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    Health

    4,000 midwives to be trained in next 5 years

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to fund the training of 4,000 midwives in Afghanistan over the next five years, while a similar number is currently engaged in local healthcare centres, an official said on Monday.



    Culture

    Ministry honours journalists in Kabul

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Ministry of Information and Culture on Saturday awarded appreciation letters to several journalists in recognition of their services at a ceremony marking the launch of an English language, computer and journalism training programme in Kabul.



    Business & Economics

    Food prices up, as afghani weakens

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of food and other daily-use items went up while the rate of gold declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.



    Education

    CJ calls for anti-graft drive, justice dispensation

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s top judge on Wednesday called for the eradication of corruption from government departments, particularly judicial organs, calling the scourge a stain on their reputation.



    Health

    Blood donation not injurious to health: Dalil

    KABUL (PAN): The numbers of blood donors has been on the rise in Afghanistan since 2002, the Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday, urging youths to make more donations and thereby save the lives of their compatriots.



    Security and Crime

    Rabbani’s visits seen as exercise in futility

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Some political analysts are pessimistic about the result of the High Peace Council (HPC) chairman’s proposed trips to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to drum up support for a negotiated end to conflict.



    Education

    Kabul girls’ high school gets new building

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Benefiting around 5,400 students, a newly-constructed building for the Zulaikha Girl's School was inaugurated in the 11th police district of Kabul on Saturday, officials said.



    Governance

    Global organisations back peace drive

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Representatives of international organisations attending the day-long "Heart of Asia" conference in Kabul on Thursday voiced support for the peace process in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Iran flays foreign troops in Afghanistan

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Iranian foreign minister on Thursday asked participants of the “Heart of Asia” conference to be more sensitive on human rights violations and the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Karzai urges Saudi, Pak role in ending war

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday urged regional countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, to lend their weight to the reconciliation process in Afghanistan.