Another Badghis district falls to Taliban

KABUL: Heavily-armed Taliban mounted attack on the Jawand district in western Badghis province and secured control of the district centre late Saturday night, an official said. Bahauddin, head of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces were pushed back to mountainous areas of the district in the initial firefight. …

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India’s SEWA to train 3,000 Afghan women

NEW DELHI: India based Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), the world’s largest women’s cooperative, will train more than 3,000 Afghan women in various skills to empower them economically. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt announced recently in India a new $1.5 million, three-year award to …

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Taliban attack checkpoints on Herat-Kandahar highway

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A swarm of militants attacked checkpoints of security forces on Herat-Kandahar highway on Saturday. The commander of the 207 Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA), Taj Muhammad Jahid, told TOLONews that the Taliban militants attacked the checkpoints on Saturday morning and the clashes ended around 10:00 …

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AIHRC blames culture of impunity for rapes

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In order to curb rapes, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) urged the government put end to the culture of impunity over sexual violence. An official of the AIHRC, Latifa Sultani, while talking to Radio Azadi blamed the culture of impunity for rise of sexual violence …

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Lawmakers to US: Promise to us lollypop to Pakistan

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Following reports that reveal US has handed over combat aircrafts and military jets to Pakistan, lawmakers on Saturday said Washington plays double game with Afghanistan, as it promises with Kabul, signs security deal with the Afghan government but gives military equipment to Pakistan. Reports by the Congressional …

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Tapping the potentials

Afghanistan got the potential and opportunity to serve as a gateway to South and Central Asia and discover new markets for Afghan-made products. At a time when Afghan traders are troubled by transit trade-related barriers in Pakistan, alternatives to Pakistani ports should be explored. Though, Afghan-Pak ties went under overhaul …

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23 years of ‘Khuda Gawah’ makes Big B nostalgic

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Khuda Gawah” completed 23 years of its release on Friday and the megastar has gone down memory lane. The romantic-drama revolves around an Afghan warrior played by Amitabh, who seeks final reckoning with his enemies after spending time in an Indian prison. “23 years since the release of …

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11 insurgents taken out in nationwide offensive

AT-KABUL: At least 11 armed Taliban fighters were killed and six others were injured in the past 24 hours in multiple military operations launched against anti-state elements in different parts of the country. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in …

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