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    Governance

    Afghan govt threatens to boycott Qatar talks

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Wednesday threatened it would not take part in any talks in Qatar unless the peace process is Afghan-led.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga wants “un-Islamic TV shows” banned

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday set a one-month deadline for Information and Culture Minister Syed Makhdom Raheen to ban “anti-Islamic broadcasts” by TV channels.



    Security and Crime

    All NATO troops won't exit in 2014: official

    KABUL (PAN): A senior NATO official in Kabul said on Thursday the alliance’s combat role would change into training and advising by the end of 2014, with foreign troops still cooperating with Afghan forces in emergency situations.



    Security and Crime

    UN help sought against Pakistani attacks

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Monday urged the UN Security Council to put pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism and attacks into eastern Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    TTP out to disrupt transition, elections

    KABUL (PAN): Rumours about the deployment of Indian troops to eastern provinces were being spread among seminary students in Pakistan to provoke them into suicide attacks inside Afghanistan, an official claimed on Monday.



    Education

    Protesting students want lecturers reinstated

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 1,000 Kabul University students on Tuesday protested against the removal of the social science department head and a lecturer by the Ministry of Higher Education.



    Security and Crime

    Kareme’s son allegedly beats injured policeman

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday said it was seriously following the beating incident of a policeman, calling it unacceptable.



    Education

    Kabul University students call off hunger strike

    KABUL (PAN): Ethnic Hazara student protesters on Monday abruptly called off an eight-day hunger strike after lawmakers said their claims of discrimination at Kabul University were untrue.



    Security and Crime

    Protesting students want EVAW law repealed

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of Kabul University students on Wednesday staged a protest, demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights they said was un-Islamic. <--break->



    Security and Crime

    Suicide attacks no strategic threat: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it was concerned about suicide attacks, but the assaults  could not represent any strategic threat to the security transition process and the 2014 elections.