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    KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has quietly issued guidelines allowing American forces to target Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and conduct air support for Afghan operations when needed post-2014.

    Nov 22, 2014 - 11:07

    Washington (Pajhwok): The UN General Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution applauding the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan and establishment of the unity government after general elections earlier this year.

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    Blast leaves district security official brother dead, three wounded

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A crime branch chief was among three others wounded in an explosion that left his brother dead in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said.

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    4 rebels killed in Baghlan, Jawzjan violence

    PUL-I-KHUMRI/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four militants have been killed and seven others wounded in northern Baghlan and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, officials said Saturday.


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    Afghanistan dominates Gen Sharif US visit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current situation in Afghanistan, post 2014 and the recent improvements in Af-Pak relationship dominated the discussions that the visiting Pakistani Army Chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, has had with the top American leadership – both civilian and the military.

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    NDS claims foiling plot to kill Dostum

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Friday claimed foiling an alleged plot to assassinate First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on a trip to northern Afghanistan by arresting five would-be suicide bombers.


    Belgium’s Kabul embassy to close in January

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With its military presence in Afghanistan drawing to a close, Belgium has announced closing its Kabul Embassy before the end of January next year.


    President to push for reliable administration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said efforts are being made to establish a reliable and efficient administration for introducing fundamental reforms over the next five years.


    Terrorism from outside main challenge: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Friday said terrorism perpetrated and supported from "outside" was the main challenge for Afghanistan, asking New Delhi "to do more" in defence cooperation with Kabul.


    Week-long cleanliness drive begins in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A seven-day cleanliness campaign has been launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province, with hundreds of residents partaking, the mayor said on Friday.

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    Shadow district chief among 5 rebels killed

    ASADADBAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province was among five others killed in a US drone strike on early Saturday, the provincial police chief said.

    Security and Crime

    6 kidnapped schoolteachers set free in Badghis

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The Taliban set free six abducted schoolteachers following negotiations with tribal elders in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.


    My statement was misquoted, Aziz tells Atmar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz on Thursday telephoned his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar and said he had been misquoted in a recent controversial interview with BBC Urdu.


    Afghanistan won’t allow proxy Pak-India war: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said his country would not allow itself to become the battleground for a proxy war between India and Pakistan after the imminent departure of US-led troops.