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Reporters Still Not Safe: NAI

NAI, agency supporting open media in Afghanistan, has expressed deep concerns about the life and job safety of reporters. NAI officials said Tuesday that the security issues and continued fighting between the forces and militants have jeopardized more the safety of journalists. These concerns were made after a news reporter …

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Body of missing woman found in Baghlan

The body of a 22 year old woman who had been reported missing was found in the river of Tala and Barfak district of Baghlan, said local officials. Tala and Barfak chief district said that the reason for the woman’s murder is still unclear and no charges were immediately announced …

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Audit Process Useless If Unclean Votes Not Separated: Manavi

The electoral observers of Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah have rejoined the audit process of votes cast in the election run-off. Stopped several times, the “Audit of All Votes” process restarted Sunday afternoon without the presence of the observers of protesting candidate Abdullah Abdullah. Abdullah’s team had boycotted the audit process …

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Pakistan Not Committed In Combat Against Terrorism: NSC

The National Security Council of Afghanistan (NSC) has said that Afghanistan’s controversial neighbor Pakistan has not been committed in the combat against terrorism. According to press release of President Office, the NSC in its Sunday’s session said Pakistan not only supporting the Taliban but its military instructors were also among …

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4 ANA Killed, 4 Injured In Kabul Blast

At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) Soldiers were killed and four others sustained injuries as a result of bomb blast in south of Kabul, officials said. The Ministry of Defense said the incident happened on Monday when an ANA patrol vehicle came under attack. But the source didn’t indicate …

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IEC Restarts Vote Audit Process

Independent Election Commission IEC has begun auditing the votes cast in Presidential run-off election without the presence of the Abdullah Abdullah observers. IEC officials have said,” we have been waiting to have the presence of the Abdullah Abdullah supervisors till 02:00 Pm today but none of his campaigners have attended …

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Kabulis Criticize Mayor, Want Parks

The inhabitants of capital Kabul strongly criticize the mayor of Kabul for not building amusement parks and green areas in the capital city. A number of citizens while interviewing to Ariana News said the Kabul municipality has failed over the past decade to build parks and green areas. They complained …

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New Afghan President Must Attend Last NATO Summit

An official of NATO has urged the new President of Afghanistan should attend the last meeting of NATO member countries going to be held next month. The NATO official said President Hamid Karzai’s Presidential term has finished and his government was no longer a legitimate government. He demanded the new …

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Karzai Meets New US Envoy For Afghanistan

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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Auditing process to resume on Saturday

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

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

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

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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