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    Authored by Vishal Chandra, an Indian intellectual, The Unfinished War in Afghanistan: 2001-2014 has been published by the Pentagon Press.

    Governance

    Hamdard spurns protest threats as bluff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktia province on Monday took strong exception to statements from Dr. Abdullah’s supporters that there would be a storm of protests if the candidate was declared a loser.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Protests against Paghman incident continue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists took to the street in Kabul on Sunday condemning latest spate of violence against women and demanding the government to ensure safety of women in the country.



    Governance

    Karzai urges Ghani, Abdullah to reach a deal soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday hosted marathon talks between the two men vying to succeed him and urged them to reach a negotiated settlement to end the electoral impasse.



    Security and Crime

    Key figure among 16 rebels killed

    KABUL (PAN): Sixteen insurgents, including a senior Taliban suicide attacks facilitator, were killed during separate security operations in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Sunday.



    Culture

    Protestors warn of blocking highway

     KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents on Thursday protested against the government for not consulting them on the appointment of high-ranking official in northern Kunduz province.



    Governance

    Iran conveys concerns to Karzai over security deal

     KABUL CITY (PAN): Iran has sent its National Security Council chief to Kabul to share its concerns over a security pact between Washington and Kabul, political analysts said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Rape victim's father seeks justice from Karzai

     KABUL/KUNDUZ (PAN): Father of a 15-year-old rape victim has appealed to President Hamid Karzai to bring the rapist to justice and award him capital punishment.



    Security and Crime

    Kidnap gang busted in Kunduz

     KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A group of kidnappers allegedly behind abducting a foreigner has been busted in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Helmand, Nimroz shootings to be probed

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Denouncing recent terrorist attacks in Nimroz and Helmand provinces, the interior ministry on Sunday promised thoroughgoing investigations into the incidents.