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    Security and Crime

    Military uniform sellers warned of arrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Thursday warned illegal sellers of military uniform sellers would be detained and their shops closed down if they did not return such items within three days.



    Governance

    New faces find way to Nuristan, Kunar councils

    JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): None of former provincial council members in eastern Nuristan and Kunar provinces could win reelection bids and have been succeeded by new faces.



    Security and Crime

    Arab among 4 dead in Waziristan drone strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A militant of Arab origin were among four suspected fighters killed in a new drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan on Thursday.



    Culture

    Unity govt asked to hold talks with Taliban

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from southeastern provinces on Thursday called for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to initiate concrete security measures, including peace talks with militants.



    Sports

    $1 million stadium inaugurated in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A sports stadium was inaugurated in the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province, lying close to the Pakistan border, on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Firewood rates down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood fell while rates of gold rose during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food rates remained stable.



    Governance

    Convergence of interest with China on Afghanistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing Afghanistan as a positive part of the US-China relationship, Obama administration officials on Thursday said there had been increasing convergence of interest between the two countries on the issue.



    Accidents & Disasters

    2 dead in Faryab road accident

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two employees of the customs department have been killed and four others wounded in an overnight traffic accident in northern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Convergence of interest with China on Afghanistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing Afghanistan as a positive part of the US-China relationship, Obama administration officials on Thursday said there had been increasing convergence of interest between the two countries on the issue.