Varsity students in insecure provinces seek migration

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Haunted by fear of being abducted or killed, dozens of students of different universities sought migration to the varsities located in relatively peaceful provinces. The students alleged the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) of adopting a dual policy—support the elite class and ignore the rest. However, the …

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Wolesi Jirga asks govt to name remaining cabinet picks, seeks peace talks details

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday asked the government for details about progress in the peace process and list of the remaining cabinet picks for vote of confidence. Expressing concerns over incomplete cabinet the lawmakers said that managing affairs of provinces and several ministries by the caretakers …

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Passengers’ abduction: Activists set up protest camp outside parliament

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Labor and Development Party (LDP) and large number of rights activists set up a protest camp outside the parliament for release of the 31 passengers who were abducted by armed men on the Kandahar-Kabul highway around 24 days ago. The protestors gathered outside the parliament …

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Policemen among seven killed in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: At least seven people including two policemen were killed after a group of the Taliban fighters attacked a civilian house in southern Ghazni province on Saturday morning, said officials. Governor’s spokesman Shafiq Nang said the Taliban insurgents attacked a house in Gandir area of Andar district early morning and …

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21 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 21 armed militants were killed and eight others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, Ministry of Interior claimed. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security …

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Islamic State, Taliban are separate entities: Abdullah

KABUL: The Taliban and the Islamic State are two different entities with no institutional linkages, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has said. “Some Taliban leaders have declared their allegiance. But we are also watching them closely to stop them from developing (linkages),” the CEO told a media conference in India. …

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Mother of 2, 25-year-old woman commits suicide in Takhar

KABUL: Officials in northern Takhar province on Saturday said a woman had committed suicide in Taloqan, the provincial capital. Sunatullah Timoor, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News the 25-year-old woman died after consuming pesticide. She is survived by two children. Police have started an investigation to ascertain why she …

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Surge in abduction

Kidnappings have been on the rise. Well off people scantly dare to roam freely outside their homes. The richest ones are being accompanied by their legions giving little chance to kidnapers to kidnap them. The government looks just an onlooker. Joblessness is soaring. Security situation is deteriorating. And there is …

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We want to see strategic changes in our neighboring state’s policy:  Qanuni

Ulumi seeks end to the wrangling in the NUG so that peace process could be made effective AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Only tactical changes in policy of neighboring country are not enough for brining lasting peace to Afghanistan, said the ex-Vice President Yunus Qanuni on Friday. Talking to a gathering …

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Karzai sees Afghanistan’s success against terrorism in national unity

AT News Report-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai said that Afghanistan’s success against the menace of extremism and terrorism lies in national unity. Talking to a gathering on the occasion of the 20th death anniversary of the founder of Wahdat-e-Mili party, Abdul Ali Mazari, Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan was on the …

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