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No problem

By Khan Wali Khan Basharmal Bomb blasted, tens of dead and hundreds of injured, no problem! The Taliban attacked the Afghan national army, injuring and killing hundreds, no problem, yet still the Taliban are not terrorists, but insurgents and the Afghan government calls them annoyed brothers, no problem. Hush up, …

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Govt-Taliban’s direct talks soon: Report

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of Pakistani media outlets on Wednesday reported that the Afghan government and the Taliban militants would soon hold direct talks after back channel efforts. Pakistan’s Express Tribune quoted a number of unnamed officials as saying that this would be the first time that the two …

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72 insurgents arrested in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday said that 72 suspected insurgents were arrested in eastern Nangarhar province within past 24 hours. In a press statement issued here the ministry said that Afghan National Army (ANA) conducted clearance operations in Achin district of Nangarhar province and netted 72 suspected insurgents. …

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Salang Highway reopens for traffic

KABUL: After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the highway was reopened after hectic efforts at around 5:00 pm. Snowfall, …

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Afghan’s being fooled with fake peace talks

By Dr. Florance Ebrahimi: The new Afghan government, led by President Ashraf Ghani, is faking to the Afghans that they are opening new avenues to bring peace to the war-rattled country. This time, our intellectual president has come up with a new experiment now Kabul turns to Beijing to help it …

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Land grabbing and the plight of commoners

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: Land mafia in this already troubled country has been widening its influence, day by day. The victims here also are the unfortunate civilians with no political backing. When their lands come under the attack of land mafia the hapless civilians cannot do anything but to see their …

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