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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A woman journalist has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said.

    Sep 16, 2014 - 20:49

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit shows presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has a 800,000 vote lead over his rival Abdullah Abdullah, an official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    ISAF loses 3 soldiers to Kabul suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): AT least three International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) soldiers were killed and several others wounded on Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide attacker in the capital Kabul, officials said.


    Ministry asked to launch work on Paktika schools

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): An official on Wednesday urged the Ministry of Education to launch work on newly-approved schools for southeastern Paktika province.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday....


    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address...


    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.


    Opium cultivation up for 3rd year in a row

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Monday urged countries of the region, including Iran, Pakistan, India and China, to support Afghanistan’s counter narcotics efforts.


    Germany launches 40m afs projects in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Embarking on two new infrastructure projects costing 40 million afghanis, Germany on Tuesday handed over a new healthcare centre to local authorities in northern Baghlan province.


    Ghani team’s complaints addressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) addressed 188 complaints filed by the Change and Continuity team at a meeting on Tuesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Afghan journalist leaves Quetta after threats

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Threatening calls from unidentified people have forced an Afghan journalist into leaving Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, a report said on Tuesday.


    Asian Olympics: Afghans off to S. Korea

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-A cricket team on Tuesday left for South Korea to take part in the Asian Olympic Games beginning on Friday in the nation’s capital Seoul.


    Obama to talk Afghanistan with world leaders

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current situation in Afghanistan would be one of the major topics for discussion when US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry meet world leaders in New York next week.

    Security and Crime

    35 militants perish in fresh clashes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 35 militants have been killed during security operations in Kapisa, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak and Kunar provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    14 killed in cross-border attack in NWA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen people were killed on Tuesday when militants launched an attack from Afghanistan’s territory on a Pakistani security checkpoint in the tribal region of North Waziristan, the military said.


    Work on $200m Kabul park to begin soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The construction of a grand park in the central capital Kabul would start in the next five months, an official said on Tuesday.