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    Maternity home opens in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A newly-constructed 20-bed maternity home was inaugurated in the Mirbacha Kot district of central Kabul province on Tuesday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Drug smugglers apprehended in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Kabul police seized 138 kilograms of heroin and more than 20 kg of chemicals, detaining 28 people on charges of selling and smuggling drugs, an official said on Monday.


    US, Taliban have vested interest in talks

    KABUL (PAN): Some Afghan analysts, raising questions about US-Taliban negotiations, on Sunday said both sides wanted to serve their own vested interests.


    Agriculture sector needs to be prioritised

    KABUL (PAN): Noting that very little progress has been made in the agricultural sector over the past decade, experts say the government should identify the area as a top priority.


    Federalism called a recipe for Afghanistan's breakup

    KABUL (PAN): Amid reports about efforts at introducing a federal system in Afghanistan, Kabul-based political analysts warned on Tuesday such a regime could lead to the disintegration of the war-ravaged country.

    Accidents & Disasters

    AMA forecasts more rains, snowfall

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Meteorological Authority (AMA) on Thursday forecasted continued snow and rainfall in most of the country this winter, hoping the ongoing drought sweeping northern parts would decrease.


    Karzai hails Biden remarks as a peace message

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday hailed US Vice President Joe Biden's remarks that Taliban were not America's enemies as a message of peace to the people of Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    Violence against Afghan journalists rises

    KABUL (PAN): Eighty incidents of violence against journalists have been registered in Afghanistan so far during the current year, showing a 38 percent increase, an official said on Tuesday.


    3 HR officials won't get extension

    KABUL (PAN): The five-year term in office of three top officials of the Afghanistan Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has expired and President Hamid Karzai will not reappoint them for another term, a presidential spokesman said on Friday.


    4 sentenced to death in 2009 Kandahar shooting case

    KABUL (PAN): The Supreme Court has sentenced to death four private security guards, while several others were given prison terms ranging from 10 years to 20 years, in connection with a 2009 shooting that left 10 officers, including the then Kandahar police chief, dead, a statement from Karzai's office said on Friday.