TimeLine Layout

March, 2015

  • 14 March

    7 insurgents killed in Nangarhar drone strike

    AT-KABUL: A drone strike killed seven Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province the other night, said an official source. A spokesman for Nangarhar’s police chief, Husain Mashriqiwal said that a US drone strike targeted a group of militants in Mach Megi area of Lalpoora district of the province killing seven …

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  • 14 March

    Pakistan to register undocumented refugees within month: Balkhi

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan has pledged to register 1.5 million undocumented refugees within a month, said the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation. Talking to newsmen about his recent trip to Pakistan, Balkhi said that Islamabad has agreed that it would not force refugees to leave. A delegation led by Balkhi …

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  • 14 March

    Ghani leaves on two-day visit to Saudi Arabia

    AT Monitoring-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani left for a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday. President Ghani is expected to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and other high-ranking officials. The president’s spokesman, Ajmal Abedi, did not provide details about agenda of the trip, but said that President Ghani made the …

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  • 14 March

    Varsity students in insecure provinces seek migration

    Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Haunted by fear of being abducted or killed, dozens of students of different universities sought migration to the varsities located in relatively peaceful provinces. The students alleged the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) of adopting a dual policy—support the elite class and ignore the rest. However, the …

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  • 14 March

    Wolesi Jirga asks govt to name remaining cabinet picks, seeks peace talks details

    Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday asked the government for details about progress in the peace process and list of the remaining cabinet picks for vote of confidence. Expressing concerns over incomplete cabinet the lawmakers said that managing affairs of provinces and several ministries by the caretakers …

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  • 14 March

    Passengers’ abduction: Activists set up protest camp outside parliament

    By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Labor and Development Party (LDP) and large number of rights activists set up a protest camp outside the parliament for release of the 31 passengers who were abducted by armed men on the Kandahar-Kabul highway around 24 days ago. The protestors gathered outside the parliament …

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  • 14 March

    Policemen among seven killed in Ghazni

    AT-KABUL: At least seven people including two policemen were killed after a group of the Taliban fighters attacked a civilian house in southern Ghazni province on Saturday morning, said officials. Governor’s spokesman Shafiq Nang said the Taliban insurgents attacked a house in Gandir area of Andar district early morning and …

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  • 14 March

    21 insurgents killed in raids

    AT-KABUL: At least 21 armed militants were killed and eight others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, Ministry of Interior claimed. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security …

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  • 14 March

    Islamic State, Taliban are separate entities: Abdullah

    KABUL: The Taliban and the Islamic State are two different entities with no institutional linkages, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has said. “Some Taliban leaders have declared their allegiance. But we are also watching them closely to stop them from developing (linkages),” the CEO told a media conference in India. …

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  • 14 March

    Mother of 2, 25-year-old woman commits suicide in Takhar

    KABUL: Officials in northern Takhar province on Saturday said a woman had committed suicide in Taloqan, the provincial capital. Sunatullah Timoor, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News the 25-year-old woman died after consuming pesticide. She is survived by two children. Police have started an investigation to ascertain why she …

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