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    ‘Promote’ be extended to remote parts: Bibi Gul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): First lady Bibi Gul on Sunday said the recently launched US-funded “Promote” programme should not be confined only to urban areas.


    Senate has no power to summon me: IECC chief

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election watchdog chief on Tuesday said the Parliament had no authority to summon election officials and that he had no intension to appear before the upper house.


    On 1st foreign trip, president off to China

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday flew to China -- a regional powerhouse -- on his first formal foreign trip as Afghanistan's head of state, his office said.


    Turkish investment to spur Afghan economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts are optimistic that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help attract further investment to Afghanistan and spur its war-battered economy.


    Abdullah himself to take over as CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, runner-up in the disputed presidential election, has made up his mind to assume the chief executive position, a well-placed source said on Wednesday.


    Analysts split on unity govt accord

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Like common people, political analysts are also divided on the unity government deal between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the president-elect, and Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive officer.


    Election rivalries develop rift within families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The 2014 presidential election campaign led to rift among families as relatives were observed supporting different candidates in the race.


    Be ready for protests, Noor tells supporters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province and a close aide to trailing presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday asked his supporters to prepare themselves for massive protests against looming election results.


    Presidential runners set to meet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team said presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and  Dr. Abdullah Abdullah would hold a meeting with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.


    Ballot invalidation process set in motion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday started invalidating bogus votes in the presence of observes and media representatives, as the audit exercise gained momentum, an official said.