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AfPak ties and soaring violence

A suicide car bomb ripped through the capital Kabul on Tuesday that hit a convoy of foreign troops. On the same day, an office of the National Directorate of Security was attacked in eighth police jurisdiction of the capital city. Three suicide bombers stormed the office. In the attack one …

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Editorial: Acid attack on schoolgirls in Herat

Living with scars of acid is always a hardest part of the acid victims. Hell-bent on spreading terror, perpetrators throw acid into their victims’ faces in a bid to disfigure the victims severely. The results are always horrifying. Scarred for life, the victims usually lose their sight in one or …

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Rejection of Stanikzai amid deteriorating security situation

There have been reports of heavy casualties sustained by security forces battling the Taliban in Maidan Wardak province. This security deterioration is happening when President Ashraf Ghani’s third nomination for the Ministry of Defense was rejected by the parliament on Saturday. Ghani in May, nominated Masoom Stanikzai, a long term …

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Devaluation of national currency and money laundering

Some 700,000 people in this war-wracked country remain displaced, and it ranks among the lowest globally in terms of human development indicators. The unabated episodes of wars have made this country a basket case economically where it has been receiving billions of dollars, but still its economy is in a …

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Rift between NUG leaders: A cause of distress

It is high time for the two leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG), to put their differences aside and explore ways to work together and steer the country forward in the right direction, because there is a flood of challenges and their differences are showing no signs of ending. …

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UN on Afghan refugees crisis

Refugees, the first victims of the wars and terrorism, will never leave home unless their home is the mouth of a shark. They escape only and opt for the life of refuge when they see themselves caught in the jaws of death and life. Though, everyone knows it is not …

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Civilian casualties in AfPak

A report released by a US-based think tank says that wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have claimed lives of at least 149,000 people since 2001 to 2014. The Watson Institute’s  Costs of War Project says at least 162,000 were injured since the US-led international war on terror that toppled the …

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Tanin on militancy in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations said his country has been under an assault from an unprecedented convergence of the Taliban insurgents, over 7,000 foreign fighters, and other violent groups including the Islamic State (IS). The Islamic State, for many in Afghanistan, is nothing new rather the rebrand of some …

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Kabul Bank in headlines once again

In an anti-corruption move, the director and deputy of the Kabul Bank’s clearance department have been arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and law enforcement personnel this week. Both the officials have been held on charges of receiving bribes form a debtor of the former Kabul Bank. According …

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