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Afghanistan dreads spread of coronavirus

AT News KABUL: Positive cases of coronavirus have dramatically increasing in Afghanistan with 337 cases so far recorded across the country in the shortest period of time —an alarm to the war-hit country that scrambling with fragile health system.       Only on Sunday, 28 cases were registered in Kabul, Kandahar, …

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Who is Aslam Farooqi?

AT News KABUL: The Afghan National Directorate of Security said that its operatives have detained head of IS-K Abdullah Orikzai, aka “Aslam Faroqi”. Faroqi in his initial confession has spoken about the Daesh extremists group’s deep ties with regional intelligence according to the officials. However, Jawid Faisal, a spokesman for …

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Abdullah camp warns to form own cabinet

AT News ABUL: A close aide to Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a self-proclaimed president of Afghan presidential vote, has threatened to announce parallel cabinet if Ashraf Ghani—a declared winner of Afghan election by electoral body, did not stop high level appointments. In the past few days, President Ghani appointed Mohammad Haneef …

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I AM A SERIAL NUMBER

By Guantánamo ISN 3148 (aka Asadullah Haroon) The Guantánamo military base is almost invisible to the world; the detainees held here have totally vanished from the world. We are nameless, faceless, referenced by an internment “serial number” – as if we are pieces of hardware, no longer human. A name …

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Tribal chieftain beheaded in Takhar

AT News KABUL: Local officials in northern Takhar said that the Taliban fighters had first gunned down a tribal elder and then cut his head in Taliqan city of the province. Provincial Police Spokesman, Khalil Assir said the beheading took place in Chakab village of the city. The militants had …

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