KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations human on Saturday urged the Afghan government to halt the death sentences in a case against a group of men charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and gang rape in Paghman a district.
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The incoming Afghan president is set to sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States on Tuesday, a day after he is scheduled to take over, an official said on Saturday.
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.
JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.