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BADAKHSHAN (PAN): Tonnes of low-quality medicine and expired food were set on fire in Yawan district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, an official said. The torched materials included a tonne of fake medicine and six tonnes of low-... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The population of wild animals, such as the Marco Polo and Urial sheep, is at risk in northeastern Badakhshan province due to hunting and smuggling, the environment protection department says.   They say these animals, which... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The number of women and girls attending Friday prayers and joining religious schools has been increasing in northeastern Badakhshan province. The mosques which have the highest number of women on Friday include Diwan Bigi in central... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Unknown gunmen looted salaries of teachers amounting to millions of afghanis after shooting dead an education official and injuring another carrying the amount in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday. The... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Sixteen fighters were detained by police on Thursday after they fought each other in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said. The fighters, supporters of rival commanders Abdul Nasir and Abdul Malik, were detained on... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two people were wounded when a fire broke out at a private filling station in northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, an official said. Workers at the pump station in Faizabad, the provincial capital, were emptying oil from a... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and a third injured when a hill sliding struck their house early Saturday in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said. The early morning incident occurred in the Mominabad village of Kasham... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Hundreds of families are at risk of losing their homes as heavy snowfall continues in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. One metre of snow has fallen in Wakhna in Kuhistan district and there are more... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The Tajikistan Consulate in northeastern Badakhshan has asked the Afghan government to hand over five Tajik women who illegally crossed the border into Afghanistan 25 days back, an official said on Sunday. Local officials say the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): An under-construction road in northeastern Badakhshan province has eased problems of residents and paved the way for smooth transfer of agricultural products. The Kasham-Faizabad road would be completed by the end of the current... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A private security company in the northeastern province of Bakhshan on Tuesday handed over about 100 weapons to authorities, under President Hamid Karzai’s plan to shut down all such companies. The weapons were surrendered to... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The World Food Programme (WFP) and Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority have sent about 8,450 tonnes of eatables to the northeastern province of Badakhshan, an officia FAIZABAD (PAN): The World Food Programme (WFP) and... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Eleven prisoners were freed from the central jail in northeastern Badakhshan on Friday in compliance with a presidential decree, an official said. The inmates were released under the 93rd decree that President Hamid Karzai issued on... read more
FAIZ ABAD (PAN): Development projects benefiting more than 1,000 families were inaugurated in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday. The projects executed in Jurm district included three water reservoirs, 49 kilometres of water... read more
 FAIZABAD (PAN): Two policemen and as many Taliban fighters were killed during a clash in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Saturday. The clash erupted Friday evening in Draim district, the governor's spokesman,... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A border policeman and his fiancée were shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday, officials said. The incident took place in the Zarkhan village of Zebak district, police said.... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): About 60 families have been displaced as a result of rockslides in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday. The families were displaced from the Pista Kalan village of Yaftal Payeen district due to rockslides over... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday asked Afghans to support the recently-established High Peace Council tasked with bringing stability to the war-devastated country. During a visit to northern Badakhshan province, he urged people to... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Police in Afghanistan's remote northern province of Badakhshan said on Friday they had killed one man and wounded another after they fired at an election campaign office in Faizabad.But a family member of the deceased rejected Safawi... read more
FAIZABAD/KABUL (PAN): The bodies of eight foreign doctors and their two Afghan translators, killed in the remote northern province of Badakhshan on Friday, were flown to Kabul on Sunday.Local authorities believe the humanitarian workers, including... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The Gulbudin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting 10 people, including six Germans, two Americans and two Afghans, in an isolated forest in northern Badakhshan province.However,... read more
Three women were among the eight foreigners whose bodies were found with gunshot wounds in Koley forest, said Brig. Gen. Aqa Noor Kintoz, provincial police chief.The foreigners and two Afghans were returning from Karan and Menjan district in the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Clerics in northern Badakhshan province Wednesday issued a resolution, asking women to refrain from venturing out of home without an immediate male relative.The resolution was issued by members of the provincial ulema council members... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): At least six people have been killed and several houses destroyed by week-long floods in Amo and Kokcha Rivers in northeastern Badakhshan province, residents said on Monday.The rivers burst their banks, inundating several houses in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Poppy growers clashed with counter-narcotics police who were busy eradicating poppy crops as part of an anti-poppy drive in northeastern Badakhshan province, leaving one farmer dead and four policemen wounded, officials said on... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The number of women addicted to drugs in the remote Afghan province of Badakhshan has surpassed 2,000, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday, demanding the government take action to curb the problem.The study was carried out by the... read more
FAIZABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): Ten policemen were killed and four others wounded in two separate roadside bomb explosions in Badakhshan and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Sunday.Eight counternarcotics policemen were killed when the vehicle they... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): More than 350 shops were destroyed when land caved in over the past two days in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.Zabihullah Attique, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
FAIZABD (PAN): A man was killed, four people were injured and 100 houses destroyed by flash floods in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Sunday night, an official said on Monday. Fifty orchards and 250 acres of farmland were damaged by... read more
KABUL/FAIZABAD (PAN): A mountain slide has destroyed 32 houses in Yawan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.Provincial council chief, Zabihullah Attiq, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rockslide took place at midnight... read more