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Central Asia worried about Taliban advances

AT News KABUL: As Taliban advance in northern Afghanistan, Central Asian countries are more and more worried about the danger of the militants infiltrating the region, urging the Taliban to return to peace talks. Central Asian parliamentarians raised the issue at an inter-parliamentary meeting on Thursday in Tajikistan, attended by …

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Afghanistan lags far behind in taming human trafficking

AT News             KABUL: The U.S. State Department has ranked Afghanistan as the third deficient country in the world in the fight against human trafficking. The US State Department in its 644-page annual report on the state of the fight against human trafficking devoted 15 pages to Afghanistan. Concerned about continued …

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Talks on Turkey’s Afghanistan mission in doldrums

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkey has not made a final decision on its participation in ensuring the security of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul after foreign troops leave, as talks regarding the issue are still ongoing, the country’s Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar said. Ankara announced in June that it …

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Abdullah: We won’t stay silent to Taliban

AT News KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s peace council, on Wednesday said that people will not stay silent against Taliban as they continue to encroach towards main cities amid escalating violence. Addressing the sixth meeting of the leadership committee of the High Council of National Reconciliation, he said foreign …

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Covid-19: 1,557 cases, 91 deaths

AT News KABUL: The ministry of public health reported 1,557 confirmed cases with 91 fatalities recorded within 24 hours across the country. The new tally was recorded out of 5,051 samples, according to the ministry. During this period, 996 people were recovered. The total number of cases surpasses 12, 0216 …

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Editorial: A legacy of failure

Clock is ticking on America’s pullout from Afghanistan, as a handful of NATO allies Germany, Czech Republic and Georgia have already withdrawn the last contingents of their troops from the war-ravaged country after two decades of fighting an insurgency that has just gained momentum by their departure – a war …

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Germany completes troop pull-out from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Germany has completed the pullout of its last contingent of troops from Afghanistan, German Defense Minister announced on Tuesday, ending a 20-year mission in the still war-battered country. The last remaining German soldiers of NATO’s Resolute Support mission left the camp in Mazar-e-Sharif by the German Air …

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India concerned as Afghan war escalates

AT News KABUL: India expresses concerns over the recent developments and security situation in Afghanistan. The country’s national security adviser office issued a statement on Wednesday, in which all Indian national residing in Afghanistan have been asked to be “careful”. New Delhi calls situation in Afghanistan as a matter of …

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