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Afghanistan With No Defence Strategy

By Dr Florance Ebrahimi In a major assault on the Afghan security forces Taliban killed, wounded or kidnapped at least 33 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Jurm district of north-eastern Badakhshan province. Northern Province of Badakhshan has been relatively peaceful as compared to other unstable and war …

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Expansion of AfPak trade ties stressed

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held the third ‘Made in Pakistan’ exhibition in Kabul on Wednesday. The three-day exhibition, held in Inter-Continental Hotel, was inaugurated by high-ranking Afghan officials, Federal Minister of Commerce and Pakistani …

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MoPH expands family planning program

AT-KABUL: Agreements aimed at expanding family planning services were signed between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and nine private hospitals. The hospitals will provide free of cost family planning service to people while the MoPH will supply required medicines and birth control methods to bring down the child and …

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Iran using Afghan refugees in proxy wars in Middle East

“Earlier Iran was sending Afghan refugees to Syria to fight in favor of Bashar al-Assad, and now trying to use Afghans in its proxy war in Yemen” Commend By Mansoor Faizy KABUL: The volatile security situation and human rights violations in Afghanistan remain to be the biggest concerns for Afghan …

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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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