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    KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six people were injured in two separate explosions in the capital Kabul and eastern Nangarhar provinces on Thursday, officials and eyewitnesses said.

    Aug 20, 2014 - 12:00

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint commission of the two election teams on Wednesday claimed concluding its work but two thorny issues have been left to the presidential runners, officials said.


    EU gives $95m to finance police salaries

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union announced on Wednesday its latest contribution to the Afghan National Police of $95 million to enable the government to continue to pay police officers and uniformed personnel of the Central Prison Department.


    Karzai urges election results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday renewed his concerns at the negative effects the delay in announcing the presidential election results was having on people's lives, especially security, economic and governance issues.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most mining companies have yet to keep their pledges to protect environment and deliver social services for people living close to the mining areas, experts said.



    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghani Sharaf, a resident of northern Balkh province, has switched to the beekeeping industry after nine years of owning a seeds company.  

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    NYT reporter gets 24 hours to leave

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Wednesday asked the New York Times (NYT) reporter to leave Afghanistan within 24 hours, saying his entry into the country had been banned.


    Outsiders out to disrupt vote audit: Hotaki

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday expressed concerns at outsider elements striving to disrupt the ongoing vote audit.


    Extraconstitutional actions to impact aid: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday warned against extra-constitutional actions by any stakeholders in Afghanistan, saying such a move will have an impact on financial and security support.


    Security forces need $6b annually: Zakhilwal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More foreign aid would be needed to strengthen Afghan security forces after the drawdown of international troops and the current insurgency in the country, officials said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    ISAF soldier succumbs to wounds

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died of wounds as a result of an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.


    Stabbing attack delays vote audit for 3 hours

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit process resumed following a three-hour delay on Wednesday, a day after four Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked by a representative of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

    Security and Crime

    Foreigner stabbed to death in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreign national died after being stabbed by unidentified men in the 10th police district of Kabul on Wednesday, an official said.


    National unity govt. proposal sparks protest

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Zabul province on Wednesday staged a protest against the proposed formation of a national unity government, saying such a set-up was against the constitution.


    Slow-paced work on bridges irks residents

    JALAABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday complained that construction work on three major bridges had been lingering on for a long time.


    Pakistan renews support for Afghan-led solution

    NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday reiterated peace in Afghanistan was linked to peace in Pakistan.


    Waziristan refugees in Khost seek aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of refugees gathered in front of the department concerned in southern Khost province Wednesday, demanding aid from the international community.