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    Governance

    ISI chief knew about Osama presence: NYT

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief was aware of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan before the world’s most wanted man was killed in a US military operation, an American newspaper reported on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    US has spent $53b funding Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has spent around $53 billion funding the Afghan security forces, in addition to providing the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 160 aircrafts, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    UN mission calls for fraud-free polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday stressed the need for elections free from malpractice, including fraud, which could prejudice the results.



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    Qanuni appointed as 1st VP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Mohammad Younus Qanuni has been appointed as first vice-president, the presidential spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    55 Afghan citizens detained in Islamabad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-five Afghan citizens have been arrested during a search operation in neighbouring Pakistan, a media report said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Support pledged to Arsala, Abdullah

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two gatherings were held in support of presidential candidates Hidayat Amin Arsala and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in eastern Nangarhar and northern Balkh provinces on Sunday.



    Sports

    BD trounce Afghanistan in World T20 opener

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hosts Bangladesh (BD) made short work of Afghanistan in the opener of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 (T20) tournament in Mirpur on Sunday.



    Sports

    Afghanistan remains highest-ranked in FIFA spots

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, riding on their recent rise in football profile, remained the highest-ranked team among South Asian countries by jumping 11 spots to 127th in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday.



    Culture

    Blackwater book in Pashtu hits stalls in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pashtu translation of a 2007 book “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Powerful Mercenary Army” authored by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill has been printed and its copies have hit the stalls in Kabul.



    Sports

    Afghanistan beat Holland in rain-hit warm up

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan beat Holland by 35 runs in their warm-up game in the lead-up to the World Twenty20 tournament beginning in Bangladesh in four days, an official said on Wednesday.