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Taliban release kidnapped students in Farah

AT-KABUL: A teacher and six school students kidnapped by the Taliban militants last week were set free in western Farah province, said an official source on Sunday. Pashtoonkot district chief said that the militants kidnapped the seven people including one teacher and six school students last week, when Afghan forces …

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Taliban shut route to Narai district of Kunar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The road to Narai district is eastern Kunar province is blocked over the past four days. Residents of the district said militants are targeting civilians on the road. According to reports, the Taliban militants have planted bombs on this road. Officials in the district said they will …

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And the Taliban still claim they are true representatives of the nation. Are they?

By Mansoor Faizy Taliban blow up school, clinic in Kunar There is hardly a place they didn’t attack. To start from mosques to hospitals, from marriage halls to graveyards, from schools and clinics to markets, from roads to houses, from military barracks to foreign forces installations, there is hardly any …

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Police all set to tackle security threat in spring season: Sediqi

The ISIS presence in Afghanistan is nothing but propaganda. Security forces are capable enough to fight any terrorist group under any name, and are committed to maintain law-and-order in the country. AT News Report KABUL: Terming the presence of Daish or ISIS in Afghanistan as propaganda, the Interior Ministry on …

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Govt urged not to politicize electoral reforms process

KABUL: Blaming the government for interference into electoral affairs, a number of electoral monitoring organizations on Sunday prodded the national unity government not to politicize the electoral reforms process, and pay all-out efforts in bringing reforms in election panels ahead of the upcoming parliamentary polls. The Transparent Election Foundation of …

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Pakistan force Afghan refugees to help in terrorist activities: Activists

KABUL: Criticizing the harsh situation created by Pakistani government for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, particularly in Peshawar the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and around the province, a number of civil society activists on Sunday alleged that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) forces Afghan refugees, through threatening and arresting them, to …

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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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No ministries, no job opportunities and woes of the nation

Fourteen years, Afghanistan started off a journey that many believed would soon stop and the country will see the Taliban back in power within no time. But it didn’t happen. Afghanistan made a tremendous journey from being a completely failed state to a country with signs of change and potentials …

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Insecurity hurts tourism industry

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) insecurity has battered tourism industry over the past few years. The acting Minister of the MoIC, Musadeq Khalili, told Azadi Radio that around 700 tourists have visited historical sites in Afghanistan this year. Khalili described insecurity and lack of proper …

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