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    Ghani vows to fight on, refuses deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is second behind Abdullah Abdullah in preliminary results from the April 5 presidential elections, on Sunday said he would fight on and go for a second round with determination, refusing to strike deals.

    Business & Economics

    ABD pledges $400m to stimulate Afghan growth

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan economic growth sharply tumbled in 2013, amid a 9.7 percent hike in food prices, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, promising long-term support to the war-battered nation. 


    MPs assail runners over predicting vote results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Saturday said they were concerned about own predictions by presidential candidates about the outcome of April 5 elections and widespread fraud allegations.

    Security and Crime

    NDS claims foiling suicide attack in Jawzjan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A possible suicide attack on a presidential campaign rally has been thwarted in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, the spy service claimed on Friday.


    Karzai for regional cooperation in war on terror

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday called for cooperation among regional countries to strengthen peace and combat the menace of terrorism.

    Security and Crime

    Hundreds of factory workers stage rally in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of factory workers on Saturday rallied in Kabul to condemn the murder of a union leader in southern Helmand province and mourn the deaths of national army soldiers in a Taliban attack in eastern Kunar province.


    Hundreds gather in support of Sherzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists on Saturday announced their support to presidential candidate Gul Agha Sherzai at a gathering in Kabul.


    No end to illegal abortions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Desperate families are resorting to abortion in unsafe conditions and abandoning newborns, particularly female infants, in hospitals.


    Activists join ‘One Billion Rising’ drive

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women’s rights activists staged a rally in Kabul on Thursday in connection with the “One Billion Rising,” a global campaign to end violence against women and promote gender equality.


    NIA pledges support to Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Nahzat-i-Islami Afghanistan (NIA), underlining the imperative of national harmony and reforms, on Thursday voiced its support to a presidential runner Dr.