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    Indian-trained women being hired as teachers

    KABUL (PAN): Fifty Afghan women, returning from month-long training courses in India, would be hired as vocational trainers, officials said on Wednesday.


    20,000 people participate in teachers' test

    KABUL (PAN): About 20,000 candidates, most of them with bachelor’s degrees, sat tests for teachers in 30 provinces of the country on Wednesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Foreigners among 540 held at Kabul airport last year

    KABUL (PAN): Officials said on Wednesday 540 people, including 28 foreigners, were arrested on different charges at the Kabul International Airport last year.

    Business & Economics

    Borrowers given 2 months to return Kabul Bank loans

    KABUL (PAN): The government on Tuesday gave borrowers two months time to return loans to the troubled Kabul Bank, the president’s office said.

    Business & Economics

    Water & energy sector in critical situation

    KABUL (PAN): A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector.


    Rassoul calls on emir of Qatar

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan foreign minister on Tuesday met the emir of Qatra on international and regional issues, including bilateral relations in Doha, where the Taliban are to open their political bureau.

    Business & Economics

    2nd Afghan-Turk exhibition begins in Kabul (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): The second Afghan-Turk international exhibition, showcasing industry produ

    Business & Economics

    2nd Afghan-Turk exhibition begins in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The second Afghan-Turk international exhibition, showcasing industry products, began in central Kabul on Monday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    ISAF weekly press conference (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): Carsten Jacobson, spokesman of International Security Assistance Force (IS

    Security and Crime

    US lauds Barakzai as Bagram jail commander

    KABUL (PAN):  Two senior Americans lauded the appointment of 

    Maj. Gen. Farooq Barakzai as the new chief commander of Afghan Detention Operations Command at Parwan.