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    Senators fear insecurity may affect elections

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or the upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday voiced their concern at the security situation, fearing it could hamper transparent elections.



    Culture

    Funeral in absentia offered for massacre victims

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people on Friday offered funeral prayers in absentia for nearly 5,000 Afghans massacred during the Soviet-backed communist regime, asking the government to bring the perpetrators to justice.



    Business & Economics

    Road closure: Prices shoot up in Nuristan

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of food and other daily-use items have increased four folds due to a prolonged road blockade in the remote eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Global scholars call for end to Afghan war

    KABUL (PAN): A daylong international conference on “Islam and Peace”, featuring noted religious scholars from 24 Muslim countries, began in Kabul on Tuesday.



    Sports

    UEFA to help promote football in Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): Praising Afghan players for keeping football alive through decades of war, UEFA President Michel Platini on Sunday vowed to help promote the sport grow in the resource-deficient conflict-devastated country.



    Governance

    Who is who on IECC?

    KABUL (PAN): Three members of the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) have studied law and political science, one graduated from history and geography and the fifth did masters in journalism and human rights.



    Social

    178 tonnes of ozone-damaging gases torched

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    KABUL (PAN): The National Environment Protection Agency of Afghanistan on Tuesday said it had so far burnt more than 178 tonnes of sub-standard gases to protect the ozone layer.



    Governance

    Hundreds of Kabul youth rally against Iran

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of angry youths protested on Wednesday in the capital against Iran’s cultural invasion and execution of Afghan nationals in the neighbouring country.



    Governance

    Riyadh trying for peace in Afghanistan: envoy

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Saudi ambassador on Tuesday said the oil-rich kingdom was doing its bit for bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    ‘Fight on drugs to fail sans regional cooperation’

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Counternarcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) on Monday said regional and international cooperation was crucial to do away with drug trade in Afghanistan.