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Salang Highway reopens for traffic

KABUL: After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the highway was reopened after hectic efforts at around 5:00 pm. Snowfall, …

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Afghan’s being fooled with fake peace talks

By Dr. Florance Ebrahimi: The new Afghan government, led by President Ashraf Ghani, is faking to the Afghans that they are opening new avenues to bring peace to the war-rattled country. This time, our intellectual president has come up with a new experiment now Kabul turns to Beijing to help it …

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Land grabbing and the plight of commoners

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: Land mafia in this already troubled country has been widening its influence, day by day. The victims here also are the unfortunate civilians with no political backing. When their lands come under the attack of land mafia the hapless civilians cannot do anything but to see their …

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Can we fight cancer with statements?

Nadeem Alizai: Comment KABUL:  Officials in the public health ministry proudly provide data about cancer patients in the world but when one ask them about data regarding Afghans suffering from the deadly disease, they become down in the mouth. Absence of complete and correct data raises some serious questions such …

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Crackdown on Afghan refugees: 70 more held in Pakistan

By Mansoor Faizy KABUL: Soon after the deadly attack on an army-run school in Peshawar on 16th December where over 130 schoolchildren were killed, Pakistan’s security apparatus started blaming Afghans for the security mess and since then Afghan refugees’ lives became hell-like. They are being harassed, detained whereas they are …

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A global warning

Ahmad Bin Shafar We are living in a world where climate change has evolved from a theory to a reality. From annual typhoons in the Philippines, to the flooding in North India and Pakistan earlier this year, to the recent snowstorm in the eastern United States — global warming is …

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