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    Governance

    Several recruited to MoFA without test

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,300 candidates have appeared in a test for 50 different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul, where a number of people were appointed in the not-so-distant past without any exams, officials said on Friday.



    Security and Crime,Accidents & Disasters

    NATO soldier succumbs to injury

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died of a non-battle injury in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.



    Governance

    Tribesmen want Pakistani attacks halted

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The grand council of Safi tribe on Thursday expressed deep concerns over sporadic and unprovoked shelling by Pakistani military and demanded an immediate end to rocket attacks into eastern Kunar province.



    Security and Crime

    Violence against journalists up by 66pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence against journalists increased by 66 percent during the first half of 2014 across the county, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    NYT reporter gets 24 hours to leave

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Wednesday asked the New York Times (NYT) reporter to leave Afghanistan within 24 hours, saying his entry into the country had been banned.



    Governance

    Security forces need $6b annually: Zakhilwal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More foreign aid would be needed to strengthen Afghan security forces after the drawdown of international troops and the current insurgency in the country, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Foreigner stabbed to death in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreign national died after being stabbed by unidentified men in the 10th police district of Kabul on Wednesday, an official said.



    Governance

    Sher rejects idea of national unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wafaq-i-Milli Party on Monday rejected the idea of a national unity government, alleging both election teams were comprised of corrupt and unqualified people.



    Governance

    MoFA: No decision yet on rep to NATO summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said a decision on who would represent Afghanistan at next month’s NATO summit in Wales would be made after the new president was sworn in.



    Security and Crime

    Corruption seen behind torching of oil tankers

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A delegation of Wolesi Jirga, investigating the torching of hundreds of fuel tankers, said on Monday some security and supply officials were linked to the arson attack.