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    Kabul, Dushanbe sign pacts to deepen bilateral ties

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Monday signed a joint statement, expressing their readiness to further develop bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said.


    Taliban condemn UN for extending NATO mission

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Friday strongly condemned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s decision to extend the mandate of the International Security Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.


    Many cases of mental problems go unreported

    KABUL (PAN): Many Afghans have been suffering from mental health problems, but most of such cases go unreported due to lack of awareness about the illness, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, adding its efforts to increase awareness about mental health are underway.


    Karzai meets Asfandiyar, Afrasiyab

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday met with Pashtun nationalist leader Asfandiyar Wali Khan at his office, the Presidential Palace said.


    Cameron upbeat about London trilateral talks

    KABUL (PAN): Britain on Tuesday hoped this month's trilateral meeting in London would yield positive results for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said.


    Eid to be celebrated on Oct 15: Kandahari

    KABUL (PAN): Noted Afghan astronomer Abdullah Kandahari on Sunday predicted Eidul Adha would be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 15.


    Students want Khalilzad to contest 2014 vote

    KABUL (PAN): Kabul University Students gathered in this capital city on Friday, urging former US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad to contest the upcoming presidential elections.


    Karzai confirms sticking points in BSA talks

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday restated his position on a proposed security pact with the United States, refusing to accept deal if the country's sovereignty was not guaranteed.

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    Massoud’s supporters ransack TV station

    KABUL (PAN): Supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud on Monday pelted stones and fired gunshots at the building of a private TV station in Kabul, the channel alleged.

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    Taliban set free Kakar in prisoner exchange

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban released a female lawmaker they held hostage three weeks ago in southern Ghazni province as a result of a prisoner exchange, officials and the rebels said on Saturday.