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    KABUL, WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama spoke with his Afghan counterpart Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over the telephone on Wednesday.

    Oct 22, 2014 - 19:08

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval on Wednesday voiced his country’s readiness to assist Afghanistan in areas of military, economy and higher education.


    Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said the process of awarding contracts for mine extraction had long been lacking transparency and accountability.


    Daudzai wants neighbours to push peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Umar Daudzai has acknowledged the government’s inability to dismantle the Taliban movement, saying the insurgents hide in their hideouts across the Durand Line in Pakistan.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents have urged the new president to pay special attention to strengthening peace, creating jobs, solving environmental and housing problems, reveals a survey by...


    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Professor Muhammad Tahir Inayat, the newly appointed chancellor of Nangarhaar University (NU) has promised drastic changes to take this important academic institution out of...


    UN backs Afghan youth’s bid for change

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday called for Afghanistan’s youth to play a proactive role in dealing with the challenges facing their homeland.


    Australia pledges continued support to govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian on Wednesday pledged continued assistance to the government of Afghanistan in diverse fields.


    ALP loses 600 personnel in 6 months

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): About 600 Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed and more than 900 wounded nationwide during the first six months of the ongoing solar year, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Police prevent family from committing suicide

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed preventing nearly a dozen members of a family from committing suicide in northern Kunduz province.


    Uniform development main agenda: CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said uniform nationwide development was the unity government’s top priority.

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    Pro-IS group detained in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of men writing the slogans of Islamic State (IS) on the walls in central capital Kabul has been detained, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.


    Karzai: I always acted on Zahir Shah advice

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said he acted on advice from the late king of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, during his 11-year rule.


    Kabul looks to Delhi for security assistance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammed Umer Daudzai has sought security assistance from India, which he hailed as Afghanistan’s all-weather and time-tested friend.


    MoI denies Ahmadzai-Daudzai rift

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government on Wednesday vehemently denied any rift between President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and his Minister of Interior Omar Daudzai.


    Work on Rehman Baba township kicks off

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on residential units in the Rehman Baba township in this central capital began on Wednesday. The housing scheme in Karta-e-Naw area covers 55 acres of land.


    Japan-funded schools handed over to govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty-three newly constructed schools and a Justice Department building have been handed over to the Afghan government, the Embassy of Japan announced on Wednesday.