SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday distributed edible items to refugees from the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. The families have been displaced by a military operation in the region.
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat crop on eight acres of land was gutted to ashes as a result of a clash between militants and security forces in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members, including a commander, were killed and a third wounded in a suicide attack in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said.
KABUL (Pajhwok): China's special representative for Afghanistan, in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai, has said that Beijing is eager to bolster bilateral ties with Kabul in economic and other areas.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan, which is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy.