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Govt urged to reject indefinite detention without trial

 AT-KABUL: Human Rights Watch urged the Afghan government to reject a new law that permits indefinite detention of security suspects without trial. An amendment to the criminal procedure code, imposed by presidential decree, allows Afghan authorities to detain for a renewable one-year period anyone suspected of crimes against internal or …

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Many parts of Achin district cleared of IS militants: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Most of parts of Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province have been cleared of the Islamic State (IS) militants, said a local official on Sunday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the provincial governor office, told Radio Azadi that at least 150 IS fighters have been killed over …

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Terrorism was imposed on Afghans: MoFA

Regional cooperation needed to combat terrorism, says deputy foreign minister AT-KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Afghanistan on Sunday said that Afghans has not engineered terrorism but it was imposed on them by other countries. Addressing a one day conference titled “Afghanistan Reconnected Business Take Action to Unlock Trade …

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Political parties urge govt to improve security situation

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Political Parties Home, a cluster of political parties, and civil society organizations in a joint gathering asked the National Unity Government (NUG) to improve the deteriorating security situation and bring reforms. Representatives of the political parities expressed their deep concerns over deteriorating security situation in …

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NDS arrests seven militants in Kandahar

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has arrested seven Taliban insurgents in southern Kandahar province. A press statement issued by the NDS here on Sunday said that its operatives have arrested seven Taliban insurgents. The spy agency has recovered ammunition, a transmission set, AK47 assault rifles and other equipment …

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Quake victims in Takhar get relief items

AT-KABUL: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) with support of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Kabul provided relief assistance to the recent earthquake victims in northern Takhar province. A press statement issued here said that following order of the president of the UAE, Khalifa Bin Zayed …

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Probe team assures to bring Rukhshana’s killer to justice

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A delegation appointed by President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani to probe Rukhshana’s stoning by the Taliban in Ghor province, on Sunday promised to follow the case strictly to bring the culprits to the justice. The delegation comprised of advisor to the president Anayatullah Baleegh, representatives from the Attorney …

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Diabetes claimed 3,567 lives in six months: MoPH

Health ministry lacks budget to fight diabetes successfully By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: As the number of people with diabetes is rising at an alarming rate, Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that diabetes claimed lives of 3,567 people in the past six months but it lacks budget to control it. Commemorating …

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