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    Karzai meets new US envoy for Afghanistan, Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai met on Thursday with the new US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Presidential Palace said.



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    Kerry pressures candidates for unity govt: Analysts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political commentators call US Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest comments a kind of pressure on presidential candidates to form a unity government, but others support him for his efforts to end the political deadlock.



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    IEC announces new criteria for vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said both the presidential candidates had agreed on new criteria proposed by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), allowing the vote audit to resume on Saturday.



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    ‘Aiding displaced Waziristanis a religious duty’

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious leaders in southeastern Khost province have urged the Afghan government and local residents to generously support refugees from Waziristan as their religious obligation.



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    IEC to restart auditing votes on Saturday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Thursday said it was resuming the vote audit process on Saturday and would not unnecessarily halt it this time around.



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    'No deal struck on parliamentary system'

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Campaign teams of both the presidential candidates on Thursday confirmed US secretary of state John Kerry’s remarks that no deal on switching to a parliamentary system had been reached.



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    Kerry rules out parliamentary system in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said it was not for outsiders to describe the contents of the political framework both Afghan presidential candidates accepted a few days ago.



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    Afghanistan rebuild costs $104b so far: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Congress has appropriated $104 billion for Afghanistan reconstruction since 2002, more than the US collectively spent on 16 European countries to rebuild after World War II, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction’s (SIGAR) said on Wednesday.



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    MoD rejects SIGAR report on missing weapons

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday rejected as untrue a recent report by the US special inspector general for Afghanistan (SIGAR) claiming tens of thousands of weapons the Pentagon supplied to Afghan forces since 2004 had gone missing.



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    US praises India’s Afghan development efforts

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday praised India’s developmental activities in Afghanistan as part of New Delhi’s commitment to regional stability.