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    AIHRC concerned at refugees’ situation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official Musa Mahmoodi on Tuesday said they were concerned about the situation of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan and Iran.



    Security and Crime

    3 killed as female MP survives car bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A female lawmaker was wounded in a car suicide bomb attack that killed three bystanders and injured another more than 20 in the heavily-fortified central capital Kabul on Sunday.



    Governance

    Nation to be kept posted on peace: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said progress in peace and reconciliation process would be shared with the nation, calling public support the key to success.



    Security and Crime

    At least 2 rockets fired into Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two rockets were fired into a high-security neighbourhood of Kabul on Sunday night, but information about casualties was not immediately available.



    Governance

    PC runners want final results declared forthwith

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Declared winners in preliminary results, a number of provincial council (PC) candidates on Monday called for the final results to be announced soon.



    Governance

    Eidul Adha prayers offered nationwide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of annual religious festival Eidul Adha was celebrated across Afghanistan on Saturday by offering Eid prayers in all provinces, including Kabul, without any untoward incident taking place.



    Governance

    War no solution to Afghan conflict: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday called upon the armed insurgents to give up fighting and arrive at the negotiating table to resolve the conflict through a political and intra-Afghan dialogue.



    KABUL, July 17, 2014: Ministers during a press conference in Kabul regarding the displaced families from Waziristan of Pakistan to Afghanistan.
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    Security and Crime

    Civilian casualties up by 24 pc in 1st half of 2014

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in the country rose by 24 percent in the first half of the current year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Features

    Most drivers would fail a driving test

     KABUL (PAJHWOK) Driving licences can be bought in Afghanistan. Anyone with money can bribe their way to a licence before learning to drive. At least 60 percent of drivers have not passed a driving test. An Independent Media Consortium* (IMC) investigation.