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February, 2015

  • 11 February

    China pledges to build hydropower dam, improve Afghanistan-Pakistan connectivity

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: China has pledged to build a hydropower dam in eastern Kunar province as well as highways and railways to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hua Chunying, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told media-men that his country stands committed to construct a 1,500-megawatt hydropower dam in …

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  • 11 February

    Soft targets: Yet another school reduced to rubbles in Kunar

    AT-KUNAR:  Insurgents blew up yet another school in Dangam district of Kunar province on Tuesday night, an act of cowardice that left hundreds of schoolchildren deprived of education. Abdul Qahar, Deputy of Education Department of Kunar said the primary school was located in the Sawoon area of Dangam district, was …

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  • 11 February

    MoPH vows to augment healthcare services in remote areas

    AT-KABUL: Despite the fact that millions of dollars were spent on improvement of healthcare services in the country in past 14 years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday that still 50 percent of Afghans are deprived of healthcare services, most of them in remote areas. “We are trying …

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  • 11 February

    KM vows to improve capital city sewerage system

    AT-KABUL: Pledging to improve the sub-standard canalization system in Kabul city, the Kabul Municipality (KM) on Wednesday kicked off work on construction of a drainage system in 10th jurisdiction of the city. “The sanitation system is 1,700 meters in length, and has the capacity of draining huge amount of sewages. …

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  • 11 February

    Ammunition cache recovered in Paktika

    AT-KABUL: Huge ammunition cache belonged to Haqqani network was seized in a raid by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in eastern Paktika province. The NDS said in a statement on Wednesday that the cache of ammunition included 49 different types of anti-vehicle mines, 500 kilograms of explosives, 30 …

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  • 10 February

    The blockade of Naray district in Kunar

    It feels as if residents of Kunar—an eastern but highly Taliban-infested province, have no saviors. Taliban’s siege and blockade of Naray district of Kunar, is the central pillars of a policy of economic warfare aimed at punishing the entire population of the district for taking up arms against Taliban. Their …

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  • 10 February

    Afghan delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend TAPI steering committee meeting

    AT-KABUL: An Afghan delegation led by the minister of mines and petroleum left for Islamabad to attend the 19th steering committee meeting on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project. Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and India are expected to discuss operational phase of the pipeline project in the meeting on February 11. …

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  • 10 February

    4 insurgents killed by own bomb explosion

    AT-PUL-I-ALAM: Four insurgents were killed in a blast caused by their own explosives in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, District Chief said that the four insurgents died after bombs they were planting went off. However he said that mine planting …

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  • 10 February

    Choose qualified cabinet picks, bring electoral reforms: Civil society to govt

    KABUL: Afghanistan Civil Society Federation (ACSF) urged the government to bring about electoral reforms and choose qualified people as cabinet picks. Members of the ACSF in a press conference on Tuesday called on the national unity government (NUG) to bring electoral reforms and chose qualified people as cabinet members. They …

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  • 10 February

    ADB, EU donate $ 130m for transport network development

    KABUL: The Asia Development Band (ADB) and the European Union donated $130 million for construction of 108 kilometer road and tertiary infrastructure along route. The agreement of the grant was signed by the Minister of Finance, Aklil Hakimi, and country director of the ADB, Thomas Panell here on Tuesday. Hakimi …

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