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Tagab district cleared of militants: MoI

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) claimed on Monday that police has cleared Tagab district of Badakhshan province from the militants while launching a successful operation. In a media statement, the ministry said that four armed Taliban insurgents were killed and nine others injured in the operation. In the …

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‘Moscow eyes inking security deal with Kabul’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Russian ambassador in a meeting with the second deputy to the chief executive officer of Afghanistan said that Moscow is eager to sign a security agreement with Kabul. The Russian ambassador in Kabul, Alexander Mantytskiy, called on Mohammad Mohaqiq and briefed the latter on the assistance provided …

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Taliban commanders give up fighting in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Separately, two Taliban commanders, Qari Abdul Khabir, and Qari Eidi Mohammad along with their men joined the government initiated peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday. “The two groups were involved in anti-state activities however they handed over their ammunitions to the government,” officials …

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Kabul Orphanage Department gets $80k in aid

KABUL: The Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a charity organization, donated around $80,000 for launching training programs in Kabul Orphanage Department (KOD). Vocational and technical programs would cover about 300 orphans in Tahia Maskan and Alawdin orphanage centers. The agreement was signed by the program coordinator of IRW, Mir Afzal Sadat, …

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Retrial of Al Jazeera staff set to resume in Egypt

The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists over alleged links to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is set to resume in Cairo. The Court of Cassation ordered the retrial of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed after overturning a lower court’s verdict which found them guilty of aiding the outlawed group. …

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Australia PM announces new counterterror measures

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that his government will tighten immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced in a bid to combat the threat from “home-grown terrorists”. The measures announced on Monday would revoke or suspend Australian citizenship …

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Egypt president says need growing for joint Arab force

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the escalating threat of armed factions. Sisi also said on Sunday in a recorded address aired by state television that Egypt’s military has no interest in …

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Men behind robbing Afs76m from state bank identified

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Officials in the Central Bank said Sunday that those behind allegedly robbing of Afs76 million from a branch of the state bank in southern Kandahar province have been identified, and would be arrested in near future. Azadi Radio quoted the second deputy chief of Da Afghanistan Bank, …

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