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Eminent religious scholar among 3 killed in mosque blast

AT News Report              KABUL: A religious scholar among three were killed and 30 other prayers were wounded in an explosion inside a mosque in Kabul city, security and health officials confirmed to Afghanistan Times. Maulawi Smiullah Raihan was killed while leading a Friday prayer in the Paktia Kot neighborhood Police …

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Two cabinet members fired despite Abdullah’s opposition

AT News Report KABUL: Sources in government say that two members of cabinet were fired from their jobs despite opposition by chief executive Abdullah Abdullah with the dismissal of government officials after registration for presidential elections. The sources speaking anonymously, said Friday that Shahzad Gol Aryoubi, minister of telecommunication and …

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UN backs Afghan-owned peace process

AT News Report KABUL: The United Nations (UN) has assured the government of Afghanistan of its support in the forthcoming elections and peace process led and owned by Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement on Friday said the assurance comes during a meeting between Ingrid Hayden …

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Moscow to host meeting on Afghanistan next week

KABUL: A number of Afghan politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, and a number of Taliban members have been invited to attend a meeting in Moscow next week in which they will discuss issues about Afghanistan, especially the peace process.  The meeting will be held on May 27 to commemorate the 100 years of …

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Karzai congratulates Modi for ‘glorious victory’

AT News Report KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai and other Afghan leaders sent congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second consecutive victory in the general elections and expressed their willingness to deepen engagement with the country.    “My profound congratulations to PM Modi and the friendly people of …

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Flash floods leave 12 dead

AT News Report KABUL: A fresh wave of flash floods triggered by torrential rains across the country left at least 12 people dead, official said Friday. Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said the lives were lost in the central and western parts of the country with Herat, Ghor, Daikundi, Paktika …

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Editorial: BJP’s landslide win

Ruling Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the prolonged Indian elections with a landslide majority, defeating its main rival All India Congress and its allies. Crushing the Gandhi’s dynasty’s, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an “inclusive” future for all Indians. In a tweet message after historical victory, Modi states,” …

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