TimeLine Layout

February, 2015

  • 23 February

    Peace talks within a few days: Abdullah

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: After the remarks of President Ashraf Ghani about improvements in peace talks with the Taliban, the Chief Executive of the national unity government said Monday that the talks would kick off in upcoming days. Terming the concerns about undermining the achievements of the past year, the CEO …

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  • 23 February

    Businesswomen seek improved market facilities, financial services

    AT-KABUL: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Monday said that inaccessibility to loan, market and training facilities have created immense challenges for female entrepreneurs of the country. Chief of the ACCI, Atiqullah Nusrat, said the government should provide soft loans facilities and other financial services to women …

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  • 23 February

    Tagab district cleared of militants: MoI

    AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) claimed on Monday that police has cleared Tagab district of Badakhshan province from the militants while launching a successful operation. In a media statement, the ministry said that four armed Taliban insurgents were killed and nine others injured in the operation. In the …

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  • 23 February

    ‘Moscow eyes inking security deal with Kabul’

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Russian ambassador in a meeting with the second deputy to the chief executive officer of Afghanistan said that Moscow is eager to sign a security agreement with Kabul. The Russian ambassador in Kabul, Alexander Mantytskiy, called on Mohammad Mohaqiq and briefed the latter on the assistance provided …

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  • 23 February

    Taliban commanders give up fighting in Badakhshan

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Separately, two Taliban commanders, Qari Abdul Khabir, and Qari Eidi Mohammad along with their men joined the government initiated peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday. “The two groups were involved in anti-state activities however they handed over their ammunitions to the government,” officials …

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  • 23 February

    Kabul Orphanage Department gets $80k in aid

    KABUL: The Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a charity organization, donated around $80,000 for launching training programs in Kabul Orphanage Department (KOD). Vocational and technical programs would cover about 300 orphans in Tahia Maskan and Alawdin orphanage centers. The agreement was signed by the program coordinator of IRW, Mir Afzal Sadat, …

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  • 23 February

    Retrial of Al Jazeera staff set to resume in Egypt

    The retrial of two Al Jazeera English journalists over alleged links to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is set to resume in Cairo. The Court of Cassation ordered the retrial of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed after overturning a lower court’s verdict which found them guilty of aiding the outlawed group. …

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  • 23 February

    Australia PM announces new counterterror measures

    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that his government will tighten immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced in a bid to combat the threat from “home-grown terrorists”. The measures announced on Monday would revoke or suspend Australian citizenship …

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  • 23 February

    Egypt president says need growing for joint Arab force

    Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the escalating threat of armed factions. Sisi also said on Sunday in a recorded address aired by state television that Egypt’s military has no interest in …

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  • 22 February

    Non-violence movement holds solutions to conflicts in the region: Speakers

    Bacha Khan didn’t achieved the political stature equivalent to that of Nelson Mandela because his land and nation remained the least developed All benefited from Afghan war except Afghans themselves: Karzai The govt is making all out efforts to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan. Peace does not mean compromise …

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