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‘Moscow eyes inking security deal with Kabul’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Russian ambassador in a meeting with the second deputy to the chief executive officer of Afghanistan said that Moscow is eager to sign a security agreement with Kabul. The Russian ambassador in Kabul, Alexander Mantytskiy, called on Mohammad Mohaqiq and briefed the latter on the assistance provided …

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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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Human trafficking on rise in Afghanistan: IOM

AT-KABUL: Terming insecurity and increasing unemployment as main reasons behind human trafficking in Afghanistan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Sunday that human trafficking has surged in the country which is a major concern for the association. “This makes me concerned,” said Richard Danziger, IOM’s chief, adding that the …

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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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