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    NATO ministers to discuss Afghan mission

    KABUL (PAN): Defence Ministers of NATO and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) nations would meet in Brussels next week to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, an alliance official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan aiding attacks in border areas: Patang

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Saturday accused Pakistani forces of aiding Taliban's rocket strikes in several areas of Afghanistan along the border.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan blamed for letting rebels sneak into Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Pakistani forces are doing nothing to prevent armed insurgents from sneaking into southern Kandahar province from across the Durand Line, the Governor’s Office said on Thursday



    Governance

    Karzai, Dobbins discuss peace drive

    KABUL (PAN): US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins on Wednesday met President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, the Presidential Palace said.



    Security and Crime,Interviews

    Air support in uninhabited areas: Katz

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign troops continue to provide Afghan counterparts with air support during operations against insurgents in areas where there is no possibility of any civilian casualties, outgoing ISAF military spokesman Gen. Gȕnter Katz said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Thousands of Afghans continue to suffer: AI

    KABUL (PAN): A top human rights organization on Wednesday said thousands of Afghan civilians continue to suffer from "targeted and indiscriminate attacks" by armed militant groups.



    Security and Crime

    12 killed in Quetta car bomb blast

    KABUL (PAN): A car bomb blast killed a dozen people, of which eight were policemen, and injured 21 others in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province near the Afghanistan border on Thursday morning, police said.



    Governance

    Karzai off to India amid tensions with Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, heading a high level delegation, on Monday flew to New Delhi for a two-day official visit, his office said, amid escalating tensions between Kabul and Islamabad over this month's border skirmishes and stalled peace process.



    Security and Crime

    NATO plane makes hard-landing in Logar

    KABUL (PAN): A C-130 plane with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) made a hard landing in central Logar province on Sunday, but there were no casualties, the alliance said.



    Business & Economics

    Shahrani hints at major mining deals

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani has said negotiations with Australia were underway on the next phase of helping Afghanistan develop its mining industry and tap into mineral and energy reserves.