MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A large number of people took part a candlelight vigil organised by civil society activists in northern Balkh province to pay homage to the slain Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers killed in Ghaziabad district of eastern Nangarhar province.
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 2,000 families displaced by heavy fighting between the Afghan security forces and militants in the Qaisar district of Faryab province need food, medicine and shelter, an official said on Monday.
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall and chilly weather has halted routine activity, causing residents serious problems in northern Takhar province. Local authorities were prompted to bring together volunteers for a snow-clearing operation in the city.
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a million people around the globe have signed a petition, urging President Hamid Karzai to reject a proposed law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, child abuse, forced marriage and marital rape.