KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the fact that the contract was signed with Afghan company one year ago, the findings of Pajhwok Afghan News show local groups continue extracting the Chinarak coalmine illegally in northern Baghlan province.
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.
KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost 132 soldiers during the outgoing year, showing a decline of 62 percent, compared with the alliance fatalities in 2012, an official said on Wednesday.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Many people of southern Ghazni province once worked as coppersmiths, setting up dozens of shops in the provincial capital. But now this craftsmanship is on the verge of disappearance.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents say a women’s recreation park in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, is being converted to a graveyard as many bring their deceased relatives for burial to the garden.
ASADABAD (PAN): Security posts have been established in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar after a massive military offensive codenamed “Tofan” (Storm) against insurgents to pave the ground for reconstruction projects, local officials say.