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Karzai, Ghani offer Fateha for Angiza Shinwari

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai offered Fateha for the departed soul of Angiza Shinwari, a provincial council member of eastern Nangarhar province, here in Kabul on Sunday. Angiza Shinwari who was also a rights activist was seriously wounded, when a bomb attached to his car went off. She succumbed to her …

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Peace talks within a few days: Abdullah

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: After the remarks of President Ashraf Ghani about improvements in peace talks with the Taliban, the Chief Executive of the national unity government said Monday that the talks would kick off in upcoming days. Terming the concerns about undermining the achievements of the past year, the CEO …

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Taliban commanders give up fighting in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Separately, two Taliban commanders, Qari Abdul Khabir, and Qari Eidi Mohammad along with their men joined the government initiated peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday. “The two groups were involved in anti-state activities however they handed over their ammunitions to the government,” officials …

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Kabul Orphanage Department gets $80k in aid

KABUL: The Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a charity organization, donated around $80,000 for launching training programs in Kabul Orphanage Department (KOD). Vocational and technical programs would cover about 300 orphans in Tahia Maskan and Alawdin orphanage centers. The agreement was signed by the program coordinator of IRW, Mir Afzal Sadat, …

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12 killed in Badakhshan avalanche

AT-KABUL: At least 12 people were killed by an avalanche in north-eastern Badakhshan province on Saturday night, officials said. The provincial police spokesman, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, said the victims were killed overnight when snow hit a village in Raghistan district. He added that the dead included women and children who …

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MoRR concerned at harassment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) expressed concerns over detention and mistreatment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Islamuddin Jurat, spokesman for the ministry told Azadi Radio that they are deeply concerned over harassment of Afghans in Pakistan. “Pakistan is pressuring refugees to leave the country and …

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