37 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 37 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 41 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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ANSA, ACCI sign agreement to standardize local products

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) signed an agreement with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) aimed at supporting standardization and implementation of international norms related to Afghan products. The agreement was signed on Wednesday between Head of ANSA, Popalzai Popal, and Chief Executive Officer …

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Re-devising Afghan foreign policy

The fall of two districts in northern Kunduz province to the Taliban and a coordinated attack on the parliament on Monday have sent a bad vibe amid Afghanistan and Pakistan efforts to combat terrorism with concerted efforts. Though, Kabul and Islamabad, in the recent past, signed an intelligence sharing agreement …

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Karzai leaves for Russia

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai left for Moscow for a 4-day visit at the invitation of Mr. Igor S. Ivanov, President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) the other day. Hamid Karzai is expected to speak to the members of the council and appear at a press conference. He will discuss …

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Security forces retake Chahardara district of Kunduz

AT-KABUL: Afghan security forces recaptured Chahardara district of northeastern Kunduz province, said the Ministry of Interior (MoI). The MoI in a statement said that security forces recaptured the district in a joint operation on Tuesday morning. It added that security forces have inflected heavy casualties on militants during the operations. …

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Mounting insecurity in Sar-e-Pul irks PC

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A member of Sar-e-Pul provincial council expressed his deep concerns over mounting insecurity in the province. He alleged that all the operations conducted by Afghan security forces in the province didn’t yield any tangible result. Assadullah Khoram told Azadi Radio that Afghan security forces didn’t have any …

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Govt urged to unmask faces behind parliament attack

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Terming the Monday’s attack on Parliament a venture of regional spy agencies, the Wolesi Jirga on Tuesday asked the National Unity Government (NUG) to trace the invisible actors behind the attack. Annoyed at the terror attack, the lawmakers said that access of the terrorists to the gate …

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MRRD implements 66 agricultural, irrigation projects

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Tuesday signed contracts with different community development councils to implement 66 agricultural and irrigation projects in 10 different provinces. The total cost of projects has been estimated around Afs193 million. The Asian Development Bank pledged to fund 50 projects. MRRD …

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MoCN to revise national drugs’ control strategy

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) on Tuesday said that taking the existing challenges into account, Afghanistan national drugs’ control strategy would be revised within next 100-day. Briefing news reporters on the 100-day action plan, the minister Salamat Azimi said that MoCN in collaboration with other relevant bodies …

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Buried explosive chemicals discovered in Balkh

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Georgian troops have discovered buried explosive chemicals not far from the German military base in northern Balkh province. Serving under German command as part of the new NATO-led Resolute Support mission, the Georgian soldiers noticed the chemical explosives the other day when they were on routine patrol …

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