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Afghani plummets against US dollar

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Afghani lost its value by 4.78 percent against the US dollar (USD) in the international market. Due to appreciation of the American unit, other currencies have also experiences significant losses. The acting governor of the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on Monday said that other currencies overseas …

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One killed, 72 injured in Zabul blast

AT-KABUL: At least one person was killed and 72 others injured on Monday morning when a suicide bomber driving a vehicle full of explosives targeted the provincial council in southern Zabul province. Police Security Chief, Ghulam Jailani Farahi, said the bomber rammed the mini-truck into the boundary wall of the …

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Drug addiction, smuggling on the rise in Khost: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Secretary of Khost provincial council on Sunday claimed that drug smuggling and dealing have mounted in the southeastern province, particularly among youth; however the provincial counternarcotics director expressed vice versa remarks in this regard. Janmir Zazai told a press conference in Khost city that drug smuggling and …

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Stankzai appointed as acting Defense Minister

AT-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani appointed Masoom Stanikzai as acting Minister of Defense and introduced him to the Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence as minister-designate for the Ministry of Defense (MoD). A press statement issued by the Presidential Palace, said that the president introduced Stankizai as the Defense Minister- …

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25 unregistered Afghan refugees held in Peshawar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Over 100 suspects and 25 unregistered Afghan nationals were arrested in a search operation carried out under the National Action Plan (NAP) in various areas of Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, police said. Quoting police officials, The Express Tribune, an English-language paper …

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