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SIGAR predicted Afghan air force’s collapse before US withdrawal

AT News KABUL: The U.S.’s watchdog for Afghanistan predicted the collapse of Afghanistan’s air force months before U.S. troops withdrew. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) revealed its findings in a report that it first issued to the Department of Defense in January 2021 but was not publicly released until last …

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EU provides €268 million to support Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The EU provides € 268.3 million to support the education, health and livelihoods of the Afghan people. The EU has launched € 268.3 million projects that increase much-needed support to the Afghan people in the great humanitarian crisis facing Afghanistan. EU support focuses on maintaining education, maintaining livelihoods …

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Taliban approve Pakistan-Afghanistan rail link

AT News KABUL: The Taliban-led government on Tuesday gave its approval for a railway link between Afghanistan and Pakistan, greenlighting rail links between the cities of Peshawar and Kabul and Peshawar and Jalalabad. Approval for a rail link with Uzbekistan was also given. The cabinet of the new government, during …

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Pakistan army fires 21 rockets into Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Taliban authorities in the eastern zone have said that clashes broke out between Pakistani forces and Taliban on Sunday night in the Sarkano district of Kunar province, close to the Durand Line after Pakistani army fired dozens of rockets into Afghanistan. Pakistani forces fired 21 rockets towards …

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Earthquake in Badghis kills at least 28

AT News KABUL: A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Qadis district in Badghis on Monday, killing 28 people, wounding several others and destroying more than 800 homes. The earthquake was preceded by a smaller earthquake and was felt in Badghis, Ghor and Herat provinces. There were fears the death toll …

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Pakistan NSA set to visit Afghanistan this week

AT News KABUL: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit Kabul on Tuesday amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.This would be the second high-level visit from Pakistan since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August last year, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.According to the Pakistani daily, a high-powered …

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Vast majority of journalists can’t have access to information

AT News KABUL: About 90 percent of Afghanistan’s journalists are denied access to information and cannot cover news reports independently. According to a survey by Afghanistan National Journalists Union, an overwhelming majority of journalists say media has lost its independence, and censorship has dominated their activities with the rise of …

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