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500 Thousand Afghan Refugees Repatriated in 2017, Says MoRR

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(Last Updated On: December 19, 2017)

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation reported today that 500 thousand Afghan refugees have repatriated since the beginning of 2017.

The figure announced in a conference on International Migrants Day, attended by the country’s Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah and the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi.

Around 5.6 Million Afghan refugees are said to live in the neighboring countries like Pakistan, Iran and also in some European countries under sever and worsening situations.

Among the 500 thousand repatriated Afghan refugees, 700 of them have been reportedly forced to return back to the country.

“The problems of the repatriated refugees will be addressed through the support of international community and specifically with the help of European Union,” said Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation.

Balkhi added that the European Union (EU) has considered “80 million Euro in aid for 2017 and 124 million Euro for the next phase to address the problems of Afghan refugees”.

According to Balkhi, the efforts are underway to prevent the forced repatriation and deportation of Afghan refugees.

Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s Chief Executive also expressed concerns over the situation of Afghan refugees and said that addressing the challenges of refugees is the top priority of NUG.

“There are too many challenges in the world. However, the International Community has maintained its focus on Afghanistan in terms of migration issue,” he further noted in the conference.

Toby Lanzer, the UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan also declared support for the betterment of Afghan refugees.

“We support Afghan government and will help those who have repatriated. The repatriated refugees should have equal access and opportunities. They have to own shelters and their children should go to school,” Added Mr. Lanzer.

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Three-match ODI series sees Afghanistan take on Ireland

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(Last Updated On: January 21, 2021)

A big stand-off is building as the first of a three-match ODI series gets underway between Afghanistan and Ireland on Thursday.

These three matches form part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Last time Afghanistan and Ireland met in an ODI was 21 May 2019 in Belfast, where the visitors won by 126 runs.

The Afghans were also the team to cut Ireland’s World Cup dreams short three years ago when they knocked them out in the qualifiers back in 2018. Afghanistan have not played an International match since March 2020.

An unofficial warm-up match was played between the two sides last weekend, providing a chance for the teams to size each other up. It could prove to be a useful exercise in deciphering the opposition ahead of the match.

Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland captain, said: “We’re fully confident that we play good cricket and that we can come away with 30 points, but we’re going to have to do it (play good cricket) for all three games – they come thick and fast, but that’s what everyone is here for: we’re here to get 30 points and if we don’t come away with that, we’ll be disappointed.”

The first ODI between the two teams gets underway Thursday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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New US president tells Americans ‘we will get through this together’

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(Last Updated On: January 20, 2021)

Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th President on Wednesday in Washington DC.

Biden will preside over a deeply polarized electorate, with millions of voters still believing defeated Trump’s false claims of election fraud, and a divided Congress, where gridlock looms as the default and success will come only by compromise, Reuters reported.

Few presidents have taken power in circumstances such as these: a still-raging pandemic claiming lives, a continuing threat of armed insurrection and a defiant former president who faces a Senate trial charged with encouraging an attack on his country’s capital.

Speaking at his inauguration, Biden said:” “We will get through this together! Together!.

He said the world is watching today and that America has been tested but it has come out stronger for it.

He also said the US will lead by the power of example.

He also called for a moment of silence for all those who died from COVID-19 in the past year.

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Two explosions rattle Nangarhar 

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Two blasts rocked eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday afternoon, local officials confirmed.

The provincial media office said in a statement that the first blast happened at around 3 pm after a vehicle hit a roadside IED in the Sherzad district of the province.

Two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in the blast.

Half an hour later, a roadside mine hit a civilian’s car in Khogyani district Nangarhar, killing at least two people and wounding three more, the district governor Shamsul Haq Sapai told Ariana News.

Meanwhile, Zia-Ul-Haq Amarkhil, the Governor of Nangarhar said that both IEDs were planted by the Taliban.

The Taliban has not commented in this regard.

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