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2009-04-02 07:46:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Germany will oversee further coordination of the Afghanistan and Pakistan Support Group it was decided today at a meeting in Munich by representatives of 18 states and international organizations. Participating in the Munich meeting were the new representatives of the United Nations special envoy: Peter Galbraith; U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke; EU special envoy Ettore Sequi; and the envoys of other partner states and NATO. Following...

2008-09-27 06:00:13

Text of article in Dari entitled "Pakistan acts, America does not respond" by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 25 September The crash of an unmanned US drone in Pakistan's tribal areas makes it clear enough that Pakistan will not allow American forces to continue operations against al-Qa'idah and Taleban in those areas. Meanwhile, Pakistani forces have not accepted the responsibility of bringing down the drone; American sources have also denied having information...

2008-09-25 12:00:18

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan newspaper Payman daily on 24 September Can the attack on the Afghan consul general in Peshawar, his kidnapping and the shooting dead of his driver have an impact on the not-so-good relations between the two countries? What we know about Pakistan and its stance on Afghanistan during the past years does not suggest a good relationship between the two countries. Now and then there are voices raised that Pakistan is carrying out multilateral cooperation...

2008-09-24 12:00:14

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 23 September [Presenter] The US defence secretary says violence will continue in Afghanistan and relations between Kabul and Islamabad will further deteriorate unless the safe havens of terrorists are destroyed in Pakistan. The Afghan defence minister has meanwhile called for the establishment of a joint force of Afghanistan, Pakistan and the coalition troops in the regions bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan. [Correspondent] The country's...

2008-08-26 03:00:21

LEADING ARTICLE Pakistan and Afghanistan face the same Taliban threat Even by the notoriously low standards of South Asian politics, Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the Pakistani People's Party, is a compromised figure, dogged by corruption charges. So it is hard to be enthused by the PPP's decision to nominate its leader as the country's next president. The abrupt departure of Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League yesterday from the ruling coalition will make Mr Zardari's appointment more...

2008-08-05 09:01:21

Text of report headlined "Pact signed for power import from CARs" by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 5 August [by Zafar Bhutta] Islamabad: Pakistan will sign a commercial agreement with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan by November 30 that would enable the initiation of construction work on a 1000-megawatt power import project from the Central Asian Republics (CAR), sources said on Monday [4 August]. They said the drafts of the agreement would be revised by September 2,...

2008-07-21 12:00:37

Text of unattributed report in Dari, "Statement of National Union of Afghan Journalists ", published by private Afghan newspaper Arman- e Melli on 20 July The National Union of Afghan Journalists strongly condemns the Pakistani government's recent decision to stop broadcasts of Afghan television channels in that country. Reports issued released in Pakistan indicate that the Pakistani government has stopped broadcasts of Afghan television channels in that country for the past one week....

2008-07-21 08:44:50

Afghan private Ariana TV aired the Haqiqat (The Truth) feature on 20 July to analyse the tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pakistan's tendency to expand its influence over Afghanistan and the impact of the recent suspension of scheduled meetings between Afghan and Pakistani officials. The presenter began the feature by saying that Pakistan, in direct cooperation with Britain, was trying to assert its absolute dominance over Afghanistan or at least in the Pashtun areas. He...

2008-07-14 12:00:25

Text of editorial, "India's and NATO's cooperation against Pakistan", published by privately-owned Afghan newspaper Payman daily on 14 July Since the attack on the Indian embassy and the intensification of suicide attacks in the south, the number of civilian victims has been on the rise. Meanwhile, the chief of India's armed forces explicitly accused the Pakistani intelligence service of involvement and organizing the suicide attack on his country's embassy in Kabul. This Indian general...

2008-07-14 06:00:14

Text of article by Arash Rastkar, "They had tip-off but did not prevent it", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 12 July The Indian embassy incident has been described in the Western and Indian media as a war against relations between India and Afghanistan and many newspapers accused Pakistan and on some occasions explicitly blamed it [for the bombing of the Indian embassy]. In this context, the request by the eight industrialized nations to Afghanistan...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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