KABUL (PAN): With the death of a Wolesi Jirga member in a suicide attack on a wedding reception in northern Samangan province on Saturday, the number of parliamentarians killed so far since 2004 has reached 14.
KABUL (PAN): Hizb-i-Islami chief Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, calling for free and fair presidential and provincial council elections, on Thursday announced the party would fully participate in the 2014 ballots.
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s political rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday denounced Karzai’s recent remarks that the Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan and Jamiat-i-Islami once turned Kabul into ruins as unjustified, insulting and unacceptable.
KABUL (PAN): Senate Complaints Commission head Zalmai Zabuli on Wednesday warned that Afghans would stage countrywide protests if Pakistan and Iran failed to address the problems facing refugees in the neighbouring countries.
KABUL (PAN): Agricultural pests have destroyed thousands of fruits trees in the Khak-i-Jabar district of central Kabul province, with residents fearing the disease -- if not tackled soon -- could damage more orchards.
KABUL (PAN): High Peace Council chairman Salahuddin Rabbani on Monday said giving no positive response to people’s demands by the government was one of the factors contributing to insecurity in the country.
KABUL (PAN): The day-long conference on Afghanistan, scheduled to be held in New Delhi later this month, would discuss international private-sector investment in the impoverished Central Asian country, a foreign ministry official said on Sunday.