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    US military formally shuts down Bagram prison

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States military, no longer having custody of any detainees in Afghanistan, has shut down its notorious detention facility in central Bagram province.



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    New leader prioritises peace, end to meddling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday promised the government of national unity, involving his rival in the election, would take concrete steps to introduce political and institutional reforms.



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    Karzai admits failure to realise peace dream

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing president acknowledged on Sunday night his administration’s failure to realise the goal of lasting peace during his 13-year rule.



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    Nangarhar court frees ARY News reporter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pakistani journalist, who was sentenced to four years in jail by a Nangarhar court in July this year on the charge of travelling to Afghanistan without documents, was released on Sunday.



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    Time for rebuilding Afghanistan: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday issued an impassioned clarion call to action, promising a clean, efficient and service-oriented administration.



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    Ahmadzai bags 55.27pc of votes, Abdullah 44.73pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has won 3935567 votes, or 55.27 percent of the ballots cast in the mid-June presidential elections, whose result is expected today (Sunday).



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    Dogged by fraud charges, Amarkhel stands down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Monday announced his resignation in the wake of allegations regarding his involvement in fraud in the June 14 runoff vote.



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    Karzai declines meeting US leader at Bagram

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday declined meeting his American counterpart Barack Obama at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province, indicating Kabul-Washington differences.



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    ‘Taliban not ready for talks with HPC’

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Taliban are unwilling to enter negotiations with the High Peace Council (HPC), a senior Pakistani foreign policy advisor has said.