KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Monday voiced deep concern at the fast deteriorating security situation in border provinces, but the defence minister insisted that rebel-linked violence had declined this year.
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilisation by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next week.
KABUL (PAN): The death of two people and the arrest of eight others during a security operation in Qarghayee district of eastern Laghman province on Tuesday angered parliamentarians, who asked the defence minister to explain the situation.
KABUL (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief on Tuesday confirmed the death of Taliban military council’s deputy head Maulvi Ismail and 25 key rebel figures, but the militant movement vehemently rejected the claim.
KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) plans to distribute food items to 2,000 flood affected families across the country and another 20,000 victims would receive non-food items, an official said on Thursday.
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday said based on the decision of the National Security Council (NSC), the 20th anniversary of Mujahideens’ Victory Day -- which marks Soviet occupation troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan -- would be celebrated in a simple ceremony.