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Massive fire breaks out at market in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: As many as 25 shops were completely burnt after a major fire broke out at a market in northern Kunduz province, late the other night. Sayed Jahangeer Keramat, a security official in the province, said that the fire was caused due to a short circuit. “A major fire at …

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Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Balkh

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen killed 13 passengers of a bus in northern Balkh province on Saturday, said an official. Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the Balkh governor office, said that the passengers were attacked on a highway in Zari district of the province. He added that all victims of the deadly …

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SOM meeting: Kabul vows structural reforms for economic growth

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Assuring the donor nations of corruption-free administration, President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday vowed result-oriented structural reforms for economic growth. Addressing the Senior Officers Meeting (SOM) of the donor countries, the president highlighted the achievements made in the last 10 months. Peace process, human rights protection, electoral, …

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New Delhi for stronger ties with Kabul

AT-KABUL: A high-ranking official of the Indian foreign ministry said here that New Delhi is committed to strengthen relations with Kabul further and play its role in improvement of the war-hit country’s economy. Secretary in the external affairs ministry of India, Sujata Mehta, said that Afghan economy would get a …

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Schoolgirls, teachers poisoned in Herat

AT-KABUL: Scores of schoolgirls and teachers were poisoned at a school in Herat City on Saturday. Confirming the incident, spokesman at the Herat Regional Hospital, Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, said that 32 poisoned students and teachers were shifted to hospital for treatment. The teachers and their pupils were poisoned in Abdul …

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Electronic ID cards issuance delay stirs protest in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Hundreds of civil rights activists, representatives of political parties and residents of Kabul City staged protest demonstration against delay in issuance of the electronic national identification cards (e-ID cards) They asked President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah to put aside their political differences. They said the …

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President wants Afghan-Iran border to be a trade hub

KABUL: Kabul has always tried to improve trade ties with Tehran, President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday, desiring greater bilateral cooperation in the wake of the Iran-US agreement. During a meeting with Iran’s Interior Minister Abdul Raza Rahmani Fazli at the Presidential Palace here, Ghani stressed the need for enhanced …

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Delegates from 70 nations, int’l forums attend RECCA VI in Kabul

India-Iran-Afghanistan connectivity via Chabahar port, Pak-China economic corridor via Gawadar port, KASA 1000, Afghanistan-Central Asia and Europe connectivity via a railway line are some of the significant economic regional projects to be discussed in the conference Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi KABUL: The Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan—themed “The Silk …

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