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CEO Abdullah to visit Pakistan

Pakistani media outlets reports that Afghanistan and Pakistan are getting closer to fight against terrorism. The chief of executive officer, Abdullah Abdullah will visit Pakistan for talks about fight against terrorism. Pakistan Day News newspaper reported that the visit was scheduled in meeting between Ghani and Abdullah with high authorities …

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Cabinet to emerge out of National Unity Government

Finally President Ashraf Ghani is going to introduce the new contentious cabinet faces within the next few hours. According to a Presidential Palace press release, President Ghani is scheduled to deliver a press statement today live via Afghanistan television networks at 3:13 PM. The candidates most likely to be introduced …

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Tajikistan sets up new military base on Afghanistan border

Tajikistan’s armed forces are setting up a new base near the Afghanistan border in response to the apparent massing of fighters on the Afghan side of the border. A security official of Tajikistan on condition of anonymity told to Russia media outlets that groups not controlled by Afghanistan government have …

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Ghani to visit United States

As Taliban tensions flares, United States officials say they expect President Ashraf Ghani visit US. Washington Post in a report has written that Mr. Ghani will arrive in Washington D.C., possibly in March. That is about the time of year that Taliban insurgents are known to launch attacks on police, …

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Russia, China, India play significant role in peace process

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai in his visit with Alexander Mantytskiy, the new Russia Ambassador to Afghanistan said that Russia, China and India will play a significant role in peace process in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai was said to consider the relation between Afghanistan and Russia historically. Relations between the Russia and …

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Arabs hunt rare birds in Farah

A number of Arab citizens with their trained birds had arrived in Farah province of Afghanistan to hunt rare birds. A local official in Farah province said that the Arab citizens have received permission for hunting rare birds by the ministry of interior affairs and Afghanistan presidential. The birds had …

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan to be repatriated by end-2015

The tripartite agreement between the United Nations Refugees Agency (UNHCR), and the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which grants Afghan refugees an official refugee status in Afghanistan, will come to an end on 31 December 2012. Therefore, the estimated 1.8 million registered (and an additional 1.3 million unregistered) refugees are …

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Pakistani delegation to visit Kabul

It is scheduled that a Pakistani delegation visits Kabul for talks with President Ashraf Ghani. The Pakistani delegation includes Mullah Fazlul Rahman, Pakistani religious leader, Mahmud Khan Achak Zai, Afar Seyab Wali and Afar Seyab Khatak. This comes as a number of civil institutions and politicians are expected to demonstrate …

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MoD to strengthen ANA in long-term programs

Officials in ministry of defense emphasized that they have special programs in all sectors especially in intelligence, aviation and engineering that the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces can independently defend the country. Afghan security forces, especially ANA have the greatest security responsibility in the country. NATO’s new mission for supporting …

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India to invest in textile sector in Afghanistan

India’s ambassador to Kabul has said that they are ready to invest in Afghanistan in cooperation with Afghan investors to activate the textile industry. Amar Sinha, India’s ambassador to Kabul assured that his country is committed to the creation of new technologies for textile factories in Afghanistan. The ministry of …

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BF Launches Hearing Aid Mission in Herat

The Bayat Foundation has launched the hearing aid mission for the first time in Afghanistan, now this time distributing hearing aids to people, mostly children in Herat. The initiative was launched in the Herat with the cooperation of Starkey hearing aid foundation. Officials in Bayat Foundation noted that the hearing …

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Police Academy coordinately attacked in Khost province

A group of armed militant groups attacked police academy in Khost province of Afghanistan. Mubarez Zadran, Provincial Press Officer of Khost said that two police members were injured while three armed suicide bombers attacked police academy, the first attacker riding a vehicle detonate himself, following the second attacked the academy …

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Magnetic bomb killed prosecutor of Laghman province

Mohammad Hassan, the prosecutor of appellate court of Laghman province was killed and two of his sons were injured as a result of a magnetic bomb blast on Wednesday morning at 8:00 am. Azrat-Ul-Hussain Mashreqiwal, Press Officer of Nengarhar Police HQ confirmed the incident saying the magnetic bomb was placed …

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First 100 days over, but no cabinet

Afghanistan national unity government marked its first 100 days but still struggling to announce the new cabinet. The government of national unity’s failure in its first 100 days is caused by tensions in Afghanistan citadel, said a number of Afghan analysts. Some of Afghan political analysts have said that controversies …

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NUG neglected during the First 100 Days: CSOs

A number of Civil Society activists called the first 100 days of Afghan National Unity government days of negligence which resulted to lose huge opportunities for fundamental changes. Adding; if the current situation continues, it will be difficult for the government to tackle the challenges they are facing during the …

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APTTA a milestone in achieving economic integration

The ministry of commerce and industry is said to consider the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) a great achievement for Afghanistan in transit field. They said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have made serious commitments towards the implementation of economic and transit cooperation. Pakistan in a meeting in Islamabad has promised …

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