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Taliban threaten presidential elections

AT News Report KABUL: The Taliban group on Tuesday called presidential elections, slated for 28 September, as misleading and illegitimate, and warned to disrupt the process, calling on Afghan masses to stay away from gatherings of electoral campaigns and rallies. In a statement, the Taliban said fighters should “stand against …

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Editorial: Zealous Afghans chasing joy

As the countdown to the historic day has already begun, the vibrant Afghan youth and overall population have made elaborate preparations with national and patriotic fervor to mark the centenary of Afghanistan’s Independence Day. Former King Ghazi Amanullah achieved independence from Great Britain nearly 100 years ago, though Afghanistan has …

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MoMP inks 9 marble extraction agreements worth $23m

AT News Report KABUL: The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Monday inked nine multimillion dollars’ worthagreements of marble mining in western Herat province, incorporating amendments at the request of contractors. “These amendments have been brought in line with international standards in order to avoid legal issues in the …

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Motorbike explosion kills 4 in Herat; 30 injured

AT News Report KABUL: Four people have been killed and 30 others, all of them civilians, received injures in a motorbike explosion in western Herat province on late Monday evening, official said. Acing Police Spokesman, Farzad Frotan confirmed the incident, saying explosives was planted on a motorbike that went off …

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Govt. is inattentive to peace efforts

An exclusive interview with Mohammad Karim Khalili Mohammad Karim Khalili, Chairman of the High Peace Council, says that Taliban leadership was interested in peace talks with the government without offering any preconditions when he started contacting with them as he took the office in June 2017. He said in an …

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