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    Security and Crime

    Kunar officials informed prior to attack: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday said provincial security organs and the governor’s office had been informed of a possible militant attack in eastern Kunar province.

    Business & Economics

    Greater trade on agenda as JEC meeting begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Sunday discussed a range of options to expand the volume of bilateral trade.


    Beijing respects Kabul’s stance on BSA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Beijing on Saturday welcomed Kabul’s position on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying that Afghan-American relations should be based on sovereign equality.  


    Higher Education Ministry needs $24m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Dr. Obaidullah Obaid on Wednesday said his ministry needed $24 million to admit to higher educational institutes the students flunking the university entrance test.

    Security and Crime

    Abdullah’s convoy comes under attack in Sarobi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said gunmen attacked a convoy carrying presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his supporters in the Sarobi district of Kabul province.

    Business & Economics

    Kabul to host SPECA meeting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is striving for the success of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) and expanding regional cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Wednesday.


    Tight security planned for Nawroz festival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With a month remaining in the current solar year, tight security arrangements have been put in place as part of preparations to celebrate the Nawroz festival in Kabul, officials said on Monday.


    Thousands sit entry test exam in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of high school graduates, with females constituting 40 percent of them, appeared in the first round of the university entrance test taken in Kabul on Sunday, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) said.


    Kyrgyzstan backs Afghan-led peace process: FM

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday signed three agreements on cooperation on diplomatic and political fronts and dealing with natural disasters.


    HPC hails Taliban willingness for talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday welcomed some former Taliban officials’ willingness for talks with the government, saying it supported steps toward Afghanistan’s stability.