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    President off to Russia for Olympic ceremony

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday flew to Russia to attend the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, his office said.


    Karzai inaugurates 3G technology project

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday inaugurated a much-awaited 3G mobile technology project and switch to GSM standards in Kabul.


    84 projects executed in Baghlan this year

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): More than 80 development projects have been completed this solar year in northern Baghlan province, but new schemes could not be initiated due to security problems, officials said on Sunday.


    President orders probe into low-quality oil imports

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed authorities concerned to investigate how low-quality petroleum products reached Afghanistan and take stringent preventive measures in this regard.


    Karzai to attend Winter Olympic ceremony in Russia

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai will visit Russia in the near future to attend the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, his office said on Thursday.


    Americans free to exit Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his stance on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, saying substantive negotiations with the Taliban were essential for peace.


    Next govt should preserve media gains: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lauding media role in promoting national unity, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday the next government should leave no stone unturned to ensure the right to freedom of speech and media independence were preserved.


    Pakistan asked for joint war on terror

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that the issue of Kabul-Islamabad mistrust could be addressed by an effective joint struggle against the menace of terrorism and extremism.


    Karzai sticks to his guns on security pact

    NEW DELHI: Amid growing wrangle with the US over signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA), President Hamid Karzai has ruled out being “intimidated” or coerced into signing the vital pact.


    Karzai to attend Mandela burial ceremony

     KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave neighboring Iran for South Africa to attend the burial ceremony of the late Nelson Mandela, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.