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    Rashed appointed as acting chief justice

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai appointed Abdur Rasheed Rashed as new chief justice on Thursday, replacing Abdul Salam Azimi.


    Ahmadzai, Abdullah invited to White House

    KABUL/WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): For the first time after the political transition in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama spoke with his Afghan counterpart Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over the telephone late on Wednesday.


    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.