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7 people killed in traffic accident in Herat

AT-KABUL: At least seven people died and seven other wounded in a traffic accident in western Herat province. The incident took place in Shindand district on Herat-Kandahar highway, when a passenger bus overturned, said Faramarz Samander, Shindand district chief. He added that the incident occurred around 6:00 am on Friday. …

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Govt, Taliban should accept China as mediator: HPC

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) urged warring parties in Afghanistan to accept China’s mediation in peace talks. Maulvi Shahzada Shahid, spokesman for the HPC, asked the Afghan government and the Taliban to give up fighting and resume peace talks. “China is one of the biggest and impartial …

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US envoy sees India as Afghanistan’s key partner

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US ambassador in India, Richard Verma said the other day that he sees India as key partner in Afghanistan’s future. “We recognize India as a key partner in Afghanistan’s future, and we look forward to continuing to discuss and engage with India during upcoming high-level consultations …

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Preps for Wolesi Jirga polls

Conducting free and fair polls is an arduous task in the countries that are inhabited by huge population and yet to be developed. The major worries in such countries mostly revolve around security and timely preparations. However, in Afghanistan elections are more than that. Polling stations are seen as a …

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Osmani on mosques

As the standard of education across the country has been under questions, President Ashraf Ghani asked Education Ministry officials to submit a report on the sate of education within two weeks. What Ghani did is a step in right direction. Until education quality is improved, we couldn’t make development in …

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PARSA donates $1.4m to educate orphans

KABUL: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services for Afghanistan (PARSA), a non-governmental organization, donated around $1400,000 to Kabul Orphanage Department aimed at producing and broadcasting educational and cultural programs through television channels and radio stations to strengthen orphans’ knowledge. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the chief of the orphanage …

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Fair polls impossible sans reforms in electoral commissions: TEFA

KABUL: Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Thursday asked the government for reforms in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC). Speaking at a seminar regarding women’s role in future elections and challenges, Chief of TEFA, Muhammad Naeem Ayobzada, said that sans massive-scale reforms in …

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A survey on illegal migration from Afghanistan

The nerve-wracking poverty, security threats, corruption and unemployment are the key reasons behind human trafficking. A joint study by the Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit and the United Nations Refugee Agency reveals these factors have goaded Afghan teenagers into fleeing their home country in search of promising livelihood opportunities. According …

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