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    ‘US silence on cross-border attacks against strategic pact’

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday strongly criticised the United States for what it called silence over the cross-border attacks from Pakistan on border villages in eastern Afghanistan, saying Kabul had on table the option to militarily respond to the aggression.

    Security and Crime

    Hundreds rally against cross-border shelling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people in the capital Kabul on Monday held a protest demonstration against cross-border attacks by Pakistani troops into Dangam district of eastern Kunar province.

    Business & Economics

    Thousands more Kabul families to get power supply

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a latest development, as many as 30,000 families in Kabul City would provide with uninterrupted power supply after the installation of new electricity transformer, an official said on Sunday.


    100 of drug addicted evacuated to rehab centre

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least one hundred drug addicted were shifted from Pul-i-Sokhta area of capital Kabul to Jangalak drugs rehabilitation centre for treatment, an official said on Sunday.


    Killing of Afghans has become a culture: Qanuni

    KABUL (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Mohammad Yunus Qanuni on Friday said the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan had become a culture as many countrymen were being killed and wounded under various pretexts.


    Obama’s timeline draws mixed reaction from Afghans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of residents interviewed in various provinces on Thursday welcomed US President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by 2016, but others wanted Afghan forces should continue to be trained and assisted by their foreign counterparts.

    Security and Crime

    Protection of journalists demanded

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) on Thursday voiced its concern over the growing incidents of violence against media professionals in Afghanistan.


    Senators not satisfied with war on drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called insufficient government’s efforts to counter the menace of narcotics, but officials linked their performance to availability of resources.


    Central, provincial spokesmen at loggerheads

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Provincial government spokespersons on Tuesday accused their central counterparts of not cooperating with them in finding access to information.

    Security and Crime

    2 dead in attack on Defence Ministry bus

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and nine others wounded on Monday when a bus of the Defence Ministry came under suicide bomb attack in the heavily-fortified central capital Kabul.