KABUL (PAN): "Thousands" of prisoners at the Pul-i-Charkhi detention centre west of Kabul have been on hunger strike over the past five days, with hundreds sewing their mouths shut, some protesting inmates claimed on Wednesday.
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) on Wednesday said both the government and rebels should show flexibility in their conditions for peace talks to reach a pivotal point in the process.
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman on Monday said international troops should avoid carrying out airstrikes in residential areas, calling civilian casualties no longer tolerable for the Afghan nation.
KABUL (PAN): Cultural Minister Syed Makhdom Raheen on Sunday denied if he ordered journalists out from a ceremony marking a week long festivities to declare Ghazni City as an Islamic Capital of Culture in 2013.
KABUL (PAN): A former Taliban official on Wednesday claimed he had information that some high and low profile Taliban leaders would join soon the government-initiated peace process -- both overtly and covertly.
KABUL (PAN): On the eve of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Afghans called for effective measures to prevent the deaths and injuries caused by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the country.
KABUL (PAN): The opposition parties coalition on Wednesday lashed out at President Hamid Karzai for his recent remarks in which he accused the US and the Taliban of working behind his back to prolong the war in Afghanistan.