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    Ahmadzai orders review of prisoners’ cases

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has directed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to reinvestigate cases of prisoners held at the Pul-i-Charkhi prison and put the findings on his table until Monday.



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    Watchdog sends complaints outcome to IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday sent the outcome of its investigation into complaints from provincial council candidates to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), officials said.



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    Executions an affront to justice: Amnesty

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amnesty International has called the execution of five men convicted over a gang rape following a series of flawed trials as an affront to justice.



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    New govt urged to honour women’s rights pledges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two senior UN officials on Wednesday stressed the need for women’s participation in political and peace processes in Afghanistan and called for incorporation of their perspectives and experiences at all levels of Afghan society.



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    Wolesi Jirga fails to hold general session

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday failed to hold its general session after a majority of the members did not turn up for a second day.



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    Reforming AGO a matter of survival: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai held a consultative session with university teachers, defence lawyers and public prosecutors on reforms in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.



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    US still insists on military solution: Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the 13th anniversary of the US-led coalition’s invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban on Tuesday said the United States continued to press for military solution to the conflict.



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    MPs blast absent colleagues as holidays end

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most Wolesi Jirga members did not return to the house on Tuesday --- the first working day after a three-day recess on account of Eidul Adha.



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    3,476 foreign troops fell as Afghan war turns 13

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  It has been 13 years since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, a period that saw 3476 foreign troops falling and thousands others sustaining injuries.



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    4 ANA officers flee Italian barracks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) officers attending a training course in Italy have vanished and are believed to have fled to France, media reports said on Tuesday.