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Illegal Trade Of Herat’s Wild Birds Worries NEPA

Tolo News: According to the head of Herat’s NEPA office, Nasir Ahmad Fazli, smuggling is so prolific that even the Common Myna’s numbers have dropped. Hunting bans have proved difficult to enforce and live trappers target smaller hawks up to eagles, an
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Illegal Trade Of Herat’s Wild Birds Worries NEPA

Tolo News: According to the head of Herat’s NEPA office, Nasir Ahmad Fazli, smuggling is so prolific that even the Common Myna’s numbers have dropped. Hunting bans have proved difficult to enforce and live trappers target smaller hawks up to eagles, and even the common myna – which belongs to the starling family. According to officials theRead More...

Muslim man accused of cow smuggling beaten to death in India

Press TV July 21, 2018 A Muslim man has been beaten to death by mobs in western India over allegations of smuggling cows, the latest in a series of similar attacks blamed on hard-line Hindus who consider the animal sacred. The incident took place in Alwar dis
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Muslim man accused of cow smuggling beaten to death in India

Press TV July 21, 2018 A Muslim man has been beaten to death by mobs in western India over allegations of smuggling cows, the latest in a series of similar attacks blamed on hard-line Hindus who consider the animal sacred. The incident took place in Alwar district, Rajasthan state, midnight Friday, when a group ofRead More...

NSA discusses peace prospects with British envoy

AT News Report-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar met with British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Nicolay Kay, in Kabul on Saturday and discussed prospects of peace process. Atmar... The post NSA discusses peace prospects with British envoy appeare
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NSA discusses peace prospects with British envoy

AT News Report-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar met with British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Nicolay Kay, in Kabul on Saturday and discussed prospects of peace process. Atmar... The post NSA discusses peace prospects with British envoy appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

ED: Nine million voters?

Indeed, election is one of the most important pillars of democracy to be practiced in a very best manner. Elections are the most important time for both citizens... The post ED: Nine million voters? appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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ED: Nine million voters?

Indeed, election is one of the most important pillars of democracy to be practiced in a very best manner. Elections are the most important time for both citizens... The post ED: Nine million voters? appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

India to build another dam in Afghanistan despite Taliban threat

Once completed, the dam will hold 146 million cubic meters of potable water for two million people in Kabul and irrigation water for 400,000 acres of land Thestatesman.com... The post India to build another dam in Afghanistan despite Taliban threat appeared f
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India to build another dam in Afghanistan despite Taliban threat

Once completed, the dam will hold 146 million cubic meters of potable water for two million people in Kabul and irrigation water for 400,000 acres of land Thestatesman.com... The post India to build another dam in Afghanistan despite Taliban threat appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

There’s hope in Afghanistan — if Trump is careful

The Washington Post:  A new administration initiative — an attempt to jump-start peace talks by opening a direct dialogue between U.S. and Taliban officials — deserves cautious support. If it can be pursued without undermining the government of Ashraf G
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There’s hope in Afghanistan — if Trump is careful

The Washington Post:  A new administration initiative — an attempt to jump-start peace talks by opening a direct dialogue between U.S. and Taliban officials — deserves cautious support. If it can be pursued without undermining the government of Ashraf Ghani, it is worth a try. Click here to read more (external link).

General Dostum to Return to Kabul Next Week

Ariana: First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey.  A government delegation is expected to leave Kabul for Ankara on Saturday (July 21) to accompany Gen
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General Dostum to Return to Kabul Next Week

Ariana: First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey.  A government delegation is expected to leave Kabul for Ankara on Saturday (July 21) to accompany Gen. Dostum on his return to Kabul, the mediation delegate said. The Office of theRead More...

12 local policemen killed in Kunduz attack

KUNDUZ CITY: Twelve Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) personnel have been killed in the Taliban attack in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, a well-placed source said... The post 12 local policemen killed in Kunduz attack appeared first on Afghan
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12 local policemen killed in Kunduz attack

KUNDUZ CITY: Twelve Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) personnel have been killed in the Taliban attack in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, a well-placed source said... The post 12 local policemen killed in Kunduz attack appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

U.S. commander sees ANDSF improving in battle

AT-KABUL: A senior U.S. commander says Afghan security forces are improving in the battlefield but require time and support to face the Taliban and Islamic State combatants. General... The post U.S. commander sees ANDSF improving in battle appeared first on A
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U.S. commander sees ANDSF improving in battle

AT-KABUL: A senior U.S. commander says Afghan security forces are improving in the battlefield but require time and support to face the Taliban and Islamic State combatants. General... The post U.S. commander sees ANDSF improving in battle appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Tensions could deescalate after Sunday

In the face of short exile, it took almost a year for Vice President (VP) Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, to make a return which is likely on Sunday... The post Editorial: Tensions could deescalate after Sunday appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Editorial: Tensions could deescalate after Sunday

In the face of short exile, it took almost a year for Vice President (VP) Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, to make a return which is likely on Sunday... The post Editorial: Tensions could deescalate after Sunday appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Taliban: No Plan to Stop Suicide Attacks in Afghan Cities

Ayaz Gul VOA News July 19, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban is denying reports it has stopped suicide attacks in Afghanistan to avoid civilian casualties. The Islamist insurgency was responding to a New York Times newspaper articlethat reported Taliban lead
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Taliban: No Plan to Stop Suicide Attacks in Afghan Cities

Ayaz Gul VOA News July 19, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban is denying reports it has stopped suicide attacks in Afghanistan to avoid civilian casualties. The Islamist insurgency was responding to a New York Times newspaper articlethat reported Taliban leaders have ordered their fighters to refrain from undertaking suicide missions in Afghan cities in the wake of record levelsRead More...

Afghan Female Commando Unit Actively Fighting Insurgents

VOA News | July 19, 2018: The Afghan Female Tactical Platoon, an attachment to the elite unit of the Afghan special forces, was established less than a year ago by the Afghan Ministry of Defense with the help of the NATO-Resolute Support Mission. Afgha
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Afghan Female Commando Unit Actively Fighting Insurgents

VOA News | July 19, 2018: The Afghan Female Tactical Platoon, an attachment to the elite unit of the Afghan special forces, was established less than a year ago by the Afghan Ministry of Defense with the help of the NATO-Resolute Support Mission. Afghan defense officials describe the platoon as a key part of the country’sRead More...

U-15 Football Team Leaves Kabul for Asian Competition

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U-15 Football Team left Kabul for Uzbekistan on Thursday morning to participate in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournament. The Afghan team, which won the cup in 2017, is hoping to bring the trophy home again thi
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U-15 Football Team Leaves Kabul for Asian Competition

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U-15 Football Team left Kabul for Uzbekistan on Thursday morning to participate in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournament. The Afghan team, which won the cup in 2017, is hoping to bring the trophy home again this year. Click here to read more (external link).

Ghani Picks New Head of IEC Secretariat

Ariana: Ghani’s office announced Thursday that Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new Chief of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission after a list of eligible candidates was provided to government by the IEC. Click here to read more
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Ghani Picks New Head of IEC Secretariat

Ariana: Ghani’s office announced Thursday that Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new Chief of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission after a list of eligible candidates was provided to government by the IEC. Click here to read more (external link).

Peace efforts, counterterrorism goes alongside: Atmar

AT-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar on Wednesday during Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) session said that peace and counter terrorism efforts will be followed side by side... The post Peace efforts, counterterrorism goes alongside
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Peace efforts, counterterrorism goes alongside: Atmar

AT-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar on Wednesday during Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) session said that peace and counter terrorism efforts will be followed side by side... The post Peace efforts, counterterrorism goes alongside: Atmar appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

At least 14 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike

KABUL-AT: At least 14 civilians including women and children were killed and one was injured Thursday morning after a house was hit by an alleged Afghan airstrike in... The post At least 14 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike appeared first on Afghanistan Ti
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At least 14 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike

KABUL-AT: At least 14 civilians including women and children were killed and one was injured Thursday morning after a house was hit by an alleged Afghan airstrike in... The post At least 14 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Kabul Hopes Russia to Push Taliban Into Talks With Afghan Government – Ambassador

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) – Russia could play a positive role in the development of the Afghan settlement by pushing the Taliban to start talks with Kabul, Afghan Ambassador in Russia Abdul Qayum Kuchai said on Wednesday. “From time to time we hea
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Kabul Hopes Russia to Push Taliban Into Talks With Afghan Government – Ambassador

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) – Russia could play a positive role in the development of the Afghan settlement by pushing the Taliban to start talks with Kabul, Afghan Ambassador in Russia Abdul Qayum Kuchai said on Wednesday. “From time to time we hear that the Russian government denies any involvement in financing, supporting, supplying weaponsRead More...

Russia Bewildered at Afghanistan Expecting Apologies for Soviet Campaign – Ministry

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) – Afghanistan’s statement that Russia should apologize to the Afghan people for the decade-long Soviet military operation in Afghanistan “raises nothing but surprise and bewilderment,” Russian Foreign Ministry
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Russia Bewildered at Afghanistan Expecting Apologies for Soviet Campaign – Ministry

MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) – Afghanistan’s statement that Russia should apologize to the Afghan people for the decade-long Soviet military operation in Afghanistan “raises nothing but surprise and bewilderment,” Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Director Zamir Kabulov told Sputnik on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Afghan Ambassador to Russia Abdul Qayyum Kochai said thatRead More...

Afghan Cleric’s ‘Fatwa’ Against Media Makes Life Even More Dangerous For Journalists

Shapur Saber Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 18, 2018 Afghanistan was already considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, a consequence of decades of war and religious extremism. But for some Afghan journalist
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Afghan Cleric’s ‘Fatwa’ Against Media Makes Life Even More Dangerous For Journalists

Shapur Saber Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 18, 2018 Afghanistan was already considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, a consequence of decades of war and religious extremism. But for some Afghan journalists, the risks have been amplified after a cleric in the western city of Herat recentlyRead More...

Time for Taliban to think of what is good for Afghanistan

Maha Akeel via Arab News: More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world — including about 40 from Afghanistan itself, representing the diversity of the nation’s sects, ethnicities and regions — participated in the conference held in Jeddah and Ma
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Time for Taliban to think of what is good for Afghanistan

Maha Akeel via Arab News: More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world — including about 40 from Afghanistan itself, representing the diversity of the nation’s sects, ethnicities and regions — participated in the conference held in Jeddah and Makkah.  For a country where more than 99 percent of the population is Muslim and whichRead More...

This is Afghanistan: the nomadic community living at the ‘end of the world’

Marta Pascual Juanola via WAToday (Australia): I could never have imagined that five years later my partner and I would be trekking along the country’s Karakoram, Pamir and Hindu Kush ranges, searching for one of the last nomadic cultures in the world: the
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This is Afghanistan: the nomadic community living at the ‘end of the world’

Marta Pascual Juanola via WAToday (Australia): I could never have imagined that five years later my partner and I would be trekking along the country’s Karakoram, Pamir and Hindu Kush ranges, searching for one of the last nomadic cultures in the world: the Pamiri Kyrgyz. Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads live in the high-altitude flats of theRead More...

“Daesh is replacing Taliban”

AT-KABUL: Members of the Parliament say that Islamic State in some regions of Afghanistan is becoming increasingly powerful and threatening to replace the Taliban. Parliamentarians claim that a... The post “Daesh is replacing Taliban” appeared first on Af
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“Daesh is replacing Taliban”

AT-KABUL: Members of the Parliament say that Islamic State in some regions of Afghanistan is becoming increasingly powerful and threatening to replace the Taliban. Parliamentarians claim that a... The post “Daesh is replacing Taliban” appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

ANDSF kills 93 militants in offensives

AT-KABUL: Over 93 Taliban combatants were killed in countrywide military offensives that left 21more militants injured by Afghan national security and defense forces. In a press release issued... The post ANDSF kills 93 militants in offensives appeared first
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ANDSF kills 93 militants in offensives

AT-KABUL: Over 93 Taliban combatants were killed in countrywide military offensives that left 21more militants injured by Afghan national security and defense forces. In a press release issued... The post ANDSF kills 93 militants in offensives appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

“Time to end deceitful homilies of peace”

AT-KABUL: A number of members of the Parliament argue that the government had failed in the peace process, saying that the people can no longer bear these deceitful... The post “Time to end deceitful homilies of peace” appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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“Time to end deceitful homilies of peace”

AT-KABUL: A number of members of the Parliament argue that the government had failed in the peace process, saying that the people can no longer bear these deceitful... The post “Time to end deceitful homilies of peace” appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Prominent litterateur, politician passes away

AT-KABUL: Ali Mohammad Zohma, a prominent litterateur, translator and pioneer politician, passed away at the age of 96 in Vienna, Austria. Late Zohma was a famous historian, philosopher,... The post Prominent litterateur, politician passes away appeared firs
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Prominent litterateur, politician passes away

AT-KABUL: Ali Mohammad Zohma, a prominent litterateur, translator and pioneer politician, passed away at the age of 96 in Vienna, Austria. Late Zohma was a famous historian, philosopher,... The post Prominent litterateur, politician passes away appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Senate worried amid increased violence around Kabul

AT-KABUL: Taliban’s increasing presence and activities have sparked worries among the members of senate, as they say that more than half of area of the Khak-e-Jabbar district is... The post Senate worried amid increased violence around Kabul appeared first
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Senate worried amid increased violence around Kabul

AT-KABUL: Taliban’s increasing presence and activities have sparked worries among the members of senate, as they say that more than half of area of the Khak-e-Jabbar district is... The post Senate worried amid increased violence around Kabul appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Bomb Kills 20 In Afghanistan, As Army Frees Dozens Of Prisoners

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 17, 2018 A suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, an Afghan official says. Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of the northern Sar-e Pul Province, said the atta
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Bomb Kills 20 In Afghanistan, As Army Frees Dozens Of Prisoners

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 17, 2018 A suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, an Afghan official says. Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of the northern Sar-e Pul Province, said the attack took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area. No group claimedRead More...

Probe Uncovers Major Irregularities In Fuel Sector

Tolo News:  A probe has found that despite repeated calls for quality control measures and monitoring systems to be enforced in the oil and gas sector, no such systems have yet been established. The investigation also found that government institutions invol
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Probe Uncovers Major Irregularities In Fuel Sector

Tolo News:  A probe has found that despite repeated calls for quality control measures and monitoring systems to be enforced in the oil and gas sector, no such systems have yet been established. The investigation also found that government institutions involved in the purchase and import process lack the necessary information to ensure standards areRead More...

Hekmatyar Claims IEC’s Figure for Registered Voters Is False

Ariana: Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them was false. He said only 3,600,000 voters were real. Click here to read more (external link).
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Hekmatyar Claims IEC’s Figure for Registered Voters Is False

Ariana: Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them was false. He said only 3,600,000 voters were real. Click here to read more (external link).

US Denies Reports, Says Not Ready to Negotiate With Taliban – Resolute Support

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Sputnik) – The United States is not ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban despite media reports to the contrary, US Operation Resolute Support said in a press release on Monday. “Resolute Support refutes reports by th
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US Denies Reports, Says Not Ready to Negotiate With Taliban – Resolute Support

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Sputnik) – The United States is not ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban despite media reports to the contrary, US Operation Resolute Support said in a press release on Monday. “Resolute Support refutes reports by the media that the Resolute Support commander said the US is ready to join directRead More...

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