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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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We want to ‘end animosity’ with Taliban; Abdullah

9th death anniversary of jihadi leader Burhanuddin Rabbani marked AT News KABUL: Afghanistan Peace Grand Council Chief, Abdullah Abdullah, has said the Afghan government’s peace negotiators are in Doha to end animosity with the Taliban. At the 9th death anniversary of former president and jihadi leader Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul, …

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Afghan peace negotiators optimistic in ceasefire agreement

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government’s negotiating delegation says they are optimistic in a ceasefire agreement with their Taliban interlocutors. The two negotiating teams have not yet held official meetings. Taliban side has only focused on the technical issues. Nader Naderi, a member of the government team told Al-Jazeera broadcaster …

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