Abdullah, Taliban and peace negotiations

The government has long been stressing in the strongest, and ongoing, terms that the Taliban and foreign terrorists, in Afghanistan have been causing deaths, chaos and dire straits for the Afghan people. It has resulted in the deaths of thousands of thousands and countless refugees, homeless at home, and injured. …

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Sher Khan Port’s revenue increased: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Amidst the reports about 60 percent decrease in exports of northern Kunduz province, officials in Sher Khan Port said Saturday that revenue of the port has increased this year. According to the officials, installation of new equipments which have helped to preventing corruption is behind increase in …

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Western hostages killed in drone strike converted to Islam: Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda leadership on Saturday said that the US national Warren Weinstein and Italian national Lo Porto Giovanni , who were killed in January’s US drone strike near the Pak-Afghan border were ‘converted to Islam’ during their captivity. President Barack Obama regretted their deaths after taking responsibility for the accidental killings …

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Ex-edu minister rejects SIGAR report on ‘ghost schools’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Former Minister of Education, Farooq Wardak, on Saturday rejected report of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) about misuse of US aid in the Ministry of Education (MoE). Recently, the incumbent Education Minister, Asadullah Balkhi, told Wolesi Jirga that the former administration dispatched salaries and resources …

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70 insurgents, 10 troops killed in military ops’

AT-KABUL: Seventy militants and 10 troops were killed in different military operations launched in various parts of the country. In a media statement issued here on Saturday, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that 70 militants and 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed within the past 48 hours. The …

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MoD rejects report about 75pc rise in troops’ casualties

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) rejected the recently published report which claimed 75 increase in Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) casualties in the current year. Spokesman for the defense ministry, General Dawlat Waziri, acknowledged increase in security forces casualties, but said that figures in the report were exaggerated …

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13 militants killed in Kunduz, Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 13 Taliban insurgents and a civilian were killed in different security-related incidents in Kunduz and Helmand provinces, sources said on Saturday. Police chief for Helmand province, Col. Nabi Jan Mullahkhail, told a local news agency that eight militants were taken out and 15 others …

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