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Tajikistan to strengthen border with Afghanistan as uncertainty looms

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon held a working meeting with members of the Government, senior representatives of President’s Executive Office and other high-ranking officials, according to the Tajik president’s official website.   Tajik leader reportedly ordered heads of power-wielding structures of the country to strengthen Tajikistan’s common border …

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Iranian cleric slams Kabul terrorist attack as “coward”

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Head of Iran’s Islamic Seminaries, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, in a message condemned the terrorist attack on Kabul school which led to the martyrdom of a number of innocent students and described it as cowardly attempt on the threshold of withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with …

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Iran call on Afghans to unify against Daesh terrorists

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister called on Afghanistan to end any civil conflicts and unify against the terrorists who brutally attacked innocent school girls in Kabul. “Today, we’re mourning the innocent and fasting little girls who were oppressively killed by ISIL terrorists”, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

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International Court of Justice asked to assess terrorist attack on Kabul school

AT News KABUL: The families of students martyred in the Sayed-ul-Shuhada girls’ school attack call on the Hague-based International Court of Justice to assess the terrorist incident that killed more than 50 school girls and wounded at least 100 on Saturday in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of Kabul. The call comes …

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Nearly 1,600 child casualties in past five years in Afghanistan

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) says 40 percent of all air strike victims from 2016 to 2020 were children AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Around 40 percent of all civilian air strike casualties within the past five years in Afghanistan were children, a report said of the Action on Armed Violence …

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Women MPs share concerns with US Congress in virtual meeting

Women representatives of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) attended a video conference with key members of the U.S. Congress on Thursday evening where they discussed the latest political and security developments in Afghanistan. According to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Afghan delegation also shared with the …

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US support ‘Republic’ if Taliban reject peace

AT News KABUL: The United States warns to take the “republic” side if Taliban reject peace demands and do not choose peace. If the Taliban do not choose peace and a future based on consensus, then we will stand by the Afghans who work to maintain republic,” the US Representative …

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US, EU call on Taliban to stop attacks

AT News KABUL: Representatives from the United States, the European Union, NATO, Germany, France, Italy and Britain in a joint statement called on Taliban insurgents to stop their unannounced spring offensive. Released on Saturday, the statement condemned Taliban attacks on civilians and the representatives of mentioned states called for immediate …

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China Stands Ready to Share with the World its Secret of Success in Poverty Reduction

By Wang Yu, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan On 6 April, the State Council of China published a white paper titled “Poverty Alleviation: China’s Experience and Contribution”. The white paper reviews the great journey of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to unite and lead the people in fighting and winning …

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Taliban may curtail Afghan women’s rights after U.S. withdrawal

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The U.S. intelligence agencies have warned that the achievements of the Afghan women’s rights gained during the last 20 years would be at risk after the U.S. troop pullout by September 11. An unclassified report released Tuesday by the Director of National Intelligence says the Taliban remain “broadly …

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