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    Phone-based health service launched in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday inaugurated the first-ever telephone-based health advice service at the state-owned republic hospital in Kabul.


    Desired results from NATO summit unlikely: analysts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some analysts on Tuesday said NATO’s Summit in Wales this week would have little significance for Afghanistan in absence of the nation’s leader.

    Security and Crime

    Paghman gang rape: 3 more suspects held

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday paraded three more suspects allegedly linked to a group that gang rapped four women and looted passengers last month in the Paghman district of central Kabul province.


    Govt representative to attend Wales summit: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Saturday said the government would send someone as its representative to next week’s NATO summit in the UK if final result from the presidential runoff election was not released in a couple of days.

    Business & Economics

    Gas, sugar prices go up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of liquefied gas, petrol and sugar jumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, with efforts ongoing to bring down the gas rate, market sources said on Thursday.


    Insecurity tied to electoral deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence analysts believed the dragging electoral process has led escalating insecurity across the country, besides creating uncertainty among the masses.

    Security and Crime

    Violence against journalists up by 66pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence against journalists increased by 66 percent during the first half of 2014 across the county, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics

    Arabian gold, flour prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and flour increased, but diesel and sugar fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.


    Security forces need $6b annually: Zakhilwal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More foreign aid would be needed to strengthen Afghan security forces after the drawdown of international troops and the current insurgency in the country, officials said on Wednesday.


    Polio vaccination campaign launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of age would be administered polio drops during the first round of the fall polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.