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    Ahmadzai, UK officials discuss London Summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday said efforts would be made to ensure some exclusive achievements ahead of the joint Afghan-British Conference in London next month.



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    5 peace volunteers dead in Tirah blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five peace volunteers were killed and seven others injured in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber on Wednesday.



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    NATO helicopters stray into Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopters violated Pakistan’s airspace on Wednesday, media reports said.



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    MPs urge Ahmadzai to prioritise security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Expressing deep concerns about recent security incidents in the country, some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the president to give strengthening security a priority.



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    Teachers’ pay, privileges to be enhanced

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday directed governors to allot land plots to teachers. He also promised an increase in salaries of teachers and other privileges.



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    Farah elders back govt, make demands

    FARAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders, religious scholars and civil society activists held a gathering in western Farah province, voicing their support for the new government.



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    Wolesi Jirga OKS law on international treaties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday okayed a draft law requiring the Foreign Ministry’s prior approval of all international agreements.



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    Cabinet strips AGO of monitoring power

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new Afghan government has abolished the monitoring authority of the Attorney General Office, saying the AGO supervision of the public and private organs is in conflict with the law.



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    Abdullah vows to boost security organs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday removing doubts from the minds of armed forces and a clear distinction between friends and foes would help lift the morale of the security personnel.



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    HRW to Kabul: Fight sexual harassment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading international human rights group on Tuesday asked the new Afghan government to take urgent steps to combat sexual harassment of women in education, employment and public life.