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Saffron cultivation up by 22pc

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock(MAIL) said that saffron yield has increased by 22 percent this year. Spokesman for MAIL, Akbar Rustami said that this year 31,220 acres of land has been cultivated saffron in 33 provinces, in which produced around 13 tons. He said that saffron products …

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Peace bid will fail sans women’s inclusion

AT-KABUL: More than 75 women members of Provincial PeaceCouncils (PPCs) met in Kabul on Wednesday to plot a strategy to advocate forthe interests of women in the peace process. Over 120 Promote Musharikat “Women in Peace” Coalition activists and influential religious leaders joined the conversation to review how women will …

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43 militants killed in military drill

AT-KABUL: The Afghan security forces have killed at least 43 insurgents and wounded 25 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country within past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces  (ANDSF) and Afghan Air Force (AAF) …

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Drone strike on Daesh vehicle kills 7

KABUL: At least seven members of the Daesh extremist group, also known as Islamic State terrorist, were killed following a US forces airstrike targeting their vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province, official said Wednesday. The airstrike conducted in the vicinity of Chaparhar district, the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military …

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‘Afghan conflict has no military solution’

AT-KABUL: The US Special Representative for AfghanistanReconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting with Uzbekistan’s ForeignMinister Abdulaziz Kamilov, where they discussed the Afghan peace process, theUzbekistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director for South and Central Asia …

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20 militants killed in recent crackdowns

AT-KABUL: The Afghan security forces have killed at least 20insurgents in fresh crackdowns conducted across the country in the past twodays, security officials said Tuesday. In addition to that, 22 other insurgents were wounded in the fight against terror. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the Afghan National Defense …

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Second ANA chopper crashes in Kandahar within 2-days

AT-KABUL: Second chopper of the Afghan National Army (ANA) hascrashed in southern Kandahar province within two days, this time injuring acrew chief, official said Tuesday. Two days ago, at least five people received injures when a helicopter belongs to (ANA) crashed in the same province ‘Kandahar’. This comes as according …

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6 policemen martyred, 10 Taliban killed in Herat attack

AT-KABUL: Six Afghan National Police (ANA) embraced martyrdomand 10 Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash erupted between them inwestern Herat province, official said Tuesday. Abdul Ahad Walizada, Herat police spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants stormed a public order police post in Zaman Abad ara of Pashtoon …

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UN calls on all parties to protect human rights inAfghanistan

AT-KABUL: Marking International Human Rights Day, the UNAssistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) underscores the enduring importanceof the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 70th anniversary and renewsits call to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms inAfghanistan. The United Nations welcomes Afghanistan’s human rights achievements, including the work …

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