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    3 ISAF troops killed in Taliban assaults

    KABUL (PAN): Three foreign troops have been killed in separate militant attacks in Afghanistan, where violence has escalated in recent months, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) sai


    Cooperation pacts signed with Italy

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and Italy have signed two agreements on increased political interaction and multilateral cooperation, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said on Friday.


    Budget set to be approved on Monday

    KABUL (PAN): Members of nine parliamentary commissions on Sunday approved the budget for the new financial year that commenced on March 21.

    Business & Economics

    Kabul Bank partly affiliated to finance ministry

    KABUL (PAN): A portion of the Kabul Bank, Afghanistan's largest private-sector bank, has been affiliated to the Ministry of Finance, a senior official announced on Wednesday.


    All closed schools to reopen this year in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Schools in Kandahar which had been closed due to the security situation will reopen again this academic year, the education department has said.


    Mobile phone users confused over religious texts

    KABUL (PAN): Mobile phone users in the Afghan capital have started receiving text messages warning them that if they do not send on the names of Allah to several other people, they will endure a li

    X-JALALABAD, Mar 12, 2011: Dead body of person as killed by foreign forces during operations in Angor Bagh district of eastern Nangarhar province. Totally two killed, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    Gas, firewood prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gas and firewood prices declined as cooking oil rates went up in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday, linking the drop in energy rates to a change in the weather


    Crowded roads force Millie Bus to suspend 165 buses

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s state-run Millie Bus company has suspended 165 buses on routes throughout Kabul, causing residents in the capital to complain about a lack of public trans


    Ban on security firms hampering projects: Eikenberry

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government's ban on private security companies has led to a delay in executing a number of development projects in the country, the US ambassador has said.