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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.


    Rasmussen hopes Karzai to follow Loya Jirga’s advice

    KABUL (PAN): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday hoped President Karzai would follow the Loya Jirga’s advice, which he called a clear message that the Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the US should be signed expeditiously.


    President Karzai to visit Iran, India soon

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to travel to Iran and India soon, an official and media reports said on Monday.


    NATO foreign ministers meeting tomorrow

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign ministers from NATO nations will meet in Brussels  from Tuesday to Wednesday to discuss a range of issues particularly concerning Afghanistan, the alliance and its partners.


    Sharif to visit Kabul next week: report

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to arrive in Kabul next week for talks with President Hamid Karzai on a range of issues including how to push forward the stalled Afghan


    NATO hails Loya Jirga decision on security deal

    KABUL (PAN): NATO on Wednesday welcomed the four-day consultative Loya Jirga's endorsement of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the United States and Afghanistan, hoping for the timely signature of the pact.


    Pakistan frees 3 more Taliban leaders

    KABUL (PAN): The Pakistan government has freed three more Afghan insurgent figures, including Taliban supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar's secretary, in an effort to promote peace in Afghanistan, media reports said on Wednesday.

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    US national security advisor set to meet Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): America's National Security Advisor Susan Rice is set to meet President Hamid Karzai at his office in Kabul on Monday night, US official said, a day after the Afghan leader spurned calls for the early signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA).

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    Taliban come hard on Loya Jirga decision

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Monday denounced as ‘imposed’ the consultative Loya Jirga’s decision on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States.