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    Nawandesh resigns as Kabul mayor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandesh has submitted his resignation letter to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a spokesman for the municipality said on Monday.



    Business & Economics,Social

    Daikundi residents face food shortage

    NIELI (PAJHWOK): People are facing a food shortage in central Daikundi province, the director of agriculture warned on Monday.



    Governance

    New cabinet may be unveiled today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): New cabinet members are likely to be introduced to the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- for a vote of confidence today (Monday), well-placed sources said.



    Governance

    Ghani renews commitment to war on terror

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met on Monday the Italian defence minister and assured her of his government’s strong will in combating terrorism and extremism.



    TAGAB, Dec 21,2014: A view of a bazaar in Taghab district of central Kapisa province.
    PAJHWOK/Maiwand Safi

    Security and Crime

    Weapons, explosives seized from home

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces seized weapons and explosives during a raid on a home in the Musahi district of Kabul on Sunday.

    The raid involving police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel was conducted in Guldara area, the Kabul police headquarters said in a statement.



    Governance

    Key cabinet members in a day or two: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday key members of the cabinet would be introduced in a couple of days.



    Security and Crime

    Two journalists beaten up in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two reporters, who were beaten by police in northern Kunduz province, warned on Sunday violence could have adverse effects on media.



    Security and Crime

    Policemen among 12 dead in Jawzjan clash

    JAWZJAN (Pajhwok): At least seven Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and five insurgents have been killed and nine others wounded during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    6 more Sher Khan Port staffers released

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Six more Sher Khan Port employees were released three weeks after they were abducted by insurgents in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday.