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    Taliban vow to disrupt April elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With less than one month to go until the April 5 elections, the Taliban on Monday renewed their threat to disrupt what they called “the latest plot of invaders” by attacking everyone associated with the electoral process.


    Pakistani, Indian leaders condole Fahim’s death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Expressing their sorrows, Pakistani and Indian leaders on Sunday condoled the death of First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim with the people of Afghanistan.


    Islamabad appoints its new envoy to Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has appointed its new ambassador to Afghanistan replacing outgoing Mohammad Sadiq Khan in Kabul, an official said on Sunday.


    Karzai says he encouraged elder brother to quit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has said he encouraged his older brother Abdul Qayum Karzai to withdraw from the presidential race as his dropout would help smoothen the process and stop interference from abroad.


    Afghans died in a war that's not ours: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deeply troubled by all the casualties he has seen, President Hamid Karzai has said he feels betrayed by an insufficient US focus on targeting Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan and insists that public criticism has been the only way to guarantee an American response to his concerns.


    ACB hails entry into main ICC rankings table

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The cricket board on Monday hailed Afghanistan entry into the main Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings table for the first time ever, calling it a big achievement.


    Karzai greets nation; 6 hurt in celebratory fire

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday congratulated the nation on Afghanistan’s historic victory over a test cricket playing nation Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, as wild celebrations left six people injured.


    Afghanistan clinch historic win over Bangladesh

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Making history, Afghanistan on Saturday defeated Bangladesh by 32 runs in their Asia Cup match in Fathullah, marking their first victory against a world class cricketing nation.

    Security and Crime,Migration

    About 100 Waziristanis flee to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 20,000 people have been displaced by a looming full-scale operation by the Pakistani military and ongoing airstrikes on militant hideouts in the troubled northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, with nearly 100 fleeing into Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.


    'Terror roots lie in Pakistan'

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday said militants had long been attacking Afghanistan from their sanctuaries in Pakistan and Kabul had always offered Islamabad its sincere cooperation in dealing with the twin scourge of terrorism and extremism.