British Museum to display, keep Karzai’s chapan

AT-KABUL: The British Museum has decided to display and keep the ex-President Hamid Karzai’s chapan (a traditional cloak). Nancy Hatch Dupree, the director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University, in a meeting with Hamid Karzai handed him a letter from the British Museum regarding the decision. Karzai accepted the …

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Scant resources mar volley ball team for taking part in domestic, int’l events

By Akhtar M. Nikzad: General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan (GDPESA) said the women’s national volleyball team cannot participate in the friendly matches and international sport events due to lack of capacity and capability. In an interview with Afghanistan Times, the deputy chief of Afghanistan National Volleyball Federation …

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Overhauling ties: Kabul, Peshawar agree to set up working group

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governments agreed to establish a joint working group within a week in order to improve relations while finding new venues for cooperation. On his way back to Peshawar, talking to media-persons onboard the aircraft, KP Chief Minister (CM) Pervaiz Khattak said the …

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“Afghanistan eagerly wants ties with Azerbaijan enhanced”

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan’s ambassador to Azerbaijan said that Kabul values relations with Baku highly and the Afghan government is committed to strengthen bilateral ties with Azerbaijan. In a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov, Afghan envoy Muhammad Taqi Khalili said that his country wants deeper relations …

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Afghanistan eyes India’s support in empowering women

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani asked India for help to train Afghan women in technical and vocational fields. Talking at an interactive session organized the other day by FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi, the first lady said that Indian businesswomen could help Afghan female entrepreneur to …

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Time to do more

The Taliban are no more in power, but Afghan women are still caught in the cobweb of centuries-old and outdated social norms. There is no end in sight to miseries of girls and women despite high claims of leaders about democracy and institutionalizing in the past over 13 years. They …

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Pakistan extends facilities to Afghan traders

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Commerce Minister of Pakistan, Khurram Dastgir, on Thursday said that Islamabad has extended facilities to Afghan traders aimed at strengthening trade ties between the two neighboring countries. Speaking at a press conference here in the Embassy of Pakistan, Dastgir said that Pakistan has reduced a range …

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International Forces in Afghanistan Failed to Unroot Terrorism – Moscow

Drug trafficking has increased in Afghanistan despite NATO attempts, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. KABUL: The US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan failed to eliminate terrorism and drug production in the country during the 13-year war, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. “International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan has …

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Elimination of terrorists’ financers must for peace: Karzai

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak and his accompanying delegation on Wednesday said that elimination of financial sources of terrorism is a must for bringing peace to the region. The two leaders explored ways to bring lasting peace …

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Abdullah, Dastgir discuss bilateral trade opportunities

AT-KABUL: Commerce Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir Khan called on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdulllah on Wednesday, discussing different mutual issues including Kabul-Islamabad trade ties and utilizing the current opportunities for boosting commerce relations between the two countries. During the meeting, Dastgir said there are several opportunities for …

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