President Alavi of Pakistan meets Abdullah; We have high stakes in peace; War in Afghanistan troubles Pakistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistani President Aref Alavi met Afghanistan’s point man for peace Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the Afghan peace negotiations, despite fears that Islamabad is banking on Kabul’s desperation for peace to woo Afghanistan for its own cause. In the third and last day …

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Afghans need to feel peace to believe it; NATO

“PPIEDs killed or injured more than 100 civilians in August alone. Stop using these illegal improvised landmines. This is not the road to peace,” UNAMA says. AT News KABUL: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo says all the Afghans need to feel the benefits of peace to believe …

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Afghanistan to reopen schools amid fears of virus spike

AT News KABUL: The government announced to reopen all state-run school on October 3rd across the country, while the threats of Corona virus pandemic are not completely removed. All government and private schools and universities remained closed for five months because of the epidemic threats. The universities reopened in early …

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Danish says Taliban must gain Afghans’ trust

AT News KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danish called on the Taliban to start building trust and gaining confidence of the Afghan nation, warning that Afghans will never backpedal on their past gains. Speaking in a ceremony to mark International Day of Access to Information, Mr. Danish said that preservation …

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Intransigent Taliban still ramping up violence

By Mohammad Ehsan KABUL: Media reports have shown intensification of violence and severe war in the country – the Taliban has significantly surged the aggressive attacks, killing and maiming our people. Only within the past six months, more than 3,500 civilians were killed or maimed, and also a huge number …

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Karzai saddened over civilian casualties in Daikundi

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed deep sorrows on civilian casualties in Daikundi province. At least 14 civilians most of them women and children were killed and another three wounded after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb early Tuesday in Soleiman Abad village of the Kejran district, according …

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Taliban-style religious panel draws ire of Heratis

AT News KABUL: The hajj and religious affairs department in the western province of Herat has recently established an office titled ‘Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice’, aiming to supervise daily jobs in marketplace and other public areas. Abdul Khaleq Haqqani, head of provincial hajj and religious affairs department, …

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President Ghani fires 17 aides

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani dismissed 17 of his advisers and dissolved their offices. A source in the government said Tuesday that the presidential advisers were fired in a suggestion by the administrative affairs office. “The president dismissed 17 of his advisers after deliberating and dissolved their offices,” said …

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Fresh coronavirus cases drop sharply

AT News KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said it has registered 15 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 39,254 throughout the country. These cases came positive from 279 suspected samples tested during this period of time, according to the ministry. …

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