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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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



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    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. 



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    US warns of pulling out all troops

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and America's National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice have failed to narrow down Kabul-Washington differences over the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) on a future US military presence in Afghanistan.



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    BSA could be scrapped if raids continue: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said he would consult with Loya Jirga and US leaders on amendments to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before signing the vital security pact. However, he gave no clear timeframe.



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    Karzai sticks to his guns on security pact signing

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said he would consult with Loya Jirga and US leaders on amendments to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before signing the vital security pact. However, he gave no clear timeframe.  



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    Baradar delivers HPC team Taliban message

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan peace negotiators, during their just-concluded visit to Pakistan, had a special meeting with senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Islamabad, reports said on Friday.