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    President greets Saudi deputy crown prince

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday congratulated Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz on his appointment as deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia.


    Enemies won’t succeed in derailing vote: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning recent high profile terrorist attacks as unsuccessful attempts by Afghanistan’s enemies to derail the April 5 elections, President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said millions of Afghans would throng polling stations to choose their future political leadership.


    Nawroz function venue shifted to Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The venue for Nawroz celebrations has been changed from the hilly town of Paghman, northwest of Kabul, to the Presidential Palace, a government official announced on Saturday.

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    An eyewitness account of deadly hotel assault

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing Afghan calendar year (1392) ended on a tragic note, with a deadly suicide attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of central capital Kabul.


    Afghans to have successful elections: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating the nation on the eve of the Nawroz festival, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday urged the Afghans to go to polling stations and cast their votes in the historic elections slated for April 5.

    Security and Crime

    NDS claims foiling possible bomb attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday claimed arresting a group of suspects planning to conduct bomb attacks on public meetings.


    Kuchis declare support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Kuchi tribe lawmaker on Friday declared his support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul on behalf of hundreds of Kuchi tribesmen who held a gathering in Kabul.


    Pakistani delegation to attend Fahim’s funeral

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s federal minister for states and frontier regions along with a delegation will arrive in Kabul on Tuesday to attend the funeral ceremony of late Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan’s Vice-President.


    TTP announces month long ceasefire

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a fresh development, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday announced a unilateral one month ceasefire amid optimism that it could restart the stalled peace process with the government.


    Meddling in polls won’t be allowed: Alizai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday promised concrete steps would be taken to ensure security for the April 5 presidential and provincial elections.