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    Children in kilns found in deplorable situation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday said the situation of Afghan children working in brick kilns was appalling and called for the creation of an inter-ministerial body to deal with the issue.


    Afghan govt, UN appeal for $405m in humanitarian aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations and the Afghan government on Wednesday launched a joint appeal for $405 million to cover humanitarian needs of Afghanistan’s people in 2015.

    Governance,Business & Economics

    US donates vehicles to Ministry of Counter-Narcotics

      KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated 87 vehicles worth $2 million to the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics Afghanistan on Wednesday.


    Modi reassures India's support to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In his meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country was a close ally of Afghanistan and would help continue to support Kabul in future.


    Under-spending on uplift funds irks MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said officials of ministries and departments failing to spend less than half of their development budgets allocated during the ongoing fiscal year should be referred to judicial organs.

    Security and Crime

    27 militants killed in Helmand showdown

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials said that Afghan security forces had killed 27 insurgents in southern Helmand in a fierce clash while two Taliban militants had been detained in northern Takhar provinces.


    London Moot: Civil society submits suggestions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan civil society groups on Wednesday presented a set of suggestions to the Afghan government and the British Embassy in Kabul for consideration ahead of the London Conference slated for Dec. 4.


    Govt’s credibility at stake, warns Ibrahimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday said the government would lose its credibility if failed to introduce Cabinet nominees to the lower house for a vote of confidence until tomorrow (Thursday).

    Security and Crime,Social

    Rape victim threatens to commit suicide

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Gang-raped after being kidnapped in western Farah province, a female university student on Wednesday threatened she would commit suicide if the government failed to arrest and award harsher punishment to her rapists.