Dozens killed in Egypt church fire

AT Kabul: At least 40 people have been killed and 45 injured in a fire in a church in the Egyptian city of Giza, according to two security sources. An electrical fire broke out during mass as 5,000 people gathered at the Coptic Abu Sifin church in the Imbaba neighbourhood …

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Europe considered aid to Afghanistan conditional on the establishment of an inclusive government

AT Kabul: As the first anniversary of the Taliban take over approaches, the European Union’s special representative for Afghanistan has said that the EU’s assistance to Afghanistan is conditional on the establishment of an inclusive government. Thomas Nicholson, the European Union’s special representative for Afghanistan, tweeted today (Sunday, 14 August) …

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Afghan girls face uncertain future after a year of no school

AT For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. House schools became common in Kabul, …

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9,500 Afghan refugees are still in temporary accommodation

AT Kabul: About 9,500 are still in temporary accommodation, almost one year on from the Taliban seizing power The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its recent report said that about 25 million Afghans currently live in poverty, and 900,000 jobs might be lost this year, …

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Flash floods kill dozens in Afghanistan

AT Kabul: At least ten people, including women and children, died in flooding in seven provinces of the country that started on Thursday night. Residents of Gardez city, the capital of Paktia, said that the floods came on Thursday night and harmed the residents of this city. It has caused …

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Moscow warns of end to Russia-U.S. relations

AT Kabul: Any possible seizure of Russian assets by the United States will completely destroy Moscow’s bilateral relations with Washington, TASS quoted the head of the North American Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Saturday, August 13, 2022. “We warn the Americans of the detrimental consequences of …

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Indian diplomats returned to Kabul

AT Kabul: The Indian Foreign Minister SJ Shankar, has said that a team of Indian diplomats has gone to Afghanistan, except for the ambassador of that country, and India is interested in continuing its people-to-people relations, considering the long historical relations with the Afghan society. Jay Shankar stated that Indian …

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Games Taliban play: Why India must engage in Afghanistan

Anand K Sahay AT Kabul: The recent killing of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawhiri in a CIA drone strike in Kabul, at an address evidently linked to Taliban interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, is very bad optics for the regime. It raises complex questions about the Taliban, and requires us to ponder …

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Over 400 private schools close in Afghanistan: Report

AT Kabul: More than 400 private schools across Afghanistan have closed their doors due to various reasons, including economic problems, according to a report. Zabihullah Furqani, a member of the Union of Private Schools, said that many students gave up school due to poverty, while girls from grade six to …

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Ex-president Ghani blames Khalilzad for his ouster

AT Kabul: Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has broken his silence around a year after the collapse of his government to give an interview blaming the US, politicians in Kabul and others for the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. In his first televised interview with newly established media outlet Afghan Broadcasting …

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