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    Taliban threaten, hold hostage Ghazni voters

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of southern Ghazni province on Thursday claimed the Taliban had started hurling death threats at them after they participated in the elections on April 5.


    High percentage partial poll results next week: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was announcing next week a second batch of partial results of a high percentage from the April 5 presidential elections.


    Kabul, NATO must better manage border: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday urged Kabul administration to put in place strong measures for better management of the border between the two neighbouring countries and to check illegal cross-border movement.


    US now focused on South-Central Asia economies

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Preparing to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by this year’s end, the US is now focused on connecting the economies of South and Central Asia, a top President Obama administration official said Wednesday.


    ACB welcomes ICC's new pathway to Test cricket

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday welcomed the ICC Board’s decision granting associate members, including Afghanistan, an opportunity to play Test cricket in 2018.


    Karzai for final poll results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dubbing the April 5 vote a giant leap forward in achieving peace and stability, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hoped for the final results to be announced to the waiting masses on schedule.

    Security and Crime

    Anti-poppy drive launched in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Nearly 60 acres of land were cleared of poppy crops as a drive against the illicit cultivation has been launched in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    Coal extraction halted over safety issues

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Coal extraction at 50 tunnels has been stopped in the Dara-i-Sauf district of northern Samangan province after engineers found miners in danger to due safety issues, officials said on Wednesday.


    Afghanistan likely to get EITI membership this year

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) informed on Thursday they were striving hard to get membership of the Extractive Industries Tra


    SCA to spend 320m afghanis in Wardak this year

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would spend 320 million afghanis in central Maidan Wardak province on various projects this year, an official said on Thursday.