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    Refugees from Waziristan in dire need of aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential advisor on tribal affairs Shahzada Massoud on Monday called on the international community to help Afghanistan provide emergency relief to Pakistani families displaced


    NWA residents seek refuge in Paktika

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Fleeing an ongoing military offensive in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), dozens of families have sought refuge in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.


    Camp being set up for Pakistani refugees

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 600 families have migrated from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Thursday.


    500 Miranshah families migrate to Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly 500 families from Miranshah, the main town in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, have crossed the border into southeastern Khost province due to a strict curfew in the area.


    Land plots gifted to warlords: Refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of refugees on Saturday complained land plots they were promised by the ministry concerned been allotted to warlords and other powerful individuals.


    Iran deports 2,800 Afghan children last year

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission on Thursday expressed concern over the deportation of more than 2,800 Afghan children into western Afghanistan from neighbouring Iran last year.


    Govt, residents dispute land ownership

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Powerful individuals have encroached on large parts of a township the government has devoted to returning families in southern Ghazni province, officials claimed on Tuesday.


    Journalists mourn Ahmad’s death

    KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southeastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces on Monday expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the death of AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad in Thursday’s attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.

    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.  

    Security and Crime,Migration

    About 100 Waziristanis flee to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 20,000 people have been displaced by a looming full-scale operation by the Pakistani military and ongoing airstrikes on militant hideouts in the troubled northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, with nearly 100 fleeing into Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.