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    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said he would not allow anyone to conduct a proxy war in his country or Afghan territory to be used against its neighbo

    Nov 26, 2014 - 20:02

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations and the Afghan government on Wednesday launched a joint appeal for $405 million to cover humanitarian needs of Afghanistan’s people in 2015.

    Governance

    Abdullah plays down Dostum’s remarks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In his reaction to recent remarks by First Vice-President that a 50/50 power sharing formula is not feasible in the unity government, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday he had been in talks with President Ashraf Ghani only.



    Governance

    Govt’s credibility at stake, warns Ibrahimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday said the government would lose its credibility if failed to introduce Cabinet nominees to the lower house for a vote of confidence until tomorrow (Thursday).



    Features

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    Interviews

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, Chief Executive Officer Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said the national side’s preparations for the World Cup are not confined to participation...

    Governance

    No change in troop level post 2014: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon on Tuesday ruled out any change in US troop level of 9,800 in post-2014 Afghanistan as determined by President Obama earlier, but said that talks with NATO partners were underway in this regard.



    Governance

    Under-spending on uplift funds irks MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said officials of ministries and departments failing to spend less than half of their development budgets allocated during the ongoing fiscal year should be referred to judicial organs.



    Governance

    Modi reassures India's support to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In his meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country was a close ally of Afghanistan and would help continue to support Kabul in future.



    Governance,Women

    Envoy: US encourages EVAW law enforcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday said his country encouraged enforcement of the law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) as essential legal instrument to combat gender-based violence in Afghanistan and end impunity.



    Social

    Children in kilns found in deplorable situation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday said the situation of Afghan children working in brick kilns was appalling and called for the creation of an inter-ministerial body to deal with the issue.



    Governance,Business & Economics

    US donates vehicles to Ministry of Counter-Narcotics

      KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated 87 vehicles worth $2 million to the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics Afghanistan on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Potential terror attacks foiled in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said police had thwarted some potential terror attacks at two locations of central Kabul province.



    Governance

    Act to protect Afghan rights gains, donors told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights watchdog on Wednesday urged foreign donors to press the new Afghan government to address the country’s persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference in London.



    Governance

    London Moot: Civil society submits suggestions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan civil society groups on Wednesday presented a set of suggestions to the Afghan government and the British Embassy in Kabul for consideration ahead of the London Conference slated for Dec. 4.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Rape victim threatens to commit suicide

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Gang-raped after being kidnapped in western Farah province, a female university student on Wednesday threatened she would commit suicide if the government failed to arrest and award harsher punishment to her rapists.



    Security and Crime

    27 militants killed in Helmand showdown

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials said that Afghan security forces had killed 27 insurgents in southern Helmand in a fierce clash while two Taliban militants had been detained in northern Takhar provinces.