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    Governance

    MPs endorse accords with Norway, Finland

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Saturday ratified two agreements on strategic cooperation the government has signed with Norway and Finland.



    Governance

    Electoral bodies vow valid votes-based results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As vote-counting continues, the two national electoral institutions on Wednesday acknowledged there had been instances of fraud in Saturday's presidential polls. They said efforts were being made to announce the outcome based on valid ballots.



    Governance

    BSA signing likely before power transfer

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Monday hinted the Bilateral Security agreement (BSA) with the US could be concluded before transition of political leadership.



    Governance

    Votes tallied in most provinces: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Counting of votes cast during Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls has finished in most of the provinces with sensitive electoral materials taken back to local Independent Election Commission (IEC) offices in 15 provinces, an official said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Lack of polls gear voiced at Deh Yahya centres

    KABUK (Pajhwok): A number of voters in Deh Sabz district on the outskirts of Kabul province complained against lack of election materials in the polling stations, saying several voters of Deh Yahya locality would be left without exercising their democratic right.



    Governance

    Thousands pledge support to Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents gathered in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, pledging support to front-line presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.



    Security and Crime

    Police officers suspended for poll law violation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three senior police officers were suspended on charges of interference in the elections process, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Italian held with drugs at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police arrested an Italian citizen with drugs at the Kabul International Airport, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Attackers killed after 5-hour battle: Salangi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The attack on Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul ended on Saturday evening with the killing of five assailants, the deputy interior minister said.



    Security and Crime

    5 suicide bombers killed after 4-hour battle

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide attack on a foreign guest house in Kabul ended with the killing of all five bombers on Friday evening, Deputy Minister of Interior Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said.