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    NSC welcomes Taliban’s Dubai meeting declaration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday welcomed the declaration of Taliban’s Dubai meeting that urged peaceful settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.


    HPC hails Taliban willingness for talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday welcomed some former Taliban officials’ willingness for talks with the government, saying it supported steps toward Afghanistan’s stability.


    Graham seeks end to Afghan uplift aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential lawmaker has demanded an end to US development assistance to Afghanistan if the administration of President Hamid Karzai freed 65 prisoners from the Bagram jail in Parwan province.


    Wheat scandal: Nuristan governor sacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has removed the Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani and two other officials for their role in the theft of wheat meant for distribution to residents of the remote eastern province.


    Abdullah campaigners gunned down in Herat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two members of leading presidential contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign office were killed in western Herat province on Saturday evening.


    Akhgar dies after protracted illness

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Qasim Akhgar, the author and former chief editor of Hasht-i-Subh newspaper, has passed away after protracted illness, the newspaper announced on Tuesday.


    NATO defence chiefs talk Afghan mission, polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO countries defence chiefs on Wednesday discussed post-2014 mission in Afghanistan and the April presidential elections as they met for a two-day annual meeting in the Belgium capital.


    Female officer appointed as district police chief

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior, vowing to appoint female officers to higher security posts, on Tuesday appointed a woman as a district police chief in Kabul.


    FFEFA hopes poll security report to be accurate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) on Sunday hoped the Interior Ministry’s report on security of polling stations would prove accurate.


    BSA best way to stabilise Afghanistan: Dunford

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The top NATO commander in Afghanistan on Thursday called the Bilateral Security Agreement the best way to bring peace, stability and progress to Afghanistan and vanquish the war-torn country’s enemies.