UN chief calls for Afghan ‘cease-fire’

AT News KABUL: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the government of Afghanistan and Taliban to observe a cease fire at a time that the Corona virus is spreading in the country. Gutteres said Saturday that while war is intensifying in Afghanistan, the country’s government forms a delegation …

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Pakistan to temporarily reopen Afghan passageways

AT News KABUL: The government of Pakistan has agreed to temporarily reopen two passageways connecting the country with neighboring Afghanistan, officials in Islamabad confirmed on Saturday. Afghanistan imports nearly half of essentials such flour, rice and cooking oil from Pakistan via the Torkham way in the east and Boldak in …

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Tribal chieftain beheaded in Takhar

AT News KABUL: Local officials in northern Takhar said that the Taliban fighters had first gunned down a tribal elder and then cut his head in Taliqan city of the province. Provincial Police Spokesman, Khalil Assir said the beheading took place in Chakab village of the city. The militants had …

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Rebels kidnap medics in Wardak

AT News KABUL: Three health employees, who were providing public awareness regarding covid-19, have been abducted by the Taliban group in central Wardak province, official said on Wednesday. Provincial Council Member has said the medics were kidnapped in Jalriz district of the province. Deputy of Provincial Council, Sharifullah Hotak called …

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The bloodshed in Gurdwara

The Sikhism has been existed in Afghanistan as minority but considered itself as the common citizens of Afghanistan for the last many decades. Though, majority of Sikh community lives in India. On 25th March, 2020 unidentified militant entered into the sacred place- (Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib) in Kabul and shot …

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Taliban says prisoners ‘won’t rejoin battle’

AT News KABUL: Amid a national criticism over release of hundreds of Taliban prisoners, the militant group has said its prisoners will not rekindle ties with terrorist networks and refrain from resuming fighting against Afghan forces. Taliban Qatar-based political office’s spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, said on Saturday that there is no …

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Seven ‘Haqqani’ terrorists killed by own bomb

AT News KABUL: At least seven members of Haqqani Terrorist Network were killed after their own bomb prematurely went off in southeastern Khost province on Friday, officials confirmed on Saturday. The incident occurred in Liwankhil village of Sabri district of the province, Ministry of Interior said in a statement. According …

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Any alternative to the US financial support

By Hazratullah Habibi The Afghan government needs to rethink of finding alternative if the US is not interested in supporting Afghanistan anymore and quitting it forever. Last week, the US Secretary of States Mike Pompoe visited Afghanistan to mediate between the two rivals, President Ashraf Ghani and his former chief …

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Editorial: A wake-up call

Due to a perpetual war ongoing for decades, Afghanistan’s economy is still not up on its feet. There is an excessive economic dependency on international partners for government expenditure. Amid the fledgling situation of the Afghan economy, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report predicted that the ongoing political uncertainty …

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