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Afghan healthcare system needs fierce reforms

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By Zarlasht Pictures of a man carrying his son with some portable IV drips, went viral last week on social media where people are criticizing the parlous state of healthcare in Afghanistan. However, in the background of the picture, the letters on the ambulance clearly shows that the old man is an Afghan in India, …

Afghanistan celebrates historic win against Pakistan

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10 wounded after Afghans celebrated cricket victory by firing bullets into air; 88 detained in connection By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: Afghanistan geared up for the first warmup match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales with a brilliant performance against Pakistan in Bristol, prevailing by three wickets in a tight affair. …

ED: Another Moscow moot

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The Russian Federation has planned hosting of another conference on Afghanistan at Moscow from May 27th. The moot is part of Soviet-Afghan relations 100th years celebration and aimed at renewal of historical relations for the better future of both the countries. No one can neglect the fact that for a brief period, some of the Afghans …

Seven criminals nabbed in Kandahar

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AT News Report KABUL: Police in southern Kandahar province on Saturday detained seven people on charge of different delinquencies—besides other crimes they were also involved in armed robber, security official. Ministry of interior said that police arrested seven people accused of various crime in center of Kandahar province. The ministry in a statement said the …

Khalid terms Taliban’s spring offensive as failure

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AT News Reports KABUL: The Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid says that the Taliban’ spring offensive or so called Al-Fath has miserable been failed, adding the group has not been able to make any progress in the battlefield so far. Khalid talking in a ceremony to introduce new commander for the Special Forces Corps, emphasized …

Tajikistan concerned over global security

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AT News Report KABUL: President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at the Opening Session of the High-Level Conference “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime, has said that extremist and radical groups are posing serious security threat to the world.  Currently, the entire …

UN concerns over heavy toll on Afghan civilians during Ramadan

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AT News Report KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) remained concerned about the continuing heavy toll on civilians from the conflict taking place during the holy month of Ramadan, and urges parties to do more to prevent harm. UNAMA condemned anti-government elements for incidents in which civilians have been deliberately targeted. The Mission is …

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Flash floods kill 24 nationwide

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AT News Report KABUL: At least 24 people were killed in recent floods due to torrential rainfalls hit some provinces that destroyed roads, houses and public buildings. “Mullah Asghar’s house has been completely destroyed. It is not clear if someone is alive because everyone is under debris,” said Akbar Barati from Herat province. The government …

MPs failed to break deadlock over electing “Speaker”

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AT News Report KABUL: Members of parliament have faced a deadlock to resolve problem created over speaker election. Two lawmakers (Mir Rahman Rahmani and Kamal Naser Osuli) failed to secure enough votes from their colleagues to become parliament speaker last week. Rahmani, the frontrunner gained 123 votes from 247 MPs present at the session that …

Atmar praises Abdullah for positions against Ghani

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12 presidential hopefuls ask President Ghani to leave office, warning of severe actions, including massive demos if he overstays in power. AT News Report KABUL: Presidential candidate, Haneef Atmar praised his rival in the September polling, Abdullah Abdullah for asking President Ghani to leave office as his legal term ended on May 22. Earlier, 12 …

Editorial: BJP’s landslide win

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Ruling Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the prolonged Indian elections with a landslide majority, defeating its main rival All India Congress and its allies. Crushing the Gandhi’s dynasty’s, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an “inclusive” future for all Indians. In a tweet message after historical victory, Modi states,” together we grow. Together we …

Flash floods leave 12 dead

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABUL: A fresh wave of flash floods triggered by torrential rains across the country left at least 12 people dead, official said Friday. Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said the lives were lost in the central and western parts of the country with Herat, Ghor, Daikundi, Paktika and Ghazni provinces suffering the …

Karzai congratulates Modi for ‘glorious victory’

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai and other Afghan leaders sent congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second consecutive victory in the general elections and expressed their willingness to deepen engagement with the country.    “My profound congratulations to PM Modi and the friendly people of India on the tremendous victory …

Khalilzad briefs skeptical US lawmakers on Afghan peace talks

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: An envoy to Afghanistan was met with skepticism on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war. According to stirpes, lawmakers were tight-lipped as they left the classified meeting with special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, but the chairman of the Senate Foreign …

Moscow to host meeting on Afghanistan next week

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

KABUL: A number of Afghan politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, and a number of Taliban members have been invited to attend a meeting in Moscow next week in which they will discuss issues about Afghanistan, especially the peace process.  The meeting will be held on May 27 to commemorate the 100 years of relations between Afghanistan and Russia.  …

UN backs Afghan-owned peace process

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABUL: The United Nations (UN) has assured the government of Afghanistan of its support in the forthcoming elections and peace process led and owned by Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement on Friday said the assurance comes during a meeting between Ingrid Hayden Deputy Special Representative of the …

Two cabinet members fired despite Abdullah’s opposition

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABUL: Sources in government say that two members of cabinet were fired from their jobs despite opposition by chief executive Abdullah Abdullah with the dismissal of government officials after registration for presidential elections. The sources speaking anonymously, said Friday that Shahzad Gol Aryoubi, minister of telecommunication and information technology, and Mohammad Gol …

Politician calls for nationwide demos to ‘knock out’ govt.

24 May 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News Report KABUL: Politician and former governor in the northern province of Balkh, Ata Mohammad Noor, has called on his supporters to stage nationwide demonstrations with the aim of what he called “knocking out” President Ghani’s government, which Noor calls “illegal” after its term finished on May 22. Noor who is now chief executive …