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    Accidents & Disasters

    Quake jolts Kabul, no casualties reported

    KABUL (PAN): An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the open-ended Richter scale shook buildings in the central capital Kabul on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.


    Senior members of AISA resign

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Seven senior members of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Thursday tendered their resignations, branding their chief as incompetent.


    Hizb-i-Islami to contest polls

    KABUL (PAN): Hizb-i-Islami chief Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, calling for free and fair presidential and provincial council elections, on Thursday announced the party would fully participate in the 2014 ballots.


    Opposition party stresses proper use of aid

    KABUL (PAN): The Right and Justice Party warned that the assistance pledged at the Tokyo Conference would be wasted if parliament, civil society and political parties did not oversee its use by government.

    Security and Crime

    Azimi: Rebels increasingly targeting Afghan forces (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): Armed insurgents were mounting more attacks against Afghan security than o


    $31.6m to be spent on asphalting Herat roads

    KABUL (PAN): Two roads, measuring more than 100 kilometres, would be asphalted at a cost of $31.6 million in western Herat province, a Ministry of Public Works official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Arabs, Pakistanis among 6 detained

    KABUL CITY (PAN):  The Ministry of Defence said the Afghan National Army arrested six rebels, including an Arab and Pakistani national, in different provinces.  


    Kuchi children to have 500 more schools until 2015

    KABUL (PAN): A senior education official on Wednesday told an international conference in Kabul that up to 500 schools would be constructed for Kuchi tribe’s children until March 2015.

    Security and Crime

    Public execution of woman sparks protest (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan women took to the streets in Kabul on Wednesday against

    Security and Crime

    ACCI to help govt honour pledges held out to donors

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Wednesday promised it would extend full support and cooperation to the Afghan government in meeting the pledges it held out at the Tokyo Conference.