MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Amid tight security, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday inaugurated a flag-hoisting ceremony, marking the new solar year in Mazar-i-Sharif, the centre of Nawroz festivities.
JALALABAD (PAN): Recent remarks by former princess Hindia that the Amir Shahid Garden in the eastern city of Jalalabad "is her family's property" has drawn condemnation from public representatives, civil society activists and the provincial governor.
KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy group on Thursday said it had forwarded a package of recommendations to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on behalf of journalists on how to enable them to have access to information and properly cover next year's presidential elections.
JALALABAD (PAN): Violence against women has dramatically increased in eastern provinces, where 220 cases were registered since the start of this year, compared to 40 incidents during the same period in 2012, officials said on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday presented 2nd Lieutenant Malalai Bahaduri of Afghanistan with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award at a glittering function held at the State Department.