The new Russian Armata T-14: the world’s first robotic tank

It’s 20 years ahead of the West – and it WON’T blow up ‘like its predecessor’: Brains behind Russia’s new robotic tank reveals secrets of machine at centre of $500BILLION military upgrade New Armata T-14 tank was unveiled at Victory Day parade in Russia last month as part of muscle-flexing …

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Flawed security policy

The current security policy is worn-out, but those sitting in the power corridors are trying to blanket the blunders with statements and incorrect figures. Militants’ attack on police base in Musa Qala district of Helmand province which inflicted heavy casualties on police force is an indicator telling about worsening security …

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Tens of Herat, Badakhshan schoolgirls poisoned

AT Monitoring Des-KABUL: Tens of schoolgirls were sent to hospital after falling ill at schools in western Herat and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said Saturday. Aging between 12 to 13 years, the students faced breathing problems while in their school in Herat city. The root cause behind the incident is …

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Over 300kg of hashish recovered in Baghlan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Security forces have seized more than 300 kilograms of hashish in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Saturday. According to security officials police from the counternarcotics department of the police headquarters of Baghlan stopped a vehicle in Mal Khan area of the northern part of Salang Highway. Acting police …

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Taliban releases nine local policemen

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Taliban released nine local policemen, including their commander, who were kidnapped from Baghlan province three weeks ago. Release of the policemen was secured through mediation of tribal elders. Commander of the group, Zahir, said that Taliban were beating them and even signed their death warrant. He …

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MPs want parliamentary polls soon

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: As the term of the Lower House of Parliament—the Wolesi Jirga—nears to an end, lawmakers on Saturday called on the government and the electoral bodies to announce exact date of parliamentary polls in near future. Most of MPs came up with the same viewpoint about their presence …

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Lack of close air support is a challenge: MoD

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday said that despite significant improvement in the field of air transportation, lack of close air support (CAS) is still a challenge for military. Commander of the Afghan Air Force, Major General Mohammad Dawran, said that progress have been made in fields …

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