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    Security and Crime

    Drugs seized at Kabul airport

    KABUL (PAN): Border police officers on Sunday seized more than two kilograms of heroin at the Kabul International Airport before the departure of a flight to New Delhi.



    Governance

    Immunity doesn't mean no prosecution: Warlick

    KABUL (PAN):Top US official has welcomed President Hamid Karzai's decision of calling into session the Loya Jirga, a traditional assembly of elders, to decide on immunity under Afghan laws for American troops staying beyond planned withdrawal in 2014.



    Governance

    Karzai on busy foreign trip this weekend

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is to embark on a busy foreign trip this weekend by first travelling to London for the third trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-UK meeting on Sunday, then inking a strategic cooperation agreement with Norway and later attending an Islamic countries conference in Egypt, his spokesman on Thursday.



    Education

    50,000 students to get internet access

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 50,000 students at 55 educational institutes across the country would find access to the internet by the end of next year, two Cabinet ministers said on Tuesday.



    Business & Economics

    Tehran wants water treaty with Kabul enforced

    KABUL (PAN): Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan and his visiting Iranian counterpart Majid Namjoo on Sunday inaugurated in Kabul the installation of two power generators, each  consuming 18,000 litres of fuel per hour.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan seeks $471m in humanitarian aid

     KABUL (PAN): The emergency commission on Saturday said Afghanistan needed $471 million for humanitarian assistance during the current year.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan seeks $471m in humanitarian aid

     KABUL (PAN): The emergency commission on Saturday said Afghanistan needed $471 million for humanitarian assistance during the current year.



    Social

    250 needy families receive winter aid

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Social Reform and Development Association distributed warm clothing and blankets to nearly 250 deserving families in Kabul, the body said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Inmates being treated under international laws: Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Security and intelligence officials on Monday insisted inmates in Afghan detention centres were being treated in compliance with domestic and international laws, claiming that jail saff members were trained on prison rights.



    Security and Crime

    Jamshidi pours scorn on UNAMA report

    KABUL (PAN): A senior Afghan prison official on Monday rejected as untrue a United Nations report suggesting police and intelligence men continue to torture and abuse prisoners held in Afghan-run detention facilities.