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    At last, candidates ink power-sharing deal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As expected, the presidential candidates on Sunday signed a long-awaited deal on forming a government national unity, ending several weeks of intense negotiations and uncertainty.



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    Jihad an honour for Afghanistan: Sayyaf

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former jihadi leader Prof. Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Saturday claimed some circles were out to isolate mujahideen (freedom fighters), but they would not succeed in their nefarious designs.



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    Courts not functioning in many Zabul districts

    QALAT (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday said the justice system has not been active in many districts of southern Zabul province due to insecurity.



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    Key meeting at Presidential Palace postponed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level meeting, scheduled for this afternoon at the Presidential Palace, had to be delayed for unannounced reasons on Saturday, a knowledgeable source said.



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    Civil society urges sustained peace efforts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A civil society organisation -- Action Foundation -- urged the future government on Saturday to launch meaningful negotiations with rebels and eliminate anti-peace elements.



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    Govt has failed to probe serial killings: Rabbani

    KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) chief on Saturday said the nation would not have lost key leaders if the government had paid serious attention to thwarting assassination plots over the past 13 years.



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    Election result to be unveiled today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ending several months of deep uncertainty and hectic negotiations, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said the presidential election result would be announced Sunday.



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    Good news round the corner: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai, voicing pleasures over progress in talks between the presidential runners, on Saturday promised the nation would soon hear good news about the election result.



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    Ghani, Abdullah campaigns hint at deal today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Both presidential campaigns said on Saturday the candidates had almost reached an agreement but only minor difference over the announcement of the final election result remained.



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    Rabbani’s death anniversary observed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The 3rd anniversary of former High Peace Council (HPC) chief Burhanuddin Rabbani’s martyrdom was observed with the laying of a floral wreath on his grave in Kabul on Saturday.