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    Rebels to be kept under pressure in winter: ISAF

    KABUL (PAN): Although militants could not achieve their goal of destabilising Afghanistan this past summer, they had strong safe havens on the Pakistani side of the border, a spokesman for NATO-led forces said on Monday.


    MPs want hajj minister summoned

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga, lower house of Parliament, members on Monday accused the hajj and Islamic affairs minister of failing to do his job well and summoned him to answer lawmakers' questions regarding his performance.


    UN urges investment in Afghan girls, women

    KABUL (PAN): With the world population set to reach seven billion people, the United Nations on Monday called for focus on Afghan girls' health and education, calling the spending the smartest investments a country can make.


    School exams in cold areas from Nov. 12

    KABUL (PAN): Annual examinations of primary schools would commence from Nov.12 and high schools from Nov. 22 in Afghanistan's cold areas, the Ministry of Education announced on Monday.


    Paris hands Kabul strategic pact draft (Video)

    KABUL, Oct 30, 2011: The French government has provided the draft of a long-term strategic


    Karzai condoles with families of dead US soldiers

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday expressed his condolences to the families of US soldiers who were killed in suicide attack in the Darul Aman area of Kabul a day earlier.


    Paris hands Kabul strategic pact draft

    KABUL (PAN): The French government has provided the draft of a long-term strategic cooperation agreement, expected to be signed ahead of the second Bonn conference on December 5, to the Afghan government, a foreign ministry official said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    Four and half millions people benefit of welfare projects

    KABUL (PAN): Up to four and half million people across the country were benefitted by the implementation of 2,300 welfare projects, the minister of rural rehabilitation and development announced on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    World Bank to rehabilitate two key dams

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Water and Energy on Sunday signed an agreement with a private construction company for the reconstruction of Naghlu and Mahipar hydroelectric dams.


    Barakzai seeks security switch in insecure areas

    KABUL (PAN): Members of Wolesi Jirga's Defence Commission on Sunday said the second phase of security transfer should focus on insecure provinces, believing public support was vital to making the project a success.