HPC welcomes Taliban’s stance on women’s rights

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) has praised what it calls change in Taliban’s stance towards women’s rights in Afghanistan, following a meeting between the Taliban’s representatives and Afghan female lawmakers in Norway. The Taliban’s representatives held talks with female lawmakers and civil society members in Oslo earlier …

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The forgotten children

Children are the most unfortunate segment of the society. Young boys and girls work on streets at the age which is supposed to be for playing and education. In addition to forced labor children are sexually exploited, used for begging, construction, crimes and in terror attacks. Both sophisticated organized crime …

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3 graft-tainted officials detained on Tajik border

FAIZABAD: Three Urban Development Ministry officials were Monday arrested in northern Badakhshan province on corruption charges as they attempted to flee to neighboring Tajikistan, an official said on Monday. The Badakhshan governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the three tainted officials were trying to cross the border …

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Kidnapped deminers released in Logar

KABUL:  The nine deminers who were abducted by unidentified gunmen have been released in central Logar province, an official said on Monday. A day earlier, the Taliban militants abducted nine de-miners of Halo Trust organization along with their vehicle in Daud Khail area in Pul-i-Alam district. Din Mohammad Darwaish, governor …

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Logar mayor arrested on corruption charges

PUL-I-ALAM: Police on Sunday arrested the mayor of central Logar province from his office on corruption charges in compliance with orders from the president, an official said. Logar police chief Brig Gen Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the mayor, Ahmad Khan Ulfat, was arrested in the afternoon. He …

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Iran confirms talks with Taliban

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: An Iranian MP on Sunday confirmed that a delegation from the Afghan Taliban has visited Iran last month. A member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Esmail Kowsari, said the delegation, which visited Tehran, belongs to a branch of the Taliban who believe …

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Kabul denounces Rohingya Muslims’ massacre

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghan government on Sunday condemned the massacre of minority Muslim community in Myanmar, and extended its deep sympathies with the victims. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement that the sectarian violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma has yielded killing of a high …

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