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56 People Killed in Suicide Bombing at Mosque in Peshawar

AT News KABUL: At least 56 people were killed and 190 others were wounded in a suicide bombing during Friday prayers at a Shia mosque in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, media reported. Some of the injured are reported in critical condition. No group has yet to claim the attack. …

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Moscow to host next Troika Plus on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Russia’s special representative to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov announced that his country will host Troika Plus on Afghanistan in January 2022 inviting the US, China, and Pakistan. Earlier, Pakistan hosted Troika Plus concentrated on Afghanistan, and the Taliban authorities were also invited to the meeting. It is still …

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U.S. appoints two women to top posts for Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The U.S. has appointed two women diplomats to senior posts representing Washington in Afghanistan, as the country is seeing women’s rights deteriorate under the new Taliban rule. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed Rina Amiri as a special envoy for Afghan women, girls and …

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Cancer cases on rise amid crumbling health system

AT News KABUL: Cancer patients are increasing by the day in Afghanistan as the health system is crumbling because of lack of aid after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Ministry of public health has said the number of patients diagnosed with cancer has increased in state hospitals, adding that 13,500 patients …

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Taliban urge U.S. to stop interfering in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Taliban’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai on Monday urged the US to not interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, saying they are capable of making independent decisions. Addressing a gathering on Sunday, Stanikzai said that American soldiers fled from Afghanistan in the dark of the night, …

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Putin urges U.S. to unfreeze Afghan assets, provide aid

AT News KABUL: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Afghanistan needs economic assistance and the US and NATO with their 20-year involvement in the country should provide aid to the war-ravaged country to prevent famine. At his annual press conference, Putin said, “Now, it is necessary to provide assistance …

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U.N. plans $8b fund to save Afghanistan’s shrinking economy

AT News KABUL: The United Nations is planning an $8 billion program of aid and services in Afghanistan for next year, taking on many government functions at a time when the Taliban regime remains under economic sanctions and lacks diplomatic recognition. From providing hot meals for children in schools, to …

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U.N. paves way for more aid to reach Afghan people

AT News KABUL: The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday clearing the way for aid to reach Afghans in desperate need of basic support, while preventing funds from falling into the hands of the Taliban, a move welcomed by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator as a “milestone” …

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US may ease sanctions as hunger soars in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The US government is considering easing financial sanctions to pave the ground for delivery of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. The curbs were imposed on the impoverished country, whose assets worth $9.5billion were also frozen after the Taliban seized power in mid-August. Speaking to a group of reporters …

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Afghanistan is Google’s most searched word in 2021

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has become the top ranking word for Google’s Year in Search after the Taliban’s rise to power, followed by the devastating evacuations. When searching for news, Google users were mostly interested in Afghanistan, according to the latest annual trending report of Alphabet Inc.’s search giant. The …

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