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    Afghanistan progress to be supported: Philp

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Jon Philp, the outgoing Australian ambassador to Afghanistan, reassured on Tuesday that Canberra was committed to helping Afghanistan continue to build on the progress achieved over the past decade.


    ACB names 30 probables for World Cup squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan named their preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup to be played next year in Australia and New Zealand, the game’s regularity authority announced on Monday.


    Karzai in China on private trip

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has left for China on a private visit, his office said on Sunday, but gave no details.

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    Rocket attack on Bagram causes damage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants fired several rockets into the Bagram airfield in central Parwan province, but there were no casualties, ISAF said on Sunday.

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    Al-Qaeda operative killed in Waziristan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani military on Saturday claimed killing a leading al-Qaeda operative, Adnan-el-Shukrijuma, in an early morning raid in the Shinwarsak area near Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency (SWA).


    Hagel arrives in Kabul on surprise visit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived on an unannounced trip in Kabul on Saturday. The Pentagon also tweeted Hegel had reached Kabul.


    People smuggling venture returned to Sri Lanka

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): The Australian Government continues its close cooperation with the Sri Lankan Government to disrupt people smuggling ventures departing Sri Lanka.



    Ghani stresses need for joint war on terrorism

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has once again underlined the need for a joint campaign against terrorism, his office said on Thursday.