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    KABUL, July 17, 2014: Ministers during a press conference in Kabul regarding the displaced families from Waziristan of Pakistan to Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    Civilian casualties up by 24 pc in 1st half of 2014

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in the country rose by 24 percent in the first half of the current year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday.


    Most drivers would fail a driving test

     KABUL (PAJHWOK) Driving licences can be bought in Afghanistan. Anyone with money can bribe their way to a licence before learning to drive. At least 60 percent of drivers have not passed a driving test. An Independent Media Consortium* (IMC) investigation.

    Security and Crime

    Suicide bomber held; 6 women injured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): One suicide attacker was detained in Kabul and six women were injured during an explosion in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.


    UN concerned at use of children as suicide bombers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has voiced its grave concern at the brainwashing of children and their use as suicide bombers in Afghanistan, stressing an end to the practice.


    AGO probing allegations against mayor, MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 12-member commission has launched investigations into allegations of corruption against the Kabul Mayor and some lawmakers, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Protestors slam communists, Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) on Friday denounced the communist and Taliban regimes as well as the mujahideen for the country’s destruction.


    Ghani vows to fight on, refuses deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is second behind Abdullah Abdullah in preliminary results from the April 5 presidential elections, on Sunday said he would fight on and go for a second round with determination, refusing to strike deals.

    Business & Economics

    ABD pledges $400m to stimulate Afghan growth

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan economic growth sharply tumbled in 2013, amid a 9.7 percent hike in food prices, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, promising long-term support to the war-battered nation. 


    MPs assail runners over predicting vote results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Saturday said they were concerned about own predictions by presidential candidates about the outcome of April 5 elections and widespread fraud allegations.