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    Sports

    Afghanistan edge past Sri Lanka

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's football team defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first match of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in Laos on Saturday.



    Culture

    Ashrafi remarks on suicide assaults called an ISI decree

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC) and some analysts on Saturday lashed out at recent comments of a top Pakistani religious scholar who called suicide attacks permissible in the war-devastated country.



    Security and Crime

    Telecom firms warned over unregistered SIMs

     KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Tuesday warned mobile service providers of cash fines and cancellation of licences if they failed to block unregistered SIM cards.



    Security and Crime

    No evidence of US forces’ misdemeanor: ISAF

     KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said it had no evidence regarding the harassment of civilians by American Special Forces in central Maidan Wardak province.



    Security and Crime

    Traffic system improved in Kabul: official

     KABUL (PAN): Road traffic discipline in Kabul has considerably improved after the removal of security barricades and illegal encroachments, a senior official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    1500 ANA soldiers, officers complete training

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 1,500 soldiers and officers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) have completed professional training, officials said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    UN for inclusive talks on poll framework

    KABUL (PAN): UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Jan Kubis on Tuesday said the 2014 presidential election would be Afghan-led and Afghan-managed, emphasising the importance of inclusive dialogue in agreeing the electoral framework.



    Business & Economics

    3 firms ready to launch Afghan satellite

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Sunday said that three international companies were ready to launch into space a satellite for Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Distribution of computerised ID cards in March

    KABUL (PAN): Succumbing to mounting pressure from opposition parties, the government on Sunday announced it would start the distribution of computerised identity cards from March 21.



    Governance

    Vienna pledges 18m euros in aid to Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Austria on Saturday pledged 18 million euros (1.2 billion afghanis) in new assistance to Afghanistan, as part of Vienna's continued aid to the country through the transformation decade after 2014.