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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.


    Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan, go one up in ODI series

    KABUL (Pajhwok) Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by six wickets in the first One-Day International at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday, thanks to a magnificent half century Sean Williams.

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    Attack on Kabul airport: 4 assailants killed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said a five-hour assault on the Kabul International Airport ended with the killing of four attackers on Thursday, officials said.


    Homegrown solution was best option: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential advisor on tribal and border affairs Shahzada Massoud on Wednesday said Afghanistan was home to jirgas and the election crisis should have been resolved through an intra-Afghan understanding.


    Key Pakistani rebel commander detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani security forces detained top Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Adnan Rashid in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency (SWA), media reports said on Wednesday.


    Karzai talks to relatives of blast victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai spoke with family members of victims of a bomb attack in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province over the telephone.


    Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in warm-up cricket match

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan beats Zimbabwe-A cricket team by 16 runs in the warm up one-day match played at Bulawayo, an official said on Monday.