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    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said it was not for outsiders to describe the contents of the political framework both Afghan presidential candidates accepted a few days ago.

    Jul 30, 2014 - 16:36

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan thrashed Zimbabwe by 35 runs in their first four-day match played in the nation’s capital Harare, an Afghan cricket board official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    6 children killed in Uruzgan explosions

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Half a dozen children have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    $104.1b marked for Afghan reconstruction so far: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Appropriations on the US effort to rebuild Afghanistan have totaled id="mce_marker"04.1 billion, not including the $5.8 billion requested for fiscal 2015 by the White House, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said on Wednesday.



    Features

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan miners and the committee advocating for their rights criticise the government and privately-owned firms for doing little to ensure their safety.

    Dozens of miners...

    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...

    Security and Crime

    Hashmat Karzai laid to rest

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province late on Tuesday night hours after he was assassinated by a suicide bomber at his residence.



    Governance

    MoD rejects SIGAR report on missing weapons

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday rejected as untrue a recent report by the US special inspector general for Afghanistan (SIGAR) claiming tens of thousands of weapons the Pentagon supplied to Afghan forces since 2004 had gone missing.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan fires another 32 rockets into Kunar: police

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The police chief on Wednesday said Pakistani forces fired another 32 rockets into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province last night and in the morning, hitting farm fields.



    Security and Crime

    Children among 13 injured in Tirinkot blast

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thirteen people, including eight children, were injured on Wednesday when a roadside bomb tore through a private commercial vehicle in this capital city of central Uruzgan province, police said.



    Security and Crime

    Islamabad lodges protest with Kabul over Dir attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad lodged a protest with Kabul on Wednesday over a cross-border insurgent attack in Pakistan’s remote upper Dir district in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.



    Security and Crime

    40 rebels killed as Hesarak clash ends

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces killed more than 40 insurgents and injured another 20 during a clash that broke out a day earlier in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Hashmat’s assassination widely condemned

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The assassination of President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in a suicide bomb attack at his home in southern Kandahar province a day earlier has been widely condemned.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban-designated chief for Sangin killed

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief for Sangin district of southern Helmand province was among 20 insurgents killed during an ongoing security operation in the troubled town, an official said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Insecurity main hurdle to businesses in Ghazni

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief says traders are concerned about their security in southern Ghazni province.



    Agriculture

    Khost traders say in dire need of warehouses

    KHOST (Pajhwok): Because of lack of warehouses, agricultural products are decomposed in hot weather in southeastern Khost province that usually inflicted financial losses on traders, businessmen said.