KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins on Thursday acknowledged he failed to achieve any breakthrough in his talks with President Hamid Karzai over his refusal to sign a key security deal with the US.
KABUL (PAN): Key opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has termed President Hamid Karzai’s new conditions for signing a vitally important security deal with the US until after next year’s elections as impractical and personal.
KABUL (PAN): Identifying durable peace and tranquility in Afghanistan as his top priorities, presidential candidate Qutbuddin Hilal has said there will be no pre-conditions for holding reconciliation talks with the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami if he wins the upcoming ballot.
JALALABAD (PAN): A 13-year-old son of an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who lost both his legs to a roadside bombing, says Taliban daily come to his shoemaking shop in the Batikot district of Nangarhar province and snatch his earning.
KABUL (PAN): A good qari (one reciting the Quran) should have the ability to recite in a pleasant voice that attracts the audience, says Zuhra Qarizada, a renowned female qari, who started recitation from the holy book at age three.
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The new governor of central Bamyan province has identified promotion of agriculture, industry and tourism sectors as his top priorities to improve the economic situation of residents.