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Karzai Meets New US Envoy For Afghanistan

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President Hamid Karzai met on Thursday with the new US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. New US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Daniel Feldman has briefed President Karzai about auditing and recounting process of Afghanistan presidential election votes at this meeting. Hamid Karzai stressed that the auditing process of …

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EU names Russian banks banned from raising capital

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The European Union (EU) banned five Russian banks from raising capital on the European Union’s capital markets as part of a wider package of sanctions on Moscow over its actions in the Ukraine conflict. Due to enter into force on 1 August,  the ban targets Russian banks with state ownership …

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Auditing process to resume on Saturday

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The audit process of votes will resume by the independent election commission (IEC) on Saturday. Head of IEC in a press conference with United Nations special envoy for Afghanistan said that the process has been approved in long discussions with the 2 presidential contenders and the UN. United Nations special …

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Construction projects on the decline

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Construction projects in Afghanistan have decreased compared to the previous year, said officials in the Union of Construction Companies. Officials say that the unsigned security agreement between Kabul and Washington and the general insecurity in the country have caused the construction industry to witness a decline in the current year. …

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US presence in Afghanistan to decrease post 2014

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US President, Barrack Obama said only 9,800 US troops are to remain in Afghanistan post 2014, provided the bilateral security agreement between both countries was signed. The American soldiers are to remain in Afghanistan till 2016, after which they would begin a gradual exit, the President added. He also announced …

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Keep security forces out of polling areas: IEC

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The Independent Election Commission (IEC) once again emphasized that security forces should not be allowed to be present inside polling stations. Noor Muhammad Noor, spokesman of the Election Commission said, “All three Security Institutions have been asked to not be present in the area of polling stations on the Election …

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Border Security Forces on full alert

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Frontier Corps Commander, in reaction to the firing of rockets from Pakistan towards Afghanistan has declared that the forces protecting the border are fully prepared to defend the country. Mohammad Shafiq Fazly, Commander of the Frontier Corps said they were awaiting orders from the high command to respond to the …

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Pakistan-Based LeT Behind Indian Consulate Attack: Karzai

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President Hamid Karzai has accused a Pakistan-based militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba LeT, of attack on Indian consulate in Herat province, western Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai made the statement in an interview to “Headlines Today” after participating in the swearing-in ceremony of new Indian Prime Minister. Before meeting with new Indian PM …

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42 More Released From Farah Central Jail

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Forty-two more prisoners have been released from the central Jail of western Farah province following special pardon from President Karzai on the occasion of Mujahedeen’s Victory Day. The Jail authorities said the freed inmates were held over different crime charges but now their remaining imprisonment terms are pardoned following Presidential …

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IEC warns officials involved in electoral fraud

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Independent Election Commission (IEC) has asked the Government to dismiss officials involved in electoral fraud before their names are revealed. IEC Head, Muhammad Yousif Nuristani emphasized that all high ranking officials like Governors, Security Commanders, Municipality leaders and other Government officials who were involved in cases of electoral fraud should …

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AWCC Receives Banking License From Central Bank

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The central bank of Afghanistan –Da Afghanistan Bank—on Monday issued the banking license to Afghan Wireless Communication Company AWCC. The license issued as AWCC has launched “My Money” services allowing transfer of money through mobile phones, purchases, bill payments and other online payments. The My Money services has already been …

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