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    Ghani for joint efforts to ward off threats

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday underlined the imperative of greater cooperation and coordination among regional countries in warding off common threats, including terrorism.


    President asks Taliban to enter peace dialogue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday invited the Taliban to participate in the government-led reconciliation process in the interest of last peace in the war-torn country.


    SIGAR queries secrecy around ANSF progress

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As foreign combat troops prepare to leave the country, an American federal watchdog on Thursday voiced its deep trouble over the US military’s decision to keep under wraps a report on Afghan security forces’ progress.


    Priz pledges better Helmand security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promised on Friday his administration would take effective measures to improve the security situation in southern Helmand province.


    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.