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    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said he would not allow anyone to conduct a proxy war in his country or Afghan territory to be used against its neighbo

    Nov 26, 2014 - 11:06

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon on Tuesday ruled out any change in US troop level of 9,800 in post-2014 Afghanistan as determined by President Obama earlier, but said that talks with NATO partners were underway in this regard.

    Governance,Women

    Envoy: US encourages EVAW law enforcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday said his country encouraged enforcement of the law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) as essential legal instrument to combat gender-based violence in Afghanistan and end impunity.



    Security and Crime

    Looming terror attacks foiled in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police officials on Wednesday claimed foiling a looming terror attacks in the 8th police district and Qarabagh district of the capital Kabul.



    Features

    Last weekend, the leaders of G20 economies arrived in Australia for the Brisbane Summit.

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    Interviews

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, Chief Executive Officer Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said the national side’s preparations for the World Cup are not confined to participation...

    Governance

    Act to protect Afghan rights gains, donors told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights watchdog on Wednesday urged foreign donors to press the new Afghan government to address the country’s persistent human rights problems at a major upcoming international donor conference in London.



    Governance

    UN appeals for $405m in 2015 Afghan aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.



    Governance

    Further silence against Pakistan a sin: Muslimyar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday strongly condemned Sunday’s suicide attack on a volleyball tournament in southeastern Paktika province, alleging such barbaric attacks were the handiwork of Pakistan’s intelligence agency and army.



    Governance

    Senate won’t hasten to ratify security deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has urged the Meshrano Jirga to give the approval of security accords with the US and NATO a priority, but the Senate chairman says they would not hasten to endorse the deals.



    Governance

    President Ghani leaves for Kathmandu

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani left on Tuesday for Kathmandu where he will attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit commencing tomorrow.



    Business & Economics

    ACCI to present 11 plans to London Summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said on Tuesday it had prepared nearly a dozen economic development plans for Afghanistan to be presented before the London Conference slated for Dec. 4.



    Security and Crime

    Politicians, elders demand probe into Paktika attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Political and tribal elders on Tuesday demanded thorough investigation and severe punishment for the perpetrators of tragic suicide bombing in southeastern Paktika province that left dozens persons dead scores other wounded.



    Security and Crime

    7 ANA commandos injured in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos were wounded on Tuesday when a magnetic bomb fixed to their vehicle exploded in the capital Kabul, police said.



    Women

    Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan

    HERAT CITY/JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): In a gathering arranged on eve of International Women’s Day, speakers on Tuesday voiced concerns that violence against women has surged in some provinces of the country, including Nangarhar, Helmand, Herat and Takhar provinces.