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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.


    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.


    Pakistan not going after Haqqani network: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday accused the Pakistan Army of targeting only local fighters in the ongoing operation in North Waziristan tribal region, an official said.


    Millat Party slams idea of parallel govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok) The Afghanistan Millat Party, welcoming the preliminary results of the runoff elections, on Thursday urged the electoral bodies to separate genuine votes from bogus ones.

    Security and Crime,Education

    State-run varsities to stay shut till Aug. 2

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All state-run universities would remain shut till August 2, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) announced on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    On eve of crucial vote, strict security promised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Stringent security measures have been put in place for the crucial second round of the presidential ballot to be held on Saturday, senior officials said on Friday.


    New govt to ensure media freedom: Nai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of NAI, an organisation that supports free media in Afghanistan, on Thursday asked both presidential contenders to ensure more media freedom after the election.

    Security and Crime,Features

    Vendors pay bribes to do business in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Street vendors in the capital Kabul complained some municipality employees, police officials and disabled persons were illegally taking money from them over the past few years. Authorities concerned yet to take action to halt the illegal practice.