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    Japan provides aid for mine clearance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan on Thursday announced providing $696,310 to Afghanistan for humanitarian mine clearance operations in northern and central regions of the country.



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    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.



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    Ministers barred from exercising executive powers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A presidential decree issued on Wednesday directed all incumbent ministers and provincial governors to perform duties as acting officials, barring them from exercising executive powers.



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    Top court spurns corruption allegation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s allegation about corruption in the judiciary, saying such unauthentic claims depicted lack of knowledge about legal affairs.



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    Wolesi Jirga members divided on BSA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- members on Wednesday backed and others vehemently opposed the signing of a long-awaited security pact with the United States.



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    President orders Kabul Bank case reopening

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday issued a decree, directing relevant state institutions to immediately address the Kabul bank issue and restitute its assets.



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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).