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    Accidents & Disasters

    Dust storm in Nimroz disrupts flights

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A dust storm in southwestern Nimroz province brought routine life to a halt, disrupting air traffic, an official said on Thursday. 

    Security and Crime

    Rockets fired at airport, causing no casualties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two rockets were fired at the Kabul International Airport on Wednesday morning, which landed close to the facility, but caused no casualties or damage, officials said. 


    Senators nix bill on privileges for lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure. 


    Karzai talks to relatives of blast victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai spoke with family members of victims of a bomb attack in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province over the telephone.


    Meet Kabul's self-appointed traffic guru

    A psychologically troubled wanderer or a service to society? In the congested 13th district, a self-appointed traffic officer raises praise as well as controversy.


    MPs slam govt failure to resolve vote crisis

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the breakthrough in the deadlocked presidential election process, saying agreement between the two hopefuls brought to an end fears about a deepening political turmoil.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Karzai denounces Panjwai explosion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday denounced a bomb attack that left seven civilians killed in southern Kandahar province.

    Security and Crime

    64 rebels, 11 soldiers killed in wave of violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said that 64 rebels and 11 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers had been killed in different security incidents in the past two days.


    ISIS chief lived in Kabul during Taliban rule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is said to have spent considerable time in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime and served as a member of the Ishaq Group.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Protestors close airport gate for hours

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Protestors on Friday closed for traffic roads leading to the Kabul International Airport for six hours, asking the international community and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to help resolve the election deadlock.