KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it was concerned about suicide attacks, but the assaults could not represent any strategic threat to the security transition process and the 2014 elections.
KABUL (PAN): The Defence Ministry spokesman on Monday said violence could dramatically surge in eastern Afghanistan as a number of religious schools in Pakistan had been closed to send their students for suicide attacks on this side of the border.
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.