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Iran spurns report on providing cash, weapons to Taliban

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iranian ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, has rejected the the claim that the government of Iran is supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan by providing them cash and weapons. The Wall Street Journal the other day quoted Bahrami, as saying that they had not supported the Taliban …

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Week-long power outage sparks protest in Nangarhar

AT-JALALABAD: Hundreds of residents of eastern Nangarhar province took to streets to protest against week-long power breakdown. The protestors blocked Kabul-Jalalabad highway for several hours. They blamed the government for turning its blind eye to the issue. According to sources, militants in Uzbin area have cut electricity transmission lines which …

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Afghanistan can join BTK railway project: Afghan envoy

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan Ambassador to Azerbaijan said that Afghanistan had the opportunity to join the important Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project which will help the country to speed up the rebuilding process. Mohammad Taqi Khalili told Trend News Agency, that Afghanistan could join the railway project through the Lapis Lazuli …

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Afghanistan to launch online marketplace

Afghanistan plans to launch its first online marketplace to allow local businesses to export products directly to world markets, an official said Thursday, the latest effort to boost the country’s stalling economy. The Afghanistan International Commodity Exchange Market will aim to provide businesses access to international traders online and boost …

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Afghanistan to receive $2.8 billion from ARTF

KABUL: Endorsing the Financing Strategy Agreement for the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), Afghanistan will receive $ 2.8 billion in grant assistance during the three years, a statement from the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. From this assistance, the statement said that $1.2 billion would be provided to support …

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Oslo talks are different from previous informal sessions: HPC

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) said that peace parleys between representatives of the government and the Taliban in Norway are different from previous informal peace talks. According to sources, representatives of the government and the Taliban attended an international conference in Oslo, the capital city of Norway, …

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