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    Mohammad Jawad Sharifzada


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    Afghan media incredibly strengthened: Rashidi

    KABUL (PAN): Considered the fourth pillar of the state, media has been strengthened incredibly in Afghanistan over the past decade, a senior Information and Culture Ministry official said on Monday.


    Afghans win South Asian Kurash C'ship

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghanistan won the South Asian Kurash (a type of oil or grease wrestling) Championship by bagging a dozen medals, an official said on Monday.


    Islamic centre being established in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Construction work on a building for a proposed Islamic centre, a Saudi Arabia funded project, would be launched in the capital Kabul after three months, an official said on Sunday.


    Some Europeans seeking secret Taliban talks

    KABUL (PAN): Some European countries tried to convince the Taliban into secret negotiations, a free media support organisation claimed on Monday.

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    14 female ANA officers complete training

    KABUL (PAN): Fourteen female Afghan National Army (ANA) officers on Thursday graduated from a training course, taking the number of females in the Afghan army to 348, officials said.


    Under-resourced Afghan sportspeople show promise

    KABUL (PAN): Some sportspeople, who grabbed top positions and medals in Asian and other world championships, say they have accomplished a lot for Afghanistan with fewer resources.

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    Joint anti-drug operation with Iran to begin tomorrow

    KABUL (PAN): Interior ministry officials on Wednesday said a joint offensive by the Afghan and Iranian forces against drug-trafficking across their common border would start on Thursday.


    National taekwondo squad off to Thailand

    KABUL (PAN): The national taekwondo team on Tuesday left for Thailand to take part in a two-day competition ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 


    Afghanistan's population reaches 26m

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's population has increased from 24.5 million to about 26 million, an official said on Sunday, quoting figures from Central Statistics Organisation (CSO).


    Karate squad off to Delhi for South Asian C'ship

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan national team left on Sunday for India to participate in the first-ever South Asian Karate Championship, scheduled to be held in New Delhi there from Nov. 21 to 23.