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Enhanced Kabul-Beijing’s ties stressed

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A seminar held the other day in Kabul stressed on enhancing bilateral ties between Kabul and Beijing. Former National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Former Minister for Information and Culture Sayid Makhdum Raheen and Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Deng Xijun were key attendants of the session. Chinese …

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Afghanistan ranks fifth among world’s most dangerous countries

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A recent study by a Washington-based organization has listed Afghanistan among world’s 10 most dangerous countries, said reports on Wednesday. The Intel Center’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries list as of March 2015 is topped by the Middle East, with Iraq and Syria as they ranked first …

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Only 32pc water resources utilized: MoWE

By Farhad Naibkhel: KABUL: Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) on Wednesday said that Afghanistan has 75 billion meter cubic water, of which only 32 percent is utilized, annually. The deputy minister of water and energy Mohammad Samey said that out of 75 billion cubic meters water only 24 billion cubic …

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Govt institutions, influential people default on electricity bills

By Akhtar M. Nikzad: KABUL: Acting Chief of the Herat Electricity Department said on Wednesday that electricity supply has been disconnected to government institutes and some influential figures who failed to pay their electricity bills. Wahidullah Kamrani said that powerful figures and some government organizations have not paid their electricity bills …

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No individual allowed to defy laws: Danish

AT-KABUL: Second Vice-president Sarwar Danish said Wednesday that the government will never let any individual to violate the law of and unleash chaos and mayhem. He said that all those involved in killing of Farkhunda, a 27-year old woman lynched by a mob, would be punished according to the laws …

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29 insurgents killed in multiple ops

AT-KABUL: At least 29 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 32 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has …

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Afghan peace talks likely in Dubai this week

KABUL: A meeting between Afghan government’s representatives and former Taliban leaders to lay the groundwork for peace talks is expected to take place this week in Dubai, sources said on Wednesday. A source close to the peace process said the meeting was likely to take place on Friday or Saturday in …

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Ministers-designate being introduced to WJ today

KABUL: Second vice-president Sarwar Danish is scheduled to introduce ministers-designate for the remaining 16 cabinet seats to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) today (Wednesday) for a vote of confidence, an official said. Wolesi Jirga Secretary Abdul Raouf Inaami said that the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry would share the particulars of the cabinet …

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Efforts on to decide timeframe and venue for peace talks: MoFA

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said that efforts are underway to determine timeframe and venue of peace talks with the Taliban. This came at a time that leaders of the national unity government had said that peace parleys between the government and the Taliban will start …

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