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KABUL (PAN): Turkey has donated five ambulances and a few medical equipments to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, an official said on Thursday.Addressing the media in central Kabul, Bassat Ozturk, Turkish Ambassador to Afghanistan said the... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A group of traders on Wednesday pledged to invest to build cold storage and processing facilities for agricultural products for farmers in some districts of Kabul.Afghan traders, farmers and representatives from several... read more
KABUL (PAN): Construction work on a Japan-funded international-standard taxiway at the Kabul airport, a $27 million (1350 million afs) project, was launched on Tuesday, officials said.Minister of Transport and Aviation Dawood Ali Najafi said the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A special Japanese-funded hospital that would treat communicable diseases would soon take shape in the capital Kabul, after the foundation stone was laid by officials on Thursday.The hospital, costing $28 million, will be constructed on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Mohammad Asif Rahimi on Tuesday announced that numerous projects costing $14.2 million (710.7 million afs) would be implemented in Kabul.Speaking at a joint press conference with... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul-based political analysts believe that neighbouring countries are against the Afghanistan-US strategic cooperation agreement because it blocks their interference in the war-torn country.The views about the strategic accord --... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan Ambassador Mohammad Saqid on Sunday distributed graduation certificates to 400 Afghan students on completing a three-month English language and computer literacy course in Kabul.Of the graduates, 250 took part in learning... read more
KABUL (PAN): Saffron is yet to emerge as a major alternative to poppy cultivation in Afghanistan due to the presence of international drug lords, who control the lucrative drug commerce, agriculture officials said on Tuesday.In 2007, Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (PAN): The UN humanitarian chief on Monday said the world body had set aside $37 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this year, calling for more cooperation between governments and NGOs.Addressing a joint press conference with... read more
KABUL (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Afghan-Turk High School was inaugurated in the capital Kabul on Saturday, officials said.Turkish Ambassador Bassat Ozturk told the inaugural ceremony though his country was far away from Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A recent survey had exposed a gamut of weakness in the Afghanistan system continues to hamper girls from obtaining higher education in seven major provinces.The survey conducted by a non-profit organisation, the Equality for Peace... read more
KABUL (PAN): A year after the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, experts say the network’s activities remain unaffected. Instead the group has emerged more potent in its attacks, they believe.Osama, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Media Watch on Friday warned that some local media outlets could possibly come under influence of intelligence agencies in neighbouring countries if the international community stopped supporting them beyond 2014.Sidqullah... read more
KABUL (PAN): A fuel tanker and at least three cars were gutted after a huge fire broke out at a filling station in the Dehmazang area of central Kabul province on Monday, officials said.The fire erupted at around 1:30 pm after rain waters entered... read more
KABUL (PAN): Forty-seven people, including militants, were killed and 65 others wounded during coordinated group assaults in Kabul, Nangarhar, Logar and Paktia provinces, the interior minister said on Monday.On Sunday afternoon, Taliban insurgents... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two would-be suicide bombers were captured along with an attack planner in central Kabul province on Sunday, an official said.The individuals were detained in the afternoon before they could launch any attack, the 101st Asmayee police... read more
KABUL (PAN): A decision on cutting the size of Afghan forces would be taken after four years, President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday, explaining that nothing had been finalised so far in this regard.On Tuesday, his Defence Minister Abdul Rahim... read more
KABUL (PAN): With major hurdles removed, the strategic partnership agreement with the US is expected to be signed ahead of the Chicago Summit in May, a presidential aide said on Tuesday.Kabul and Washington have signed deals on transferring the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Officials at the Ministry of Higher Education on Monday said more than 18,000 students, who failed a recent university entry test, would be enrolled in private higher education institutions.About 40,000 of the 147,000 students who... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, calling for the protection of teachers and students, on Saturday urged militants not to impede efforts at promoting education in the country.Opposition to building schools was inconsistent with the Afghan culture... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of youth on Friday participated in a five-kilometre marathon in Kabul to create awareness among the masses against corruption in the country, organisers said.Arranged by the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network, the race started from... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 4.5 million tonnes of dairy products are imported annually into Afghanistan, where 85 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture and livestock, an official said.Thirty years ago, Afghanistan produced enough milk to... read more
KABUL (PAN): In a dramatic request, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday asked the United States to pull out all its troops from Afghan villages and confine them to bases in response to Sunday’s massacre in southern Kandahar province.Karzai made the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, upper house of Parliament, accusing the governor of southern Kandahar province of treason, on Sunday called for his dismissal.The call came after Governor Toryalai Weesa did not appear before the house despite being... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) would distribute 60,000 tonnes of wheat to poor families in 20 provinces across the country over next two months, officials said on Saturday.  Nearly 3,000 families had... read more
KABUL (PAN): Defence analysts believe the recent distrust between Afghan and international troops resulting from the Quran burning incident would have a negative impact on their joint counterinsurgency operations. They suggest foreigners should... read more
  KABUL (PAN): The NATO secretary-general says the US-Afghan strategic cooperation agreement be signed ahead of the Chicago conference, but President Hamid Karzai insists on his government’s conditions being met.   Karzai and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Demands and needs of provinces were not considered in development budget for the current fiscal, members of the Meshrano Jirga, or upper house, complained on Tuesday.But Minister of Finance Hazrat Omer Zakhelwal, who was summoned to the... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, during his visit to European countries, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Italy, his office said on Friday.Karzai left Kabul for the United Kingdom on a five-day trip on Tuesday. He is also to ink a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The top government official for women on Tuesday said her ministry would take control of shelters for abused women, describing them as mismanaged and corrupt. The Ministry of Women's Affairs had found several “violations... read more