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Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese president, CMC chairman

Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese president, CMC chairman

18 Mar 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Xi Jinping takes a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 17, 2018. Xi was elected Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China earlier Saturday at the ongoing first session of the 13th National […] The post Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese president, CMC chairman appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

China’s top political advisory body concludes annual session

China’s top political advisory body concludes annual session

15 Mar 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

The First Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body, began its closing ceremony Thursday morning. Political advisors will vote on a draft resolution on the work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a draft resolution on an amendment to […] The post China’s top political advisory body concludes annual session appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

New Penal Code to Be Adopted Against “Bacha Bazi” by Afghan Government

New Penal Code to Be Adopted Against “Bacha Bazi” by Afghan Government

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” – sexual slavery and abuse of boys – for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant bacha bazi in police ranks to mount deadly insider attacks, […] The post New Penal Code to Be Adopted Against “Bacha Bazi” by Afghan Government appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

60 Rebel Forces Killed in Fresh Afghan Military Operations

60 Rebel Forces Killed in Fresh Afghan Military Operations

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: The Ministry of Defense has announced that 60 rebel forces have been killed in fresh Afghan military operations in different parts of the country during past 24 hours. Afghan defense ministry issuing a statement, today, February 22, said that Afghan security forces conducted joint military operations in different parts of the country, killing 22 […] The post 60 Rebel Forces Killed in Fresh Afghan Military Operations appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Protesters in Kabul Call on UN to Designate Pakistan as State Sponsor of Terrorism

Protesters in Kabul Call on UN to Designate Pakistan as State Sponsor of Terrorism

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Many Afghan political and civil activists protested today, Thursday, February 23 over a series of Pakistan’s recent measures against Afghanistan and reading a resolution called on the United Nations to designate Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism. “We ask the United Nations to not neglect the Pakistan’s criminal, brutal and terroristic acts, its […] The post Protesters in Kabul Call on UN to Designate Pakistan as State Sponsor of Terrorism appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Germany Deports Third Planeload of Rejected Afghan Asylum-Seekers

Germany Deports Third Planeload of Rejected Afghan Asylum-Seekers

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: A plane carrying a third group of at least 18 Afghan asylum-seekers rejected by Germany left for Kabul late on February 22. Police said around 250 people gathered at the airport to protest the deportations, which German opposition parties and rights groups have criticized, arguing that most of Afghanistan is not safe for return. […] The post Germany Deports Third Planeload of Rejected Afghan Asylum-Seekers appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Turkish Firm Wins a Contract of Afghan $4 Million Power Project

Turkish Firm Wins a Contract of Afghan $4 Million Power Project

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Afghanistan’s public sector power utility Wednesday inked a $4 million deal with a Turkish firm to set up a power station near the capital Kabul. The agreement was signed at the Kabul headquarters of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) by representatives of the two entities. Istanbul-based AK-AY Elektrik has operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kosovo, […] The post Turkish Firm Wins a Contract of Afghan $4 Million Power Project appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

47 Rebel Forces Killed During Past 24 Hours, Says MoD

47 Rebel Forces Killed During Past 24 Hours, Says MoD

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: The Ministry of Defense has announced that 47 rebel forces have been killed in fresh raids conducted by Afghan security forces during past 24 hours in the country. The defense ministry issuing a statement today, February 23, stated that 5 insurgents have been injured and one another was arrested in these raids. As stated […] The post 47 Rebel Forces Killed During Past 24 Hours, Says MoD appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Report: Germany’s Spy Agency Monitored Journalists Across the Globe

Report: Germany’s Spy Agency Monitored Journalists Across the Globe

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Since 1999, Germany’s intelligence agency (BND) has spied on journalists of various news outlets and their sources, according to a report by German news magazine “Der Spiegel” set to be published on Saturday. Media organizations targeted by the spy agency included the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the British news agency Reuters and the American […] The post Report: Germany’s Spy Agency Monitored Journalists Across the Globe appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Danish Man Who Burned Quran Charged with Blasphemy

Danish Man Who Burned Quran Charged with Blasphemy

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: A man who filmed himself burning the Quran has become the first person to be charged under Denmark’s blasphemy law in 46 years. The 42-year-old filmed himself burning a copy of Islam’s holy book in his back yard in December 2015. He then posted the video on the anti-Islamic Facebook group, “Yes to freedom […] The post Danish Man Who Burned Quran Charged with Blasphemy appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Over 70 Documented Afghan Nationals Allowed to Cross Chaman Border

Over 70 Documented Afghan Nationals Allowed to Cross Chaman Border

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Border authorities allowed over 70 Afghan nationals, including women and children, with passports and visas to cross into Afghanistan from the Friendship Gate at the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman on Saturday. It was the first movement in nine days since the closure of the Chaman border. “A group of 74 Afghans who were staying […] The post Over 70 Documented Afghan Nationals Allowed to Cross Chaman Border appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Britain Will Deport Gay Afghans Being Told to ‘Pretend to Be Straight’

Britain Will Deport Gay Afghans Being Told to ‘Pretend to Be Straight’

18 Jun 2017 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

RNA: Gay Afghans can be deported to their home country, where homosexuality is illegal and “wholly taboo” and they must pretend to be straight, under new British government guidelines for handling asylum applications. The new guidance for a country where not a single citizen lives an openly gay life has been denounced by human rights […] The post Britain Will Deport Gay Afghans Being Told to ‘Pretend to Be Straight’ appeared first on Rasad News Agency.