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    Vote recount, audit process completed: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN-supervised recount and audit process supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from the June presidential election runoff has been completed, 50 days after it was launched, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday.



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    Hagel, Bismillah discusses election audit process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, met his Afghan counterpart, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to discuss progress in the election audit process, as well as the security situation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.



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    Afghan forces to receive $5.1b in annual aid

    WALES (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Thursday said the international community had increased by one billion dollars from $4.1 billion to $5.1 billion in annual aid to Afghanistan.



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    NATO leaders agree to fund Afghan forces

    WALES (Pajhwok): NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to fund Afghan security forces until the end of 2017 but warned Afghan leaders that the time was short to sign security arrangements so they could install a non-combat force to train and support the Afghan forces.



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    US hopes candidates would abide by unity accord

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday hoped both the Afghan presidential candidates would abide by the agreement they signed in August on unity government.



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    Doing everything to facilitate Afghan transition: Hagel

    WALES, WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said the United States and its NATO partners were doing everything to facilitate a peaceful transition in Afghanistan.



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    Ready to play our part: Rasmussen

    WALES (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said their mission in Afghanistan was not over yet and Afghanistan still needed international support and the alliance was ready to play its part.



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    Karzai’s successes, failures reviewed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Reviewing President Hamid Karzai government’s achievements, civil society activists on Thursday praised the outgoing leader for strengthening unity among the Afghan communities, but resented his failure to eliminate administrative corruption during his 13 years in office.



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    NAI calls for protection of journalists, human rights

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Media Support Organization, NAI, on Thursday urged on participants of Wales summit to help protect independence of media and human rights in Afghanistan.



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    Vote audit likely to be concluded today: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) hinted on Thursday that the vote audit process into the presidential election would be completed today (Thursday).