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    Spanta lists reasons behind extremism

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC) chief has said inadequate regard for religious and national values, nighttime operations, lawlessness and corruption are the result of increasing extremism and people's distrust in the government.


    Trials for women's powerlifting team begin

    KABUL (PAN): Aimed at selection of the national team, the first-ever women's powerlifting trials got under way in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    NATO to give ANSF 166 aircraft

    KABUL (PAN): The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will provide 145 multi-type airplanes and 21 helicopters to Afghan National Security Force (ANSF), an official said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Telecom services being extend to remote areas (Video)

    KABUL, Oct 17, 2011: More than 150,000 people of remote areas will have access to telecommu

    Business & Economics

    Telecom services being extended to remote areas

    KABUL (PAN): More than 150,000 people of remote areas will have access to telecommunication services next year, the deputy ministry of communications and information technology said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    9 million Afghans live in extreme poverty: minister

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly nine million Afghans are living in extreme poverty due to a lack of investment in the country's agriculture sector, a minister said on Sunday.


    School buildings inaugurated in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for two schools were inaugurated in the 13th police district of the capital Kabul on Sunday, an official said.


    Germany won't abandon Afghanistan: Wulff

    KABUL (PAN): German President Christian Wulff on Sunday arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on an unannounced visit.


    MPs assail police for dismantling Barakzai tent

    KABUL (PAN): A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday condemned police for dismantling the tent where an ousted woman lawmaker observed a 12-day hunger strike.


    32 tonnes of spurious drugs destroyed

    KABUL (PAN): Thirty-two tonnes of substandard and expired medicines were buried in central Kabul province on Saturday, the acting public health minister said.