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    No joint communiqué after Wales summit: NATO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan said the alliance would not issue a joint communiqué on Afghanistan at the end of the Wales summit scheduled to be kicked off from September 4.



    Governance

    New president should start work in 15 days: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday renewed his call for the inauguration of his successor within the next fortnight to end the current state of uncertainty.



    Security and Crime

    2 heroin smugglers held at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have detained at the Kabul International Airport two people trying to smuggle drugs to India, the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    5 Afghan soldiers killed in attacks: MoD

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    India foreign minister due in Kabul next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid will visit Afghanistan next week talks with President Hamid Karzai and visiting Delhi-funded projects in the war-torn country, a report said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Trilateral summit in Ankara on Feb. 12

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A trilateral meeting involving leaders from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey will be held next week in Ankara.



    Sports

    Afghanistan take on Bahrain in last match

    KABUL (PAN): Following two back-to-back losses, Afghanistan take on Bahrain in its last



    Sports

    U-19 side wins acclaim from coach

    KABUL (PAN): The cricket coach on Saturday set down the Under-19 squad’s stunning back-to-back triumphs over the national team to better pre-match preparations and practice.



    Security and Crime

    Al Qaeda No 2 is dead, US confirms

    KABUL (PAN): US officials and Pakistani Taliban have confirmed Al Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya Al-Libi died in a CIA-operated drone strike in the troubled North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border.



    Governance

    Russia fears regional instability after NATO exit

    KABUL (PAN): Russia fears another round of regional instability as NATO prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014 -- a move that could open the floodgates for potential rivalries among its not-so-friendly neighbours.