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Nowruz celebrated in Kabul

Amid tight security from Afghan National Security Forces, the Nowruz, or “New Day,” opening ceremonies welcomed in the 1395 New Year in Kabul, March 20, 2016. The “Jahenda Bala”, a flag raising ceremony, commemorating the colors of the banner that Hazrat Ali raised in battle for Islam has been carried …

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Suicide bombing kills 5 wounds 36 in central Istanbul

A suicide attack on Istanbul’s main pedestrian shopping street killed five people, including two Americans, in the sixth suicide bombing in Turkey in the past year. Several foreigners were among 36 people wounded. The fourth suicide bombing in Turkey this year hit part of Istiklal Street, a long pedestrian zone …

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NDS foils suicide attack ahead of Nowruz celebrations

Afghanistan National Directorate Security (NDS) has thwarted a coordinated suicide attack during the celebration of Nowruz Eid. According to NDS statement, a group of three insurgents link to the Haqqani network were arrested by Afghan security forces on Saturday. The source added that the militants had aim to carry out …

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Parliament declare 1394 full of Challenges

Members of both houses have declared the year of 1394 has been full of challenges in security, political and economic sectors. Senator speakers stated that efforts do not have to be as slow as it was for the year of 1395. “ Year of 2015 has been full of challenges …

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Officials in MoF claim income increased in 2015

Officials in Ministry of Finance have claimed that despite of many challenges on economic aspect in Afghanistan, the incomes of the Government have had its own increases. They have stated that we have collected 120 billion Afghani more than the goals determined by the International Monetary Fund, this indicates that …

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Turkey and EU reach landmark deal on refugees

Turkey and the EU have reached a controversial deal European leaders hope will stop the flow of refugees to the continent in return for political and financial concessions for Ankara.  Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and EU President, Donald Tusk confirmed the agreement, which will come into force on Sunday, …

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FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia

A passenger jet circled a southern Russian airport in high winds and poor visibility before making a second, fatal attempt at landing Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard. The FlyDubai Boeing 737 jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after traveling from Dubai. Reports say the plane abandoned its initial attempt …

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Hekmatyar to officially begins talks with Afghan Gov’t : HPC

Officials in High Peace Council HPC have stated that the Hezb-i- Islmai party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is willing to begin talks with Afghanistan Government officially. However scores of Afghan political experts have believed that Hetmatyar is not honest, his policy to talks with Afghanistan Government is derived from Pakistan ISI policy …

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2015 “bloodiest year” for Afghan journalists

Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan- (NAI) says that the year 2015 was the bloodiest year for Afghan journalists. NAI stated that 2015 was followed with many violence against journalists that 12 cases of murder are among the registered cases. “The armed Taliban group have threaten media and journalists in an …

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US contractors paid millions for incomplete projects in Afghanistan

After six years of inspection reports, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has a decidedly mixed review of U.S. Defense Department reconstruction projects in Afghanistan. In testimony delivered to the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, SIGAR John Sopko commented that although his organization’s reports cover …

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BF assisted food to needy families in Herat

The Bayat Foundation (BF) has assisted food to the needy families of the students of a school in Herat province. Representative of the Bayat Foundation says that these aids were distributed to those that desperately needed food. Ahmad Popal, the foundation’s envoy in Herat noted that these aids will be …

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NATO chief predicts another tough year ahead for Afghanistan

Head of NATO on Wednesday predicted a difficult fight ahead for Afghanistan as the government continues to battle the Taliban and other militant factions trying to assert their presence in the war-ravaged country. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, said insurgents will press their fight against Kabul in what is likely …

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Pakistan should stop missile attacks immediately: Saiqal

  Afghanistan special envoy to United Nation Organization Mahmood Saiqal has warned shooting missiles in tribal border areas of Afghanistan will deteriorate the mutual ties of Kabul- Islamabad. Afghanistan special envoy to UN Mahmood Saiqal during his speech in United Nation Security Council has insisted that still there are some …

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MPs concern over gov’t failure in peace process

A number of Parliament members considered the National Unity Government (NUG) fails in peace process with the armed oppositions of the government and NUG has a week strategy in the peace process. While the quartet meeting between Afghanistan, China, US and Pakistan finalized roadmap for direct negotiations with the armed …

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Senators welcome Hezb-i- Islami joining peace talks

Afghanistan senators have welcomed the Afghanistan opposition party called Hezb-i- Islami for joining peace talk’s process. They have accused Pakistan for raising security challenges in Afghanistan while Afghan Government is committed to pave the way for peace talk’s process. Afghan upper house speaker FazelHadi Muslimyar said,” accusing Pakistan for having …

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Secretary General stresses NATO commitment to Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday to meet with top Afghan officials. Stoltenberg welcomed the Afghan leader and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s acceptance of an invitation to attend NATO’s Warsaw Summit, to be held on July 8-9. “This will be an opportunity to review our …

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