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Ariana airplane crashes, casualties unclear

An Ariana airplane crashed Friday at Kabul international airport, officials said. The airplane that its destination was from Herat to Kabul crashed while attempting to land at Kabul airport on Friday, Kabul airport officials said. General Haq Nawaz Haqyar, Kabul airport border police commander confirmed the incident, saying the fuselage …

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Bayat Foundation Rebuilds Isteqlal Hospital

With continued commitment to the country’s health sector, the Bayat Foundation has reconstructed and opened the neonatal unit of Isteqlal Hospital of Kabul. The renovated unit was opened during a ceremony attended by the public health ministry officials, hospital staff and the officials of Bayat Foundation. In the meantime, the …

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NATO vows long-term cooperation in Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmad Zai on Thursday in a joint press conference commented on the security situation of the country. President Ashraf Ghani Ahmad Zai has welcomed NATO Secretary General, saying we urge NATO to continue its support to Afghanistan. Ghani noted that Afghan …

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IEC Praises Media Contribution To Elections

The media commission of Independent Election Commission (IEC) awarded certificates of appreciation to Ariana News reporters and many other private media companies for contributing to the recent Presidential and Provincial elections. According to IEC officials, the media provided outstanding report from electoral process and helped encourage people to go for …

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Security forces take preparations against terrorism: MoI

NATO has enough assisted heavy weapons to Afghan Police, said the ministry of interior affairs. The interior ministry said that by these weapon equipment they are taking preparations for summer battles. Afghan Police says about the fifteen percent of the reduction of insecurity all across Afghanistan but at the same …

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President’s Visit of China Creates a Long-Term Strategic Conundrum

Last week, Afghanistan’s new President, Ashraf Ghani, traveled to China for his first state visit abroad. Mr. Ghani’s calculation — that Beijing could offset the decline in American and Western support — creates a long-term strategic conundrum: Can Afghanistan attract Chinese investment and security assistance while avoiding the perils of …

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NAI Opposes Fresh Restrictions on Private Media

NAI, a media supporting agency in Afghanistan, has strongly opposed the recent statement of Ministry of Information and Culture to impose fresh limitations on private media agencies. The Ministry of Information and Culture in a recent notice to media has asked all private media companies to abstain from using women …

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MPs Want President Ghani Reduce Advisers

Members of Parliament have called on President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani to reduce the number of Presidential advisers as he had already promised during his election campaigns. The lawmakers stated there were too many advisers whom the government allotted a high budget and need to be reduced. They asked President Ghani …

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Violence Against Women Law needs Serious Review:MPs

Lower house of the parliament has decided to re-review the two controversial laws of the Higher Education and Violence against Women in coming days. Several laws have been suspended including Higher Education and Violence against Women due to some Linguistic, religious and traditional issues in lower and upper houses of …

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Patriots work for the country’s national interest: Experts

President Ashraf Ghani during a press conference after his visit from Saudi Arabia and China on Saturday said that the government armed oppositions are similar in religious believes, patriotism and their view toward the future of the country. A number of experts believe that killing innocent people and launching suicide …

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Upper House Summons IEC Official Members

Senators in upper house of the parliament have summoned Independent Election head members where major frauds were charged within the results for the provincial council candidates. However the Officials in Independent Election Commission IEC confirmed huge frauds were charged, and doest refuse the clear influences of the Afghan Security officials, …

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No Elections without Electoral Reforms: CEO Office

There will be no elections unless the electoral systems reformed. The Chief Executive Office based on the agreement made for the National Unity Government is obliged to form a commission for electoral reforms saying, the upcoming parliamentary elections may be delayed due to their commitments to bring reforms in electoral …

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MPs, Citizens Want Cabinet Introduced Immediately

Members of Wolesi Jirga—Lower House of the Parliament—and the citizens of capital Kabul have urged the new government to introduce the new cabinet as soon as possible. Expressing deep concerns over the performance of acting ministers, the MPs and citizens warned of disorder and irregularities if the current situation continued. …

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Two Heavy Successive Explosions Jolt Pul-e-Khumri City

The two successive heavy explosions jolted Pul-e-Khumri city the center of Baghlan Province which injured three persons early Saturday noon. Based on the Baghlan Regional Hospital life Providers, we have received two civilians one  National Security Directorate force whom were injured in the explosions so far. It’s said that the …

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