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    Kabul lodges protest with Islamabad over shelling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned the Pakistani ambassador over artillery shelling into eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces, an official said.


    Ghani promises to make Massoud 3rd VP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said Ahmad Zia Massoud would be appointed as a third-vice president by amending the Constitution if he won the runoff presidential race.

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    NCS approves strategic perspective for ANA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Saturday approved a 12-year-long strategic perspective concerning Afghan National Army (ANA)’s strength, equipment and recruitment.


    Ready for June 14 fray: Frontrunners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Both frontrunners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday welcomed the final results from the presidential vote, saying they were all poised for the second round.


    Abdullah, Ghani say accept final results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Frontrunners Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday said they accepted the final results from the April presidential elections and were ready for a runoff round on June 14.


    Final presidential poll results tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following the receipt of a detailed report on electoral complaints, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the final result of the April 5 presidential vote would be unveiled on Thursday.


    All electoral complaints investigated: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Tuesday evening it had investigated all objections and would share its report with the main panel in a few hours.


    Karzai meets leading runners, election officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday discussed the election process with leading presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, as well as poll panel officials.

    Security and Crime

    244 inmates released under presidential decree

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following presidential decree on the eve of Mujahidin’s Victory Day, at least 244 prisoners were released from the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi prison on Sunday, an official said.


    Nation mourns landslide victims today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The nation is oberving today a day of mourning for victims of the massive landslide tragedy in northeastern Badakhshan province.