TimeLine Layout

February, 2015

  • 24 February

    “UK to nudge Pakistan on supporting Afghan-led peace process”

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: British ambassador to Kabul, Sir Richard Stagg, said that his country encourage Pakistan to support the peace process of Afghanistan. In an interview with Radio Azadi, Stagg expressed optimism over the peace talks with the Taliban. This came at a time that recently, the Chief Executive Officer …

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  • 24 February

    59 drug traffickers arrested

    AT-KABUL: The Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Tuesday said that Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has succeeded in arresting 59 drug traffickers from different provinces within the past one month. In a press statement issued here, the CJTF said the smugglers were arrested in Logar, Khost, Daikundi, Takhar, Kandahar, Paktia, …

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  • 24 February

    Drought stokes fears of food insecurity

    AT-KABUL: Requesting local and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for support, the special representative on reforms and good governance to President Ashraf Ghani, said that due to low rainfalls and snow, the expected drought could create serious economic challenges for the Afghan government. Ahmad Zia Masood in a meeting with NGOs …

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  • 24 February

    30 Hazara passengers kidnapped in Zabul

    AT-KABUL: Unidentified armed men stopped a bus in Shahjoi district of southern province Zabul on gunpoint and kidnapped 30 Hazara passengers yesterday afternoon, said officials. Security Head of Zabul, Ghulam Jailani Farahi, said that the bus was bound to Kabul from Herat when stopped by the unknown gunmen and forced …

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  • 24 February

    24 insurgents killed in raids

    AT-KABUL: At least 24 armed Taliban were killed and 40 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, said Ministry of Interior. In a press release issued here, Ministry of interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and the National Directorate …

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  • 23 February

    Women’s rights and the new govt

    Despite some gains on political, economic and security fronts, women continue to face formidable security, human rights, social, educational and economic challenges. Their real development lies in economic growth. Talking on challenges to women entrepreneurs, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Monday that inaccessibility to loans and lack …

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  • 23 February

    Afghan Refugees plight: Trilateral meeting to be held soon

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In a bid to resolve the challenges faced by Afghanistan refugees in Pakistan, a trilateral meeting between Kabul, Islamabad and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) would be held soon, said an official source on Monday. Spokesman for the UNHCR, Nader Farhad, told Radio Azadi the …

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  • 23 February

    Karzai, Ghani offer Fateha for Angiza Shinwari

    AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai offered Fateha for the departed soul of Angiza Shinwari, a provincial council member of eastern Nangarhar province, here in Kabul on Sunday. Angiza Shinwari who was also a rights activist was seriously wounded, when a bomb attached to his car went off. She succumbed to her …

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  • 23 February

    Afghanistan doesn’t need foreign states to settle its troubles: Iran

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A senior Iranian official said that Afghanistan does not rely on any foreign country to ward off its challenges. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, in a meeting with the United Nations special representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysam, said that foreign …

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  • 23 February

    Public trial sought for women’s rights violators

    AT-KABUL: Tens of civil society activists staged protest in Kabul on Monday to condemn violence against women and seek public trial for women’s rights violators. The activists condemned violence against women and urged the government to arrest and trial women’s rights violators in public. They chanted the slogan of ‘we …

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