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Faryab officials warn against district fall to Taliban

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AT News Report KABUL: The provincial council of northern Faryab province warns that the Qaisar district would likely fall to Taliban, with Sayed Abdul Baqi Hashemi a member of the council saying that Taliban fighters are armed with sophisticated weapons and night-vision binoculars. He said Monday that more than 2,000 security forces have been killed …

Journalist Day Marked:“Journalists need more protection”

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AT News Report KABUL: For the first time National Journalists Day was marked in Kabul on Monday with participation of government officials, reporters, representative of media outlets, and other free media lover including the UNAMA head. The commemoration made after the National Unity Government named 27th Hoot, March 18, as Journalists National Day while Afghanistan …

Ghani discusses regional situation in UAE visit

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AT News Reports KABUL: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani praised the United Arab Emirates for supporting Afghan people in several development projects in his war-hit country. President Ghani on Sunday morning flew to UAE to meet with the UAE senior officials including Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan the crown prince for the AbuDhabi. Both …

No one will be allowed to sabotage peace efforts

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By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: The Afghan political pundits on Monday said no one will be allowed to sabotage the ongoing peace push brokered by US administration, saying the spoilers have not hidden the fact that the interest of the country is not on their agenda. They weighted behind current peace efforts, where recently the fifth …

TEFA concerned over weak management of electoral commissions

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AT News Report KABUL: The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) expresses concerns over weak management in the electoral commissions, saying that the presidential election would not be held timely if the commissions do not pay attention to its administrative corruption. Mohammad Naim Ayoubzada head of TEFA on Monday called lack of good management in …

MoI probes female MP over slapping a police

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AT News Report KABUL: The Ministry of Interior said Monday that a female member of parliament who slapped a police officer in Kabul, the capital city, would be probed seriously for her unlawful act thorough legal channels.  Kabul police spokesman, BasirMujahid said police stopped vehicle of ParwinDurrain to search in MassoudSqaure where she got anger …

Children among six killed in Nangarhar operation

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KABUL: At least three civilian and three Taliban fighters including an insurgent commander were killed in National Directorate Operatives’ raid in the Khogiani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Local officials said that the operation was conducted by intelligence operatives known as 02 Unit on Sunday night in Raeskhil village. Attaullah Khogiani, …

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Government rejects report over soldiers’ captivity

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AT News Report KABUL: Government officials rejected a report that dozens of soldiers were taken hostage by Taliban fighters in the northwestern province of Badghis. The New York Times wrote that at least 150 soldiers were captured by Taliban militants in the BalaMorghab district after they were deported from Turkmenistan where they had fled when …

Railway new option for Afghan exports to China

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AT News Report KABUL: The first train carrying Afghan goods would depart soon to China, officials in the northern Balkh province said, while Chinese goods came by the first train to Afghanistan in September 2016. Sher Ahmad Sepahizada, head of provincial chamber of commerce and industries said that the first train carrying 35 to 40 …

Editorial: Killing kids for money

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Couple of days back, currency trading at Sara-i-Shehzada Kabul came to halt when the money changers made protest against inhuman act of kidnapping and strangulating to death a young girl-daughter of a fellow trader. The six-year old Mahsa is not the first ever victim of such a violence but kidnapping for ransom, killing of hostages …

Sport keeps people away from narcotics

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AT News Reports KABUL: Doctors say that sport is a good way to prevent the youth from drug addiction. Afghan youthare interested in sports andschedule it in their daily plans. “I am FoziaWardak. Sport is health, it prevent illnesses. The athletes become confident to themselves and their health condition improves. The people feel strongand their …

Presidential contestants emphasize on peace prior to elections

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AT News Report KABUL: Some candidates of the July presidential polls urge that peace should be ensured ahead of the elections. At the first consultative Jirga (sessions) for peace, the candidates called on the government to give priority to the peace efforts before the elections are held. They also say that the details of the …

Kabul-Washington quarrel should not impact peace efforts: Peace body

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AT News Report KABUL: The High Peace Council rejects rumors that misunderstandings between the governments of Afghanistan and the United States would affect the ongoing peace efforts. The rumors come after the remarks made by National Security Advisor HamdullahMohib against the US peace envoy for Afghanistan ZalmayKhalilzad. Mohib accused Khalilzad of not sharing what happens …

Afghanistan to sign six agreements with UAE

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AT News Reports KABUL: The presidential palace says that six agreements would be signed with the United Arab Emirates duringPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to the country. President Ghani flew Sunday to Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to talk to the United Arab Emirates’ leaders on different issues including the ongoing peace efforts. During Ghani’s …

Police besiege former Taliban official’s residence

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AT News Report KABUL: Police on Sunday besieged the residence of a former Taliban official in Kabul. Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef who served as Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan during the Taliban government, said that his house was surrounded by police for several hours. Zaeef was in Qatar to attend the fifth round of negotiations between …

Daudzai terms regional role vital in peace process

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AT News Report KABUL: UmerDaudzai, head of the High Peace Council’s secretariat, on his second day of visit to Tehran spoke at a roundtable held by the center for political and international studies of the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry on Sunday, addressing the center about the recent developments and progresses on the Afghan peace process. …