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    Cross border attack kills civilian in Khost: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday accused Pakistani forces of carrying out a cross border rocket attack that killed one civilian and injured two others in southeastern Khost province a day earlier.


    Hagel gets assurances from Mohammadi on BSA

    KABUL (PAN): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said his Afghan counterpart Bismillah Khan Mohammadi had assured him the delayed security agreement between the two countries would be signed "in a timely manner".


    Afghan U-19s beat KP club in friendly opener

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s under-19 cricket team on Saturday won their opening one-day friendly match against a visiting Pakistani club in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Hagel in Kabul to meet Mohammadi, Daudzai

    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul for an unannounced visit on Saturday afternoon, but he is not scheduled to meet with President Hamid Karzai, amid chaos over the terms of a key security deal between the allies, officials said.


    Afghanistan face Pakistan in historic T20 on Sunday

    KABUL (PAN): As part of a preparation programme for the World Cup next year, Afghanistan will take on Pakistan in a historic Twenty20 international in the UAE on Sunday.


    Nelson Mandela death a huge loss: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday expressed his grief over the demise of Nelson Mandela, former South African president, and termed it a great loss for South African nation and the entire humanity, a statement issued by the presidential palace said Friday.


    KP team in Nangarhar to warm up Afghan U-19s

    KABUL (PAN): Following a formal invitation by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), a cricket team from Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to play friendly matches with Afghan under-19 squad, an official said Friday.


    Dobbins in Kabul to help quell uncertainty

    KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James Dobbins arrived in Kabul late on Wednesday to hold talks with Afghan officials and help quell uncertainty triggered by President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement (BSA) with Washington.

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    Afghan IT products praised at Azerbaijan show

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan industrialists are taking part for the first time in the 19th Azerbaijan International Telecommunication and IT Exhibition and Conference that began a day earlier in Baku, the central capital.


    Dobbins, Aziz discuss Afghan peace process

    KABUL (PAN): US special envoy James F. Dobbins met Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss the stalled peace process in Afghanistan, a report said.