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    Returning Afghan families assisted in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Afghan refugees, who fled Waziristan tribal region due to an ongoing military operation, were on Sunday distributed non-food items in southeastern Khost province.


    Woman elected as Bamyan council head

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): For the first time in Afghanistan, a female was Sunday elected to head the provincial council in central Bamyan province.

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    Herat PC elects chief amid protest outside

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok):  Supporters of failed provincial council candidates on Sunday staged a fresh protest demonstration in western Herat province, vowing not to allow those involved in fraud to enter the provincial council office.


    Taliban, Haqqanis among UAE terror list

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UAE Cabinet has declared as terrorist groups the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network and Pakistani Taliban among dozens others outfits in a list of designated terrorist organisations.


    Abdullah denies rift with Ghani over Cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the national unity government would support the Afghan forces, which he said had the ability to frustrate enemy designs.


    Ghani condemns attack on Barakzai, orders probe

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned a suicide attack targeting a celebrated female lawmaker in the central capital Kabul on Sunday.


    Germany pledges additional 1.2b afs in aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The German government has pledged a further 1.2 billion afghanis in aid to Afghanistan for better infrastructure and capacity building in more than 40 districts in the country’s north.


    Child rapists be executed under Islamic hudood: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Saturday proposed capital punishment for individuals found guilty of sexually abusing children under Islamic restrictions in order to prevent such acts.


    MPs assail Fazl over pro-insurgency remarks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday strongly criticised a Pakistani religious party leader, Maulana Fazl Rahman, for backing Taliban’s insurgency against foreign troops in Afghanistan.


    Afghanistan-A stun Pakistan-A in friendly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan-A beat Pakistan-A by 54 runs in the one-off limited overs match in the Pakistani capital Islamabad as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif watched the friendly.