KABUL (PAN): Traditional local jirgas that deal with complaints on social issues and disputes are violative of human rights in many cases and their decisions are illegal and contrary to Shariah, according to an investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions said.
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday accused some media outlets of spreading linguistic and ethnic fanaticism in Afghanistan, claiming such prejudicial acts had support from outside to damage the national unity.
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, promising his support for Afghan peace negotiators to continue talks with the Taliban, on Saturday said an "inclusive political settlement" was key to sustainable peace in Afghanistan in 2014 and beyond.
KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by issuing a 31-aritcle declaration that asked the US to set up courts at its bases in the country to try American troops accused of committing crimes in Afghanistan.
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 8,000 vehicles laden with food, fresh fruits and vegetables have been stuck at the four gates to Kabul since Wednesday, triggering a four-fold increase in edibles prices, a trader representative said on Saturday.