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    UN intervention in poll process beneficial: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday welcomed the delay in announcing partial results from the June 14 presidential runoff election and endorsed presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s suggestion that the UN should intervene into the election process.



    Governance

    Senators want Facebook blocked until results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the political stalemate persists, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the government to block Facebook until the fate of the June 14 runoff presidential election became known.



    Governance

    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.



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    Security and Crime

    Man killed, child injured in Kabul gunfire

    KABUL (Pajhwok): One person was killed and a child was injured after gunmen loyal to a lawmaker opened fire at supporters of a rival lawmaker in the Pul-i-Charkhi area east of Kabul on Wednesday afternoon, eyewitnesses said.



    Security and Crime

    Waziristan operation in Afghanistan’s interest: Azimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Tuesday said the Pakistan Army’s operation against militant hideouts in North Waziristan region was in the interest of Afghanistan and the entire region.



    Governance

    Draft money laundering law lands in Senate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The draft anti-money laundering law, already approved by the Wolesi Jirga, would be placed before the Meshrano Jirga next week for endorsement, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    Border surveillance stepped up: Dunford

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and American forces are prepared for any effects of the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, including extremists seeking refuge in the landlocked country, a senior US military commander said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    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.