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    Norway deports former Taliban minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Norway has quietly deported a former Taliban minister who had been living as a refugee in that country. Abdul Rauf Mohammad was perceived as a threat to Norway’s security.


    Peace should top next president’s priorities: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential advisor on tribal affairs Shahzada Massoud on Friday said peace should top priorities of the next president, who should take advantage of President Hamid Karzai’s 12 years experience.


    Election result would be known by August 25: Faizi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi has said the audit and result of the second round of presidential election would be known by August 25.


    Karzai meets new US envoy for Afghanistan, Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai met on Thursday with the new US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Presidential Palace said.


    Kerry rules out parliamentary system in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said it was not for outsiders to describe the contents of the political framework both Afghan presidential candidates accepted a few days ago.


    Afghanistan thrash Zimbabwe in 4-day match

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan thrashed Zimbabwe by 35 runs in their first four-day match played in the nation’s capital Harare, an Afghan cricket board official said on Wednesday.