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KABUL (PAN): US President Barack Obama talked to his Afghan counterpart President Hamid Karzai on a White House review of the security situation in Afghanistan on Thursday. The two leaders talked about achievements in different sectors in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Germany would donate $43 million over the next three years for improvement in public health services in four northern provinces, an official said on Wednesday. An agreement to the effect was signed between acting public health... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) would be implemented in a week or two, the minister of commerce said on Tuesday. Allowing Afghanistan to export goods to India via Pakistan and use the Karachi ports for trade... read more
KABUL (PAN): An Afghan non-governmental organization, led by a former Taliban ambassador, plans to open schools in violent areas of the country with a curriculum suitable to both the Taliban and locals. The Afghan Academic Foundation was set up by... read more
KABUL (PAN): Iran would shortly release hundreds of Afghan citizens being held in different jails in the neighbouring country, blamed for executing dozens of refugees, Foreign Minister Dr. KABUL (PAN): Iran would shortly release hundreds of Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Iran would shortly release hundreds of Afghan citizens being held in different jails in the neighbouring country, blamed for executing dozens of refugees, Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmay Rassoul said on Monday. Eight hundred Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): The United States will build a media centre at Kabul University to allow journalism students to gain practical experience alongside their theoretical studies, an official sai KABUL (PAN): The United States will build a media centre... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan will be accepted as a member of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) within a year, an official said on Sunday. During a press conference, Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal told reporters that the Ministry of... read more
 KABUL(PAN): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a gas pipeline project has been reached between the Kabul Mayor and a representative of an international oil company, the mayor said on Friday. "Under the memorandum of understanding,... read more
KABUL(PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group after the Taliban, has congratulated Afghan cricket team on their victory against Pakistan in the Asian Games. In a Twenty20 semifinals match, Afghanistan defeated... read more
KABUL (PAN): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister and rival to Hamid Karzai in last year’s presidential election, on Wednesday said he would defend the rights of those candidates who were the victims of a fraud-tainted election.... read more
KABUL(PAN): Afghan analysts, calling for improvement in civil sectors, said the key NATO summit in Lisbon was an important event to assess the progress so far made in the war-torn country over the past several years. But the Taliban called the NATO... read more
KABUL (PAN): Each year, one of six children under five years of age dies from pneumonia in Afghanistan, the health minister said on Thursday, as the country observed World Pneumonia Day for the first time. "Ten years ago, in Afghanistan, one... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Japanese government on Wednesday pledged $16 million in assistance to the Ministry of Water and Energy for the improvement of irrigation systems in Kabul and Bamyan provinces, a minister said. A contract to the effect was signed... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Japanese government on Wednesday pledged $16 million in assistance to the Ministry of Water and Energy for the improvement of irrigation systems in Kabul and Bamyan provinces, a minister said. A contract to the effect was signed... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior official Tuesday denied any pressure on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) or Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) from President Hamid Karzai to alter results of the parliamentary vote. There was no pressure from the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman said on Monday recent covert peace talks hosted by the Maldives could not bring peace to Afghanistan. Speaking to journalists in Kabul, Waheed Omar said unofficial discussions -- the second such gathering in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The process of transferring the security responsibility to Afghan forces has been set in motion in some parts of the country, a presidential spokesman said on Monday. As part of the process, some foreign military bases in southern... read more
KABUL(PAN): Three people were killed and two others wounded when their car collided head-on with a vehicle of foreign troops in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Friday. The collision occurred at around 3pm on Thursday in... read more
KABUL(PAN): Dozens of Taliban militants were killed and more than 100 surrendered to security forces in northern Afghanistan over the past two months, an official said on Thursday. General Daud Daud, commander of the 303rd Pamir Police Headquarters... read more
KABUL (PAN): Political analysts say opposition from Republicans to US President Barack Obama's July 2011 troop withdrawal timeline would result in further instability in Afghanistan. According to the deadline, US soldiers fighting in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) announced on Tuesday that two candidates, who were previously declared successful, have been disqualified on the basis of evidence of fraud and irregularities against them during the September... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has told the Ministry of Education to include patriotism in the school curriculum after meeting with his Cabinet ministers on Monday, a spokesman said. The issue was brought up after an elderly woman, interviewed... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has told the Ministry of Education to include patriotism in the school curriculum after meeting with his Cabinet ministers on Monday, a spokesman said. The issue was brought up after an elderly woman, interviewed... read more
KABUL (PAN): All private security companies would be dissolved by the end of this year and the number of disbanded firms would reach 16 in November, an official said on Tuesday. A dissolution plan had been worked out and the Ministry of Interior... read more
KABUL (PAN): Dozens of unsuccessful preliminary candidates on Monday called for a fresh vote, alleging the September 18 election had been rigged at a massive scale. The call came at a press conference given by 50 unsuccessful candidates, including... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday called on the international community to stop threatening his administration on the issue of security firms, warning 'it is not the way they should deal with Afghans'. Addressing a joint news... read more
KABUL (PAN): US military bases in Afghanistan would undermine the national interest and fuel concerns in neighbouring countries, political analysts warned on Sunday. Head of Afghanistan Research and Advisory Centre (ARAC) Ghulam Jilani Zwak told a... read more
KABUL(PAN): The fraud panel has thrown out another bulk of votes cast in last month's parliamentary election, an official said on Thursday, a day after the election body announced the preliminary list of winners. The Electoral Complaints... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday ordered security officials in southern Kandahar province to investigate the death of a man in detention. The announcement came one day after NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF... read more
KABUL(PAN): The Afghan government-backed High Peace Council has asked the Taliban to present their conditions that could help the peace process move forward, an official said on Friday. The Taliban have been asked to provide reasonable conditions... read more
KABUL(PAN): Six NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers have been killed in separate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strikes in the south and east of Afghanistan, the alliance said on Friday. One soldier fighting the... read more
KABUL(PAN): High Peace Council chairman Burhanuddin Rabbani on Thursday said he was convinced the Taliban were ready for peace talks to end the nine-year-old war in the country. The former president told reporters in Kabul that the Taliban have... read more
KABUL (PAN): For the first time, global positioning system (GPS) devise has been installed in six provinces of the country, an official said. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a US space-based radionavigation system that provides reliable... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team in central Logar province has constructed new buildings for 2 district hospitals and provided some equipment for them over the past two years, an official said on Wednesday. Public Health... read more
KABUL(PAN): Participants of a two-day international seminar that concluded in Kabul on Sunday asked Muslims across the globe to stand united against the enemies of Islam and their influence in Muslim countries. Nearly 400 scholars and analysts... read more
KABUL(PAN): Presidential advisor on tribal affairs, Wahidullah Sabawoon who was seriously injured in an August 2 bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province, has returned home from Turkey after two months of rest. Sabawoon was among eight people... read more
KABUL (PAN): The process of distributing 13,000 tonnes of improved quality wheat seed and 40,000 tonnes of fertiliser to 360,000 farmers in Afghanistan's 34 provinces began on Tuesday. The distribution process would continue until late November... read more
KABUL (PAN): Lawmakers from several provinces and the nomadic Kochi tribe on Tuesday asked the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) to thoroughly investigate complaints of fraud in last week's parliamentary vote. So far 3,656 complaints have... read more
KABUL(PAN): Italy will provide the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with $4.35 million in assistance, a cabinet minister said on Saturday. In this regard, a contract was signed between Finance Minister Dr. Omar Zakhelwal and Italian... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban have renewed their threat to disrupt Saturday's parliamentary election despite assurances by officials that it will be safe to vote.In a statement, the Taliban asked people to stay at home on September 18, calling the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Seven new schools have been built in central Logar province and a number of others have been repaired by the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team, officials said.Abdul Matin Jafar, director of the education department, said the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Thousands of Afghans demonstrated on the streets of the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, chanting death to Americans, the Afghan president and the obscure US pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Quran, officials and witnesses said.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Muhammad Yunus Qanuni, the speaker of the lower house of parliament and a candidate in next week's election, has rejected reports he made a deal with the president that would see him reinstated as speaker in return for passing laws sent... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan National Journalist Association has called on media outlets to be fair, accurate and reliable in reporting events pertaining to the September 18 parliamentary election.First deputy head of the association, Hafizullah Barakzai... read more
KABUL (PAN): The fugitive head of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the country's second largest militant group, has rejected the government's peace initiative as a mere drama. He vowed to continue fighting against foreign troops in the country.... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan intelligence service on Sunday claimed arresting three terrorist groups, comprising 18 people, including a suicide bomber and a Pakistani citizen.The men were arrested over the last 10 days in different parts of the country,... read more
KABUL (PAN): An electricity substation providing 63,000 families with the power facility was inaugurated east of Kabul on Saturday.Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, acting water and energy minister, Muhammad Ismail Khan, said the project took two... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Czech provincial reconstruction team has provided the Information and Culture Department of central Logar province with $52,000 for the development of media, an official said on Wednesday.Information and Culture Director Abdul Wakil... read more
KABUL (PAN): A deal to lay a pipeline taking gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan is expected to be signed in October this year, officials said on Thursday.A spokesman for the Ministry of Mines, Jawad Omar, said the deal... read more
KABUL (PAN): France provided Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with $127,000 in equipment on Monday.The equipment including two pick-up vehicles, 8 tractors, 10 motorcycles, as many solar energy plants, six... read more
KABUL (PAN): Five Afghan soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in separate roadside bombings in different parts of the country, the defence ministry said on Sunday.The explosions took place in Baraki Barak district of Logar province, Marja... read more
PUL-I -ALAM (PAN): Dozens of livestock owners in Logar have demanded of the government to establish more dairies in the central province.Two dairies are currently working in the province, with livestock owners selling their products to consumers in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Czech provincial reconstruction team (PRT) has trained important part of the police force of the central Logar province over the past year.Spokesman for Logar governor Din Muhammad Darwesh told Pajhwok Afghan News on Wednesday that... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 376,000 voting cards have been distributed over the past two months, an IEC official said on Sunday.The voters' registration process started on June 12 and ended on August 12 for the parliamentary election scheduled for... read more
KABUL (PAN): Fourteen prisoners were released from Pul-i-Charkhi prison, east of Kabul, on Saturday, an official said.The Attorney General, Muhammad Ishaq Alko, told reporters in Kabul that the inmates, who had spent time at the US detention... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four international soldiers were killed in separate militant assaults in southern Afghanistan, NATO said in a brief statement on Saturday."Two ISAF soldiers were killed on Friday and another two were killed today in the morning in face... read more
KABUL (PAN): A regional conference on Afghanistan to be hosted by Iran is just another way of Tehran exerting its influence in the country, several analysts said on Wednesday.Iran on Tuesday announced it would host a regional meeting on stabilising... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education has received 41.6 million newly published textbooks, costing $19 million, for delivery to primary and middle schools, the education minister said on Tuesday.The books in Pashto and Dari were published in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Religious leaders on Monday urged the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to convene a meeting on bringing peace to Afghanistan.The call was made during a three-day seminar organised by the Ministry of Hajj in Kabul. Around 350... read more
KABUL (PAN): New equipment has been installed at the Baheer Computerised Printing Press, enabling the press to print 230,000 copies of books in 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.The equipment cost 13.5 million US dollars, head of the Baheer... read more
KABUL (PAN): A survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has put at 26 million the total Afghan population, but the survey could not be extended to troubled parts of the country, an official said on Wednesday.The CSO president, Abdul... read more
KABUL (PAN): The increase in supply of electricity from 6 to 10 megawatts to industrial zones in the Pul-i-Charkhi area on the eastern outskirts of this central capital has resolved electricity-related problems, officials said on Tuesday.Dr. Jalil... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior police officer from western Afghanistan has been sentenced to 10 years in jail on the charge of having links to drug dealers, an official said on Tuesday.Brig. Gen. Malham, commander of 4th border police brigade, was arrested... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior police officer in western Afghanistan has gone on trial charged with having links to drug dealers.Brig. Gen. Malham, commander of 4th border police brigade, was arrested along with his two subordinates almost three months ago... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two international soldiers have been killed in the volatile south of the country in separate incidents of violence, the western military alliance said on Monday.One soldier was killed as a result of a bomb blast and the second lost his... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four civilians were killed when their vehicle crashed into another vehicle of foreign troops in this central capital on Friday, an official said.The accident took place in the Bebe Mahro area, leaving four people dead, a security... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers have been killed in separate blasts in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Friday, making July the deadliest month for foreign forces in the nearly 9-year-war... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A suicide bomber targeting foreign troops on a foot patrol blew himself up in southern Helmand province on Friday, the Taliban and ISAF said.The explosion took place at around 10am in Charkhakan area of Sangin district, Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): The government of Saudi Arabia on Thursday provided the Afghan Ministry of Education with $24 million to help improve educational infrastructure.The assistance would be spent on the construction of school buildings, teacher training... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan media organisations on Wednesday lashed out at the Cabinet's recent decision to ban a private TV channel, describing it as illegal.The Council of Ministers banned Emroz TV channel on Monday for broadcasting programmes which... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Barack Obama's security adviser James Jones said on Monday the leak of Afghan war logs was "irresponsible" and threatened US national security.Nearly 92,000 classified documents, date from 2004 through 2009, on the war in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some Afghan political analysts see the leak of secret accounts of the war in Afghanistan as a matter of serious concern for the international community.They view the online release of nearly 92,000 classified reports, including details... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine heavy and 87 of light weapons were seized in the northern province of Faryab, the Afghan spy agency said on Sunday.The weapons contained five heavy machine guns, seven Kalashnikov rifles and three rocket-propelled grenades, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Praising the Afghan government and people for successfully holding a major international conference on Tuesday, the European Union Sunday pledged 600 million euros over next three years for the development of different Afghan sectors.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Up to 156,000 acres of government land has been occupied illegally by influential warlords in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province, officials said on Wednesday.A team from the Attorney General's Office had been dispatched... read more
KABUL (PAN): The British foreign secretary on Tuesday praised the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, but called for a broad-based political settlement.Addressing the Kabul International Conference, William Hague said the proposed political solution... read more
KABUL (PAN): Police seized explosives in Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.The explosives were found in the seventh district of the city, Zamaray Bashary, spokesman of the interior ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan News.However, he said he had no... read more
KABUL (PAN): (UPDATE 1) International forces launched a predawn raid on a village in the Musahi district of Kabul province, killing three civilians and arresting another, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.Soldiers from the International Security... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of civil society organisations urged the government on Sunday to approve a draft law they have drafted to enable all Afghans to get access to information regarding administrative corruption.A joint statement released by 17... read more
KABUL (PAN): With just 27 percent of the Afghan population having access to clean drinking water, a three-day campaign was launched Wednesday to keep Kabul's water free from disease.The drive, funded by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is... read more
KABUL (PAN): A commission set up after the June Peace Advisory Jirga has secured the release of 28 inmates from different detention centers across the country, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.The commission, tasked with reviewing cases of... read more
KABUL (PAN): For the first time ever, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs will hold a draw for the selection of pilgrims before banks start receiving applications next week.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Minister of Hajj... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO lost two soldiers over the past 24 hours in separate insurgent attacks in the south and east of the country, the alliance said on Friday.One ISAF servicemember died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Thursday... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Danish government pledged on Sunday to provide a major assistance of $60 million to the Ministry of Education to boost the quality of education in the country. In an agreement signed between the Afghan Minister for Education Ghulam... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, welcoming the appointment of David Petraeus as NATO top commander in Afghanistan, on Saturday hoped the security plans of international community would not be derailed by the change in leadership.US Central... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of residents of this central Afghan capital are complaining about the 'slow' process of voter registration for an upcoming parliamentary vote, scheduled for September 18.The process started on June 12 would continue till the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly half of all newly-constructed roads in Afghanistan have been damaged, causing losses of about $750 million a year, the Kabul governor said.To combat the situation, the government is planning to establish a special department to... read more
KABUL (PAN): Fourteen prisoners have been released from a US detention centre at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province over the past two weeks, an official said on Monday.A dozen prisoners, including one Pakistani national, were freed on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Member of the Meshrano Jirga, Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, has said peace efforts would only succeed if noble and clear people were appointed in the peace body for talks with opponents.Rahmani, who was deputy minister for education during the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The six-members of a new anti-corruption committee are expected to be named in the coming week so that the body can start work before the Kabul Conference next month, a top official has said.Three of the members will be Afghans and the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Police beat up several doctors at the state-run Jumhoriat hospital in Kabul following allegations medical staff killed a patient, a doctor at the hospital said on Wednesday.Dr Amanullah Zadran said a 60-year-old severely ill woman had... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, heading a high-level delegation, left for Japan on Wednesday for a four-day official visit, his office said.During the tour, Karzai would meet the Japanese Emperor, the new Japanese prime minister and other... read more
KABUL (PAN): Members of the high council which will mediate between Hamid Karzai's government and the Taliban will be impartial and acceptable to both sides, a senior official said on Tuesday.Deputy Chief of the peace jirga, Qayamuddin Kashaf, told... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's Attorney General on Wednesday denied the involvement of Ahmad Wali Karzai, the half-brother of President Hamid Karzai and Kandahar provincial council head, in grabbing government land.Afghan military investigators had... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), rejecting the peace jirga's declaration, on Saturday said the assembly was organised to legitimise a long-term presence of foreign troops in the country.The peace jirga in Kabul ended on Friday with... read more
KABUL (PAN): Organisers of the three-day Peace Advisory Jirga that ended on Thursday in Kabul claim that the event paved the way for taking the peace efforts forward in an organised way."The most important achievement of this jirga is that the peace... read more
KABUL (PAN): Delegates to the Afghan peace jirga on Thursday agreed that the way to bring peace to the country was to open talks with militant groups.The 1,400 representatives, including tribal elders, religious scholars, parliamentarians and about... read more
KABUL (PAN): Heads of 28 committees of the Peace Advisory Jirga were elected on Wednesday, a day behind schedule, an official said.Chiefs, deputy heads and secretaries of the committees were elected by their members, said the jirga's spokesman, Gul... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 98 percent of those invited to the peace jirga attended the assembly that got underway Wednesday in Kabul, a presidential spokesman said."Up to 1600 delegates are attending the jirga," Waheed Omar told a press conference. He said... read more
KABUL (PAN): Security officials shot dead two suicide bombers and arrested a third who were intending to attack participants of the peace jirga that got underway in Kabul Wednesday morning.The armed individuals, wearing suicide vests, were holed up... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-eight committees of the Peace Advisory Jirga embarked on their work on a swift and successful note on Wednesday, organisers of the much-anticipated conference said.Soon after the traditional assembly, attended by 1400 members and... read more
KABUL (PAN): A much-anticipated peace jirga aimed at finding a solution to decades of conflict in Afghanistan, got underway Wednesday morning.Some 1,400 delegates and around 200 foreign and Afghan guests were expected to attend the three-day tribal... read more
KABUL (PAN): One of President Hamid Karzai's body guards was injured when a rocket landed near the tent of the peace jirga on Wednesday.Amir Muhammad was hit by shrapnel when the rocket landed about 30 metres from the tent where some 1,600 delegates... read more
KABUL (PAN): The election of chairpersons of 28 working committees of the Peace Advisory Jirga, which were to be held on Tuesday, has been delayed for a day.A spokesman for the jirga told Pajhwok Afghan News the chiefs, deputy chiefs and secretaries... read more
KABUL (PAN): Many participants of the Peace Advisory Jirga believe there should be no conditions for bringing peace to the country.Around 1,400 members and 200 guests are expected to attend the three-day traditional assembly, due to begin on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two private companies signed contracts with the Afghan government on Saturday to build 75 kilometres of roads.The contracts were signed by the acting minister of public works, Sohrab Ali Safri, and German Afghan and Haiwadwal... read more
KABUL (PAN): Around 500 people taking part in the June 2 peace jirga have arrived in the capital, an official said on Saturday, anticipating that the remaining 900 would reach Kabul by nightfall.The three-day traditional gathering will be attended... read more
KABUL (PAN): Around 1600 people, including 320 women, would participate in the twice-delayed Peace Advisory Jirga on June 2, Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak said on Monday.Addressing a news conference in Kabul, he said a final list of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A pro-government tribal elder has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Sunday.Hassan Jan Pacha was gunned down Saturday night while offering prayers in a mosque in the Pushd area... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan intelligence operatives on Saturday claimed arresting two would-be Pakistani suicide bombers in the southeastern province of Khost.The detainees wanted to carry out suicide attacks in the province, bordering Pakistans tribal... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of dead bodies found at the site of a plane crash in mountains north of Kabul are being transferred to the central capital, an official said on Friday.The Antonov-24, operated by Pamir Airways, went down with 44 passengers on... read more
KABUL (PAN): A two-day meeting of Afghan opposition figures, including some former Taliban officials, at a tourist resort in the Maldives has drawn mixed reaction from Kabul-based political analysts.While some are pessimistic about the outcome of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The black box of a crashed plane and a number of mutilated bodies have been found on a mountainside north of Kabul, officials said on Friday. The bodies were expected to reach the capital in the afternoon.The Antonov-24, operated by... read more
KABUL (PAN): Preparations for the much-awaited Peace Advisory Jirga, backed by the international community, are almost complete, a cabinet member said on Tuesday.Around 1,500 delegates are expected to take part in the May 29 gathering, aimed at... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some of the candidates disqualified from contesting September elections on Monday accused authorities and the election commission of conspiring to keep them out of government.Abdul Jabbar Sabit, a former attorney general, told a press... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ongoing clash between Hazara and Kuchi communities in central Maidan Wardak province would badly affect the upcoming Peace Jirga and parliamentary elections, a political leader warned on Sunday.Muhammad Mohaqiq, chief of the Hezb-i-... read more
KABUL (PAN): Fresh fighting has erupted between Hazara and nomadic Kuchis communities in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Sunday.The new round of fighting started Saturday night and was still continuing, with both sides claiming to... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), one of three main groups fighting foreign forces in the country, on Wednesday gave its conditional support for a Peace Jirga in Kabul later this month.The jirga is scheduled to be held on May 29 and... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban attacked a tanker carrying fuel for Nato-led troops in a mountainous area of Kabul province on Wednesday, killing the tanker's Pakistani driver and a civilian, officials said.The driver of a civilian car was also killed and... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has ordered the dissolution of 172 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for failing to comply with the relevant law.The activities of these NGOs were jointly evaluated by the Ministry of Economy and a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Karim Khalili, head of the emergency committee, on Tuesday dismissed criticism that his organisation has failed to help victims of the recent devastating floods, accusing his critics of trying to discredit him ahead of the upcoming... read more
KABUL (PAN): Terrorism could become a global endemic within two years unless the activities of Pakistan's intelligence agency are not curtailed, the speaker of Afghanistan's Senate warned on Sunday.Sibghatullah Mujadidi, speaking at a shura in Kabul... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul police detained 15 people accused of poisoning seven female students, a teacher and a school-keeper at a girls' high school in west of Kabul city on Tuesday, officials said.The teenage schoolgirls fell ill after they felt a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ruling out any military operation without people consent, the governor of Kandahar province has said that 'a joint plan Hamkari or 'cooperation' has been launched in the restive province to improve governance, security and development... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ruling out any military operation without people consent, the governor of Kandahar province has said that 'a joint plan Hamkari or 'cooperation' has been launched in the restive province to improve governance, security and development... read more