No info on abducted passengers: Zabul MP

AT-KABUL: Member of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) from Zabul province Abdul Qadir Qalatwal said that there has been no exact information about the passengers who were abducted in his province on Kabul-Kandahar highway around 50 days ago. Talking to Afghanistan Times he said that there was no credible intelligence information …

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MoPH expands family planning program

AT-KABUL: Agreements aimed at expanding family planning services were signed between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and nine private hospitals. The hospitals will provide free of cost family planning service to people while the MoPH will supply required medicines and birth control methods to bring down the child and …

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Five more ministers-designate brief WJ over future programs

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Five more ministers-designate on Monday briefed the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members over their future programs. Ministerial nominee for economy Abdul Satar Murad, nominee for Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology Abdul Raziq Whedi, minister-designate for water and energy Ali Ahmad Usmani, nominee for commerce and industries Humayon …

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30 feared dead as Kapisa fighting flares up

KABUL: At least 30 militants, including civilians, are said to be killed in the ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. Latest, gunfight erupted early morning on the Alasae main road when security forces convoy was moving …

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Mart for women in Bamyan

As a good sign, a first ever female mart has been opened in the central Bamyan province. Yes, the same Bamyan which made headlines worldwide when the Taliban destroyed Buddha’s largest statue. Opening of the women mart is something one cannot even think about, let alone making it happen. But …

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Takhar residents stage protest against deputy governor

AT-KABUL: Tens of residents of northern Takhar province staged protest against the provincial deputy governor and accused him of fueling rifts among tribes. The protestors urged the central government to sack the deputy governor of Takhar, Farid Zaki, soon. The angry protestors blocked Takhar-Kunduz highway and warned to continue their …

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12 army troops missing following heavy clashes in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: An official source in northeastern Badakhshan province said that eight Afghan army soldiers have been killed and several others wounded in heavy clashes between the Afghan forces and the Taliban militants. Deputy governor of the province, Gul Muhammad Bedar, said that the clashes started on Friday, when …

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Taliban engaged in psychological warfare: Seddiqi

AT-KABUL: Commenting on the release of Mullah Omar’s biography by the Taliban insurgents in such a time when the war is coming to a close and Daesh is appearing in the country, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that it’s a part of their psychological warfare and a media gimmick. …

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Govt leaders urged to bury hatchet, overcome economic crisis

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Concerning over some differences between leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG), officials in Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and a number of lawmakers have said the economic situation will go worsen if the rifts prevail. They said political problems between the NUG leaders have …

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