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    Afghanistan won’t face Iraq-like situation: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said neither Al Qaeda would stage a comeback nor Afghanistan would face Iraq-like situation.



    Governance

    Border surveillance stepped up: Dunford

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and American forces are prepared for any effects of the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, including extremists seeking refuge in the landlocked country, a senior US military commander said on Tuesday.



    Sports

    Moles appointed as batting coach

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday announced the appointment of Andy Moles as a batting coach for the national team in preparation for the 2015 World Cup.



    Governance

    Tajik border police kill Afghan smuggler

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Drug Control Agency's Department for Khatlon region of Tajikistan and border guards of Panj district while foiling to transfer large amount of drugs from Afghanistan, has killed an Afghan drug smuggler, reports said.



    Governance

    Runoff splits many influential political families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Next week’s second round of presidential election has split many influential political families, with some members supporting presidential runner Abdullah Abullah and others his rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.



    Governance

    Pakistan-based terrorists threaten our stability: Mohammadi

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): Afghan defence minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Wednesday told NATO counterparts that Pakistan-based terrorists posed threat to Afghanistan’s and regional stability.



    Governance

    No decision yet on post-2014 troop size: Rasmussen

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday said important signs of progress had been observed in Afghanistan this spring and the Afghan defence minister had assured them the preparations for the June 14 presidential runoff elections were well on track.