KABUL (PAN): Under a draft electoral law, political parties would compete for a third of parliamentary seats in provinces, with independent candidates running for remaining two-thirds of berths, an official said on Wednesday.
KABUL (PAN): Endorsing a deal with China on developing a small oil and gas field in northern Afghanistan, the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the creation of a joint working committee to explore energy deposits at the Amu River basin.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): At least 80 people were trapped under rubble of their houses that collapsed after two strong earthquakes triggered a heavy landslide in the mountainous northern province of Baghlan, an official said on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): A senior trader representative on Wednesday said stability in Afghanistan could be achieved only when justice was ensured and economic development given importance over the military muscle.
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has sketched out several projects under 22 programmes to be presented at the July Tokyo Conference, the Finance Minister told the Wolesi Jirga on Tuesday, adding the country would require $5 billion (250 billion afs) in 2015 alone to implement the schemes.
KABUL (PAN): Various reconstruction projects including the construction of a road, started in eastern Nuristan province during the visit of ministers of finance and public welfare on Saturday, an official said.