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    Governance

    HPC secy survives suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday strongly condemned a botched assassination attempt on High Peace Council (HPC) secretary Masoom Stanikzai, saying such cowardly acts would not deter Afghans from achieving peace and stability in their country.



    Governance

    Karzai congratulates Syria's Assad on reelection

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday congratulated Bashar al-Assad who has been re-elected in a landslide as Syrian president, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.



    Governance

    Hundreds join Ahmadzai, Sherzai camps

    JALALABAD/KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people attended campaign rallies organised in support of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Gul Agha Sherzai in eastern Laghman and the central capital Kabul on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    No casualties as blast rocks Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A landmine blast blew out window glasses of several houses in the 5th district of the central capital Kabul, but caused no casualties, police said on Thursday.



    Governance

    US doesn't view Taliban as enemies: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): His administration is in no rush for signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday, promising caution on the issue.



    Business & Economics

    Gas import accord with Russia on cards

    KABUL (PAN): In an attempt to keep prices in check, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries plans to import gas and fuel from Russia, an official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    8 militants eliminated, claims MOI

    KABUL (PAN): Eight militants have been killed in operations by Afghan forces in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, the government said on Thursday -- a claim rejected by the Taliban.



    Culture

    Noted poet Hafiz passes away at 82

    KABUL (PAN): Noted poet and writer Nasrullah Hafiz has passed away at a hospital in Kabul after a brief ailment, a relative said on Thursday.



    Governance

    President orders highway security boost

    KABUL (PAN): Following insurgent attacks on busy roads, President Hamid Karzai on Sunday directed the authorities to take effective measures for boosting highway security.



    Security and Crime

    Official detained with 10 kg of opium

    KABUL (PAN): A senior private-sector official was detained on the charge of trafficking 10 kilograms of drugs in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.