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32 people killed in three-day ceasefire: Report

AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says in a report that 32 people were killed in seven incidents during the three-day cease fire announced by the Taliban for the Eid ul Adha festivities. The commission said on Wednesday that another 122 people were injured in five provinces. …

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Parliament rejects Loya Jirga as ‘illegal’

AT News KABUL: The Parliament Speaker, Mir Rahman Rahmani has opposed President Ghani’s announcement over calling the Loya Jirga to make decision on the fate of Taliban prisoners, saying it was against the law, arguing that the parliament should decision in this regard. He wrote on his Facebook page on …

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Turkmenistan to send more humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agency. The humanitarian aid will contain sets of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (Real-time PCR) systems. The order instructs the Ministry of Health and Medical …

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Kabul, Tehran sign MoU on goods transit

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked with Afghanistan’s private sector on transit via Chabahar port, FNA has reported. Aqayee made the remarks on Wednesday and noted, “An MoU …

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“Balance of Engagement” as a Foreign Policy Approach for Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace and Stability

By Sayed Maqsood Sadat Since its independence (1919), Afghanistan is constantly experiencing strategic shift both in domestic affairs as well as in Foreign Policy approaches: from Monarchy to Presidency form of governance and from Communism to Capitalism political system. Eventually, the state name in Afghanistan has been changed at least …

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