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Troubling stories of street harassment (Part-II)

AT-KABUL: Street harassment has become a cancer in the society. Only the government cannot treat social diseases. Street harassment is everyone’s problem .There is need for collective efforts. Therefore, it is responsibility of all and sundry to discourage street harassment by changing their attitude toward girls and women. Impassion Afghanistan …

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Why Should Pakistan Be Added To List of Terrorist States?

Pakistan the Biggest Supporter of International Terrorism! From its establishment based on religious ideology, Pakistan has attempted to use religious extremism and terrorism as tools, in addition to its military forces, to ensure its continued existence. The invasion of the former USSR in Afghanistan and the rule of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq …

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India-Japan Cooperation on Chabahar Could be a Game-Changer for Asia

Collaborating with Tokyo on the port project could serve as a springboard for New Delhi to develop credible partnerships with external stakeholders, and elevate its political and economic profile in the region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Iran drew a great deal of interest, largely on account of …

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Saffron production to increase: MAIL

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The government plans to increase saffron products to 14 tons in the next five years, agricultural officials said Sunday. Lotfullah Rashed, spokesman for the ministry of agriculture said the ministry worked hard to increase the saffron products. Afghanistan has the capacity of producing of 70 tons of …

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Social media can empower women: Raziya Masumi

By M. Nadeem Alizai-Social media is becoming a powerful force in national politics. Issues that are ignored by the mainstream media are highlighted by the social media users. Once there was a time when major news channels and newspapers in Afghanistan served as major source of information for Afghans using …

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Kabul Serena Hotel announces changes in ‘Executive Leadership’

KABUL: Shahryar Khan who has been the General Manager of Kabul Serena Hotel for the last four years has moved to the Serena Hotels Corporate Office to take up new responsibilities. Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels said: “We are very grateful to Mr. Shahryar Khan having held the position of …

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Afghan-Pakistan tension: Resolving of misunderstanding is must

By Ali Jan Khan-Amidst hectic efforts for return of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, its relations with neighboring Pakistan are deteriorating day by day. Sealing of entry points between the two countries, now Afghan diplomats have also halted activities in Peshawar Consulate, protesting over not only checking and harassing of …

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Project Taliban

Afrasiab Khattak-Religious seminaries have a long history but Taliban (students of the seminaries) emerged as an independent and separate political entity in mid 1990s. They ostensibly rose as a player in Afghan politics to fill the vacuum created by the dramatic decline of former mujahideen in the early 1990s but …

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Women and addiction: A rare issue to deal with

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-Although, no survey has been carried out about the exact number of female drug addicts in Afghanistan, but the primary studies and assessments of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) show the number of drug addicts has been on the rise gradually, since 2009. Spokesman for MoCN, …

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FMIC graduates six specialists to improve Afghan healthcare system

AT-KABUL: The first six specialist doctors to graduate from the French Medical Institute for Children’s (FMIC) Postgraduate Medical Education Programme have been awarded certificates of specialization on Saturday by Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz and Dean of Aga Khan University Medical College Professor Farhat Abbas. According to a press …

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