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Tehran to host Afghan, Iranian literati’s meeting

AT-KABUL: In an attempt to boost up cultural ties between Afghanistan and Iran and bring the people of the two countries closer, the fifth meeting of Afghan and Iranian literati would be held in Tehran this month, said media reports on Monday. The director of Afghanistan Literature House in Tehran, …

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Eight newly sworn in ministers assume charge

KABUL: After garnering vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga eight cabinet nominees were sworn is by President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday will assume their offices this week. Salahuddin Rabbani took charge as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Noorul Haq Ulomi as Minister of Interior, Muhammad Eklil Hakemi as Minister of …

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Plot to assassinate Laghman NDS chief foiled

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday said that an assassination plot of terrorists to kill Laghman NDS chief was thwarted. In a press statement issued here, the spy agency said that after receiving a tip-off the intelligence personal conducted an operation in Mehtarlam city of Laghman province …

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Kabul Bank probe won’t wind up sans results: VP

KABUL: The first vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday said that investigation in the Kabul Bank scandal would not wind up unless those all involved in the case were not brought to the court of justice. While introducing the new finance minister Muhammad Eklil Hakemi to the ministry staffers, the …

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Two abducted children rescued in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: Following a tip-off security forces rescued two abducted children and arrested kidnapers in a raid carried out in Kunduz province, said an official source. While handing over the children to their families, the provincial governor Omar Safi said that all accomplices of the kidnapers whether government officials or civilians …

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Needy people in Jawzjan seek winter aid

KABUL: Poor and needy families in Sheberghan, the capital city of Jawzjan called on government and other concerned organization for help during winter. Rahima, a needy woman, who along with some widows was waiting for winter aid before the provincial governor office, said, the concerned organizations are practicing favoritism in …

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Tribal elders, ulema in Kandahar lend support to ANSF

AT-Kabul: Tribal chieftains and religious scholars from southern Kandahar province expressed their support for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The ulema and tribal elders in a gathering on Sunday asked people to support security forces in their efforts to bring lasting peace to the country. Kandahar Ulema Council head, Maulvi …

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Finland pledges $3m for literacy training programs

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Finland on Sunday pledged to provide $3 million assistance for the literacy sector to help educate 50,000 individuals. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the assistance was signed by the acting minister of education, Mohammad Shafiq Samim and ambassador of Finland, Ari Maki. According to the officials, …

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