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    Not our mandate to defend Afghanistan from foreign attacks: ISAF

    KABUL (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said they have no mandate to defend Afghanistan from any attack carried out by a foreign country.



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    Karzai condemns Faryab mosque attack

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday strongly denounced the attack outside a mosque in northern Faryab province that killed 40 people and described the perpetrators as enemies of Islam and humanity, his office said in a statement.



    Governance

    Karzai assures Afghans of post-2014 stability, development

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday assured the country would not face any security challenge after the 2014 withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan and urged armed insurgents to stop killing people and avoid promoting outsiders’ goals.



    Sports

    Rahimi poised for ‘peace bout’ in Kabul

    KABUL CITY (PAN): World Boxing Union (WBU) Champion Hamidullah Rahimi would take on his challenger Rafael Bejaran from the Republic of Dominican in Kabul on October 30.



    Security and Crime

    Tight security measures in place for Eid: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said tight security measures, including the deployment of more forces along crowded roads and to picnic areas, had been put in place across the country for the Eidul Adha festival.



    Governance,Interviews

    Abdullah faults Karzai stance on ECC makeup

    KABUL (PAN): A key opposition leader on Monday accused the incumbent administration of seeking to rig the 2014 elections by opposing the inclusion of two foreigners in the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).



    Governance

    AIHRC member complains of arbitrary dismissal

    KABUL (PAN): A senior member of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday complained he had been sacked arbitrarily by the panel’s chief -- a prerogative of President Hamid Karzai.



    Education

    20 students held as protest turns violent

    KABUL (PAN): More than 20 students, protesting the renaming of the Kabul Education University after former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, were arrested in Kabul on Monday, police said.



    Culture

    Presidential remarks called a bad message

    KABUL (PAN): The Civil Society and Human Rights Network on Saturday voiced its concern over recent remarks of President Hamid Karzai regarding some media outlets, and denounced the statement as a bad message.



    Governance

    HIA to field candidate for presidential vote

    KABUL (PAN): Despite having doubts about the transparency of the presidential election due in 2014, the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) is expected to announce its nominee for the vote.