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KABUL (PAN): People coming all the way from Helmand and Logar provinces on Wednesday staged separate protest demonstrations against their provincial governors in the central capital Kabul.They made almost similar demands, calling for their governors... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Etisalat Cricket Challenge Cup, featuring 20 teams, got underway simultaneously in eastern Nangarhar and central Kabul provinces on Thursday, officials said.In the capital, Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, also the patron of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 618 drug traffickers, including security officials, foreigners and women, were convicted and jailed by the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF), an official said on Sunday.Speaking at a press conference, Yar Mohammad Hussainkhel,... read more
KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) officials said on Thursday revenue from the export of qaraqul skin (embroidered sheepskin) considerably increased last Afghan year.Last year, 320,000 skins were... read more
KABUL (PAN): Under the relevant laws, President Hamid Karzai has always stressed the protection of women’s rights and prosecution of their cases at meetings with judicial officials, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. A day earlier, an... read more
DUSHANBE (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, urging a visa-free regime for traders to enhance business ties among regional countries, on Monday called for connecting Afghanistan with the region through railway lines and gas pipelines.Speaking at the 5th... read more
DUSHANBE (PAN): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday rejected the counterinsurgency campaign as a lame excuse of western powers for Afghanistan’s occupation.Speaking at the 5th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan in... read more
DUSHANBE (PAN): In a landmark deal, Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan inked a key infrastructure pact on the development of railway, energy and water pipeline projects.The accord was signed by the three presidents late on Sunday in Dushanbe,... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday left Kabul for Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, to attend the 5th summit of the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA).The meeting among Afghan, Tajik, Iranian and Pakistani... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghan pugilist Hamid Rahimi, the new World Boxing Union (WBU) champion, arrived in Kabul on Saturday, attributing his success to the support and motivation he received from his countrymen.   Rahimi was warmly received by... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people, protesting against the alleged burning of the Holy Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province, blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on Tuesday.The protestors -- carrying white flags and... read more
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.Addressing a gathering on the 40th death anniversary of noted... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday visited those wounded in Tuesday's suicide attack on a Shiite shrine in Kabul, promising to take up the issue with Pakistan.At least 55 people, including an American citizen, were killed and 136... read more
KABUL (PAN): Top peace negotiator Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani was laid to rest in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district of Kabul on Friday afternoon, amid rowdy scenes and in the absence of President Hamid Karzai.The funeral procession went... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ex-president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani's funeral prayers, attended by foreign dignitaries and senior government officials, were offered amid tight security at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Friday.Abdur Rab Rasul Sayyaf, ex-jihadi... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai congratulated Wolesi Jirga members on electing their new speaker on Sunday, almost a month after the lower house was inaugurated. “I congratulate you on the election of Kunduz representative, Abdul Rauf... read more