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Korea to build hundreds of houses for returnees

AT News KABUL: The Republic of Korea and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have joined hands to construct permanent houses for 253 families in the priority return areas of Afghanistan. The generous contribution from the Government of Korea will be channeled towards UNHCR’s cash for shelter project in Afghanistan. Through …

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Taliban reject ‘foreign influence’ in peace talks

AT News KABUL: Taliban spokesman in Qatar said any foreign interference in Afghanistan peace talks must end and Afghans will have to resolve their domestic conflict on their own. Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem Wardak in a tweet said that no foreign country should interfere in peace negotiations and Afghans must …

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IDPs in dire straits

Displaced children at high risk of severe illness AT News KABUL: A number of Internal Displaced People (IDPs) families say that their children are getting ill and are prone to more illness due to lack of shelters in Faryab districts. These people were forced to flee their homes due to …

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Woman found dead in Kandahar

AT News KABUL: A dead body of a woman with a peeled face and head was found in Kandahar, police officials said on Wednesday. The residents have found her in Aino Mina, Police Spokesman Jamal Naser Barekzai said. The scene showed a woman dead body lying in the ground with …

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10 people die of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: At least 10 patients have lost their lives battling the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday. The death tolls jumped to 1,436 since the pandemic outbreak started in the country months ago. 40 new positive coronaviruses were also recorded …

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2 dead in terrorist bombing in Takhar

AT News KABUL: At least two civilians were killed and 12 others received injuries when a motorbike bombing went off in Kalafgan district of northern Takhar province, security officials said Wednesday. The target of the blast was the police chief, Khair Mohammad Timor, according to police. Police said that a …

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Editorial: Issue of human rights

As the intra-Afghan negotiations offer hope for peace after more than four decades of conflict in Afghanistan, thoughts are circulating in almost all off Afghans’ minds regarding how would their future look like? The key demand of theirs is a sustainable peace settlement that ensures their human and other basic …

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Afghanistan wins seat at UN Commission on Women

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women for a four-year term, said Afghan embassy to the UN. Afghan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Adela Raz, called the membership of the commission a “historic victory”. This is the first …

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