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World offers help to quake-hit villagers as death toll passes 1,500

AT News KABUL: The world community has pledged humanitarian aid to thousands of people affected by a monster earthquake early on Wednesday which killed at least 1,500 villagers. An additional 2,000 have been injured in the aftermath of the quake, according to Taliban officials. Japanese government and Deputy Secretary of …

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UN scrambles to provide emergency aid to earthquake victims

AT News KABUL: The United Nations’ humanitarian agency said Wednesday it was scrambling to get emergency shelter, trauma care and food aid to the scene of a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. The earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds more, …

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At least 1,000 dead, 1,500 injured as earthquake hits Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: An earthquake in the east of Afghanistan has killed 1,000 people and hurt 1,500 more, Bakhtar news agency said, as officials scramble to rescue those trapped and help those affected by Wednesday’s disaster. Rescue efforts are likely to be complicated since many international aid agencies left Afghanistan …

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Measles cases are spiking in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: A massive measles outbreak in Afghanistan threatens to bring the country’s weak health system to its knees while putting an unsustainable burden on humanitarian agencies to fill the gaps, according to aid workers. Save the Children reports a spike of almost 300 percent in the number of …

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Karzai calls for girls’ secondary schools to reopen

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday met with a number of members of the national axis and reiterated his call for reopening of girls’ secondary schools across Afghanistan. In this meeting, the speakers spoke about the problems in the country, especially challenges besetting unemployment and education of …

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Taliban free 5 Britons caught after US pullout

AT News KABUL: The Taliban have released five British citizens from their custody months after they had been caught up in a crackdown on foreigners and Afghan civil society activists by the Taliban last August, British authorities announced on Monday. After the release, the United Kingdom government issued a statement of regret to the …

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US allows Tajikistan to hold on to Afghan aircraft

AT News Kabul: The United States may allow Tajikistan to hold on to a fleet of Afghanistan’s military aircraft that sought shelter there after the U.S. withdrew from Kabul and Taliban rode to power last August, a U.S. military commander said. US-trained Afghan pilots flew dozens of military planes and …

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Floods swamp parts of Badakhshan, cause severe damage

AT News Faizabad: Floodwaters inundated several districts in Bangladesh on Monday, officials said, destroying dozens of houses, gardens and farms after two days of floods. Floods in four districts of northern Badakhshan province have impacted hundreds of villagers and destroyed tens of houses, agricultural lands and two main roads in …

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Karzai meets Iranian envoy in Kabul

AT News Kabul: Former President Hamid Karzai has met with Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahadur Aminian in Kabul and exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest including peace and stability in Afghanistan. The meeting focused on the situation in Afghanistan and the region, and the former president welcomed Iran’s …

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