Nine nominees survive nerve-wracking confidence vote

KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House of the parliament on Wednesday approved nine cabinet picks and rejected 10 others in the nerve-wracking process of confidence vote. Total 234 MPs were present in the session to cast vote in favor or against the nominees. Each nominated cabinet member required …

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Afghans complain of harassment in Pakistan

AT-KABUL: Following the terror attack on a military-run school in Peshawar last month, Pakistan has adopted a whole unique strategy to appease anger of the public instead of addressing the root cause. Islamabad is using the Afghan refugees as scapegoats to divert attention of the nation from groups that kill …

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Traffic accident kills 6 people

AT-KABUL: Six people died when a car turned turtle in Chak district of Miadan Wardak province. A media statement from the provincial governor office said that the incident took place in Ghanikhel area of the district, when a corolla model car turned turtle. “The car turned turtle on a bridge …

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Pakistan welcomes India’s positive role in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A senior Pakistani official has said that Pakistan will welcome India’s positive role in Afghanistan for peace and stability in the region. Pakistani media outlets quoted the secretary foreign affairs, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudry, as saying that the United States should exert pressure on India to resolve all …

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Air superiority vital to fight militancy

Modern-day technology had significantly reshaped the wars, especially the counter-militancy operations, because insurgency is not different from guerilla warfare. Winning guerilla wars have always been a tough task due to evolving strategies and geo-politics. In such wars foreign actors jump in to secure their interests. Moreover, such wars are easy …

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Displaced families in Kabul battle brutal winter

AT-KABUL: Large number of displaced families (IDP), who escaped war by taking refuge in the capital city of Afghanistan, are battling the harsh winter for survival. For the last 15 days, temperature has dropped below zero in Kabul and its surrounding areas where scores of Afghan displaced families said that …

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Indian embassy in Kabul celebrates 66th Republic Day of India

AT-KABUL: The Embassy of India in Kabul celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India on Monday. A press release emailed by the Indian Embassy in Kabul said that ambassador of India, Amar Sinha hoisted the Indian National Flag at a colorful function in the newly constructed Indian Embassy complex in …

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Birds illegal hunting prevented in Farah

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following reports on illegal hunting of birds by Arab nationals in western Farah province, officials said Monday that efforts have been taken to prevent this illegal act and save the rare birds of Afghanistan. The acting governor of Farah, Mohammad Yunus Rasuli, said a military council was …

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Durand Line security: Afghan delegation in Pakistan for 5-day visit

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As Kabul and Islamabad recently made commitments to join hands in war on terror and eliminating insurgents from the two countries, a delegation comprised of senior security officials traveled to Pakistan to discuss security in both sides of the Durand Line, said officials on Monday. Zaluddin Ayar, …

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