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February, 2015

  • 17 February

    Women’s rights violations: Govt urged to end culture of impunity

    AT-KABUL: Terming rule of law and implementation of the Constitution as the main way to overcome violence against women in the country, a number of women’s rights organizations on Tuesday prodded the government to punish perpetrators of violence against women and end culture of impunity in Afghanistan. A session organized …

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  • 17 February

    Talks on electoral bodies overhaul underway: Rahimi

    AT-KABUL: Spokesman to the chief executive officer (CEO) said that talks between President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah are underway to bring reforms in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC). Mujeebur Rahman Rahimi told newsmen that complete overhaul of the IEC and IECC is …

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  • 17 February

    Govt’s spokespeople urged to allow media access to information

    Absence of coordination among spokespersons results in obscurity, says CEO’s spokesman AT-KABUL: Spokesman to the country’s chief executive officer on Tuesday expressed serious concerns over poor coordination among government spokespeople and problems created by the spokespersons for media. In a conference attended by spokespersons working in government departments, Mujeebur Rahman …

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  • 17 February

     Overcoming Afghan conundrum: Inte’l community role crucial, says Mutasim

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim, a former key Taliban leader (now considered to be a moderate Taliban leader) has urged the international community to adopt substantial measures to resolve the Afghanistan’s imbroglio. The ex-Taliban Finance Minster in his message on 15 February—a day that marks pullout of former …

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  • 17 February

    Canadian Red Cross donates 17 vehicles to ARCS

    AT-KABUL: The Canadian Red Cross donated 17 vehicles to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) aimed at providing transportation facilities to people living in remote parts of the country. Keys of the vehicles were handed over by the representatives of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) …

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  • 17 February

    Joint Afghan-Iran trade fair kicks off in Kabul

    Tehran urged to revise tariff policies, facilitate Afghan traders  AT-KABUL: The second joint Afghan-Iran trade fair, organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in cooperation with the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, was kicked off here on Tuesday. The exhibition will continue for four days. Several and …

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  • 17 February

    Burns complications: 79 children fly to Germany for treatment

    AT-KABUL: Seventy-nine Afghan children were sent to Germany for medical treatment in Peace Village Hospital, the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) said here on Tuesday. Director of International Relations and Dissemination at the ARCS, Samia Afzali, said that Afghan children suffering from bone diseases and burn injuries were sent to …

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  • 17 February

    24 killed, eight injured as suicide bombers storm Logar police headquarter

    AT-KABUL: In a well-coordinated attack, several suicide bombers on Tuesday afternoon stormed the Logar police headquarter killing at least 20 policemen and leaving eight others seriously injured. A group of four bombers, wearing police uniform, attacked the police headquarter in Pul-e-Alam, capital city of Logar province, when policemen were gathered …

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  • 17 February

    Denmark attacks: Large crowds mourn shooting victims

    Tens of thousands of people have gathered in towns and cities across Denmark to commemorate the victims of weekend gun attacks in the capital. People holding candles and torches observed a minute’s silence at the start of the main event in Copenhagen. Two people were killed and five police were …

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  • 17 February

    Greece bailout: Varoufakis ‘willing’ as talks collapse

    Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis declared he was ready to do “whatever it takes” to reach agreement over its bailout after the collapse of talks with EU finance ministers. Mr Varoufakis spoke after Greece rejected an EU offer to extend its current €240bn (£178bn) bailout, a plan he called “absurd” …

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