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    Security and Crime

    Suspect in attack on Mamoon detained

    KABUL(PAN): Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting a senior Afghan journalist with acid in Kabul, an official said on Friday.

    Business & Economics

    Prices of firewood down in Kabul

    KABUL(PAN): The prices of firewood edged down while rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.


    President bills security transfer as important

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday described the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces as "important" for the welfare of the country.


    Millions of afghanis spent on MPs’ introduction week

    KABUL (PAN): Approximately 20 million afghanis ($440,000) was spent on the first four days of an introduction week for new parliamentarians, an official said.


    ‘I disclosed Iran’s disruptive politics in my book’: Mamoon

    KABUL(PAN): An Afghan journalist, Razaq Mamoon, on Wednesday accused Iran of being behind an acid attack that left him with burns to his face and hands.

    Security and Crime

    Journalist attacked with acid in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Assailants threw acid at the director of an Afghan news agency as he was on his way home from work on Tuesday night in Kabul, an official said. 


    Pakistan deputy foreign minister to visit Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan’s deputy foreign minister was to arrive in Kabul on Sunday for talks with Afghan officials.