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KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Thursday said the prices of liquefied gas would be brought down soon, after Kabul residents complained about soaring rates of the key commodity.Before Eidul Azha, a kilogram of gas was sold for... read more
KABUL (PAN): The prices of firewood and gold went up while rates of other daily-use commodities edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.The price of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak went up to 6,600afs ($138.3) from... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday praised the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) for assistance to the needy and requested traders, industrialists and investors to donate aid to the organisation.Reading out Karzai’s message on the ARCS... read more
KABUL (PAN): As many as 1,000 disabled people, including women, would be provided with vocational training in four provinces of Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.The training will be held in Nangarhar, Herat and Kandahar provinces, Minister of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven individuals were sentenced from six months to 20 years in jail on charges of drug trafficking, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) announced on Monday.Having defence lawyers to plead their cases, the accused were convicted by... read more
KABUL (PAN): "Because I have nowhere to visit, and have no one to visit me, Eid brings no joy to me and it is like any other day," says 12-year-old Khan Mohammad.Mohammad is one of 162 orphans living in the Alawuddin Orphanage in Kabul.The orphanage... read more
KABUL(PAN): A suspected fighter was detained in northern Balkh provinces while weapons and ammunitions were seized in central Kapisa province, the Afghan spy service said on Tuesday. The detainee was identified as Sher Mohammad, son of Jan Mohammad... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday condemned bomb and gun attacks in the Norwegian capital, where scores of people were killed and wounded. Hours after seven people died in a bomb explosion, a gunman in police uniform killed at least... read more
KABUL (PAN): Frequent and improper use of computers can cause health problems, doctors say, especially pain in the back and shoulders, as well as eyestrain. Computer users should sit up straight and maintain at least one meter’s worth of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government should work harder to insure the security of investors and traders, the Chamber of Commerce said on Saturday, warning that the risk of death could drive investors from the country. Muhammad Qurban Haqjo, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Thursday holiday, brought in last year as a way to curtail Kabul's air pollution, was Wednesday once again extended for an unknown period, but people said the day off would not help reduce the pollution. On Nov. 30 last year,... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A joint exhibition showcasing Afghan and Iranian handicrafts was on Monday conducted by women from both the countries to mark the ongoing Iranian-Afghan Women's Friendship Week, an official said. A wide range of handicrafts,... read more
KABUL (PAN): With violence against them increasing, 75 women committed self-immolation last year, Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Sunday. A total of 2,765 cases of violence against women and girls were reported... read more
KABUL(PAN): A commission of legal experts would soon be created for investigation into cases of inmates held at Kabul female prison, the acting women affairs minister said on Wednesday. The proposed body would pay visit to the jail every month,... read more
KABUL(PAN): Hundreds of women rallied in Kabul on Monday, asking the government of President Hamid Karzai to ensure social justice and gender equality. The rally was organised on the eve of International Women's Day by the Afghan Women's... read more