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    President hails candidates’ pledge to resolve dispute

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday welcomed a recent decision by the two presidential candidates to work together to resolve issues concerning the presidential elections and the formation of a unity government.



    Governance

    BSA vital to US presence in Afghanistan: Dempsey

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the importance of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Afghanistan as he oversaw the change of command ceremony in Kabul on Tuesday.



    Governance

    New president should take office in 15 days: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai announced on Thursday the deadline for inaugurating new president would not be extended for more than 15 days at any cost.



    Governance

    Pakistan arming, funding militias: NSC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Council on Sunday accused Pakistan’s intelligence network of funding and instigating militants against the war-torn country.



    Governance

    Repel Pakistani attacks, security forces asked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday directed Afghan security forces to take effective measures to counter Pakistani interference.



    Governance

    Ghani, Abdullah sign deal on unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Friday agreed to sort out their differences and set an inauguration date before the end of the current month.



    Governance

    Kerry calls for stepped-up vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the presidential candidates to speed implementation of the agreement on the vote audit and formation of a national unity government, offi



    Governance

    Kerry in Kabul to shore up electoral deal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barrack Obama's pointman on Afghanistan, arrived in Kabul on Thursday evening to help resolve issues related to the presidential election, a well-placed source said.



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    Ballot audit: Kerry arrives in Kabul today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Kabul on Thursday (today) to help resolve issues related to the presidential election, a knowledgeable source said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Poll crisis deepens as Khalili accused of fraud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior member of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s team on Sunday accused Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili of orchestrating fraud in favour of his rival candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.