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    Pidram to cobble together opposition alliance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Latif Pidram, head of the National Congress Party (NCP), criticised the unity government on Wednesday, pledging to cobble together an opposition alliance.



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    Obama, Modi discuss Afghan transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told a New York audience he was against the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, he discussed the current situation with President Barack Obama.



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    Zakhilwal named economic advisor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has appointed former finance minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal as acting finance minister and his advisor on economic affairs, the Cabinet Secretariat said on Tuesday.



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    ISAF renews commitment to supporting ANSF

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday welcomed the signing of both the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).



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    Deal to help promote shared interests: Obama

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Signing of the much-awaited Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is a historic day for the US-Afghan partnership, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, hoping the deal would help advance their shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan.



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    Senate urges govt to pursue peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming the peaceful transfer of power, the Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Tuesday urged the new government to pay greater attention to bringing peace and strengthening security.



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    EWA welcomes peaceful transfer of power

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Watch Organisation of Afghanistan (EWA) on Tuesday welcomed the peaceful transfer of political power and formation of the government of national unity.



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    Our soil won’t be used against anyone: CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday promised the new government would not allow the use of Afghanistan’s soil against anyone. 



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    NATO airstrike in Khost leaves 4 dead

    GARDEZ/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A district development council head was killed in a militant attack in southeastern Paktia province while four people -- believed to be civilians -- lost their lives in a NATO drone strike in southern Khost on Tuesday.



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    Call for infrastructure projects in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth on Tuesday staged a protest in southern Kandahar province, asking the new government to launch key infrastructure projects there.