TimeLine Layout

May, 2021

  • 19 May

    Relatives to former health minister sentenced to prison for bribery

    AT News KABUL: The Supreme Court says of sentencing three relatives of former public health minister Jawad Osmani to jail for bribery. Fahim Qawim, spokesman of the Supreme Court, said Wednesday that two cousins of Osmani and his brother were sentenced to jail. He said that the convicted people should …

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  • 19 May

    U.S. seeks international push to facilitate security for Kabul airport after withdrawal

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United States and its NATO allies are seeking a possible international push to help securing the Hamid Karzai International Airport of Kabul after the coalition troops withdrawal, the top U.S. general said on Tuesday. The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark …

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  • 19 May

    COVID-19 cases, deaths continue steady rise; 453 infections, 10 deaths reported in one day

    AT News KABUL: As COVID-19 cases rose for the past few days in a row, the biggest jumps were reported on Wednesday with 453 new cases and 10 deaths as per the health ministry’s daily snapshot of the pandemic. The new cases were reported across Afghanistan in the past 24 …

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  • 19 May

    Editorial: Unduly distrustful

    No one can deny the continuous carnage in Afghanistan. Violence has been intensified inexorably around the country. Last week was the most deadly as over 200 people, among them school pupils were killed. Uncertainty reached its peak in the wake of US and NATO troops withdrawal, scheduled to be gone …

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  • 19 May

    Taliban’s military victory faces international opposition

    AT News KABUL: The U.S. appointed man for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad vows that the Taliban group’s military victory will face regional and international opposition as well as sanctions. Khalilzad argued that the Taliban have reason not to push for a military victory and instead pursue a negotiated political settlement …

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  • 19 May

    Police round up 200 drug addicts in Kabul

    AT News KABUL:  Police officers and health workers fanned out across Kabul and rounded up 200 drug addicts, trying to get them help in their treatment. The campaign was launched on Wednesday by the police in a joint venture with the Phoenix camp hospital’s health workers. These drug addicts were …

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  • 19 May

    Efforts underway for Istanbul conference

    AT News KABUL: The state ministry for peace affairs is expecting the Taliban to attend the Istanbul Conference but the due time is of holding the meeting is yet to be specified. An official of the peace ministry, Azizullah Fazli said that the government negotiating team met the Taliban delegation …

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  • 19 May

    Parliament calls for end to chaos in Faryab

    AT News KABUL: The parliament called for end to the week-long chaos in the northern province of Faryab. The tension rose in Faryab after the government appointed Mohammad Daud Laghmani as provincial governor. Laghmani replaced Naqibullah Faiq, who has recently been appointed as senator and granted with a medal by …

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  • 19 May

    US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 20pc done: Report

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The effort to withdraw all United States forces from Afghanistan by September is up to 20 percent complete, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said. The command gave a completion range of between 13 percent to 20 percent, adding that five military facilities have been handed over to …

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  • 19 May

    Nangarhar watermelon harvest estimated to reach 79k tons

    AT News KABUL: The ministry of agriculture and irrigation has estimated the products of watermelon to reach 79,000 tons this year in the eastern province of Nangarhar. A spokesman for the ministry, Akbar Rustami said that Nangarhar last year produced 73,000 tons watermelon yields. According to him, over 1,995 hectares of land …

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