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    People call for security, reform enforcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different parts of the country have welcomed the first peaceful transfer of power since Taliban’s ouster from power in 2001, hoping the unity government would complete the Karzai administration’s unfinished agenda.


    World leaders greet unity govt, vow support

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah were administered oaths as president and chief executive officer on Monday, felicitation messages from world leaders poured in.


    Social media users want promises fulfilled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Social media users, expressing their happiness over the inauguration of the new coalition government, on Monday urged President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to stay committed to his promises.

    Security and Crime

    New bout of violence leaves 11 dead

    KABUL (Pajhwok) At least five policemen and six militants have been killed and two children wounded during attacks in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    10 rebels join peace process in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A militant leader, who recently joined the peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, claimed on Monday that foreign spy agencies were igniting violence in Afghanistan.


    10-member US team attends ceremony

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-member American delegation has arrived in Kabul to attend the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president of Afghanistan.


    CEO vows good governance, war on graft

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday promised to work together with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for stabilising Afghanistan.


    Ahmadzai, Abdullah sworn in as prez, CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday took oath as Afghanistan’s new president, succeeding Hamid Karzai.

    Security and Crime

    Prisoners escape from Herat jail

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two prisoners managed to escape from the central jail in western Herat province, an official said on Monday. Six others were captured while trying to flee.


    New leader prioritises peace, end to meddling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday promised the government of national unity, involving his rival in the election, would take concrete steps to introduce political and institutional reforms.