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    Reporters briefly barred from covering vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) prevented journalists for hours from coverage of the vote audit process, an official said on Tuesday.


    Deal hailed as a stride toward transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election commissions on Sunday commended agreement between the presidential runners, calling a full audit of votes a major stride toward transparency in the process.

    Business & Economics

    High gas prices blamed on smuggling


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.


    420 election complaints, appeals addressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said that hundreds of appeals and complaints from southern and southeastern zones had been addressed.


    Watchdog starts receiving complaints

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said the presidential runners had 24-hour time to lodge their complaints against the preliminary results.


    944 appeals, complaints adjudicated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 944 appeals and complaints from the central zone were reviewed at a public hearing by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    10 ANA officials killed: MoD

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten Afghan National Army (ANA) officials were killed following roadside bombings over the past two days in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Monday.


    Massoud tells Abdullah to accept defeat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former vice-president Ahmad Zia Massoud on Thursday asked presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah to accept his defeat in the second round of the presidential election and greet his rival Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.


    Nuristani confirms delay in partial results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Saturday said the release of partial results had been delayed for a few days to resolve electoral problems.


    Number of complaints soars to 568: Watchdog

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election watchdog on Monday said the number of complaints of irregularities during Saturday’s runoff vote had increased to 568, with 141 objections concerning Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers.