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    Security and Crime

    US to keep 10,800 troops in Afghanistan: Hagel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said that Washington would keep 1,000 more troops than the originally planned number in the first few months of 2015 in Afghanistan.



    BRUSSELS, Dec 02, 2014: President of the European Council Donald Tusk shakes hands with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah is also seen.

    Media Releases

    International community welcomes Afghan reform vision at London conference

    The UK and Afghanistan today co-hosted the London Conference on Afghanistan (LCA) where 59 countries reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Afghanistan to become a secure and stable nation after drawdown is completed at the end of the year. 



    Media Releases

    Canada Reaffirms Longstanding Commitment to Afghanistan

    Minister Yelich outlines Canada’s support at the London Conference on Afghanistan 

     December 4, 2014 – London, United Kingdom - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada



    Business & Economics

    Katawaz crude oil excavation underlined

    Kabul (Pajhwok): Economic experts believe that extraction of Katawaz crude oil in southeastern Paktika province will help strengthen the economy of the country.



     KABUL, Dec 01, 2014: A religious scholars addresses a gathering in Kabul.

    Governance

    IEC names 29 PC members as senators

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday named 29 members of different provincial councils (PC) as senators. Another five PC members will be nominated later on.



    Governance

    Cabinet to be finalised soon: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said substantial progress had been made in finalising the new cabinet.