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    Saudi Arabia donates aid to IDPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Saudi Arabia has donated two million dollars worth of food aid to the internally-displaced and repatriated Afghans, an official said on Wednesday.


    No funds for rebuilding Salang road: Official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite consistent public demand for the reconstruction of Salang Highway, a vital route connecting central parts of the country with the north, the government said on Tuesday it lacked funds for the project.

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    Next president asked to focus on merit, security

    PARAKH (Pajhwok): Residents of central Panjsher province on Monday urged the new president to help eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and remove ethnic and linguistic rifts among the people.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Tagab residents urge truce until harvest

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday urged security forces and militants to observe a ceasefire until they harvested pomegranates and plums.


    Samangan pins hopes on new president

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Samangan province have urged the new president to act in accordance with the teachings of the holy Quran and work hard to eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and encourage foreign aid.

    Security and Crime,Social

    JIA launches anti-corruption campaign

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat Islah-i-Afghanistan (JIA), while calling for humble work culture and fair distribution of wages, launched a week-long anti-corruption drive on Saturday.


    Waziristan refugees in Khost seek aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of refugees gathered in front of the department concerned in southern Khost province Wednesday, demanding aid from the international community.

    Women,Security and Crime,Social,Features

    Violence against Daikundi women intensifies

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Officials in central Daikundi province have expressed their concern at increasing cases of violence against women, despite growing awareness among females about their constitutionally-protected rights.


    Angry protestors shut 2 Nimroz offices

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Angry over snail-paced work on a water supply project, protestors on Sunday shut the Rural Development Department in southwestern Nimroz province, prompting public representatives to close their office.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Social

    Children of Urgun blast victims to get stipends

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The government has decided to pay specific monthly stipends on permanent bases to the children of those killed in the devastating Urgun blast, an official said Sunday.