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    Governance

    Audit of all votes, govt of national unity agreed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential hopefuls Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday reached an agreement on ending the electoral impasse and forming a government of national unity -- thanks to hectic diplomatic efforts by the United States and the United Nations.



    Security and Crime

    64 rebels, 11 soldiers killed in wave of violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said that 64 rebels and 11 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers had been killed in different security incidents in the past two days.



    Governance

    Kerry meets candidates, security bosses

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held a series of meetings with both presidential candidates, security bosses and President Hamid Karzai in an effort to find an amicable end to the electoral standoff.



    Governance

    Kerry in Kabul to help break poll deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Foreign Secretary John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan late Thursday night to help resolve the deadlock over the presidential election, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.



    Sports

    Afghan cricket squad off to Zimbabwe

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan cricket team on Thursday left for Zimbabwe for a series of matches starting from July 18, an official said.