JALALABAD (SW): Unknown men have torched down a polio vaccination center in Bati Koot district of Nangarhar province.
KABUL (SW): The spring polio vaccination drive kicked off on Sunday for three days, Ministry of Public Health officials announced.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) has inked 12 contracts worth 650 million with several private companies on Sunday here.
PARUN (SW): An outbreak of Measles in Nuristan province has claimed the lives of some 70 children in the past six months, residents and officials told Salam Watandar.
KABUL (SW): In its ongoing Annual Anti-Corruption drive, the European Union in Afghanistan has called for an end to the culture of impunity as the way to end corruption.
GHAZNI CITY (SW): Authorities at the provincial chapter of National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) say residents of several districts of Ghazni province are poaching wild animals and rare birds.
ASADABAD (SW): A Russian company that was tasked for the uplift of Kunar Dam has left the project in limbo by embezzling the funds worth $ 240, 000.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Shortage of beds in Baghlan general hospital has resulted in the death of sick children.
KABUL (SW): Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, a local press freedom organisation, on Monday said cases of violence against journalists have increased this year.
JALALABAD (SW): A woman has been shot dead by her brother-in-law in the Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): Since the brief fall of Kunduz city to the Taliban insurgents last year, the print media in the province has not been able to resume its duty of informing the public.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): A young woman has committed suicide in Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday.
KABUL (SW): The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a four-year, € 18 million project with funding from the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to support returnees and host communities across Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The Special Tribunal for Violence against Women (STVW) has reviewed some 2442 cases of violence against women this year so far, officials said on Sunday.
KABUL (SW): Among other hurdles in the treacherous journey to Europe, war-weary Afghan migrants reveal they also went through sexual assaults by the human traffickers.
KABUL (SW): A list titled ‘Afghanistan Final Ethnicity List’ has caused concerns in some quarters regarding their identity and rights.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has admitted not enough has been done to eliminate violence against women.
KABUL (SW): There is an evident rise in the number of women opting for driving license in the capital Kabul.
KABUL (SW): Sexual deprivation is not a challenge limited to few societies, it largely concerns many countries, and Afghanistan is not immune to it.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said regional countries need not to worry about Afghanistan developing water reservoirs and improving infrastructure.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): Prosecutors in Balkh province have said cases of violence against women and the rate of divorce are on the rise in the province.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Civil society activists and university students in Baghlan province claim a madrasa [religious school] named “Ayisha Sidiqa Madrasa” is promoting extremism in the province, a claim rejected by the madrasa management.
KABUL (SW): The office of the Second Vice President has said leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) have reached a consensus on the issue of the electronic identity cards.
JALALABAD (SW): The Sur Rod district of Nangarhar province is home to hundreds of bounded laborers’ families working in brick kilns.
KABUL (SW): For the very first time, the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) Day was celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices of the security forces in defending the motherland.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): Salam Watandar’s findings indicate two women died due to lack of health facilities and negligence on the part of doctors in Kunduz province.
KABUL (SW): The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) has claimed it has documents which show the government has interfered in the affairs of the electoral commissions.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): According to the provincial directorate of women affairs, a man has strangled his wife in Baghlan province last night.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Development and Rehabilitation (MoRRD) has announced execution of the Citizens’ Charter related programs would commence next month.
ASADABAD (SW): Dozens of families in the Sarkani district of Kunar province have been displaced due to cross-border shelling from Pakistan.
MAIDAN WARDAK (SW): As many as 30 thousand families in Maidan Wardak province would be connected to the national power grid in the next six months, officials have said.
HERAT CITY (SW): Authorities at the public hospital in Herat told Salam Watandar two men have been shot in the provincial capital this morning.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Hundreds of refugee families have been forced to leave Pakistan by the local authorities.
QALA-I-NAU (SW): More than 200 families in Badghis province affected by the harsh winter have received much needed aid.
LARKASHGAH (SW): A number of residents, civil society activists, elders and religious scholars while protesting against Pakistan’s cross-border shelling into Afghanistan, urged upon the United Nations (UN) to take notice.
KABUL (SW): The latest survey by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) indicates only 10.7 per cent women are taking part in decision making at the public and private levels.
QAL-I-NAW (SW): Seven policemen in Badghis province have been arrested on charges of selling arms to the Taliban insurgents.
JALALABAD (SW): Residents of Lal Pur district of Nangarhar province have poured to streets in thousands to protest against cross-border shelling by Pakistan.
LASHKARGAH (SW): Women in Helmand province have complained about facing nepotism and gender discrimination while seeking jobs in the public sector.
MAIMANA (SW): Authorities in Faryab province have said heavy snowfall claimed 25 lives and left 6 people injured .
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): A district police chief in northern Kunduz province has been dismissed over charges of ‘bacha bazi’.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): “Infidels have come to the country, we should stand against them. If martyred then you shall have slaves and black eyed maidens in heaven”, these were the words of the man who preached Jamil and his friends every Thursday.
KABUL (SW): Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Justice Center (ACJC) in its first anti money laundering case convicted Mohammad Massom for 3 years imprisonment.
BAMYAN CITY (SW): Local authorities in Bamyan province have said armed men shot dead a young girl in Gorwanai area of the Bamyan city last night.
KABUL (SW): This year Valentine’s Day coincided with the 28th anniversary of the withdrawal of the former Soviet Unions’ Red Army from Afghanistan in 1989.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and French Embassy in Kabul on Monday inked amendments to 61.5 million Euros grants agreements to support agriculture sector, access to energy and healthcare in Kapisa Province and Surobi district of Kabul province.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has underlined the need for improvement in conduct and behavior of the Afghan National Police (ANP).
KABUL (SW): A vicious combination of impediments such as sexual harassment, nepotism and insecurity has resulted in further reducing the already low number of females in the public sector.
QALA-I-NAW (SW): A man hanged has his pregnant wife to death in Badghis for allegedly visiting her parents’ home without his permission.
KABUL (SW): Deadly attack on six aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Jawzjan province has been widely condemned.