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    KABUL/WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): For the first time after the political transition in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama spoke with his Afghan counterpart Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over the telephone late on Wednesday.

    Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said public support to the government was necessary to ensure security and people’s confidence could be achieved with dispensation of justice.


    Delhi keen on strong military links with Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval on Wednesday voiced his country’s readiness to assist Afghanistan in areas of military, economy and higher education.

    Security and Crime

    9 Hazara men gunned down in Quetta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine members of the minority Hazara community were gunned down Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southern Balochistan province, on Thursday morning.


    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...

    Business & Economics

    Firewood up, liquefied gas down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood jumped while rates of liquefied gas dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food rates remained stable.

    Security and Crime

    10 soldiers killed in security incidents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed during separate incidents in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    3 govt held detained on graft charges

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three government employees, including the deputy head of the provincial, have been detained on charges of embezzlement in southern Khost province, an official said on Thursday.


    Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said the process of awarding contracts for mine extraction had long been lacking transparency and accountability.


    Daudzai wants neighbours to push peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Umar Daudzai has acknowledged the government’s inability to dismantle the Taliban movement, saying the insurgents hide in their hideouts across the Durand Line in Pakistan.


    UN backs Afghan youth’s bid for change

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday called for Afghanistan’s youth to play a proactive role in dealing with the challenges facing their homeland.


    Australia pledges continued support to govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian on Wednesday pledged continued assistance to the government of Afghanistan in diverse fields.


    ALP loses 600 personnel in 6 months

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): About 600 Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed and more than 900 wounded nationwide during the first six months of the ongoing solar year, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Police prevent family from committing suicide

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed preventing nearly a dozen members of a family from committing suicide in northern Kunduz province.