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    Afghanistan earn World Cup spot

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan earned a well-deserved spot in the 2015 World Cup on Friday when they trounced Kenya by seven wickets in the second one-day match of the International Cricket Council (ICC)


    Baradar may meet Taliban reps in Saudi Arabia

    KABUL (PAN): Senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was freed by the Pakistan government last month, is likely to meet his former colleagues in Saudi Arabia, a media report said on F


    Afghanistan move a step closer to WC spot

    KABUL (PAN): Moving a step ahead in their journey toward a 2015 ICC World Cup berth, Afghanistan on Wednesday outclassed Kenya by eight wickets in the first of the two one-day matches in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) in Sharjah, an official said.


    Afghanistan crush Kenya in first T20 match

    KABUL (PAN): Seeking a spot in the 2015 World Cup, Afghanistan routed Kenya by 106 runs in their first T20 series encounter at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Monday night.


    China quietly backing peace drive: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai says commonality of interests and Chinese leaders' wisdom have contributed to the strength of the Beijing-Kabul relationship.


    Hekmatyar-led HIA disowns Hilal’s decisions

    KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) faction of Gulbadin Hekmatyar has strongly opposed Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal’s possible alliance with President Hamid Karzai’s principal rival, Abdullah Abdullah, and rejected Qutbuddin Hilal as a presidential runner.

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    Land dispute claims 3 lives, sparks protest

    KABUL (PAN): A clash between civilians and illegal armed men over a land dispute left three people dead and sparked a protest demonstration in the Bagrami district of central Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.


    Taliban to try perpetrators of mass killings

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban have vowed to put on trial members of the communist regime responsible for killing and torturing some 5,000 Afghans in the late 1970s.


    Afghan trade team set to visit Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN):  Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) Co-President Khan Jan Alokozai is set to head a delegation to Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday), officials said.

    Security and Crime

    2 ISAF soldiers dead in roadside bombing

    KABUL (PAN): At least two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops have been killed in a new attack in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance announced on Monday.