Swine flu fears reach Afghanistan from India

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Indian media reported recently that swine flu outbreak has been sweeping India including its capital city New Delhi. This virus has taken hundreds of lives and affected hundreds others. If media reports are any guide then the total number of deaths due to swine flu has reached …

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13 militants killed in raids

AT-KABUL: As many as 13 Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns carried out by security forces in different parts of the country. The Interior Ministry said in a press release on Monday that the Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the National Directorate …

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Pakistanis among 13 fighters dead in Helmand offensive

More than a dozen insurgents have been killed in an ongoing clearing operation in southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. The fighters suffered the fatalities in Joshali locality, where security forces defused 16 landmines and seized a walkie-talkie and hundreds Kalashnikov bullets. Lt. Col. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, spokesman …

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Alliance overhaul: Ghani and Abdullah in US

Eyeing a multi-objectives policy and to revamp Afghan-US ties, President Ashraf Ghani and the National Unity Government’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah left for the United States on a five-day state visit, on Saturday night. Ghani is expected to address a joint meeting of Congress besides meeting with American President Barack Obama, …

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CAFA championship: Afghan U-15 football squad off to Japan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The under-15 football squad left Kabul for Japan the other day to attend the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) championship that would be held Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. The tournament starts on March 23 where 10 teams from the Central Asian region are participating. The …

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India reiterates commitment to “stay the course”

AT-KABUL: The Permanent Representative of India at the United Nations Security Council Debate on United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji, has said that India reiterates its commitment to “stay the course” in Afghanistan. “This is a critical decade of transformation for Afghanistan. India is proud …

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