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KABUL (Pajhwok): Claiming progress in Farkhunda lynching case, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Saturday said the case would be produced before a court within next two weeks. Speaking to reporters in Kabul, AGO spokesman Basir Azizi said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of hajj on Tuesday announced activities of superstitious amulet sellers would be banned, claiming some of such individuals had already been ousted from shrines and mosques. The initiative came days after the brutal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A mob on Thursday beat a woman to death for allegedly burning copies of holy Quran in capital Kabul, a police official said. Police officer Col. Humayoun Aini said the incident took place in the afternoon in the limits of 2nd... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of public health on Saturday evaluated the performance and services by hospitals in the 13th police district of Kabul. A statement from the ministry said Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz visited more than six public and private... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): No one got hurt in a loud explosion in front of the municipality building in Kabul city on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said. The blast in front of the public library near the municipality building took place in the limits of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi on Thursday said people’s cooperation with security forces held key to improved law and order situation in the country. Talking to a delegation of tribal elders in Kabul, Ulumi said security... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Talks are underway between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on introducing the rest of ministers-designate to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ), an official said on Saturday. CEO spokesperson Mujib... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for Australia on Friday (tomorrow) to make its debut in the ICC World Cup, commencing from Feb. 14. Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Nasimullah Danish told a press conference in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of civil society activists and culturists on Friday staged a protest in Kabul against growing insecurity in the country, particularly in southern Ghazni province Stressing the need for better security of civilians and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Wolesi Jirga panels on Wednesday rejected the nomination of seven ministers-designate for holding dual nationality, lawmakers said. Lower House Deputy Secretary Irfanullah Irfan told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision came at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) on Wednesday said 129 incidents of violence against journalists occurred in 2014, making it the most violent year for reporters in Afghanistan. In its report, the group said a 69... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of this central capital on Wednesday complained of high transport fares despite a significant slump in fuel rates in the international market. Prices of gas, petrol and diesel recently decreased. The rate of one litre... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday strongly condemned a gun attack that killed a dozen deminers and injured half a dozen others in southern Helmand province.The attack, involving armed rebels on motorcycles, took place this... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreigner, believed to be a German citizen, was killed and 20 others -- mostly Afghans -- were wounded when a teenage bomber blew himself up inside the Isteqlal High School in the heart of Kabul on Thursday night, officials said.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nineteen organisers of suicide attacks and bombings have been detained by security personnel in different provinces, an official of the National Directorate of Security announced on Friday.NDS spokesman Abdul Haseeb Siddiqui told a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has notified again Gen. Mohammad Zahir’s appointment as crime branch chief and Abdul Rehman Rahimi as new Kabul police chief.Col. Mohammad Humayun, as senior MoI official, told Pajhwok News Agency the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday said three legal areas have been outlined for operations by foreign troops in Afghanistan under the security agreements.The remarks from President Ghani’s spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai come in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said permanent solution would be found to problems being faced by residents of central Kabul province.The president was talking to a number of parliament members from Kabul at his office, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court has created a special court to address cases of individuals involved in the Kabul Bank scandal, the Attorney General’s Office said on Wednesday.AGO spokesman Basir Azizi told a news conference in Kabul the special... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan officials and foreign diplomats on Thursday met in Kabul ahead of the fourth Foreign Ministerial Istanbul Conference to be held in China later this month.The pre-conference meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Thursday ordered the arrest of all 19 defaulters of the now defunct Kabul Bank. The defaulters were earlier released on bail.President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai ordered a reinvestigation of the Kabul... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Tuesday described as “emotional” the rival camp’s decision to withdraw from the political process.Faizullah Zaki, a spokesman for Ghani’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Reform and Unanimity team, led by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday warned it would withdraw from the political process if its demands were not met by Tuesday.A spokesman for the Abdullah campaign, Fazal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wafaq-i-Milli Party on Monday rejected the idea of a national unity government, alleging both election teams were comprised of corrupt and unqualified people.Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the party chief Bismillah Sher... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A hundred factories have been closed in the wake of electoral uncertainty since the start of the Afghan calendar year, an official said on Wednesday. Abdul Rashid Faiza, the entrepreneur’s advisory board deputy head at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday said lack of cooperation from the main electoral body was the key factor behind a delay in announcing provincial council results.Independent Election Commission (IEC)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday summoned the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul and lodged a strong protest with Islamabad over the continued rocket attacks from the neighbouring country into eastern Afghan provinces, an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul city mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish has said today that all the grabbed lands in the city would be reclaimed soon by the state and turned into recreational areas for the Kabulites.He expressed these views while addressing the... read more
 KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists protested in Kabul on Tuesday against proposed perks and privileges for parliamentarians after their retirement.Wolesi jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- has approved a bill allowing... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The sixth edition of the Holy Quran exhibition was launched in the capital Kabul on Monday, organisers said.The event would continue for 10 days, featuring copies of the Quran written in various forms of art. Recitation of the Quran... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than a hundred people went on strike in Kabul on Thursday, accusing the election commission of involvement in fraud in the second round of the presidential vote.At a news conference in Kabul on Wednesday, presidential candidate... read more