140-meter-long Bridge built in Khost

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A 140-meter-long and eight-meter-wide bridge was inaugurated in Khost province to connect Tanai district with Khost city. The bridge was inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday. The deputy governor of Khost, Abdul Wahid, told reporters that at least $1 million was spent on construction of Segai Bridge, …

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Taming insecurity: WJ kick-start work on security strategy

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday decided to draft a security strategy for the government amid growing security concerns. Speaker of the Wolsei Jirga directed the committees of international relations, defense and internal security to work on the security mechanism. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said the strategy would …

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Medical clinics fleece patients

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-In Afghanistan many people live below the poverty line and a huge portion of the population barely meets daily needs with what they earn. Access to education and healthcare services has become a dream for many. Public health sector infrastructure has failed to meet demands of the …

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NATO to Keep Some Troops in Afghanistan After 2016

ANTALYA, Turkey – NATO will keep some troops in Afghanistan even after its current training mission ends around the end of next year, the alliance said on Wednesday, in a signal of support for Afghan security forces struggling to repel a Taliban offensive. Afghan government forces, now largely without foreign …

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Six Killed in attack on Afghan Mosque

AT-KABUL: Six people have been killed in a gunfight between Afghan police and heavily armed militants holed up inside a mosque in southern Afghanistan, local officials said on Wednesday. Attack took place in Lashkargah city, capital of southern Helmand province in a while when there was a weekly meeting of …

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Powerful second quake rocks Nepal

Dozens dead as magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near Everest base camp, two weeks after a quake killed more than 8,000. A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal and sent aftershocks through neighbouring India, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation. At …

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Yemen humanitarian pause comes into effect

Unclear if two sides honouring ceasefire, which began shortly after arms-depot blasts near Sanaa killed at least 69. A five-day humanitarian ceasefire has begun in Yemen, just hours after Arab coalition fighter jets struck against Houthi fighters and their allies. It was not immediately clear if the two sides were …

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