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    CEO all praise for Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said Afghan security forces were strong enough to defend the country and no other force had the power to defeat them.


    Merkel swings behind Ghani admin

    BERLIN (Pajhwok): Berlin has assured Kabul of continued support for training Afghanistan’s National Security Forces (ANSF) beyond 2014, when NATO’s combat mission ends.

    Security and Crime

    Al-Qaeda operative killed in Waziristan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani military on Saturday claimed killing a leading al-Qaeda operative, Adnan-el-Shukrijuma, in an early morning raid in the Shinwarsak area near Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency (SWA).


    Peace building top govt priority: Khan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Eng. Mohammad Khan, a key aide to Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, said on Friday building peace and stability was among the top priorities of the unity government.


    Britain supports Afghan transition

    LONDON (Pajhwok): British Prime Minister David Cameron has reiterated London’s pledge to extend all possible support for security, economic and political transitions in Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    19 suicide attack organisers nabbed: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nineteen organisers of suicide attacks and bombings have been detained by security personnel in different provinces, an official of the National Directorate of Security announced on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Killer of US general had no links to Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan soldier who gunned down a US general had no links to the Taliban operative, a military investigation report said on Thursday.

    Governance,Business & Economics

    Planned merger of 3 banks draws flak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The merger of three state-run banks into one entity would prove dangerous for Afghanistan’s economy, an expert warned on Thursday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Daudzai doubts Pakistan’s sincerity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former interior minister Omar Daudzai on Thursday asked President Ashraf Ghani to explore alternatives instead of depending on Pakistan which was not serious about bringing Taliban to the negotiating table.


    London Conference gets under way

    LONDON (Pajhwok): Co-hosted by the governments of the UK and Afghanistan, the London Conference on Afghanistan, involving delegates from more than 50 nations, began on Thursday.