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Afghan girls robotics team won second place in global Innovation for Environmental Change 2021

AT News KABUL: Months after being forced to leave Afghanistan, the Afghan girls’ robotics team won second prize in an international competition for environmental change among 88 countries, the team captain told Rukhshana Media. The competition took place two months ago online, where Somaya Faruqi, Shabnam Nurzai and Ayda Haydarpour …

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India’s wheat shipment to Afghanistan to begin in February

KABUL: India’s wheat shipment to Afghanistan as part of its humanitarian aid to the country through the Pakistani soil is expected to start early February as New Delhi and Islamabad have finally agreed on the modalities after months of discussions, a media report said on Saturday. India has been pitching for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to …

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Over 6,000 terrorists operate in northern Afghanistan, says Russian envoy

AT News KABUL: Militants from various terrorist organizations operating in northern Afghanistan are a threat to Tajikistan, Russian Ambassador to Dushanbe Igor Lyakin-Frolov said in an interview with TASS. “The threat does exist. According to certain data, around 6,000 militants of various terrorist organizations are operating in Afghanistan’s northern areas. …

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Pakistan’s National Security Adviser visits Kabul

AT News KABUL: Moeed Yusuf, National Security Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister arrived in Kabul on Saturday at the head of a delegation to discuss a broad range of issues with the Taliban. A Taliban official confirmed Moeed’s visit, saying he would discuss various issues with Taliban officials. Yusuf had …

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UK pledges £97 million to support 2.7m Afghans

AT News KABUL: The UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has pledged £97 million of emergency UK aid to the Afghan people to provide life-saving food and emergency health support, as well as water and sanitation facilities. This latest allocation of vital support means the UK has now delivered on its promise …

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U.S. judge gives White House 2 weeks to assess frozen Afghan funds

AT News KABUL: A United States judge on Friday gave the Biden administration two weeks to decide what should be done with $7 billion of frozen Afghanistan central bank funds, which some victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks want and which the Taliban claims is theirs. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan gave …

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WFP chief says situation in Afghanistan ‘horrific’

AT News KABUL: Millions of people in Afghanistan are facing a dire situation as they struggle to cover their basic needs, said executive director of UN’s World Food Program David Beasley. “Afghanistan was already one of the poorest countries in the world, with 20 years, at least, of conflict with the Taliban,” …

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WFP chief says situation in Afghanistan ‘horrific’

AT News KABUL: Millions of people in Afghanistan are facing a dire situation as they struggle to cover their basic needs, said executive director of UN’s World Food Program David Beasley. “Afghanistan was already one of the poorest countries in the world, with 20 years, at least, of conflict with the Taliban,” …

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Millions in Afghanistan at risk as donors can’t transfer funds

AT News KABUL: A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council finds that Western economic measures imposed on Afghanistan since Taliban takeover are preventing aid agencies from moving funds into and within the country, blocking millions from receiving emergency relief. The report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) shows …

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Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’, UN chief tells Security Council

AT News KABUL: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday that Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” calling for countries to authorize all transactions needed to carry out humanitarian activities in the country. Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the …

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