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Governance & Politics

Time needed to implement reforms: Abdullah

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Jul 24, 2017 - 15:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah said on Monday the national unity government, focused on dealing with security challenge, needed time to implement reforms. Addressing a Council of Ministers’ meeting, Abdullah denounced...
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US denounces Kabul suicide blast

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Jul 24, 2017 - 14:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Embassy on Monday strongly condemned the Taliban’s suicide bombing in western Kabul, according a statement from the embassy. “This deadly attack on brave and dedicated Afghan public servants shows blatant disrespect for human...
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Presidential Palace condemns Kabul suicide bombing

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Jul 24, 2017 - 14:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace has denounced the suicide car bombing that left at least 24 people dead and more than 42 others wounded near Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq’s residence in Kabul on Monday. The...
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Hekmatyar-led HIA decides to join government

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Jul 24, 2017 - 10:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Executive Council of the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has decided to join the government, an official said on Monday. Qarib Rahman Saeed, HIA spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision was taken...
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54pc of development budget spent last fiscal year: audit

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Jul 24, 2017 - 00:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-four percent of the government budget for development activities was utilized last solar year 1395 amid some violations in budget spending and zeroing spending on nearly 23 percent projects, an audit report released on Sunday said.
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USAID celebrates goals through ABADE program in 5 years

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Jul 23, 2017 - 21:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan on Sunday celebrated an economic growth program the agency launched five years ago to work with the private sector to strengthen productivity and help enterprises sustain growth and create jobs.
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‘Inside govt while working against it beyond logic’

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Jul 23, 2017 - 21:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of government officials, inaugurating the “second Youth Parliament” in Kabul on Sunday, asked politicians to avoid ‘irresponsible acts’ and stop figures inside the government from working against the system.
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Afghan nation trusts in future, says president

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Jul 23, 2017 - 18:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said two to five million foreign tourists would visit Afghanistan each year once violence was eradicated from in the country. Talking to a scientific and research seminar ‘challenges of terrorism to...
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Afghan forces not to let militants cross Uzbek border: Atmar

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Jul 23, 2017 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Adviser (NSA) Hanif Atmar has assured Uzbekistan that the Afghan security forces would never allow terrorists to cross the country’s border into the neighboring country. A statement from NSA office said the advisor...
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Afghanistan, Uzbekistan begin cooperation talks

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Jul 22, 2017 - 21:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan initiated talks with Uzbekistan on expanding bilateral security, economic and political cooperation and created respective commissions in this regard, the office of the National Security Advisor said Saturday.
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Mattis certifies Pakistan not doing enough against Haqqanis

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Jul 21, 2017 - 21:55
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has decided against disbursement of USD350 million to Pakistan after US Defense Secretary James Mattis told the Congress that Islamabad had not taken enough action against the Haqqani network. “Secretary Mattis has...
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Trump sends his Turkish ambassador to Afghanistan

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Jul 21, 2017 - 16:26
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced nominating his envoy to Turkey John R Bass as his next ambassador to Afghanistan. A career foreign service official, Bass has been the US Ambassador to Turkey since 2014. The...
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Taliban storm 2 Baghlan districts overnight

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Jul 21, 2017 - 14:54
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Taliban militants staged simultaneous attacks on the headquarters of Guzargahi Nur and Nahrin districts of northern Baghlan province last night, officials said on Friday.
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‘Kunduz’s Khanabad district on brink of collapse’

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Jul 21, 2017 - 13:33
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Takhar highway has been closed in the Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province as clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents continued in the district on Friday.
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Pakistan rejects US report on its anti-Haqqanis action

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Jul 20, 2017 - 22:22
KABUL (Pajhwok) Islamabad on Thursday rejected the US State Department’s annual assessment that Pakistan did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani network or limit their ability to threaten US interests in Afghanistan. “...
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Trump security team holds rare meeting on Afghanistan

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Jul 20, 2017 - 21:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pentagon officials have briefed US lawmakers about their plans to raise troop levels in Afghanistan, a media report said on Thursday. US military’s efforts were a key topic of discussion in Washington on Wednesday when members of...
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Pakistan condoles Afghan deaths in Sarobi flood

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Jul 20, 2017 - 16:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has offered heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Afghanistan on the death of people and other losses resulted by flood in the Sarobi district of Kabul, a statement from the Pakistan foreign ministry said on Thursday. “...
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Hekmatyar takes swipe at self-centered alliances

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Jul 20, 2017 - 15:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami (HIA) Afghanistan chief on Thursday said new political alliances were being formed by individuals seeking more power and benefits from the government. A statement from the HIA office said Gulbadin Hekmatyar...
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Pakistan has failed to act against Afghan Taliban: US

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Jul 20, 2017 - 08:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad has not taken significant action against the militant outfits operating from "Pakistan-based safe havens" to threaten US forces in Afghanistan, the State Department alleged on Wednesday.
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Taliban created environment of insecurity: State Dept

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Jul 20, 2017 - 08:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban throughout 2016 was characterised by the capture and recapture of facilities and territory by both sides, a US report said on Wednesday. As ANDSF maintained control of major population...
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