A number of Jihadi commanders, religious scholars and civil society activists in Badakhshan have begun a campaign to encourage people to register to vote in the upcoming election after concerns were raised about the decline of public’s interest in the process.
A number of businesswomen said they have been facing serious challenges in the investment arena. According to them, bank loans, the lack of market for selling commercial goods, high taxes, and the lack of women in financial institutions are among the most important challenges faced by women.
The use of force by the local authorities in support of the Turkish government’s request to hand over the management of the Afghan-Turk schools has caused a number of families of students in these schools to confront security forces.
Humaira is 20 years old and nearly two months ago she came from Dasht-e Qala to Yangi Qala district to move in with her family.
KABUL (SW): A number of social and economic factors have led to the rise in female cigarette smokers in the country.
BADAKHSHAN (SW): The unbalanced development, the ineffectiveness of development programs, and the lack of public participation in decision making and needs assessment are among the factors that have led to a gap between the government and the people.
Taliban kidnapped three employees of the Election Commission and two police officers in Ghor province today.
Her face was pale, looked depressed and full of sorrow. She said she has no hope for life because she thinks everyone wants to abuse her.
KABUL (SW): The Shaikh Zahid public hospital in Kabul on Tuesday launched neurological surgery department that would provide free of cost services.
Today at a news conference in Kabul, NAI-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan announced its findings on “investigative journalism” in Afghanistan.
ASADABAD (SW): Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Kunar on Tuesday demanding sacking of district governor Mohammad Wali and director education Abdul Zahir
TARINKOT (SW): Women victims of domestic violence in Uruzgan province seeking safe roof are kept at private homes instead of a proper public shelter home.
TALUQAN (SW): A married woman in Takhar province has charged men associated local warlord Malik Tataar of sexual assault.
BAMYAN (SW): Members of the Bamyan Provincial Council on Saturday claimed up to 50 per cent of women in the province are deprived of identity cards.
24 years since its incorporation as a district, Jilga district still does not have a Bazaar or market due to disputes between the residents and the district governor.
General Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at a press conference in Kandahar said that 60 senior Taliban commanders and members of the Quetta Council have agreed to join the government under the peace process.
The fire station for the whole Ghor province has only one firefighter vehicle and according to the residents of the area, the firefighter engine has always arrived at the incident too late, when everything is almost burned down to the ground.
The drought threatens some parts of the country, especially Ghor and Badghis provinces.; however, officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has rejected the drought saying only these areas faced a shortage of drinking water and agricultural crops, not a complete drought.
Officials at the Directorate of Water Management in Takhar have reported a 50 percent drop in water level in the province, saying possible clashes between the farmers predicted.
A contract worth $691 million was signed between the World Bank and the government of Afghanistan today (Tuesday) in Kabul.
The Presidential Palace issued a statement announcing that President Ghani had met with university professors and a number of school teachers in Khost province today (Tuesday).
The local authorities and some residents of Badakhshan told Salam Watandar that Tajikistan has cut off the electricity to Ishkashim district of this province due to nonpayment of dues.
Last night, a man killed his father, mother and his wife in Nangarhar according to Nangarhar police.
According to sources, a 65-year-old woman was killed and her two young boys were arrested as a result of last night’s operation of police of 222 brigades in Rubat village of Bagram district in Parwan province.
This past winter, Afghanistan did not get much snow and rain in comparison to previous years; hence concerns have been raised over the drought in the country.
A number of residents of Jawzjan expressed concern over the spread of gambling in the province and said that under aged children are pushed to participate in gambling in Jungle Bagh area of Shiberghan in Jawzjan province.
Turkish Prime Minister - Binali Yildirim arrived in Kabul today heading a senior government delegation to meet the high-level government officials in Afghanistan.
After Kabul’s support of the Helmand sit-in protests, now the residents of Nangarhar, Kunar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, and Zabul also announced their support for the Helmandi protesters.
Amid the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Kabul, the members of the Committee of Parents of Afghan-Turk Schools’ students, at a gathering, protested the transfer of the management of the Afghan-Turkish Schools to the Turkish government.
Residents of adjacent districts of Cookcha in Takhar called on the government to start the construction of the road in these districts.
Dozens of residents of Herat today staged a protest against the head of Herat’s Provincial Council, Kamran Alizai chanting slogans accusing him of bullying and hounding.
, at a ceremony marking the World Health Day, the Minister of Public Health said that the ministry’s budget has been cut by about $100 million this year.
Dozens of employees of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) staged a protest against the President Ghani’s decree to shut down the HOOAC and handover the building to the Central Statistics Organization (CSO).
members of the Ghazni Provincial Council (GPC) and a number of residents of Ghazni have expressed concern over the provision of health services at the provincial government hospital
Officials at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) informed that on the basis of the Law on the Prohibition of Abuse of Women and Children, the High Commission for the Prevention of the Abuse of Women and Children led by the (MoLSAMD) will be created soon.
The NGOs in the rural areas have provided vocational training to women and hence the women have been working alongside men to contribute in the economy.
The security forces in Kunduz barred more than 300 families of victims of the Dast-e Archi incident in Kunduz to enter the city and protest.
Nearly a year ago, based on the decision of the Council of Ministers, it was permitted to transfer the wood and precious materials of Kunar to other provinces, but subsequently, exports of wood from Kunar to other provinces were banned again.
Nowadays, children are less often seen on the streets for childhood recreational activities. While neither the families have moved nor the streets have changed, however, children are addicted to using smartphones and computer games rather than playing traditional children games
The Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of 206 health centers worth $9.5 million was signed today (Tuesday) between the Ministry of Public Health and national and international companies.
): Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), in its recent report, “The child labor in Afghanistan and its consequences”, stated that more than 90% of children have worked more than 35 hours per week
KABUL (SW): The National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees (NUAWE) blasted the government on Monday for being mum over alleged encroachment of the Union’s properties across the country.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Tens of millions of dollars have been spent on training and educating women in Logar, yet many of them remain jobless and illiterate.
KABUL (SW): The Paghman district in Kabul is among the favorite destinations for picnickers in the country thanks to its scenic beauty, clean and fresh air.
LASHKARGAH (SW): A number of religious scholars have joined the civil society’s movement for peace in Helmand’s restive Nawa district.
GARDEZ (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday inaugurated five mega development projects in Paktia province.
HERAT (SW): The relative peace in the past decade-and-half created several opportunities for promotion of education, yet residents of faraway remote areas remain deprived of many such openings.
Distribution of millions of condoms in the country, being cheap and successful has encouraged many women to use this method to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Officials in Badakhshan said that the water-users associations have been established in a number of Badakhshan districts in order to manage water resources and prevent disputes over water distribution.
The center of Takhar - 'the city of Taliqan', and the Khan Abad district in Kunduz have been without power for more than ten days now.