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Iran deports hundreds of Afghan refugee children

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Nov 20, 2017 - 18:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iran has deported at least 1,000 Afghan refugee children into western Herat and southwestern Nimroz provinces in the past two months, local officials said Monday. The children were deported through the Islam Qala border...
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Jalalabad roadside vendors causing ‘inconvenience’

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Nov 16, 2017 - 19:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members, shopkeepers and residents of Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, say the municipality has given footpaths to vendors against rent creating great inconvenience. Meanwhile,...
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The blind grumble about slights and disrespect

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Nov 13, 2017 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the existence of laws safeguarding the rights of special people, little attention is paid to individuals with disabilities, who continue to be ignored in housing schemes. Such individuals lack the ability to work or earn...
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Hundreds of Afghans flee country through Nimroz border daily

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Nov 07, 2017 - 15:16
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials say insecurity, joblessness and poverty force a large number of people to go abroad illegally through southwestern Nimroz province. Nimroz, sharing borders with Iran and Pakistan, has become a passage for illegal...
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Frequent power cable cuts inflict huge losses on govt

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Nov 07, 2017 - 11:06
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Power cables from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces have been cut 57 times in the past two years, causing a huge loss, officials say. The transmission lines were not repaired within six hours or...
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Kijran’s girl students say face many challenges

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Nov 06, 2017 - 16:08
NEILI (Pajhwok): Lack of teachers, under age marriages, negative traditions and insecurity are issues that prevent many girls from going to school in Kijran district of central Daikundi province. Girls in Daikundi, a relatively stable province,...
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Drug addicted mother forces her daughters into prostitution to buy drugs

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Nov 01, 2017 - 15:39
HERAT (Pajhwok): Some teenage girls in western Herat province say their drugs addicted mothers have been pushing them into prostitution to buy drugs. On the rele vant issue, Article 11 of the Afghan law on trafficking in persons and smuggling of...
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Ministry vows to protect investment in Macro Rayan project

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Oct 30, 2017 - 16:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Urban Development Ministry says work on the much-delayed 5th Macro Rayan Housing project would be launched soon to secure $12.5 million public investment in the scheme.
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Police subject us to hard labor and deny wages: Farah addicts

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Oct 28, 2017 - 21:02
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Drug addicts in western Farah province say police take them to do some hard works such as digging trenches and beat them on demanding wages or food. A number of drug addicts live in caves in famous Qala-i-Faridon. Their weak...
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Illegal mining of Faryab stucco continues

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Oct 28, 2017 - 19:12
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Illegal extraction of stucco deposits in Sherin Tagab district of northern Fayab province has been underway for the past two years involving powerful individuals and militants. Discovered seven years back, the stucco deposits are...
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Cerebral paralysis incidence surges in Takhar children

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Oct 25, 2017 - 18:57
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): As many as 600 children have been born with ‘Cerebral Palsy’ during the ongoing year in northeastern Takhar province, say public health officials. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a blanket term for several disorders that affect normal,...
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Inadequacy of health services haunts Logar inhabitants

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Oct 22, 2017 - 10:57
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Most residents of central Logar province complain they have to travel to Kabul or other provinces for medical treatment because of insufficient health services in their areas. On the other hand, officials say the health...
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Uruzgan govt slammed for failing to enforce security

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Oct 18, 2017 - 12:34
ترینکوت (پژواک،٢٥ميزان٩٦): باشندگان ولایت ارزگان، بر ادارۀ محلی شان انتقاد می کنند که گویا در تامین امنیت مرکز و ولسوالی های این ولایت ناکام مانده است.
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80pc of Helmandis visit other provinces for treatment

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Oct 17, 2017 - 17:36
​LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eighty percent of residents of southern Helmand province visit hospitals in other provinces or travel abroad for medical treatment due to insufficient facilities there.
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As Afghan war grinds on, a marginalized young generation raises its voice

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Oct 17, 2017 - 13:25
HERAT - It is “show time” on Asia Television in Western Afghanistan as talk show guest Somaia Ramish replies to a pointed question about war and peace.
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Below 5pc of Zaranj residents consume clean water

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Oct 16, 2017 - 17:19
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The scarcity of potable water has turned into a serious challenge for residents of the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, where less than five percent of people use healthy water. A new survey by the Central Statics...
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Paktika: No female doctors amid high mother-child mortality rate

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Oct 16, 2017 - 01:43
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Thirteen women died during childbirth in southeastern Paktika province last year, officials say, while residents say dozens of women die every year during childbirth due to lack of female doctors and cultural restrictions...
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Onion price skyrockets as harvest down in Samangan

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Oct 15, 2017 - 19:01
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Due to decreased harvest, the price of onion has increased by more than 10 times compared to its last year’s rate in Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province. Humayoon Habib, Samangan agriculture director, said farmers...
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In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again

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Oct 09, 2017 - 15:58
HERAT - As she begins to read her poem, Fatema’s voice is faint and unsure of itself. She has been writing poetry only for the last six months because, as she explains, she wants to get in touch with her inner feelings. What emerges in her...
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Insecurity on Kabul-Gardez highway worries residents

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Oct 09, 2017 - 12:59
پل علم )پژواک،١٥ميزان٩٦): شماری از باشندگان و اعضای شورای ولایتی لوگر می گویند که شاهراه کابل- گردیز در مربوطات این ولایت، ناامن شده و طالبان مسلح، بیشتر اوقات موترها را تلاشی می کنند.
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