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Sovereignty matters: Karzai’s office hits back at Pakistan’s interior minister

KABUL: Pakistan’s interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali in an interview with Fars News Agency (FNA) said that their security forces in coordination with NATO and Afghan government have conducted military operations inside Afghanistan. His remarks have upped concerns of the people of Afghanistan and they look curious to know how …

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Pakistan, terrorism, and peace in the region

Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs and national security, Sartaj Aziz, said the country needs a seismic shift in its relations with Afghanistan, Iran and India. It’s a welcoming move. Yet it looks impossible until Pakistan’s security establishment changes its mood on Pakistan’s foreign relations and …

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Korean Air executive guilty in ‘nut rage’ case

A South Korean court has found a former executive of national airline Korean Air guilty of breaking aviation law over the “nut rage” case. Heather Cho, also known as Hyun-ah, was jailed for one year, avoiding a possible maximum sentence of 10 years. Cho had forced her Seoul-bound plane to …

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Greece bailout talks: No agreement in Brussels

Greek and eurozone officials have failed to reach an agreement over Greece’s debt crisis, though both sides said there was still hope for a deal. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said seven hours of talks in Brussels had been “constructive”. But they ended without a joint statement to outline procedural steps …

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Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap

A deal aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine has been agreed, following marathon talks in Belarus. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February. The deal also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line, but some …

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Karzai lauded for leadership traits

AT-KABUL: The chairman and members of National Welfare Party called on ex-President Hamid Karzai here on Wednesday. They hailed Hamid Karzai for his constructive services over the past 13 years. Muhammad Hassan Jafari, the chairman of the party, termed Karzia as a symbol of pride and a great leader for …

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MoPH vows to augment healthcare services in remote areas

AT-KABUL: Despite the fact that millions of dollars were spent on improvement of healthcare services in the country in past 14 years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday that still 50 percent of Afghans are deprived of healthcare services, most of them in remote areas. “We are trying …

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KM vows to improve capital city sewerage system

AT-KABUL: Pledging to improve the sub-standard canalization system in Kabul city, the Kabul Municipality (KM) on Wednesday kicked off work on construction of a drainage system in 10th jurisdiction of the city. “The sanitation system is 1,700 meters in length, and has the capacity of draining huge amount of sewages. …

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