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Violence against women is a shame, says President Ghani

AT-KABUL: While observing the International Day for the Elimination Violence against Women, President Ashraf Ghani said that violence against women is a crime, and will not be tolerated at any level. “While growing up in pre-war Afghanistan, violence against women was an unknown phenomenon to us. Unfortunately, it has become …

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Editorial: NATO support peace efforts

Amidst presence of US Special envoy to Afghanistan Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and courtesy call on its country’s Prime Minister, the NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg backed the peace efforts aimed at a negotiated resolution to long standing Afghan conflict. Speaking ahead of a two-day NATO foreign ministerial …

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Majrouh’s 90th birth anniversary marked; Karzai wants US, regional powers’ inclusion in Afghan peace efforts

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai wants US-Russia-plus regional powers inclusion in ongoing US mission to fix peace conundrum in the country, and has expressed his fully support to the process leads by Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Taking on the 90th birth anniversary of Dr. …

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40 Pakistani among over hundred insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Over 117 insurgents—in which 40 Pakistani militants among them—have been killed in the past two days in different military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country, security officials said Wednesday. In addition to that, seven other insurgents received injures—and this comes as already the terrorist group …

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John Bass discusses election, peace talks with Atmar

AT-KABUL: The US ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass met Wednesday with Haneef Atmar, former National Security Adviser, and discussed various issues. During meeting both sides talked over mutual interests, including peace efforts and flawless management of the upcoming presidential elections, Atmar’s office said in a statement. Atmar added, “The …

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Kabul hopes Khalilzad’s Islamabad trip be useful

AT-KABUL: Afghan government hopes that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation to Pakistan be useful with practical achievements. Khalilzad started the third round of his trip to regional countries with the aim of persuading different states to help the Afghan peace process from Pakistan, where he met Tuesday with …

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Turkish aid agency helps Afghan women with job skills

Some 350 women are expected to benefit from vocational training offered in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkey’s state-run aid agency is helping women in northern Afghanistan gain valuable skills for jobs. The aid is going to women’s vocational training in Baghlan, a city in northern Afghanistan, said …

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NATO expects Russia, Iran to support Afghan peace

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said the alliance expected all regional powers, including Russia and Iran, to support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and play a constructive role. Speaking ahead of a two-day NATO foreign ministerial meeting in Brussels that began on Tuesday, Stoltenberg …

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