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    Governance,Security and Crime

    President, CEO, others condemn Peshawar attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah and others strongly condemned a Taliban attack on a Peshawar-based school.


    Accord reached on study for regional railroad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have agreed to complete a preliminary study of a regional railroad network over the next 18 months, an official said on Tuesday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Senators call for ban on pillion riding

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In an attempt to control the security situation, the Meshrano Jirga -- upper house -- on Tuesday called for a ban on pillion riding in Kabul and provincial capital.


    More facilities sought for Afghans in Iran

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Monday urged Iran, which recently agreed to extend visas for thousands of refugees, to relax laws for Afghan travellers.

    Security and Crime

    54 suspected rebels detained in Kabul raids

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-four suspects have been arrested during a search operation in capital Kabul, an official said on Monday.


    Essential services urged for farm products

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 100,000 acres of gardens have been rebuilt and 10,000 more acres created in the last decade in Afghanistan, the deputy minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said on Monday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    69 detained for grabbing govt land

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested 69 individuals accused of encroaching on government’s properties during an operation in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the district chief said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Idea of security coordination body backed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Military analysts believe the security situation will get better in Afghanistan if a new coordination body is brought into being.


    Iran to extend visas for Afghans: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has promised to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country for six months, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Supreme Court official shot dead in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an official of the Supreme Court in broad daylight in the capital Kabul on Saturday, the victim's relative said.