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    KUNDUZ CITY, Mar 19, 2014: Supporters of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, presidential candidate, attend Ahmadzai's campaigning gathering in northern Kunduz province.
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    Governance

    Pakistani Taliban agree to extend truce

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday agreed to extend a ceasefire during the first round of direct peace negotiators with a government committee in North Waziristan Agency, a me



    Governance

    Zia Massoud pledges better security

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Vice-presidential hopefuls Ahmad Zia Massoud and Abdul Wahab Irfan on Wednesday promised residents of northern Takhar province they would restore peace and introduce Shariah if they succeeded in the upcoming elections.



    Governance

    Ambassador presents credential to Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s new ambassador to Afghanistan on Tuesday presented his credentials to President Hamid Karzai at a ceremony in Kabul.



    Governance

    4 TV channels warned over backing runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 50 days into electioneering, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday warned four media outlets over siding with some candidates.



    Governance

    Abdullah blasts Karzai’s remarks on Crimea

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday criticised President Hamid Karzai’s stance on Russia's annexation of Crimea as a flawed foreign policy goal.



    Governance

    Rassoul vows to disarm warlords

    KUNDUZ CITY/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on Tuesday warned warlords and strongmen against violating human rights, saying the perpetrators violators would be punished.  



    Migration

    Journalists mourn Ahmad’s death

    KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southeastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces on Monday expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the death of AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad in Thursday’s attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.