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74 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 74 armed Taliban were killed and 49 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted …

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500 displaced children complete circus training programs

By Akhtar M.Nikzad: KABUL: As many as 500 displaced children completed three-month circus training program at the Afghanistan Educational Children Circus (AECC) here on Tuesday. The internally displaced children celebrated their graduation ceremony with juggling and acrobatic shows. The ceremony was also attended by parents of the children to see their …

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Kunar man awarded 80 lashes for drinking wine

KABUL: A 35-year-old man has been lashed 80 times for drinking wine in eastern Kunar province, court officials said on Tuesday. A resident of Asadabad, Bacha was arrested with two bottles of wine in Noorgal district 20 days back. He was placed on an open trial yesterday. Prosecutor Lutfullah prayed …

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IS members among 14 militants killed in Farah

KABUL: At least 14 people, including Islamic State members and five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, have been killed during a clash in the Bala Baluk district of western Farah province, an official said on Tuesday. The 207th Zafar Military Corps spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of Taliban …

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Fahim’s death anniversary observed: Want peace but with dignity: Abdullah

AT-KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country Abdullah Abdullah on Monday reiterated that national interests and human rights would not be compromised in talks with the Taliban. Addressing a gathering held in Loya Jirga tent to mark the first death anniversary of the late vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim …

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Kabul urged to share details on Swedish journalist’s murder case

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Swedish government has prodded the Afghan government to share any development made in investigations about Swedish journalist who was killed in Kabul last year. A press release emailed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said that the issue was discussed in a meeting …

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Wolesi Jirga elects Inami as secretary

AT-KABUL: Failing once again to elect the second deputy speaker, the Wolesi Jirga, the parliament house, on Monday elected Abdul Rauf Inami as the secretary of the house. Inami was elected as the Wolesi Jirga’s secretary by collecting 104 votes and Sayid Ikram by obtaining 57 failed to be elected …

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Taking notice of Afghan refugees’ plight: Delegation arrives Islamabad

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In a bid to address the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, a delegation led Sayid Hussain Alimi Balkhi, the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, arrived in Islamabad on Monday. The delegation would widely discuss the issue of Afghan refugees with Pakistani officials. The main agenda of …

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TAPI project may become a reality soon: Indian minister

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A senior Indian official has said that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project might become a reality soon as negotiation for the ambitious project was at the final stage, media reports said Monday. India’s The Hindu quoted the Indian Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, as saying that discussions …

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Solar Impulse plane begins epic global flight

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way from Abu Dhabi. The aircraft – called Solar Impulse-2 – took off from the Emirate, heading east to Muscat in Oman. Over the next five months, it will skip from continent to continent, crossing …

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