105 cases of violence against journalists recorded

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, a local watchdog, has recorded 105 cases of violence against journalists in the country since May 2014. Addressing a conference in connection with the World Press Freedom Day, the chief executive of Nai, Sediqullah Tawhidi, said that totally 105 violence cases …

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Improvement in education system sought

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Movement for Support of Quality Education Afghanistan (MSQEA), a cluster of civil rights organizations, on Sunday urged the government to provide free education to citizens and bring significant improvement in the country’s education system. Pursuing the objectives—Equitable, Inclusive and Free Education—the MSQEA expressed its concerns …

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Road safety

Most of the villages and urban parts in the country are considered no-go area by many people. Even high-ranking officials who often claim of establishing writ of the government in restive provinces are found afraid to visit the areas without a convoy of troops or police. Afghans are worried by …

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Special persons protest in Kabul, seek plots

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Special people on Sunday took out to the street to protest against Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLASMD) for being reluctant to distribute land plots which had been allotted to them under a residential scheme in Kabul by ex-President Hamid Karzai. During demonstration the …

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At least 18 dead in Afghan bus crash

At least 18 people have died after a minibus plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of Afghanistan’s Badghis province. Mirwais Mirzakwal, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Sunday’s accident in the country’s northwest was probably caused by excessive speed and careless driving. He says the accident happened in …

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Matin’s baseless allegations

Last week, the governor of Paktika, Abdul Karim Matin, alleged that the money earmarked by the ex-government for the displaced tribesmen of North Waziristan, who sought refuge in Khost and Paktika provinces, ended up in the pockets of Daesh militants. His comments stirred anger among ex-officials of the former government. …

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Karzai grieves over Wasifi’s death 

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai expressed his grief over the death of Azizullah Wasifi, a prominent political and national figure. The renowned political and cultural figure passed away on Saturday. Hamid Karzai extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family as well as the people of Afghanistan. Karzai prayed to …

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Karzai, Karakul  and Chapan: A beautiful legacy

By Qais Daudzai-KABUL:  Since Afghanistan is famous for being a consumer society as the country imports more goods than exporting, in such a situation karakul comes to make headlines in the international media. Some international media outlets say that lamb pelts offer Afghans a lifeline, which means this is a …

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