UNICEF condemns use of a minor in Taliban execution

UNICEF today condemned the use of a minor in a Taliban execution as a criminal act. A video circulating in Pakistan shows a young boy beheading an adult. The act was a terrible example of how childre

TOLO TV COMMENCES OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST MR ABDUL JABAR SABET, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF AFGHANISTAN

On 19 April 2006, Tolo TV started official proceedings against the Attorney General of Afghanistan, Abdul Jabar Sabet, through a formal complaint to the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. The complaint ide

Signing Contract of the Development of Integrated Dairy Schemes Project in Herat

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is organizing a signing ceremony in Kabul for the

The Peacebuilding Fund: Bridging the gap between conflict and recovery

Launched on 11 October 2006 in response to the growing global demand for sustained support to countries emerging from conflict, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) serves as a crucial bridge b

Lemar TV / Al Jazeera License Clarification

The Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Karim Khuram, clarified the reasoning behind the suspension of the license for Lemar TV to rebroadcast Al Jazeera English. HE Khuram, the Minister of

FAO hands over equipment worth US$1.5 million to the Ministry of Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) at na

President Hamid Karzai Condemns the Killing of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the killing of Ajmal Naqshbandi by the enemies of Afghanistan . The enemies of Afghanistan martyred Ajmal Naqshban

Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture bans the transmissions of Al Jazeera English on Lemar TV

Following instructions from the Ministry of Information and Culture, the Afghan Attorney General’s Office today instructed Lemar TV to cease transmissions of its Al Jazeera English programming. The

The Declaration of the Afghanistan Media and Civil Society Forum

“Media is Development: Afghanistan Media and Civil Society Forum” provided the first all-Afghan platform for civil society and media representatives to discuss their role in the Afghan process in the

Leading Afghan Entrepreneur to Invest Million in Housing Sector

Kabul, Sunday, April 1, 2007: An agreement was signed between the Ministry of Urban Development and a leading Afghan private developer, Haji Najeeb Zarab, at the presence of the Minister of Economy, M

Over 18,000 unregistered Afghans repatriate as deadline nears

More than 18,000 Afghans have returned home from Pakistan since this year’s voluntary repatriation season to Afghanistan started on March 1. This comes amid increased checks at the voluntary repatriat

Ajmal Naqshbandi father asks media outlets to call his son reporter not translator

A letter from Ajmal Naqshbandi’s father, who is under detained of Taliban, is issued that his son should be called journalist not translator. The letter was brought to Media Watch office along wi

Millions of Afghan children head back to school

New York, 21 March 2007 – More than six million children in Afghanistan are heading back to school this week, as UNICEF and partners are distributing essential school supplies and teaching materials a

CPJ expresses alarm as Italian reporter goes missing in Afghanistan

The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo, a veteran reporter for the daily La Repubblica based in Afghanistan, has been out of contact w

Inception of Afghanistan’s New Seed Project

An Inception Workshop marking the official launching of a new five-year seed project with funding of Euro 10 million from the European Commission was opened today in Kabul. Present at the ceremony wer

Draft Translation of the new Amnesty Law

Due to the fact that peoples’ Jihad, resistance and rightful struggles for the sake of defense of religion and fatherland have been our country history’s glorious ascendancies and are accounted our ma

Other Avian Influenza H5N1 Outbreak in Afghanistan

In our last press communiqué, we mentioned confirmed cases of H5N1 from samples from Nahea 4, Jalalabad City, of Nangarhar Province on 20 February 2007 and from Sawki district of Kunar Province on 24

European Commission launches drawing contest for children on gender equality

On International Women's Day 2007, the European Commission launches a worldwide drawing competition for children on gender equality. The street children living in Kabul are invited to express their vi

Avian Influenza H5N1 Outbreak in Afghanistan

n response to concerns about the possibility of re-introduction of H5N1 due to outbreaks in Pakistan, government veterinarians and FAO field workers have intensified surveillance, actively seeking cas

Saleha Bayat Hospital inaugurated in Mazar-i-Sharif by Afghanistan's President Karzai and the Founder of the Bayat Foundation, Ehsanullah Bayat

On Thursday, Feb. 22, President Karzai, joined the Founder of the Bayat Foundation, Ehsanullah Bayat, and other top government officials, in inaugurating a state of the art 100-bed maternity hospital

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