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    Ring road contractor escapes with $12m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works alleges the American-Turkish road construction has left Afghanistan without its permission company after withdrawing $12 million from the bank.

    Security and Crime

    Legislator wounded in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A public representative from southern Ghazni province was wounded in a roadside bombing in Kabul on Sunday morning, an official said.


    Candidates close to reaching agreement: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After holding separate meetings with both candidates, President Hamid Karzai on Saturday expressed optimisms Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani would reach a final agreement in the next two days.  


    US has failed to curb Afghan graft: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says Washington has spent $104 billion in the country, but failed to eliminate corruption and mismanagement.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Noted Pakistani nationalist dies in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading political figure who struggled for Pashtuns’ rights, Malik Amanullah Khan Kasi, has died at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul. He was 76.


    Mohammadi asks troops to stand united

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Thursday stressed the need for national unity, saying Afghanistan’s foes were trying to fuel divisions among its armed forces.


    Muslimyar, Noor asked to form interim govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wafaq-i-Milli party on Thursday asked Meshrano Jirga chairman and the Balkh governor to form an interim government to rid the country of the current political crisis.


    Edu ministry seeks international help

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 4.5 million Afghans attended literacy training courses during the past 12 years but seven million people remain deprived of education, official said on Monday.

    Business & Economics,Social,Features

    Elders toiling their way to survival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite senility, a number of under-resourced elders can be seen working hard on Kabul roads and streets to support their families.


    Some technical issues remain, Kubis tells Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN's top diplomat in Afghanistan on Sunday said some technical issues concerning the June presidential runoff were being addressed to complete the electoral process.