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Armed Gunmen stormed into Indian Consulate in Balkh

A number of armed gunmen have stormed into Indian consulate in Mazar city Balkh Province late Sunday evening security officials confirmed. Balkh security chief Abdul Razaq Qaderi has confirmed the attack saying there were four attackers armed with RPG have attacked the Indian consulate late Sunday evening. Meanwhile one of …

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Afghan forces free 59 inmates from Taliban prison in Helmand

Afghan special forces freed 59 prisoners from a Taliban prison in Helmand, official said on Saturday, as government troops redoubled efforts to push back Taliban from Sangin district of Helmand. “Fifty Nine people were taken captive by Taliban in Nahr Saraj and Grishk districts in Helmand province, last night Afghan …

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News on the World: Top Stories of 2015

The Immigration Crisis The Crisis Intensifies Throughout Europe in 2015 During the summer of 2015, the Balkans route replaced the Mediterranean as the most traveled path by migrants. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees projected that 3,000 people a day will attempt to cross the Balkans to reach Western …

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Suicide bomber hits guest house in Kabul

A bomb attack targeted a French restaurant frequented by foreigners and wealthy Afghans in Kabul on Friday evening, leaving two people dead, including a 12-year-old child, and 15 wounded, police said. The attack comes a day after Afghanistan announced four-way talks in Pakistan on January 11, aimed at jump-starting peace …

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US assisted more than $2 billion to Afghan Air Forces

According to a new report by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) the United States has spent more than $1.8 billion for advancement of Afghan air forces in the years of 2012 to 2015 and in addition more than $ 935 million has been dedicated to the provision of …

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25 Daesh members killed by airstrikes in Nangarhar

At least 25 militants from the Islamic State (IS, or Daesh in Arabic) terrorist group have been killed, and 31 others wounded, in two airstrikes in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, the country’s Ministry of Defense said. The precision airstrikes were carried out during the past 24 hours, the ministry said …

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More troops may be needed in Afghanistan: Gen. Campbell

The top US and Nato military commander in Afghanistan may seek additional American troops to help local forces as they struggle to contain the Taliban insurgency, according to reports. Army Gen. John Campbell said in an interview with USA TODAY that maintaining the current force of 9,800 U.S. troops to …

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Russia: ‘US, NATO operation in Afghanistan has failed’

The US and NATO mission in Afghanistan has been a complete failure, TASS news agency quoted Zamir Kabulov, Russian President’s special envoy for Afghanistan.  “Assessing the results of the actions of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, it can be said that they have completely failed their mission,” Kabulov has …

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Ghani pledged to hold parliamentary elections in 2016

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised on Tuesday to hold parliamentary and district council elections next year. “Parliamentary and district council elections will be held between summer and autumn of the next year,” Ghani said in a statement, adding that the exact dates would be for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) …

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NUG must introduce MoD nominee immediately: Senators

The Administrative Board of Senate House says that the National Unity Government (NUG) should issue an immediate end to the problem of National Defense Ministry acting head and introduce the new nominee for the defense minister As Soon As Possible. Senate House administrative board noted that the leadership of the …

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36 manufacturing factories to be created in 5 provinces

Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) says that thirty six manufacturing factories will be created in five provinces of the country. AISA declared that the aim of creating these factories is the decrease of foreign exports and strengthening the industries of the country. Nangarhar, Kandahar, Ghazni, Herat and Balkh are the …

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