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    Abdullah claims win, to unveil cabinet soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporters of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday declared him as new president, but the former foreign minister urged them to demonstrate patience.


    Media outlets to help quell political crisis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Media and pro-democracy groups have asked all news organisations to avoid releasing reports and analysis that could exacerbate tensions created by electoral fraud allegations.


    Nuristani confirms delay in partial results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Saturday said the release of partial results had been delayed for a few days to resolve electoral problems.


    Afghanistan’s population put at 28.1m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) on Monday put Afghanistan’s population at 28.1 million, gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.4 percent and inflation rate at 5.6 percent in year 2013.


    Options being mulled to counter attacks: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made clear on Monday Afghanistan would consider options to counter Pakistani rocket attacks if the issue was not resolved through diplomatic channels.

    Security and Crime

    49 civilians among 254 killed on polling day

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security officials on Sunday said about 49 civilians, 29 security officials and 176 militants have been killed during separate incidents of violence across the country on the election day (Saturday).

    Business & Economics

    Fuel, sugar & gold prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, sugar and gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.


    Zainullah, who made robotic excavator, honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-year old boy, who made a robotic excavator, was on Tuesday offered an apartment and an opportunity to study in Kabul instead of his home province of Logar or abroad.


    Edu institutions to remain shut from June 10-15

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In line with the runoff ballot slated for June 14, all educational institutions to stay closed from June 10 to 15 throughout the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said on Monday.