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    Alleged gang-rapists sentenced to death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All the seven accused in the Paghman gang-rape case were on Sunday handed death sentences by a primary court in the central capital Kabul, as protests against the widely condemned incident continued.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Protests against Paghman incident continue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists took to the street in Kabul on Sunday condemning latest spate of violence against women and demanding the government to ensure safety of women in the country.


    President hails candidates’ pledge to resolve dispute

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday welcomed a recent decision by the two presidential candidates to work together to resolve issues concerning the presidential elections and the formation of a unity government.

    Business & Economics

    French firm enters Afghan lubricant market

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Elf Aquitaine, a French Oil Company has entered the Afghanistan market on Saturday in a bid to launch partnership with local firm in the lubricant sector.


    Germany offers help to resolve election standoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Visiting German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeir has offered his country’s support to resolve the protracted political impasse in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Saturday.


    Analysts dub NATO summit encouraging

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Political analysts on Saturday said they were optimistic the latest NATO summit would go a long way to help stabilise the country and further bolster Afghanistan’s ties with the powerful military alliance.

    Security and Crime

    Protestors seek harsher punishment for rapists

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of people attending two separate protest rallies in central Kabul and southeastern Khost provinces on Saturday urged the Supreme Court to award harsher punishment to the detainees linked to the gang rape incident in Paghman town.

    Security and Crime

    Paghman incident: Death penalty sought for accused

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Saturday said it had submitted the dossiers of seven detained individuals allegedly involved in the widely condemned gang rape case to the Supreme Court, recommending capital punishment for all the accused.


    German FM in Kabul for talks on poll crisis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Kabul on Saturday to discuss with Afghan leaders the months-long electoral impasse and reassure Afghanistan of his country continuous future support.

    Security and Crime

    Explosives-laden truck seized in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Foiling a big sabotage attack, police on Saturday morning claimed seizing an explosives-laden truck near Maidan Hawai (Airport) road in capital Kabul, an official said.