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    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), after addressing complaints from the presidential runners, on Thursday conveyed its decision to the poll panel.

    Sep 18, 2014 - 20:33

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former jihadi figures and leaderships of the three pillars of the state would be meeting the two feuding presidential candidates on Friday in a bid to end the political impasse that has paralysed the country.


    Fraud-tainted poll workers to be blacklisted

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday decided to blacklist the officials who were found involved in rigging the polls.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Kabul residents protest Pakistani agression

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Demonstrators in Kabul on Thursday urged Islamabad to stop cross-border shelling, threatening to lay a siege the Pakistani Embassy.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday....


    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address...

    Security and Crime

    New counter-terror strategy employed in Sangin

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A new counter-terrorism strategy has been employed in the ongoing operation in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    5 ANA soldiers, influential individual killed

    MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an influential individual have been killed in separate security incidents in Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    22 insurgents eliminated in Kunar clash

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 militants were killed as security forces repulsed an attack in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Bajaur, an official claimed on Thursday.


    Afghan footballers taste 2nd defeat in a row

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan footballers tasted a second defeat in a row in their Asian Games campaign on Thursday when they were defeated by Hong Kong 2-1 in South Korea.


    After Taliban attack, Ghazni picking up pieces

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The recent Taliban truck bomb attack has destroyed thousands of historic books and a number of artifacts at the Information and Culture Department housing a public library and a museum in southern Ghazni province.

    Security and Crime

    Police officers among 14 dead in Logar battle

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four policemen, including three officers, and 10 insurgents were killed during a fierce gun-battle near the capital of central Logar province on Thursday, officials said.


    Pakistan hands demarche to Afghan envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In what appears a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan has lodged a protest with Afghanistan with this week’s cross-border attack on a security post in North Waziristan.

    Security and Crime

    Gizab district may fall, Uruzgan governor warns

    TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The governor of central Uruzgan province warned on Thursday if the central government did not take urgent measures, Gizab district might fall to militants. 


    Electoral crisis hits hard businesses in Khost

    KHOST City (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Khost province on Thursday complained the electoral tension had rendered many people jobless besides increasing insecurity.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Man, girl gunned down in Ghazni clash

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The spouse of a female provincial council member was gunned down by a neighbour in revenge for the killing of his daughter in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Road accident in Maidan Wardak leaves six dead

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A road accident on Kabul-Kandahar highway has left six people dead and six more injured on Thursday.