Refugees in Pakistan being harassed: UN

KABUL: The United Nations is faced with funding and legal problems in dealing with the issue of voluntary repatriation of 1.5 million Afghan refugees from Pakistan, an official said on Tuesday. In an effort to tackle the issue, the UN refugee agency is trying to convince Pakistan into integratinga certain …

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Aid group: 400 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes

Italy’s coastguard rescued 144 from ship off Libya, but survivors tell Save the Children that hundreds were on board. Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that an estimated 400 people are believed to have drowned. The coastguard had helped rescue …

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Two policemen killed in Takhar

AT-KABUL: Two policemen have been killed and another wounded when a group of insurgents attacked a checkpoint of Afghan security forces in northern Takhar province the other night. The acting governor of the province, Sunnatullah Temori, said that a group of militants attacked a police check point in Khwaja Ghar …

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14 schools, 3 clinics to get buildings in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Japan will build 14 schools and three clinics in eastern Nangarhar province at the total cost of $10 million, said an official source on Tuesday. Nangarhar deputy governor, Muhammad Hanif Gerdiwal, told reporters that the construction works of the uplift projects would be kicked off next week. …

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Militants attack ANP checkpoint in Bamiyan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A group of militants stormed a security checkpoint of Afghan National Police (ANP) in central Bamiyan province, said an official source in the province. Bamiyan Police Chief, Khudayar Qudus, said that a swamp of militants attacked a checkpoint of ANP in Shibar district of the province on …

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Human traffickers kill eight Afghans in Iran

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Afghanistan on Tuesday confirmed killing of eight Afghans in Iran. The ministry’s spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni in his weekly press briefing said that as per reports dispatched by the Afghan embassy in Tehran, human traffickers killed eight Afghans in Zahidan, …

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Karzai urges youth to support NUG

AT-KANDAHAR CITY: The ex-President Hamid Karzai urged youth to lend their support to the national unity government (NUG). Talking to lecturers and students of Kandahar University, Hamid Karzai termed education as key to a brighter future of Afghanistan. “Non-violence resistance, national unity and education can lead Afghanistan towards a prosperous …

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Poor air support, mismanagement resulted high casualties among ANA troops in Badakhshan clash: Karimi

AT-KABUL: As insecurity mounts in different parts of the country, particularly the northeastern  Badakhshan province, the Internal Security and Defense Commission of the Wolesi Jirga on Tuesday held an extraordinary session with high ranking security officials including the Interior Minister, the Chief of Army Staff and the chief of National …

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2 civilians killed in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Two civilians were killed in Khair Khana area of the capital city on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said that gunmen opened fire on a Corolla-model car near Hazrat Omer Farooq (RA) Masjid in the 11th police jurisdiction of Kabul City and succeeded in fleeing way. According to eyewitnesses the killers were …

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