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    Kabul, Sydney at odds over Uruzgan raid

    KABUL (PAN): A dispute has surfaced between Kabul and Sydney after President Hamid Karzai condemned a deadly weekend raid by Australian troops in search of a “rogue” Afghan soldier who killed three Australians in central Uruzgan province.


    ANF opposes changes to electoral body

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front (ANF), opposing changes to the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s composition, on Saturday accused the Karzai-led government of trying to establish a joint front with armed insurgents.


    USAID pledges $65m for Afghan agriculture projects

    KABUL (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged funding agriculture research and extension projects worth $65 million to be implemented in Afghanistan’s seven zones, the agriculture minister said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    2 US soldiers killed in Ghazni attack

    KABUL (PAN): Two US soldiers died following an insurgent attack in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, the alliance said.

    Business & Economics

    Fuel prices up, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Fuel prices have increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers sad on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    3 would-be bombers held in Kabul: NDS

    KABUL (PAN): Three would-be suicide attackers have been detained by intelligence operatives during an operation in the central capital Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Kabul residents back jihad call on Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Kabul residents on Thursday staged a demonstration announcing their support for a jihad decree issued by people of eastern Kunar province in the wake of periodic cross-border shelling from Pakistan.


    30 women complete internship programme

    KABUL (PAN): Thirty women on Wednesday graduated from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Women in Government Internship Programme, the Ministry of Finance said.

    Security and Crime

    ‘Insider attacks’ surged after Quran desecration: analysts

    KABUL (PAN): Analysts believe ‘insider attacks’ on foreign forces had increased in the aftermath of this year’s Quran burning incident at a US military base in central Parwan province. The incident prompted nationwide outrage and roiled relations between Afghans and US military.