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    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans should unite for the sake of peace and preventing foreigners from bloodshed in the country, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Monday.

    Oct 20, 2014 - 12:08

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s junior team on Monday left for Qatar to participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-16 Elite Cup, an official said.


    President to Pakistan: Take practical steps for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday urged Pakistan to take practical steps for peace in Afghanistan, saying that mere assurances were not enough to achieve stability.


    BSA poses no threat to our neighbours: Mosazai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul-Washington Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), allowing international troops to stay in the country beyond 2014, posed no threat to Afghanistan’s neighbours, a diplomat said on Sunday.


    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...


    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...

    Security and Crime

    9 militants lay down arms in Kunar

    ASSADABAD (Pajhwok): A nine-member group of rebels has laid down arms, joining the peace process in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Monday.


    3 policemen detained on robbery charges

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One robber was killed and six others were detained during a clash with police in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.


    Jawzjan children run for combating poverty

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): In an attempt to alleviate poverty, Save the Children sponsored a race involving children in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province.


    Pakhtuns victims of terror: Achakzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A renowned Pakhtun nationalist from southwestern Balochistan province has said peace in Afghanistan is central to economic prosperity in the region.


    4 school buildings constructed in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Buildings have been constructed for four schools benefitting 3,000 students in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday.


    Senators call for trial of poll panel chiefs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Several Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday called for the trial of election commission officials for contempt of parliament and fraud in the presidential vote. 

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Bank defaulters out on bail to be arrested

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul police chief on Sunday said 19 of the convicts in the big-time Kabul Bank fraud case would be arrested despite being granted bail.

    Security and Crime

    Soldiers among 9 killed in Charkh fighting

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Authorities in central Logar province on Sunday confirmed the death of four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five rebels in coordinated attacks on security posts.


    Turkish investment to spur Afghan economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts are optimistic that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help attract further investment to Afghanistan and spur its war-battered economy.


    MPs to govt: Don’t dub rebels as political foes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some member of the upper house of parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Sunday urged the government not to call Taliban political foes, blaming the armed rebels for killing scores of civilians.