14 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 14 armed Taliban fighters were killed and eight 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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Falling short of goals

Anti-narcotics strategies of the government are drawn-out and had fallen far short of its goals. The teetering campaigns against opiates will continue to traumatize the nation. At such a stage when international community feel embarrassed, particularly the neighboring states, statement of the minister of counter narcotics, Salamat Azimi, is quite …

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Karzai slams terror attack on parliament

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai strongly denounced terrorist attack on parliament, said a statement from his office on Monday. Six suicide attackers stormed parliament on Monday. The coordinated attack of the Taliban ended with all attackers killed after several hours of fighting. However, he shows confidence in the security forces as …

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UN urges Ghani to specify date of parliamentary elections

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Nations (UN) urged President Ashraf Ghani to specify the exact date of upcoming parliamentary elections. The UN leadership in Afghanistan hold meeting with President Ghani the other day to discuss parliamentary elections. The two sides discussed different issues regarding the elections including electoral reforms as …

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Taliban captures yet another district of Kunduz

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Dasht-e-Archi district of northeastern Kunduz province has fallen to the Taliban, said an official in the district. Dasht-e-Archi district chief, Nasiruddin Saadi, confirmed that the district has fallen under the Taliban’s control around 8:00 am on Monday. This is the second district of Afghanistan that has fallen …

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MoEC concerned over declining national economic growth

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: After the decline in international aid there has been a gradual fall in the annual national economic growth and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said the Ministry of Economy (MoEC) on Monday. Making the ministry’s 100-day action plan public, the economy minister Abdul Sattar Murad said that the …

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Attack on parliament draws global condemnation

AT-KABUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government of Pakistan and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly denounced terrorist attack on parliament in Kabul on Monday. Narendra Modi in his twitter account termed the attack on Afghan parliament as a cowardly act. “There is no place for …

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Two million children deprived of education?

Insecurity, lawlessness and joblessness have been on the rise. There are too many factors behind the rise in these problems, but the biggest one is militancy. Around two million children have been pushed into the streets to work and augment their families’ income. What did push them into works instead …

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