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    Security and Crime

    Mafia groups want me dead: Gen. Zahir

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police chief Gen. Mohammad Zahir Zahir said on Saturday that mafia groups were trying to kill him as initial investigation into last week’s suicide attack inside the police headquarters showed he was the target.



    Health

    Eye hospital employees go on strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Some 50 employees of the Noor Eye Hospital in Kabul on Saturday went on strike against what they called delays in payment of their salaries.



    Security and Crime

    An ISAF service member killed in north

    KABUL (Pajhwok): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Saturday announced its service member was killed in an insurgents’ attack in eastern Afghanistan.



    Media Releases

    Call for action: Afghan provincial CSOs want more accountability

    Kabul, Afghanistan, November 13, 2014 - Integrity Watch Afghanistan, in its role as a watchdog on the government, today released a policy brief making recommendations on how to improve aid effectiveness, at a summit attended by civil society organizations and civil society groups from across Afghanistan.



    Governance

    UN asked to present full report on Afghan activities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday asked the United Nations (UN) to present a complete report about recent elections and all its activities in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    1,400 drug smugglers arrested this year: official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 drug smugglers have been arrested during the ongoing solar year that ends on March 21, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Poppy, opium harvest up again: new survey

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Poppy cultivation rose by seven percent and opium production by 17 percent in Afghanistan this year, a new survey released on Wednesday said.



    Governance

    MPs seek briefing on Pakistani officials’ visits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the government to brief them on recent visits by senior Pakistani officials to Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Abdullah, Gen. Campbell meet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and NATO top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Francis Campbell on Wednesday held talks on various issues of mutual interest, the CEO office said.



    Governance

    Historic chance to reset Afghan-Pak ties: US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani due to visit Islamabad this weekend, the US Ambassador to Pakistan on Wednesday said the neighbouring countries had a historic chance to reset their long-fraught ties.