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    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six heavily armed insurgents were killed after they stormed the National Directorate of Security (NDS) headquarters in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an assault that left 59 residents and security officials injured, officials said.

    Aug 30, 2014 - 11:20

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama reserves the right to make adjustment to his Afghan policy, a senior White House official said on Friday, ruling out any change to the post-2014 troop drawdown strategy.


    NATO Summit to discuss post 2014 scenario

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Amid uncertainty that who would represent Afghanistan at next week’s NATO Summit in Wales, the post-2014 scenario in the war-torn country and the current situation in Ukraine would dominate the proceedings of the important session.

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    Hajj flights operation Begin in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hajj flights transporting pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia were started from Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province, an official said Saturday.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Crude oil rates fluctuate in Afghanistan less frequently than in other neighbouring and regional countries, a Ministry of Commerce and Industries official says, indicating price...


    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was...

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    Germany helps train 52 DAIL workers

    AYBAK (Pajhwok): The Germany helped trained at least 52 members of the department of agriculture, irrigation and livestock (DAIL) in northern Samangan province who successfully completed courses in water management, horticulture and plant protection and procurement.


    Kabul University students take out protest rally

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Kabul University students on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against one year repeat study and transferring some students to other universities as punishment to those involved in a fighting on the campus.


    Work on building 10-bed hospital launched

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 10-bed hospital was launched in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province where child-mother mortality rate was on the rise, officials said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Peace Council behind Al-Qaeda man release: Police


    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Police in northern Kunduz province claimed on Saturday that a leading alleged Al-Qaeda terrorist, Qari Bilal, has been arrested several times but managed to free himself from prison with the connivance of Peace Council.


    Votes from 69 more polling sites invalidated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday declared invalid votes from 69 polling centres and asked for an investigation into ballots from 1,164 others.


    76pc of votes audited, recounted: Commission

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Friday more than 76 percent of the votes cast in the presidential polls had been audited and recounted -- a process that is smoothly moving well.

    Security and Crime

    Nuristan peace committee head shot dead

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The peace committee chief for eastern Nuristan province, Abdul Hakim Nuristani, was gunned down in the capital Kabul, a member of the panel said on Friday.


    Parwan residents pin many hopes on new president

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of central Parwan province on Friday urged the next president to focus on delivering security and justice, as well as development of the education sector.