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Faizullah to be released soon, hints Afghan Ambassador

KARACHI: The efforts made by the journalist fraternity and the management of ARY News now seem to bear fruit, as the Afghan Ambassador hinted earlier today that arrested Pakistani journalist, Faizullah Khan will celebrate the Eid with his family in Pakistan - ARY News reports.

Afghans vote again in final test as Taliban threats loom

KABUL: Polls closed in Afghanistan on Saturday after a mostly peaceful run-off to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai, a decisive test of the country's ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous history. As most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014, whoever takes over from Karzai will inherit a troubled country plagued by an increasingly assertive Taliban insurgency and an economy crippled by corruption and the weak rule of law. The election pitted former anti-Taliban fighter…

Flash floods hit Afghanistan, at least 58 dead

KABUL: At least 58 people have been killed and many more are missing in flash floods that hit parts of northern Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai's office said on Saturday. The floods were caused by heavy rain that fell overnight in the Gozargah-e Noor district of the northern Baghlan province. Ahmad Nasir Kohzad, head of disaster response for Baghlan, said more than 800 families had been affected and many more bodies could be seen by the river. "It is raining heavily and we are doing our best to recover more bodies.…