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Afghan pilot receives courage award

Captain Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in nation’s history, on Friday was presented with the prestigious International Women of Courage award for the year 2015. Rahmani along with nine others from various parts of the world, including Tabassum Adnan, founder, Khwendo Jirga from Swat, received …

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Karzai seeks people’s support for govt

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai urged the people of Afghanistan to support the government of national unity. Talking to a gathering, organized on the occasion of the 20th death anniversary of the founder of Wahdat-e-Mili party Abdul Ali Mazari, Hamid Karzai on Friday said that floods and avalanches killed hundreds …

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Civil society concerned over foreign advisors’ presence in electoral bodies

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The civil society activist voiced concerns over presence of foreign advisors in electoral bodies. Afghanistan’s Civil Society Network (ACSN), Jandad Spinghar, said that presence of the foreign advisors in electoral bodies could pave the ground for fraud and ragging in the future elections. Spinghar in an interview …

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Abdullah invited to pay official visit to Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited Afghanistan’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah to pay an official visit to Islamabad. The CEO office said in a statement the other day that Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul, Syed Abrar Hussain, extended the invitation to Abdullah at his office in …

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Afghan female pilot selected for International Women of Courage Award 2015

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Second Lieutenant Nilofar Rahmani, 21, the first Afghan female pilot in the history of Afghanistan, has been selected to receive the International Women of Courage Award 2015. Rahmani was trained by American Air Force instructors and received his certificate after graduating from Shindand Air Base in 2013. …

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Power supply would restore on Saturday: DABS

KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday said that power transmission lines would be repaired on temporary basis to supply 170MW of electricity to Kabul City. Pylons and electricity transmission lines importing power from the neighboring Uzbekistan were damaged at Salang due to recent avalanches and heavy snowfall. The …

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29 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 29 armed Taliban militants were killed and 18 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior 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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Govt to axe diplomats hired on nepotism basis: Ghani

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to finalize list of all those diplomats who were hired on nepotism and favoritism basis instead of following proper recruitment procedure outlined by the law. Addressing a seminar in connection with the International Women’s Day (observed …

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Few Taliban rebranded as ISIL: Campbell

There is a potential threat that ISIL can establish a credible presence in Afghanistan, a top American commander told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that the US remain cognizant of this latent danger. “For now, we assess that there is a potential threat that ISIL can establish a credible presence in …

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Indian Foreign Secretary calls on Afghan leaders

Karzai stresses on expansion of Afghan-India ties Ghani seeks regional cooperation in war on terror Abdullah appreciates India’s support AT News Report KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai stressed on further expansion of relations between Kabul and New Delhi. Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar called on Hamid Karzai at his office …

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