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    Ban satisfied with ballot preparations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN chief on Thursday voiced satisfaction with technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential and provincial council ele



    Governance

    Civilian casualties up by 14pc in 2013: UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict rose by 14 percent in the outgoing year when 2,959 non-combatants were killed and another 5,656 injured, the United Nations said on Saturday. 



    Governance

    US warns of pulling out all troops

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and America's National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice have failed to narrow down Kabul-Washington differences over the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) on a future US military presence in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    BSA could be scrapped if raids continue: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said he would consult with Loya Jirga and US leaders on amendments to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before signing the vital security pact. However, he gave no clear timeframe.



    Governance

    Karzai sticks to his guns on security pact signing

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said he would consult with Loya Jirga and US leaders on amendments to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before signing the vital security pact. However, he gave no clear timeframe.  



    Governance

    Baradar delivers HPC team Taliban message

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan peace negotiators, during their just-concluded visit to Pakistan, had a special meeting with senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Islamabad, reports said on Friday.



    Governance

    Karzai says Afghan peace in US hands

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said he had received a letter from his American counterpart, promising respect for Afghanistan’s sovereignty and seeking protection of the US troops staying in the country after 2014.



    Security and Crime

    Poppy cultivation up by record 36pc: UN

    KABUL (PAN): Illicit poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose by a record 36 percent in 2013, when opium production went up by almost a half since 2012, the United Nations said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Elections crucial to new partnership: EU

    KABUL (PAN): The European Union special representative and head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan on Thursday underlined the importance of the forthcoming elections, hoping they would pave the way for a new EU-Afghan partnership.



    Governance

    Campaign finance rules to check fraud: MEC

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Monday proposed framing campaign finance regulations to contain possible fraud in next year’s presidential elections.