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Black Water seeking Afghan mines’ security pact

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The controversial private security tycoon, Erik Prince—founder of Black Water firm, has emphasized on getting security responsibility of mineral mines in Afghanistan, it has been reported. According to sources, Erik Prince in his presentation to the foreign ministry of the United States, has stressed the security of …

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Pakistan broadly agreeing its Taliban-support to undercut Karzai’s govt

Musharraf admits to ISI cultivating terrorists, insists that it is the right strategy for Pakistan to counter the then Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai’s government In an interview with the Guardian, former Dictator of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has admitted that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) helped cultivate the Taliban to counter …

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Trump sought $5b in aid to Afghan security forces

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In his annual budget proposals, US President Donald Trump on Monday sought $5 billion for Afghan security forces and $630 million in civilian assistance to the war-torn country. The budget seeks to further the US goal of a stable South Asia by supporting the Afghan government and …

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UK increases number of elite force in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Kingdom has announced increase in number of its elite force in Afghanistan to assist those already here under the Resolute Support Mission, a media report said on Sunday. According to reports the UK has taken a formal decision to deploy up to 50 additional commandos …

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Retirees condemn pension delays

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kabir, 70, spends his days in Kabul’s finance ministry trying to access an entire year of pension payments that he is owed. The former officer at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said, “I worked for 40 years to protect the stability and security of my country …

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Pashtun Spring in Pakistan; ‘Pakistan’s security agencies conduct slow motion Pashtun genocide and sponsor terrorism in Afghanistan’

AT-KABUL:  The Pashtun Long March has reached Islamabad and staged a sit-in in front of press club, wanting Justice for Naqeeb Mahsood, full stop to Pashtun genocide in Pakistan, human rights violations in FATA and Pakistan imposed terrorism and militarism, but it was totally blackout by Pakistani media on the …

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For the First time Afghanistan’s Carpet Exporters participated in 2017

Asia’s leading home textile event will be held from 27 – 30 August, 2018 in Shanghai. The 2017 edition was attended by over 1,096 exhibitors from 30 countries and 38,964 trade buyers from 99 countries and regions. From the last few years, there has been a special Carpet Zone in which 2 companies from Afghanistanparticipated for the …

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UN, India express solidarity with Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, have strongly condemned the attack on a hotel in Kabul. In a statement, UN Secretary-General Guterres offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. “He expresses his solidarity with …

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