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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.

    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Features

    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...

    Interviews

    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...

    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    Australia pledges continued support to govt

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



    Governance

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Reconstruction

    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.



    Governance

    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.