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Plane crash leaves at least 18 dead in India

AT Monitoring Desk At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a passenger jet skidded off a hilltop runway after landing in heavy rain in the southern city of Kozhikode in Kerala. Several Afghan officials expressed their condolences and sadness to the victim of the …

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Kabul, Tehran sign MoU on goods transit

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked with Afghanistan’s private sector on transit via Chabahar port, FNA has reported. Aqayee made the remarks on Wednesday and noted, “An MoU …

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Pompeo, Taliban negotiators discuss peace process

AT News KABUL: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had held a video meeting with Taliban negotiators lead by Mullah Baradar the group’s deputy leader and head of Qatar Political Office, in which they discussed the start of the Intra-Afghan negotiations. Taliban Qatar Office Spokesman, Suhail Shaheen said the …

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Afghanistan, a state victim of proxy war

Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had engaged in telephonic conversations with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan – the country which is blamed for giving safe havens to the militants that killing and maiming the Afghans. The details of …

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Afghans want rail, road links with Pakistan: China

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan leaders and members of society are “very keen” on motorway and rail links with Pakistan, Yao Jing, Chinese ambassador in Islamabad said. Mr. Jing, who has also served as China’s ambassador to Afghanistan, believed a railway line between the Gwadar port and Kandahar would be a …

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Afghanistan to import 200 MW power from Uzbekistan

AT News KABUL: De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, a government company providing electricity for the country, said that it would soon transfer 200 megawatt power from the neighboring country, Uzbekistan. The decision made after Tajikistan cut 350 megawatt power agreed officially in a contract between Kabul and Dushanbe. A spokesman for …

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