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Afghanistan reports 22 COVID-19 cases

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has recorded 22 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 38,919 across the country. The Public Health Ministry said that out of 95 suspected samples, 22 of them were reported positive – 17 cases were recorded in Balkh, three …

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Ghani urges Taliban again for ceasefire

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has once again called on the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire in the country. He said this after unidentified gunmen shot dead the deputy chairman for provincial council of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday. Ayub Gharwal came under attack when he was on …

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Car bombing kills service member in Balkh

AT News KABUL: A car bombing in northern Afghanistan killed one Afghan security service member and wounded eight, police authorities said. A security forces member was killed in a car bombing that happened on the outskirts of Dehdadi district, said provincial police spokesman, Adelshah Adel. He said the bombing targeted …

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Assault victim objects to court ruling

Police say 4 men convicted of raping a teenager in Balkh who were sentenced to 3 months in prison had served their time AT News KABUL: A teenage girl has objected to a court ruling two years against four men convicted of sexual assault in northern Afghanistan. Police officials say …

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Afghanistan inks $2.2b deal with China

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has signed a contract worth a whopping $2.2 billion with China to maintain original status of pine nuts and develops its markets globally. “Although the pine nuts were exported globally, but they never got known as Afghan-product since it was smuggled to neighboring countries through illegal …

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Trump says Taliban are ‘Tough,’ ‘Smart’

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US President Donald Trump has said that Taliban are “Tough,” and “Smart”, but the US is dealing well with the group. “They’re very tough, they’re very smart, they’re very sharp, but you know it’s been 19 years and even they are tired of fighting, in …

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Editorial: Focus on connecting points in talks!

As expected, the intra-Afghan talks in Doha are making slow progress as unraveling the decades-long conflict is indeed no easy task. The Afghan government and the Taliban negotiating teams have agreed on only one of two contradictory items so far, predominantly related to the internal code of conduct and the …

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Afghanistan COVID-19 cases see a slight drop

AT News KABUL: Public health officials say that 25 new cases of Coronavirus were identified and registered across the country, taking the total number of patients to 39,000. The ministry of public health said Friday in a statement that the new patients of the coronavirus were found in the provinces …

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