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    Obama, Karzai talk security switch on phone

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday phoned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai --- the second telephonic contact between the two this week --- and discussed with him the security transition process, the Presidential Palace said.


    Decision on post-2014 force size soon: Obama

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On a secret trip to Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama landed at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province on Sunday evening, officials said.


    Taliban’s offensive rejected as propaganda

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the Taliban announced the launch of their annual spring offensive, the Ministry of Defence said the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) were fully capable of countering any theat.


    Pajhwok marks 10th founding anniversary

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) celebrated its 10th founding anniversary at a simple but dignified ceremony in Kabul on Tuesday, pledging adherence to journalistic principles, including objectivity and freedom of expression.


    New professional high school opens in Logar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor on Monday inaugurated a newly-established agriculture, economics and mechanical high school in the Mohmmad Agha district of central Logar province.


    Karzai meets Putin’s special envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai, who met with Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Zamir Kablov at the Presidential Palace, said Russia had an important role in the region and its political and economic power impacted regional development.


    President assures sacking of Kabul mayor: MP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga telecommunication commission head claimed on Tuesday President Hamid Karzai had assured lawmakers that he would sack the Kabul Mayor.


    Saudi ready to support Afghan peace bid: envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan Misfer bin Abdulrahman Al Ghasib on Saturday said the kingdom would facilitate the Afghan-led peace process by adopting all possible measures.


    Helmand elders praise Karzai for his services

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Elders from southern Helmand province presented an appreciation letter to President Hamid Karzai in recognition of his services to the nation, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.


    Afghans voted for democracy, peace: Singh

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that his successor would remain a close friend and ally of New Delhi, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.