): Russia will host presidents of Afghanistan, Pakistani and Tajikistan for a summit on regional security issues, an official said on Monday.

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    10 Taliban militants killed in the east

    KABUL (PAN): Six bomb planters were among 10 Taliban militants killed in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.