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    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul and Washington on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security pact allowing the presence of a residual American force, number around 9,500, in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

    Sep 30, 2014 - 16:25

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday reaffirmed its abiding respect for Afghanistan’s sovereignty, saying the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) would help consolidate their partnership.

    Governance

    New leader prioritises peace, end to meddling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday promised the government of national unity, involving his rival in the election, would take concrete steps to introduce political and institutional reforms.



    Governance

    Kerry praises Ghani, Abdullah for statesmanship

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has saluted what he called the triumph of “statesmanship and compromise” in Afghanistan, which inaugurated its new president on Monday.



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    KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different parts of the country have welcomed the first peaceful transfer of power since Taliban’s ouster from power in 2001, hoping the unity government would complete...

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    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The governor of southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday alleged Taliban received all-out support from Iran and Pakistan for staging their attacks in Afghanistan.

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    Governance

    Ahmadzai, Abdullah sworn in as prez, CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday took oath as Afghanistan’s new president, succeeding Hamid Karzai.



    Governance

    CEO vows good governance, war on graft

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday promised to work together with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for stabilising Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Security in Wardak on high alert for Eid

    MAIDAN CITY (Pajhwok): Strict security arrangements have been put in place for the Eidul Adha festival, governor of central Wardak province said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    5 injured in Qalat explosion; suspect held

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Four people were injured in a bomb blast in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Tuesday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban hang 3 more robbers in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  The Taliban said on Tuesday they had hanged three individuals accused of theft robberies in the Gardez district of southeastern Paktia province.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban’s district chief detained in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief for Doshi district has been arrested along with two accomplices in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Woman killed; student commits suicide

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and her spouse and son were injured when a mortar shell hit their house in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Soldiers among 13 killed in raids, blasts

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed in drone attacks in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman province, officials said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Karzai proud of peaceful power transfer

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outgoing Afghan leader President Hamid Karzai on Monday expressed his pleasure over the peaceful democratic transfer of power to his successor Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.