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    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some analysts on Tuesday said NATO’s Summit in Wales this week would have little significance for Afghanistan in absence of the nation’s leader.

    Sep 2, 2014 - 20:44

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday urged both the presidential candidates to end their dispute over election results and save the country from further violence and economic decline.

    Governance

    NATO prepares new chapter in ties with Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO Secretary General has said that the alliance will prepare a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan, as its combat mission draws to a close.



    Security and Crime

    Paghman gang rape: 3 more suspects held

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday paraded three more suspects allegedly linked to a group that gang rapped four women and looted passengers last month in the Paghman district of central Kabul province.



    Features

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Crude oil rates fluctuate in Afghanistan less frequently than in other neighbouring and regional countries, a Ministry of Commerce and Industries official says, indicating price...

    Interviews

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was...

    Governance

    Be ready for protests, Noor tells supporters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province and a close aide to trailing presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday asked his supporters to prepare themselves for massive protests against looming election results.



    Security and Crime

    2 police dead in Nangarhar car suicide blast

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide car bomber struck a police vehicle in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, killing two policemen, an official said.



    Governance

    Rivals ask Abdullah to review boycott decision

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Tuesday described as “emotional” the rival camp’s decision to withdraw from the political process.



    Governance

    Decisions on more votes today: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said the audit of 20,500 out of 23,000 ballot boxes or 90 percent of votes has been completed.



    Governance

    Civil society lambasts unity govt idea

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Criticising the lingering electoral process, civil society groups on Tuesday said the unity government idea was aimed at securing power by elements with vested interests.



    Security and Crime

    Rapists be executed in public: Mujaddadi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Sibghatullah Mujaddadi, former president and chairman of the Disputes Resolution Commission (DRC), on Tuesday said culprits involved in the Paghman gang gape incident be executed in the public to set an example for others.



    Security and Crime

    ANA soldier among 11 killed in Jawzjan clash

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and ten rebels were killed and seven others wounded during an attack on security forces convoy in northern Jawzjan province, an official said Tuesday.



    Governance,Social

    Good governance tops Balkh residents demands

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Balkh province say their foremost demand from the next president is good governance.



    Governance

    New building for ANA inaugurated in Helmand

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Afghan National Army (ANA) First Brigade in the Garamsir district of southern Helmand province was inaugurated on Monday, a statement said.



    Security and Crime

    Latest drone strike leaves 7 rebels dead

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Seven militants, including a commander, were killed in the US drone strike in the Tagab



    Security and Crime

    AIHRC wants illegal armed groups’ disbanded

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) expressed grave concerns over growing incidents of killing, persecution and harassment by illegal armed men in some parts of the country.