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    US may squeeze aid to Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): A proposed US law threatens to halt aid to Pakistan if International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supply routes are closed or interrupted, news reports said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    7 US troops may be punished for Quran burning

    KABUL (PAN): Punishment has been recommended for seven Afghanistan-based US soldiers, allegedly involved in the burning of the Holy Quran in last February. However, criminal charges are unlikely to be filed against them.


    Russia ready to train Afghan forces, boost trade links

    KABUL (PAN): Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that his country was willing to boost trade links with war-battered Afghanistan and train its security forces.


    Taliban could return to power: US military

    KABUL (PAN): Aided by Pakistan, the Taliban are poised to return to power in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops from the conflict-torn country in 2014, a British newspaper warned on Wednesday.


    SAARC to open liquidity swap window next year

    KABUL (PAN): South Asian Association for Economic Cooperation (SAARC) finance ministers have agreed on opening a liquidity-swap window to support member countries in times of global recession.

    Security and Crime

    Prisoners tortured at Afghan jails: UN

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations in a report on Monday said Afghan officials used torture while investigating suspected militants kept in some detention centers.


    Pak-Afghan cricket series: Abbottabad removed as venue

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan cricket board on Thursday said Abbottabad, a garrison town near Islamabad, has been removed as venue for the opening match between Pakistan 'A' and Afghanist


    US, Pakistan are strategic partners: Kerry

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Amid distrust between Washington and Islamabad in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, US Senator John Kerry on Monday called Pakistan and the United States “strategic


    Pakistan can cut supply lines to US forces: MPs

    ISLAMABAD(PAN): Pakistan's parliament, condemning a US raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, on Saturday warned that Pakistan could cut supply lines to American forces in Afghani


    Dr. Ghani, Zardari confer on regional situation

    KABUL (PAN):  Dr. Ashraf Ghani, advisor to President Hamid Karzai, met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Islamabad on Friday.