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    Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

    KABUL (PAN): The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is nearing completion and extraction work would be launched next


    Afghan athletes leave for Vietnam, India

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan powerlifting and taekwondo squads on Monday left for Vietnam and India to participate in international competitions in the two countries, an official said.  


    International Midwife Day marked in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil said on Monday efforts were being made to provide higher education opportunities for midwives.


    Protestors demand trial for jihadi leaders (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): A number supporters of Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) Monday blamed ji

    Security and Crime

    MoI: 27 Taliban including foreigners killed in Helmand (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): Siddiq Siddiqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, talks to a press conferenc


    Activists say govt snubbing civil society’s demands

    KABUL (PAN):  Several civil society activists claim the government continued to ignore their demands and their voice remain muted despite their past positive contribution to the nation.


    Kabul denies fresh US-Taliban talks

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said there is no truth in a British media report that revealed the Taliban movement and the US government had resumed stalled peace talks.

    Business & Economics

    WB's $1b offer to Afghanistan for next 3 years

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank (WB) would provide Afghanistan $1 billion in assistance under its new three-year policy, an official said on Saturday.


    HIA hails former northern alliance leaders’ remarks

    KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by former prime minister Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Saturday welcomed recent statements from senior Afghan officials, including the first vice-president, on peace talks between the Kabul administration and the group.


    IJP marks Mujahideens’ Victory Day (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): The newly appointed High Peace Council chief and Islamic Jamiat Party leader, S