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    Governance

    Election results to be announced in 2 weeks: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the presidential poll result would be unveiled if observers of the two teams resolved their differences on the vote audit.



    Governance

    Rifts have slowed down recount, says IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Petty but frequent differences between representatives from the two presidential teams have slowed down the ongoing vote audit, the Independent Election Commission said on Friday.



    Governance

    Special audit of 6,000 ballot boxes delayed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A special audit of 6,000 suspect ballot boxes, identified by the election teams of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah, was delayed again on Friday.



    Governance

    Vote audit resumes after 90-minute delay

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote scrutiny process resumed on Wednesday after a delay of 90 minutes owing to differences between representatives of the two electoral teams over the audit of some ballot boxes.



    Governance

    55 freed from Pul-i-Charkhi prison

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In compliance with a presidential decree on the Eidul Fitr day, 55 prisoners were released from the Pul-i-Charkhi prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul on Sunday, an official said.



    Culture

    Violence against journalists on the rise: NAI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan have increased by 50 percent during the current year, a watchdog said on Tuesday.



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    Afghans celebrate Eid amid prayers for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid tight security and prayers for peace, the Afghans on Monday offered Eidul Fitr prayers across the country without any major incident of violence taking place.



    Governance

    Afghans want vote audit concluded fast: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Monday said the violence Afghanistan witnessed over the last two months was unparalleled during the past 14 years, as he prayed to Allah, the Almighty, to bring peace and stability to the nation after offering Eidul Fitr prayers.



    Security and Crime

    5 held on charge of child kidnap-slaying

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five people have been arrested on the charge of kidnapping and killing an 18-month-old child, the interior ministry said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Kabul airport security beefed up: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday said tight security measures had been put in place to protect the Kabul International Airport.