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.
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has rich in natural resources and coal mines but due to government negligence its illegal and nonprofessional excavation causes huge losses to national exchequer, mining experts say.
KABUL (PAN): Traditional local jirgas that deal with complaints on social issues and disputes are violative of human rights in many cases and their decisions are illegal and contrary to Shariah, according to an investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions said.