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    Would-be suicide bombers held in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three would-be suicide attackers and five of their associates have been detained by National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.


    WJ to grill security bosses on Helmand unrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday summoned top security bosses to brief lawmakers next week on the ongoing wave of violence across the country, particularly in southern Helmand province.


    Apologise to people, lawmakers ask Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday asked presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to apologise to the people he dubbed as lambs.


    DAB urges signing of anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The central bank on Tuesday urged President Hamid Karzai to sign the draft anti-money laundering law as soon as possible to prevent Afghanistan’s banks from being blacklisted. 


    UN intervention in poll process beneficial: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday welcomed the delay in announcing partial results from the June 14 presidential runoff election and endorsed presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s suggestion that the UN should intervene into the election process.


    Senators want Facebook blocked until results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the political stalemate persists, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the government to block Facebook until the fate of the June 14 runoff presidential election became known.


    MPs cautioned against rabble-rousing on polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday cautioned against provocative statements, asking the electoral panels to throw out bogus votes. 


    Wolesi Jirga adds new provision to election law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday voted to add a new provision to the election law, introducing bachelor's degree requirement for aspirant lawmakers or they should have served at least once in Parliament.


    MPs from east warn of civil disobedience

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members from eastern provinces on Thursday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement if presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s demands were not endorsed.


    MPs stress serious probe into fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the electoral commissions to properly investigate claims of fraud in last week’s presidential election and arrive at a decision based on people’s genuine votes.