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    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit process at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul had to be suspended on Wednesday to train representatives of the presidential candidates and election observers, an official said.

    Jul 23, 2014 - 16:10

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of Alasai district have initiated an uprising to expel Taliban militants from their villages in central Kapisa province, the governor said on Wednesday.

    Governance

    German minister meets troops in Mazar-i-Sharif

    KABUL (Pajhwok): German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen touched down on Wednesday morning at a military base in teh northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to meet troops from her country on an announced visit.



    Security and Crime

    Security bolstered for Kabul International Airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday said tight security measures had been put in place to protect the Kabul International Airport.



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    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complained about acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead,...

    Interviews

     TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A shortage of professional teachers has long been haunting the education sector of central Uruzgan province, the education director says.

    Ihsanullah Nasher told...

    Governance

    Protesters slam Orgun, Gaza massacres

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, including women, rallied in Kabul on Wednesday against a deadly attack in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province and Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip.



    Security and Crime

    District police chief injured in suicide attack

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province was injured along with his two guards in a suicide bombing early Wednesday morning, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    10 rebels killed in drone strike, search operation

    JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 10 rebels, including suicide bombers, were killed in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) drone strikes and a search operation in different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban leader killed along with 2 aliens

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with two foreign militants during an airstrike in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.



    Security and Crime,Education

    Militants steal teachers’ salaries in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): In a brazen attack, militants snatched teachers’ salaries worth 900,000 afghanis when the amount was being transferred to Haska Mena district from Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



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    Badghis families face clean drinking water shortage

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complained about acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead, residents and officials said.



    Security and Crime

    Roadside bomb kills policeman in Kunar

    ASSADABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said a roadside bomb left one policeman dead and 11 others injured in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Abdullah camp denies appointing foreigners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday claimed the Reform and Unanimity team had appointed foreigners as observers for the ongoing vote audit, a claim Abdullah’s camp dismissed.



    Governance

    42pc of ballot boxes shifted to Kabul: Dobbins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly, half of all of ballot boxes have been shifted from provinces to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul, the US special envoy said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    National unity govt only remedy, says Spanta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Tuesday called a national unity government the only solution to current political problems of the country.



    Sports

    Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe to keep series wide-open

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a heroic show, Afghanistan on Tuesday upset Zimbabwe by two wickets in a one-day international encounter to keep the series wide open at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo.