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Forced marriages banned in Bamyan

10 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Hamida Danish, a student at grade seventh of a secondary school was forcibly married to a man older than her while she was only 14 years old. The underage marriage made it too difficult for her to live a happy life as she was not quite out of her childhood enjoyments. She …

Nine covid-19 patients die in last 24 hours

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AT News KABUL: At least nine patients infected by coronavirus have lost their lives battling the virus in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Sunday. The ministry of public health had registered 37 new cases of covid-19 during this period of time. The new number of cases of the pandemic pushed the total …

Daesh plan to attack Loya Jirga foiled

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AT News KABUL: The security forces nullified a plan made by the Daesh terrorist group to attack the Loya Jirga hall in western Kabul and arrested 11 fighters of the group. Yasin Zia the army chief of staff, said Sunday that the terrorists were arrested during several operations launched by security forces. He said that …

Afghan Water Scarcity Worsens

11 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

By Zia Nezam Climate change is critically affecting Afghanistan’s supply of electricity and water, and plans must be put in place to mitigate this risk. It is estimated that 80% of energy in Afghanistan is supplied by imported energy provided by neighboring countries. This climate change risk was highlighted last week when Tajikistan reduce its …

Dorqad River Island inhabitants grumble about lack of bridge

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AT News KABUL: Residents of Dorqad district in northern Takhar province have to face a myriad of issues due to lack of bridges over Amu River. Mohammad Nabi, 34, a resident of Dorqad, which is a river island, complained about the difficulties they have to endure when they want to go to other districts or …

Editorial: No pretext left to avoid making peace

11 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

The only stumbling block to the launch of intra-Afghan talks has now been resolved. The declaration of the three-day Loya Jirga, which was participated by hundreds of delegates, agreed to free 400 Taliban members, completing the total quota of 5,000 Taliban inmates mentioned in the US-Taliban deal, as well as paving the way for an …

Loya Jirga members say “bloodshed” must end in Afghanistan

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AT News KABUL: The members of the Loya Jirga for Peace have suggested the government of Afghanistan to release 400 Taliban prisoners in order to pave way for peace talks aimed at ending the decades of war.    The Consultative Loya Jirga for peace was attended by 3,400 participants, who issued a declaration which has 25-article …

Ghazni car bombing leaves seven security personnel dead

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AT News KABUL: A car bombing targeted a compound of the national public protection forces have left at least seven security forces dead, while 16 others received injuries in central Ghazni province, security officials said on Sunday. Spokesman for the ministry of interior, Taiq Arian said that three policemen and four guards of the public …

Regional Infrastructure Development Fund – RIDF

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BMZ-ID 2010 66 562, 2011 65 034, 2013 65 048, 2014 67 885, 2015 67 762, 2016 67 633 Prequalification Design and Construction of 12 km Gravel Road in Northern Afghanistan BGL-R-2019-02 Construction of Mazar Dara Road (12 km Gravel) The existing dirt and thinly graveled road will be upgraded to a standard two-lane carriageway …

US, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process

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AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed over the phone with his Pakistani counterpart the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan to end the conflict as the country enters a critical phase in peace talks. In reading out Pompeo’s call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, State Department spokesman Cale Brown said …

Loya Jirga calls for conditional release of Taliban prisoners

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AT News KABUL: The Loya Jirga called by President Ashraf Ghani to consult whether release Taliban’s 400 controversial prisoners, on condition of a cease fire as well as an international guarantee. Nearly all the 3,200 Jirga participants decided on its second day (Saturday) that the imprisoned insurgents be released from government custody on the condition …

Police seize ancient relic being smuggled to abroad

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AT News KABUL: Police at the Kabul International Airport seized an ancient relics planned to be smuggled to abroad. Osman Janbaz, police commander at the airport, said Saturday that the relic was to be taken to Dubai and then to London. “The relic was very skillfully hidden in a suitcase. Our investigation is continuing,” Janbaz …

Coronavirus causes 60pc reduction in Afghan exports

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AT News KABUL: The deadly Corona virus has affected import-export in Afghanistan, with the traders saying that their exports had decreased by 60 per cent, while the government failed to meet their problems. The chamber of commerce called it a matter of concern, saying that the Afghan trader with the neighboring countries faced serious problems. …

More than 30 security forces killed in Daikundi in a month

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AT News KABUL: At least 32 government forces have been killed and injured in the past one month in the mountainous Daikundi province. The province lies in the central areas, bordering Uruzgan, Helmand, Ghor and Ghazni provinces all unsafe areas where Taliban militants control several districts. Taher Etemadi, district governor of Pato in Daikundi, said …

17 members of Loya Jirga test positive for covid-19

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AT News KABUL: 17 members of Loya Jirga were tested positive for covid-19 and were shifted to the hospital for treatment. Ministry of Public Health Deputy Spokesman Nurullah Tarakai said that 17 members of the Consultative Loya Jirga members were tested positive. He said that out of 3,620 members of the Jirga, 17 of them …