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UNHCR calls for urgent increase in international support for ‘humanitarian crises in Afghanistan

AT-Kabul: At the end of a two-day joint visit to Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, called on donors to urgently increase and sustain support for the humanitarian response. The UNHCR said that this …

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Editorial: Pompeo visit to Pakistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pakistan on Wednesday for talks with government functionaries to galvanize fraying bilateral relations with Islamabad and reiterate Washington’s demands for the country to fight militants there and in Afghanistan. Pompeo later left for New Delhi for another key visit. Pompeo’s visit comes a few days after …

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123 militants killed in military raids

AT-KABUL: At least 123 militants were killed and 36 others wounded after several crackdowns on insurgent strongholds within the past days. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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11 Haqqani affiliates nabbed in NDS sting

AT-KABUL: In the wake of the death of the notorious militant Haqqani Network leader, the intelligence operatives have arrested 11 loyalists of the group in Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives succeeded to arrest a group of 11 fighters of Haqqani Terrorist Network during an operation in Kabul …

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Two projects launched to boost agriculture

The US Agency for International Development and Afghan Agriculture Ministry have launched two projects to boost agriculture in Afghanistan. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Herbie Smith and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Minister Naseer Durrani launched two new value chain projects to improve Afghanistan’s …

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Founder of Haqqani network dies; Taliban says

AT-KABUL: Taliban confirmed on Tuesday that Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder and leader of one of the deadliest and most feared terrorist groups, Haqqani militant network, has died after a long illness. Taliban in a statement said Jalaluddin Haqqani who has been suffering from an illness died at the age of 79; …

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