Health ministry reconstructs hospital in Kabul

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reconstructed a 100-bed hospital in Dasht-e Barchi area of the capital city. Inaugurating the renovated hospital on Saturday, Minister for Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz said that over one million people live in southern Kabul and direly needed a 100-bed hospital …

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Girl students in crisis-hit areas to be relocated to safer universities

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has established a joint committee comprising of lawmakers and the ministry’s officials to migrate the deserving girl students from universities in insecure provinces. Nearly a month ago, university students in insecure parts of the country expressed concerns over their safety and urged the government …

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10 drug traffickers detained

AT-KABUL: The Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Saturday said that Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has succeeded in arresting 10 drug traffickers from different provinces within past one week. In a press statement issued here, the CJTF said the smugglers were arrested from Kabul, Kunduz, Balkh and Baghlan provinces. The …

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One killed, 9 injured in Kunduz blast

AT-KABUL: One person was killed and at least nine others were injured when a bomb fitted to a bicycle went off on early Saturday in northern Kunduz province, sources said.‎ Spokesman for the provincial police Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told Afghanistan Times in a telephonic chat that one person was killed …

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13 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 13 armed Taliban fighters were killed and eight others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted …

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13  dead, 27 hurt in two road accidents

AT-KABUL: At least 13 passengers were killed and 27 others were wounded in two separate traffic accidents in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said Saturday. Four passengers were killed and 16 others injured when a mini bus collided head-on with another car in Aziz Kala area of …

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Protect national economy before it collapses

As Afghanistan already has ranked amongst the lowest globally in regard to human development indicators, the dwindling national economy and decline in international aid doesn’t bode well for the people, at all. This national economy downfall is happening to be in the new setup despite signing a highly crucial security …

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NUG will never take sides on Yemen war: Abdullah

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG) has said Afghanistan will never support Saudi-led coalition on Yemen conflict. Abdullah, however, said that the Afghan government will back Saudi Arabia if Kaaba—Muslims’ prayer direction is threatened, or else Kabul is not eager to back …

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Kabul wants enhanced ties with Islamabad: Abdullah

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah has said that Kabul wanted to enhance and strengthen bilateral relationship with Pakistan. He said that the National Unity Government (NUG) had initiated a number of steps to improve ties with Pakistan. He expressed these views while addressing the …

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