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    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.


    NAI calls for protection of journalists, human rights

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Media Support Organization, NAI, on Thursday urged on participants of Wales summit to help protect independence of media and human rights in Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    Kubis assures reporting Pakistan to UNSC: MP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Baktash Siawash on Thursday claimed the UN top diplomat in Afghanistan had assured raising the issue of Pakistani rocket shelling into eastern Afghan provinces at the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s upcoming meeting.


    Afghan army official seeks asylum in UK

    WALES (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan military official, who accompanied Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to attend a NATO summit in Wales, has reportedly applied for asylum in the Britain.