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    President to Pakistan: Take practical steps for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday urged Pakistan to take practical steps for peace in Afghanistan, saying that mere assurances were not enough to achieve stability.


    Aziz lands in Kabul for tension-defusing talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz arrived in Kabul on Sunday for talks with President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.


    Ulema asked to play effective role in peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday urged religious scholars to play a proactive role in bringing lasting peace to the country and cooperate with his administration in achieving the goal.


    BSA signed; Ahmadzai assuages concerns

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul and Washington on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security pact allowing the presence of a residual American force, numbering around 9,500, in Afghanistan beyond 2014.


    Result delay harming economy, security: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday underlined for the early completion of the ongoing audit of votes cast in the presidential elections.

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    Kabul, Islamabad set up working group on security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling terrorism a common enemy, Kabul and Islamabad on Thursday agreed to strengthen bilateral security cooperation.

    The agreement came during National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta’s talks with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad.


    Boycott indicative of Abdullah’s defeat: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday pledged to defend each valid ballot and ensure due respect for the nation’s will.


    Karzai backs UN role in resolving election crisis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Differences during the election process are a natural phenomenon, but addressing candidates’ demands in accordance with the relevant law is the job of the two commissions, President Hamid Karzai said on Friday.


    Ban satisfied with ballot preparations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN chief on Thursday voiced satisfaction with technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential and provincial council ele


    Civilian casualties up by 14pc in 2013: UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict rose by 14 percent in the outgoing year when 2,959 non-combatants were killed and another 5,656 injured, the United Nations said on Saturday.