Home / Nation (page 786)

Nation

104 rebels eliminated in raids

AT-KABUL: Nearly 104 Taliban fighters were killed and 89 others were wounded in different crackdowns carried out by security forces in several parts of the country. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a press release on Saturday that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) …

Read More »

Abdullah vows to protect journalists, media freedom

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Amidst growing criticism about threats to newsmen in the country, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah, on Saturday said that meager attention has been paid to enforce the Access to Information Law which has created hurdles for journalist. Abdullah, however, vowed to leave no stone unturned …

Read More »

CASA-1000 electricity transmission deal signed

AT-KABUL: The long-awaited Central Asia South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission projected signed in Istanbul city of Turkey on Friday. Based on the agreement signed in October, 2015, the project will bring $45 million in transit revenue. The project is expected to export electricity from hydropower stations in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan …

Read More »

US drone strikes kill 57 rebels in last 4-month

KABUL: US drone strikes in Afghanistan killed 57 insurgents during the last four months, a leading France news agency reports. US drones carried out six times during this year in different eastern provinces including Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan, the news agency reported. The drone targeted Al-Qaeda and other militants’ hideouts. …

Read More »

15 insurgents dead in Kunduz firefight

KABUL: Fifteen militants have been killed when heavy-armed insurgents mounted attacks on police check posts in northeastern Kunduz province, police spokesman said on Friday. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban stormed police check posts in Chagor Qashlaq locality in Khanabad district. Soon after the attack, fresh reinforcements …

Read More »

New Delhi supplies three Cheetal helicopters to Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: India has delivered three Cheetal helicopters along with allied equipment and spares to Afghanistan, Indian junior defense minister told parliament on Friday. Indian Minister of State for Defense Rao Inderjit Singh told the lower house of India (Lok Sabha) in a written reply that the three helicopters …

Read More »

People involved in vote rigging must be trialed: FEFA

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Free & Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday asked the government to bring to justice those who were involved in fraud in last year’s presidential and provincial councils’ elections. Program Manager of FEFA, Naeem Asghari, in a press conference here said that the electoral commissions …

Read More »

Obama’s grandmother visits Makkah

Paternal grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama attended an exhibition detailing the life of the Prophet Mohammad at the end of a pilgrimage in the Saudi city of Makkah, local media reported Wednesday. Sara Omar, who is in her 90s, arrived in Makkah – considered in Islam to be the …

Read More »