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    Governance

    UAE lifts restrictions on Mutasim: source

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran Taliban leader and peace negotiator Agha Jan Mutasim has been released from home confinement by authorities in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), a government source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.



    Sports

    ACB welcomes ICC's new pathway to Test cricket

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday welcomed the ICC Board’s decision granting associate members, including Afghanistan, an opportunity to play Test cricket in 2018.



    Sports

    Afghanistan clinch 7 medals in Judo C’ship

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished fourth and clinched seven medals, including three silver and four bronze, in the just-concluded 7th South Asian Judo Championships in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.



    Security and Crime

    Deputy public works minister kidnapped

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen abducted the deputy public works minister on Tuesday when he was on his way from home to office in the Khair Khana neighbourhood of Kabul city, officials said.



    Governance

    Six presidential runners say partial returns unacceptable

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hours after the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced partial returns from the April 5 presidential elections, half a dozen candidates on Sunday rejected the outcome as unacceptable.



    Security and Crime

    Election observer kidnapped, beaten in Khost

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An election observer on Sunday said he was severely beaten after being abducted by some gunmen in southeastern Khost province.



    Culture

    New book on Waziristan launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new book--- Waziristan Wrostai Tamzai--- (Waziristan: The last stand) has been launched in Pashto language which is available in the market.



    Security and Crime

    Mutasim may be deported to Kabul: aide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim has been put under house-arrest by the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close aide confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Photos, videos show ballots torched, thrown out

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained some video clips and photos that show many ballot papers have either been torched or thrown out.



    Sports

    Probables for ACC Premier League named

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced a 20-member list of probables for the ACC Premier League Cricket Tournament to be held in Malaysia between April 30 and May 7, an official said on Monday.