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    KABUL (Pajhwok): A UN diplomat on Wednesday asked presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to rejoin the vote audit and help complete the electoral process at the earliest possible.

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    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) commander on Wednesday pledged maintaining good ties with Afghan forces and government, the Presidential Palace said.


    Ghani accepts UN call as Abdullah walks out

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Wednesday announced shifting to the United Nations its responsibility to overseen the vote audit.

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    Pakistan’s meddling has intensified, NDS claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday alleged the intelligence network of neighbouring Pakistan was directly involved in the latest surge in unrest in Afghanistan.


    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay...


    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghani Sharaf, a resident of northern Balkh province, has switched to the beekeeping industry after nine years of owning a seeds company.  

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    Afghans set to take control of NATO base

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The transfer of the largest NATO military base “Shorab Airfield” to Afghan control will pave the ground for international civilian flights to southern Helmand province, the governor said on Wednesday.


    Several projects launched in Nangarhar, Wardak

    JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Work on a number of development projects of public welfare has been launched in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Children, women among 16 injured in blasts

    GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 civilians, including eight of a family, were injured in two separate bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces on Wednesday, officials said.


    25 complaints filed against vote invalidation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the stop-start vote audit process hit a new snag, the Afghan-led election watchdog announced receiving 25 complaints from the Change and Continuity team against invalidation of bogus votes.

    Security and Crime

    440 suspects held; arms cache seized

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 440 suspects involved in insurgency have been detained by security forces over the past month, the spy service office said on Wednesday.


    Afghan leaders need hard compromise: Obama

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Amidst a lingering dispute over the auditing of votes, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the leaders of Afghanistan needed to make hard compromise for the sake of their country's future and security.

    Security and Crime

    ALP personnel among 25 killed in Ghor clash

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and 20 others captured by rebels after a fierce gunbattle western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Tagab to get health clinic for 150 patients

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new Comprehensive Health Clinic (CHC) for Tagab district in northeastern Badakhshan province was launched on Wednesday, a statement said.

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    Shamshad TV boosters torched in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A transmission booster of Afghanistan’s leading Pashto-language television channel has been torched in northern Balkh province, suspending its transmissions in at least five provinces, a reporter said on Wednesday.

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    Balkh municipality’s revenue unaffected

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The uncertain electoral process has had no significant impact on the affairs and revenues of the municipality department of northern Balkh province, the mayor said on Wednesday.


    دامریکا ځانګړي استازي د ولسمشري دواړو کاندیدانو سره ولیدل

    کابل ( پژواک، ۵ وږی ۹۳) افغانستان او پاکستان لپاره دامریکا ځانګړی استازی ډان فیلډمین چې نن په یوه ناڅابي سفر کابل ته رسیدلی، د ولسمشرۍ دواړو کاندیدانو سره یې د ټاکنیز شخړو د هواري په موخه کتلي دي.<