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Work on Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway to resume

AT News KABUL: Uzbekistan has pledged to start work on the railway that connects Tashkent to Afghanistan and Islamabad early next year, according to the Taliban. The Ministry of Finance said that the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with Uzbekistan’s minister for transport, Makhkamov Ilkhom, on the sidelines …

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Markets still mired with high prices

AT News KABUL: Prices of essential food and fuel items remain high in Afghanistan markets even after the country’s currency recovered after it dived to a record low of 30 percent against the US dollar earlier this month. The value of afghani currency had dropped drastically, mostly driven by an …

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Russia urges Taliban to ‘ensure inclusiveness’

AT News KABUL: The Taliban will risk losing power in Afghanistan if an inclusive government is not formed, Russian special envoy Zamir Kabulov told Sputnik on Friday. “Ethnic political inclusiveness is needed. They might lose power in the near future if they keep acting like that. They will have to …

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Pentagon downplayed civilian death toll in Afghanistan airstrikes

AT News KABUL: A US media report has revealed that US airstrikes conducted with imprecise targeting and “deeply flawed intelligence killed thousands of civilians in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. The New York Times reported that the civilian death toll was a lot higher than the 188 deaths reported in Afghanistan and the …

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India, Central Asian nations call for aid to Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Sunday sought cooperation of Central Asian nations to help provide aid to Afghanistan and ensure the Taliban form an inclusive and representative government in the country. At the third India-Central Asia Dialogue on Sunday, India and five Central Asian countries called …

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Karzai condemns Imran Khan’s ‘divisive’ remarks

AT News KABUL: Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on Sunday lashed out at Pakistani Prime Minister for attempting an “obvious propaganda against Afghanistan”. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in his speech at the summit of Organization of Islamic Countries on Sunday in Islamabad said that Pakistan faced threat from Islamic …

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Pakistan premier criticized for ‘derisive comments’ on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faced growing criticism in Afghanistan on Sunday after making controversial and insulting remarks about Afghanistan and its people. His comments drew condemnation from Afghan politicians, journalists and people. The controversial statements were made on Sunday Islamabad at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s …

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Islamic world unites to aid Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The economic collapse of Afghanistan would have a “horrendous” impact on the region and the world, successive speakers warned Sunday at the start of a one-day summit of foreign ministers from dozens of Islamic countries. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad brought together dozens of foreign …

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An unstable currency worsens Afghanistan’s economic woes

AT News KABUL: With the value of Afghani currency falling, already severe economic crisis is worsening which exacerbates poverty in a country where more than half the population already does not have enough to eat. The afghani lost more than 11 percent of its value against the United States dollar …

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‘Taliban were invited into Kabul to stop chaos’

AT News KABUL: Former president Hamid Karzai has said that he had invited Taliban to enter Kabul before the takeover of the country’s capital city on August 15. In a shift in the popular narrative, Karzai revealed that he had invited the Taliban, who had agreed to wait outside of Kabul, to discuss a …

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