Work on Jawzjan-Balkh gas pipeline kicked off

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Daud Shah Saba, has inaugurated construction work on a gas pipeline project that would power Balkh industries. The 95km long pipeline will stretch from Jawzjan to Balkh province. After inaugurating the project the other day, Daud Shah Saba said that electricity would …

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Repeated pregnancies in poor, illiterate women endangering lives

“Eighty percent women do not observe birth spacing in Afghanistan,”— Dr. Hamida By Akhtar M. Nikzad-In Afghanistan, people mostly want to have several children. Some link this mindset to religion and some to traditions. Therefore, women are impelled to respect the rule and inevitably deliver several babies without observing birth …

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Jundullah commander killed in Baghlan

AT News Report-KABUL: A commander of Jundullah militant group has been killed in northern Baghlan province, said a local official. Abdul Jabar Islami, the chief of Borka district of the province, said that police killed the commander of Jundullah, Qari Ruhullah, in retaliation for an attack on local police checkpoints …

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Kabul, EU finalize cooperation agreement

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The National Unity Government and the European Union the other day finalized the cooperation agreement on partnership and development (CAPD), said a press release issued by the Presidential Palace. The agreement was finalized between President Advisor for Economy, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, and the chief negotiators of the …

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Work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway underway

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Turkmenistan has completed 45 kilometer of its portion of a railway that is slated to pass from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Tajikistan, reports said Friday. Afghanistan shares long borders with Turkmenistan and Tajikistan – 750 and 1,300 kilometers, respectively. Afghan experts believe that the trade between Afghanistan and …

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Pakistan’s ambassador summoned on cross-line aggression

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul, over the cross-Durand Line attacks and indiscriminate shelling by Pakistani security forces. In a media statement issued here, the foreign affairs ministry said that an Afghan border policeman was killed and another injured in Barmal district of …

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23 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 23 armed Taliban fighters were killed and two others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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Taliban facilitators arrested in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has arrested two Taliban facilitators in the northeastern Kunduz province. In a media statement issued here, the Afghan intelligence agency said that its operatives arrested the two persons in Chardara district of the province. The two were identified as Samar Gul son of …

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