TimeLine Layout

January, 2015

  • 31 January

    32 rebels killed in nationwide military offensives

    AT-KABUL: As many as 32 militants were killed in operations launched by security forces in various provinces over the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a media statement issued on Saturday said that security forces conducted military offensives in Laghman, Kunduz, Faryab, Uruzgan, Paktika and Helmand provinces. …

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  • 31 January

    Security situation has improved in Paktika: Official

    AT-KABUL: Security situation has improved in Paktika province, said a security official in the province. He added that enhanced coordination among security forces has led to improvement of security. Azizullah Karwan, the special force commander for Paktika, told Azadi Radio that there is no major security threat in the province …

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  • 31 January

    Will prolong protests if suggestions not taken into account: PC members

    AT-KABUL: In the aftermath of the decision by the Wolesi Jirga, the National Assembly that barred provincial council (PC) members from overseeing local departments, a number of PC members on Saturday suggested lifting ban on their authority to monitor local offices and warned that would prolong their protests if their …

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  • 31 January

    AFF announces football squad against Pakistan

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Saturday announced that the national team B would play against Pakistan football team in a friendly match which is due to be organized in upcoming couple of days. The squad announced by the AFF is comprised of players from players from …

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  • 31 January

    Insecurity, poor infrastructure irk industrialists

    AT-KABUL: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Saturday released a report saying that deteriorating law and order condition and poor infrastructure are the key challenges that hampered economic growth and pushed local industries toward whirlwind problems in the country. Chief Executive Officer of ACCI, Attiqullah Nusrat, said …

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  • 31 January

    Ukraine peace talks collapse amid renewed violence

    Pro-Russian separatists have vowed to push ahead with their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine after aborting peace talks with Kiev. Rebel delegates called off peace talks with Kiev’s pro-Western leaders on Friday, while at least seven civilians were killed by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Donetsk rebel representative, …

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  • 31 January

    Deadly blast hits Shia mosque in Pakistan

    At least 49 killed in explosion immediately before Friday prayers at a mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh province. An explosion at a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has killed at least 49 people and left dozens more wounded, officials say. Saqib Ismail Memon, a local police official in …

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  • 31 January

    Greece says it will not negotiate with EU-IMF creditors

    New finance minister says Athens instead wants direct talks with eurozone leaders to try to cancel some of its debts. Greece’s new left-wing finance minister has said he will not negotiate the terms of the country’s bailout  with the “troika” team from the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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  • 30 January

    Irregularities in university entry tests

    The first round of university entry test in Kabul has been conducted. What troubles many people—candidates and parents, is the alleged gross irregularities and nepotism in the entry test. As many as 12,000 candidates including 400 girls took the test. This is only in Kabul. If the figures from provinces …

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  • 30 January

    Police recover arms, explosives in Paktika

    AT-KABUL: Security forces conducted an operation and recovered seven caches of arms and explosives in Paktika province. Local officials said that security forces conducted the clearance operation in Zadran valley and Jabar village of Orgun district on Friday. “The operation was launched by operatives of the National Directorate of Security …

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