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Business owners moan power shortages in Kabul

AT News KABUL: Power shortages have impaled businesses and manufacturing companies in Kabul as members of the Afghan Craftsmen Association say electricity outage has caused a reduction in their productions and affected domestic industries for years. “Even in the winter, they provide us just with 10 to 12 hours of …

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China pledges $7.5m in emergency aid

AT News KABUL: China has pledged to provide $7.5 million in emergency humanitarian aid for victims of a deadly earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces. A flight carrying the first shipment of the aid including tents, sheets and convertible beds would reach Afghanistan on Monday. Global Times quoted Foreign Ministry …

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Russia alarmed by ISIL and Al-Qaeda threats from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Led by Russia, the Central Asian countries have expressed their deep concern over the threat of terrorism spreading in the region perceived to be due to the growing activity of international terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. Defense ministers of Russia and Central Asian countries met in Moscow on …

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Karzai meets members of Erfan Foundation

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai met with a number of members of the Erfan Social Foundation. In this meeting, the participants talked about providing the ground for lessons and education and development of professional skills for girls and boys across Afghanistan as well as innovation in the health …

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Bombing in Badakhshan leaves 2 injured

AT News KABUL: Two people have been injured after a roadside bomb went off in Yaftal district of Badakhshan province on Saturday, sources said. A car carrying head of Taliban’s environment director in Yaftal district rammed into a roadside bomb. Sources said at least two people were injured in the …

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India resumes diplomatic mission in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India has resumed its diplomatic mission in Afghanistan after sending a technical team to its embassy in Kabul, more than ten months after it was closed following the Taliban’s takeover of the war-torn country. New Delhi said the team was sent to the Indian embassy to monitor …

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Aid auditor accuses U.S. of withholding information on Afghanistan’s fall

AT News KABUL: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is accusing the State Department and United States Agency for International Development of withholding information about the fall of the Afghan government during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan last August. SIGAR director John Sopko said in the letter to Secretary of State …

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Aid arrives as rescuers race to help survivors of deadly quake

AT News KABUL: Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,500 people and left thousands more homeless. Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a huge relief effort was ongoing inside and outside the quake-struck …

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