Kabul, Moscow on drug and terror challenges

Going through the twisting history of Afghanistan, what kind of role will Russia play in the region after NATO troops have ended the combat mission? As the United States and the international community are scaling back their presence in Afghanistan and aid, Russia is eyeing to increase its role. This …

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Sayyaf censures govt for NDS-ISI deal

AT-KABUL: Coming hard on the government for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on intelligence sharing with Pakistan, a prominent Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf said the deal will only benefit Islamabad. “The MoU signed between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) favors only Pakistan,” …

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Hezb-i-Islami slams intelligence sharing deal with Pakistan

AT-KABUL: An Assembly of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan’s (HIA) Regional Councils expressed its deep concerns over signing of the intelligence sharing deal between Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Criticizing the National Unity Government (NUG) for singing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the intelligence sharing …

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4 killed in Nimroz traffic accident

AT-KABUL: At least four people were killed and 13 others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Daikundi province. District Chief of Shahristan district of the province said the accident took place around 9:00 am and claimed lives of four people including two women. Mohammad Ibrahim Akbari said the …

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20 militants including four foreigners killed in Helmand

AT-KABUL: At least 20 militants including four foreigners have been killed in southern Helmand province. Helmand Police Chief, Nabi Jan Mulakhel, said that a group of militants attacked security checkpoints in Khanshin district of the province. “Security forces killed 20 insurgents including four foreigner suicide bombers in retaliation,” he added. …

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Watchdog concerned over delay in electoral reforms

AT-KABUL: Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) expressed concerns over delay in starting work on electoral reforms. Head of the foundation, Muhammad Naim Ayubzada, said that if the electoral reforms commission didn’t start its work on time, it will create problems for holding parliamentary elections. He stressed that the date …

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Badakhshan elders agree on anti-Taliban campaign

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: After three days of discussion, elders from across Badakhshan province agreed to launch a public uprising against militants. Participants of the gathering said: “A committee of influential figures should talk peace with the Taliban in Badakhshan. If the militants rejected to make peace, then we will mobilize …

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Abdullah wants NDS-ISI MoU amended  

AT-KABUL: The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has demanded amendments in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently signed between spy agencies of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A close source to the Chief Executive office has said that Abdullah was informed about the final content of the accord by the former President Hamid …

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