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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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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).


    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.


    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.


    ‘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. 


    HRW wants war criminals out of race

    KABUL (PAN): An influential human rights group on Wednesday called on the Karzai administration to repeal recent amnesty and election laws preventing the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IEEC) from disqualifying presidential candidates responsible for past atrocities.