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Peshawar mosque blast kills at least 28 people in Pakistan

AT Kabul: At least 28 people were killed and more than 140 others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines during afternoon prayers on Monday. Security officials, confirming that it was a suicide attack, said the bomber was standing in the …

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US special envoy for Afghanistan kicks off new round of tours

AT Kabul: The US State Department wrote in a statement that “Thomas West”, the country’s special representative for Afghanistan affairs, will travel to Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland in his new round of trips from January 29 to February 4 to discuss Afghanistan. During these trips, West will consult with US …

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Russia, Pakistan to discuss recent Afghan developments

AT News Kabul: Pakistan and Russia would review progress of the interim Afghan government in fulfilling the commitments made with the international community for forming an inclusive government, and to denying terrorist outfits a space to operate from its soil, Pakistani media reported. Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, who is …

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Salang highway closed for heavy trucks

AT Kabul: The Salang highway, connecting Kabul with Northern provinces, has been closed for cargo trucks due to heavy snowfall, an official said on Sunday. The Maintenance department of Salang says that due to the snowfall, the Salang highway is blocked for high-tonnage vehicles. According to this directorate, since last …

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Sanctions limit Kabul’s ability to fight ISIS, says Russia

AT News Kabul: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Sirmolotov asked the authorities of Taliban interim government to increase efforts to eradicate terrorism, adding that this issue was particularly discussed during the recent Kabul visit of Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov. This senior Russian diplomat told Tass news …

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Afghan Journalists in Pakistan Demand Intl Action

AT Kabul: Afghan journalists in Pakistan held protests calling for their situation to be addressed by relevant organizations for their evacuations to be facilitated. Mahmoud Kochi, one of the Afghan journalists in Pakistan, during the protest meeting today told media that they are facing serious problems and have been homeless …

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Kabul residence complaining of increased electricity bills in winter

AT Kabul: With the interruption of electricity imported from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, it has been about a month that Kabul and several other provinces of the country have only 1-2 hours of electricity in 24 hours. The citizens of Kabul say that although they had few hours of electricity in …

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Russian troops enter Vuhledar, block Ukrainian arms supply

AT Kabul: The advisor to the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Kimakovsky, confirmed on Thursday that Russian troops have entered and surrounded the city of Vuhledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic. “They entered and gained ground along the outskirts [of Vuhledar], thereby blocking the enemy’s forces. …

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Iran envoy stresses need for inclusive gov. in Afghanistan

AT News Kabul: Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, said in an interview with TOLOnews that his country wants the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan. Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan stated “If the Islamic Republic says something, it says it as a brother, it says it out of …

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Heavy snow, rain predicted in 19 provinces

AT Kabul: The Afghanistan Meteorological Department has warned the possibility of snow and heavy rainfall in 19 provinces. On Saturday January 28, this department announced that there is a possibility of snow and heavy rain in the coming days in the provinces of Badakhshan, Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Panjshir, …

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