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Governance & Politics

China to build homes for Badakhshan flood victims

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Sep 20, 2017 - 20:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan has expressed its country’s readiness to build homes for victims of natural calamities in northeastern Badakhshan province, a statement on Wednesday.
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President Ghani to meet his US counterpart tomorrow

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Sep 20, 2017 - 19:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani is all set to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday and the two leaders are expected to confer on bilateral relations, terrorism and building capacity of the Afghan forces, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.
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Trump’s pick for US envoy to Afghanistan wins US senate nod

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Sep 20, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday.
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Iran, Pakistan agree on political settlement of Afghan conflict

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Sep 20, 2017 - 17:08
KABUL (Pajhwok) Iran and Pakistan have agreed over political solution to the Afghan conflict and ruled out military option, a media report said on Wednesday. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Mohammad Hassan Rouhani...
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Zakhelwal, Gen. Bajwa discuss security situation

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Sep 20, 2017 - 16:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Umar Zakhelwal on Wednesday met Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi and discussed security related issues. Zakhelwal who is President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani special...
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UNAMA welcomes launch of National Electoral Forum

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Sep 20, 2017 - 16:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the launch of the National Electoral Forum by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), UNAMA statement said on Wednesday. The launch of National Electoral Forum would...
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Austria to help Afghanistan collect renewable energy

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Sep 20, 2017 - 15:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Austria is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in collecting renewable energy and imparting vocational skills to the Afghan youth. Austria President Alexander Van der Bellen met President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 72nd UN...
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Pak PM, US vice president discuss Afghanistan, regional security

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Sep 20, 2017 - 14:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has met US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of 72th UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting and discussed regional issues, including...
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Trump warns states aiding terrorist groups

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Sep 20, 2017 - 13:23
UNITED NATIONS (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said it was time to hold countries responsible for supporting and financing terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Hezbollah. “It is time to expose and hold responsible those...
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Denmark to help Afghanistan manage energy sector

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Sep 20, 2017 - 11:37
Halim Karimi KABUL (Pajhwok): The prime minister of Denmark says his country is ready to provide technical support to Afghanistan’s energy management. Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen signalled the willingness at a meeting with President...
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Afghan forest rehabilitation: Ghani seeks Finnish help

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Sep 20, 2017 - 10:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani met his Finnish counterpart on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly and discussed cooperation in different areas, including forest rehabilitation in Afghanistan. A statement from the...
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Ghani renews offer of dialogue to Taliban, Pakistan

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Sep 20, 2017 - 10:04
UNITED NATIONS (Pajhwok): Welcoming the new American strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called upon neighbours to join his quest for peace and regional stability. “The Afghan government has proven that we are...
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Bamyan governor seeks Chinese investment in tourism

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Sep 20, 2017 - 09:45
GANSU,CHAINA (Pajhwok): The Bamyan governor has sought Chinese investment in areas like tourism, agriculture, mines and handicrafts for the overall development of the province. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 2nd Silk Road (Dunhuang)...
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NATO chief, Ghani hail Trump's new Afghan strategy

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Sep 20, 2017 - 09:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO secretary-general has hailed US President Donald Trump's announcement of boosting troop levels in Afghanistan. Jens Stoltenberg also praised Trump's decision that the US presence would not be based on timetables but on...
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KABUL, Sep 19, 2017: The head of the Da Afghanistan Bank, the heads of private banks and the representative of the Chief Accountants' Association of Sray-i- Shahzadeh in connection with the banknotes recently announced by the Bank as inappropriate and unsubstantiated, are summoned by the Meshrano Jirga PAJHWOK/Bais Yousufi

Lawmakers slam DAB’s old banknote collection policy

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Sep 19, 2017 - 20:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Mesharano Jirga members slammed the government policy regarding collection of old banknotes as ‘inappropriate” but Da Afghanistan Bank (central bank) defended the policy. On February 1, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) said banknotes...
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US troop surge won’t help end Afghan war: Hekmatyar

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Sep 19, 2017 - 19:43
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leadership says it doesn’t seek unhealthy competition or war with any group, asking all political parties to become united for the sake of emerging the country from crises.
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Media cooperation forum on Belt and Road project kicks off

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Sep 19, 2017 - 18:27
DUNHUANG, China (Pajhwok): A center to strengthen cooperation among domestic and international media on China’s Belt and Road initiative would be established by the People’s Daily, announced the newspaper’s president on Tuesday. Yang Zhenwu,...
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Momand moves parliament to fight his case

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Sep 19, 2017 - 17:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): A provincial council member from northern Balkh province on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the parliament about his illegal detention and beating by Governor Atta Mohammad Noor. Mohammad Asif Momand said he would also register his...
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MoD backs depoliticisation of armed forces

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Sep 19, 2017 - 16:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday supported the presidential order prohibiting prosecutors, judges and armed forces' officials from joining political parties. In line with the presidential order, the ministry barred military...
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Ghani speaks at Global Hope Coalition event in NY

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Sep 19, 2017 - 14:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani says hate creates divisions among peoples while hope removes distance, stressing the need for efforts to promote amenity. Ghani, who arrived to New York on Monday evening to attend the 72nd United Nations...
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