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Afghanistan to form 7,000 member security force to guard $10 billion TAPI pipeline

The announcement is heartening for India since many of the country’s projects in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorist groups. NEW DELHI: Afghanistan has said it will raise a 7,000-member security force to guard the $10-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline project within its territory, an announcement that comes close on …

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The Pashtun Nelson Mandela

This is a special write up on the 42nd Death Anniversary of Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, an epitome of Pashtuns’ rights and resistance against the British in India, and Pakistan. He was assassinated at the age of 66 by forces of intolerance in Pakistan. By Abdul Hayee Aryan: On December …

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Female photographer fights taboos

By Farhad Naibkhel-Despite improvement in different sectors and restoration of the democratic setup after the ouster of the Taliban from power, Afghan society still remains conservative regarding women. In the past decade a very few women had succeeded in achieving their big dreams, especially female photojournalists. Working as a journalist …

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NUG faces legitimacy crisis: Rana Think Tank

|Unfortunately governance has become limited to ethnic-affiliations| Hopes were being popped beyond what the government can deliver, which created a huge gulf between the public and the government| AT-KABUL: Rana Think Tank in its monthly session discussed legitimacy of the National Unity Government (NUG) and future challenges, where the analysts …

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Euromania put Afghans at risk

By M. Nadeem Alizai-When you go for over 70 hours without sleep, your body starts to do strange things. Your body will be panicking and shutting down. Fatigue will consume you. Ringing in your ears will be so loud that you cannot hear even your own voice. Your body will …

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