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    Governance

    Vote audit process completed: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Sunday the vote audit process had been completed and its results would be shared soon with the electoral watchdog.



    Governance

    Obama urges Afghan candidates to finalise deal

    KABUL/WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama has urged Afghanistan's two presidential candidates to finalise negotiations on forming a national unity government as soon as possible.



    Social

    Thousands of half-Afghan kids refused Iranian citizenship

    KABUL (PAN): Iran has been refusing to give birth certificates to thousands of children born to mixed families -- Afghan and Iranian parents -- depriving them of their right to education as they remain vulnerable and marginalised.



    Governance

    Keep chasing released Taliban, UK asks Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg has urged Pakistan to keep chasing Afghan Taliban prisoners after their releases from the country's jails in order to address Afghanistan's concerns over their possible return to militancy.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban district chief gives up insurgency

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The Taliban shadow chief for Kahsan district in western Herat province, shunned insurgency and joined the peace process along with nine associates, an official said on Wednesday.