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    National unity govt. proposal sparks protest

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Zabul province on Wednesday staged a protest against the proposed formation of a national unity government, saying such a set-up was against the constitution.



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    UN condemns clash at election commission

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday voiced its concern about a clash between supporters of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team and Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers.



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    Pakistan renews support for Afghan-led solution

    NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday reiterated peace in Afghanistan was linked to peace in Pakistan.



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    No accord yet on role of opposition leader, CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint commission of the two election teams on Wednesday claimed concluding its work but two thorny issues have been left to the presidential runners, officials said.



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    Stabbing attack delays vote audit for 3 hours

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit process resumed following a three-hour delay on Wednesday, a day after four Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked by a representative of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.



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    Extraconstitutional actions to impact aid: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday warned against extra-constitutional actions by any stakeholders in Afghanistan, saying such a move will have an impact on financial and security support.



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    Kabul urged to lift travel ban on NYT reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday urged the government of Afghanistan to lift a travel ban on a reporter from The New York Times.



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    Karzai upgrades Paktika provincial status

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has upgraded southeastern Paktika to a 2nd grade province, an Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) official announced on Tuesday.



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    Abdullah supporters stab 3 election workers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked with knives by supporters of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, an official said.



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    Efforts on to scuttle power transfer: Khpalwak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Efforts are being made by enemies to scuttle peaceful political transition in Afghanistan, a cabinet minister claimed on Tuesday.