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    Governance

    30 get info kits for presidential runners

    KABUL (PAN): Thirty likely presidential candidates, including important political figures, were issued with information kits on next year’s polls, an Independent Election Commission (IEC) official said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Ahmadi, Blanc discuss security agreement

    KABUL (PAN): US Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jarrett Blanc on Saturday discussed the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and other bilateral issues with Deputy Foreign Minister Irshad Ahmadi.



    Governance

    NATO failed to banish terror from region: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai said on Friday the US and NATO could not rescue the region from the reign and threat of terrorism that continued to haunt his nation.



    Sports

    US, UK, FIFA greet Afghans on victory

    KABUL (PAN): The United States, the UK and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Thursday congratulated Afghanistan football team on winning the nation’s first international soccer championship.



    Sports

    Australia assures long-term assistance to ACB

    KABUL (PAN): The Australian Ambassador on Wednesday assured Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials of his country’s long-term assistance and promised efforts for promoting links between ACB and



    Governance

    US Embassy clarifies Dobbins remarks

    KABUL (PAN): A day after President Hamid Karzai summoned the US ambassador to his office, the American Embassy in Kabul said on Wednesday the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins had not suggested that US was involved in a civil war in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    High-powered Pakistani delegation due in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A high-powered delegation of Pakistani senators is due to arrive in Kabul this afternoon to discuss with Afghan colleagues and leaders, including President Karzai, crucial regional security issues, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    153 injured in Wardak coordinated assault

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 153 people, including women and children, were injured and four security officials killed when insurgents detonated a car bomb outside an intelligence office and attacked the compound using guns in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday.



    Governance

    Derailing polls against Afghanistan’s interest: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said any attempt to delay or derail the 2014 presidential election is not in the country’s interest, his office said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Pakistan yet to release key Taliban figures: Faizi

    KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman said on Saturday Afghanistan welcomed Pakistan’s move to release a second batch of Afghan Taliban prisoners, but key figures remained behind bars.