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    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in the ongoing conflict hit a new high this year, as foreign combat troops leave the country in less than two weeks, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (U

    Dec 20, 2014 - 19:34

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday slammed the unity government as illegitimate and unconstitutional, setting a one-week deadline for the introduction of a new Council of Ministers.

    Governance

    HPC calls for joint efforts to banish terror

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning a recent school attack in Peshawar, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to take joint step to battle terrorism and the killings of innocent people.



    Governance

    President meets several cabinet choices

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has held a flurry of meetings with several cabinet picks, who may be introduced to the parliament for a vote of confidence on Monday, Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learnt on Saturday.



    Features

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Baghlan Sugar Mills produced 570 tonnes of sugar during the current year, the same level as achieved in 2013, a senior official said on Friday.

    Most of the sugar...

    Interviews

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, advisor to the president on tribal affairs, has demanded of the national unity government to take concerted steps to ensure lasting peace in the country.

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    Governance

    KP govt to expel Afghans after a month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Haunted by security concerns, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to expel all Afghan refugees after a month, a report said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    6 more Sher Khan Port staffers released

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Six more Sher Khan Port employees were released three weeks after they were abducted by insurgents in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Strong spy force seen behind Dangam attacks

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): So far at least 40 security personnel have suffered casualties in the ongoing conflict in Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.



    Women,Reconstruction,AgricultureNo details available

    445 greenhouses being set up in north

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, 445 greenhouses are being established for more than 100 women in five provinces, an official said on Saturday.



    Accidents & DisastersNo details available

    MoD choppers carry passengers

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Darwaza district in northeastern Badakhshan province say they travel by Ministry of Defense (MoD) helicopters in exchange for money after heavy snowfall blocked roads.



    Governance

    Khost PC to elect admin board tomorrow

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council of southeastern Khost on Saturday announced it would elect the administration board tomorrow (Sunday).



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Kabul, Islamabad united against terror: Aziz

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists.



    Security and Crime

    Rumours spread about Fazlullah’s killing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rumors circulated on Saturday that dreaded Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in an operation on the Afghan border.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban reject UN report as far from justice

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Saturday rejected as one-sided and far from justice a UN report on civilian casualties this year in Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Dangam: Rebels receive weapons from Pakistan

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Senior officials on Saturday claimed Taliban insurgents attacking the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province received weapons and ammunitions from across the Durand Line.



    GovernanceNo details available

    Iran wants foreign troops to exit Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The continued international military presence and intensifying militant attacks on civilians are fuelling the menace of terrorism in Afghanistan, an Iranian diplomat said on Saturday.