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    Ex-ANA officers protest for plots

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghan National Army (ANA) officers who were sent on early retirement staged a protest, blocking doors of the finance ministry for not implementing a Cabinet decision on distribution of residential plots to them, officials said on Saturday.

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    Fired officers protested residential plot's non-distribution (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan National Army (ANA) officers who were asked to go on early reti


    French minister due in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The French defence minister, scheduled to arrive in Kabul today after four French soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, is expected to reaffirm troop departure from Afghanistan next month.

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    Minister, mayor accused of $22m landgrab

    KABUL (PAN): Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan and Herat Mayor Mohammad Salim Taraki have encroached upon the properties belonging to Afghan Millie Bank’s founder Majid Zabuli, an official said on Saturday.

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    13 rebels killed in 24-hour operation: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior said 13 insurgents were killed during joint operations by Afghan and coalition forces in six provinces in the last 24 hours.


    NATO apologises for Logar civilian deaths

    KABUL (PAN): NATO apologised and shouldered responsibility for several civilian deaths during an airstrike in central Logar province on Wednesday, the alliance said on Saturday.


    Govt behind attack on his office: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Wahdat party chairman on Thursday accused some government official of planning an attack on his office in central Bamyan province.  

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    Panetta: US losing patience with Pakistan (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned

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    NDS seizes 159 weapons from security firm

    KABUL (PAN):  The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Thursday it had seized 159 weapons from an illegal private security company and arrested a suspect in connection with possessing the arms.


    Challenges to Afghan civil society highlighted

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan civil society organisations (CSOs) have made important gains in recent years, but their progress toward ensuring improved standards of human rights and accountability remains fragile, a new study warned on Wednesday.