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    Governance

    Be careful in dealing with West, new govt advised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday hailed international support over the past 13 years, but advised the the incoming government to be careful in dealing with Western nations.



    Governance

    Crisis deepens as unity govt talks collapse

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The protracted election crisis further deepened on Sunday when negotiations on the formation of a unity government collapsed, confirmed the two campaigns.



    Governance

    Vote audit to end in few days: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said the vote audit process would be completed over the next few days and final result would be announced soon.



    Governance

    Vote audit to be completed in 10 days: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that 67 percent of the ballots cast during the presidential runoff had been audited and the process would be completed in 10 days, an official said on Monday.



    Governance

    Habibi appointed as new IEC secretary

     KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday announced electing Ahmad Javed Habib as secretary.



    Security and Crime

    Militants execute Ghor ALP commander

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was executed publicly after being captured by Taliban in the Charsadda district of western Ghor province, an official said Thursday.



    Governance

    Ballot-invalidating system starts working

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A computerised system for separating genuine and bogus votes started working at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) office here in the presence of representatives of both presidential candidates on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Vote auditing postponed yet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) once again postponed for 24 hours the vote auditing process on Saturday after presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah disagreed with the UN-proposed criteria for invalidation of suspected ballots. 



    Security and Crime

    Protestors accuse foreign spies of massacre

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Saturday took to the streets against the killing of 15 civilians in western Ghor province, calling the massacre un-Islamic and the handiwork of regional intelligence agencies.



    Governance

    Presidential ballot scrutiny suspended yet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul was suspended for a third time on Saturday.