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    China supportive of Afghan peace effort: Yuxi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): China's special representative for Afghanistan, in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai, has said that Beijing is eager to bolster bilateral ties with Kabul in economic and other areas.



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    Ballot scrutiny restarts after suspension

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The presidential election audit resumed on Thursday after 48 hours of suspension for training representatives of the candidates and observers, the Independent Election Commission (IEC).



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    US satisfied with progress in vote audit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States expressed “broad satisfaction” with the progress made in ballot auditing, saying that given the complexity and unprecedented scope of the effort, it was not surprising that issues arose during the process.       



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    Pakistani reporter to file appeal next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A court in eastern Nangarhar province will take up next week Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan’s appeal against his conviction and four-year jail sentence, a report said on Wednesday.



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    Joint panel OKs draft law on privileges for MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint parliamentary panel, ignoring protests from civil society organisations, has endorsed a draft law giving lawmakers perks and privileges even after completing their tenure, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Karzai flays Israeli attacks on Gaza

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday strongly condemned brazen Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and extended his condolences to Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas over the martyrdom of hundreds of people.



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    UN arranges meeting on strengthening audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With the support of both of presidential hopefuls, the United Nations on Wednesday convened a meeting at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters to strengthen the audit of run-off results.



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    MAC floated unity govt idea: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Wali Masood, leader of Milli Agenda Conference (MAC), claimed on Wednesday his party had first floated the idea regarding the formation of a national unity government.