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    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Thursday ordered the arrest of all 19 defaulters of the now defunct Kabul Bank. The defaulters were earlier released on bail.

    Oct 2, 2014 - 10:40

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were killed and eight others wounded in a fresh suicide attack in the capital Kabul on Thursday morning, an official said.

    Governance

    Noor to respect replacement orders

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting governor of northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor called on President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at the President Palace on Thursday, a statement said.



    Governance

    Massoud takes over as presidential aide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Zia Massoud, a senior member of the Change and Continuity team, on Thursday took over as President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s special representative on reforms and good governance.



    Features

    KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different parts of the country have welcomed the first peaceful transfer of power since Taliban’s ouster from power in 2001, hoping the unity government would complete...

    Interviews

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province complain they have been facing problems over the past three years after a key bridge was destroyed to build a...

    Sports

    Afghanistan storm into Asian Games final

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan have stormed into Asian Games cricket final after beating Hong Kong in South Korea on Thursday, a board official said.



    Governance

    New NATO leader hails SOFA signing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new NATO secretary-general has welcomed the signing of the status of forces agreement, allowing the stay of international troops beyond the end of the ISAF in Afghanistan in December this year.



    Security and Crime

    17 insurgents killed in gunbattle, explosion

    SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen insurgents, including a shadow district chief, were killed and 15 others wounded during a clash and an explosion in northern parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban booby-trap Ghazni roads: Governor

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  The Taliban have planted landmines on the Kabul-Kandahar highway and a number other roads in southern Ghazni province, the governor alleged on Thursday.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Rising militancy pesters Kapisa residents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of some areas of central Kapisa province complain insecurity is gradually escalating and creating numerous problems for civilians.



    Interviews

    Slow work on bridge irks residents

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province complain they have been facing problems over the past three years after a key bridge was destroyed to build a new one.



    Governance

    Benchmarks to be set for governors’ appointments

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday stressed the need for permanent budgets for provinces and the appointment of qualified individuals as governor.



    Governance

    Hekmatyar calls for intra-Afghan dialogue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Thursday accused the Obama administration of reneging on its commitment to troop withdrawal from the country.



    Governance

    7 dead as bomb rips through Peshawar bus

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven people were killed and a dozen others injured on Thursday when a bomb ripped through a passenger coach in northwestern Pakistan, media reports said.



    Business & Economics

    Petrol up, gold down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of fuel jumped while the rates of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.