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Editorial: Education under attack

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U.S. General Says 1,000 Troops Expected To Be Withdrawn From Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan by more than 1,000 soldiers, a U.S. general told Reuters on February 15. U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress this month he intended to re
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U.S. General Says 1,000 Troops Expected To Be Withdrawn From Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan by more than 1,000 soldiers, a U.S. general told Reuters on February 15. U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress this month he intended to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan as negotiators make progress in talks with TalibanRead More...

Afghanistan Listed As Among Most Dangerous For Infants In Conflict Zones

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child. 
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Afghanistan Listed As Among Most Dangerous For Infants In Conflict Zones

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child. “Increasingly, the brunt of armed violence and warfare is being borne by children,” theRead More...

People’s unity, solidarity caused Soviet withdrawal: Ghani

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani says that one of the most important of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan was people’s unity and solidarity, arguing that the same unity is needed now to bring a longstanding peace to the war-torn country. The S
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People’s unity, solidarity caused Soviet withdrawal: Ghani

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani says that one of the most important of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan was people’s unity and solidarity, arguing that the same unity is needed now to bring a longstanding peace to the war-torn country. The Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan 30 years ago after a 10 year …

Karzai condemns Iran, India terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of India. A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying officers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Wednesday in the sout
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Karzai condemns Iran, India terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of India. A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying officers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Wednesday in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, killing 27 officers and wounding 13 more. Another suicide …

Large weapons cache seized in Kabul

AT News Report KABUL: Army soldiers found and seized a large weapon cache in a northern district of Kabul province. The army’s corps 111 said on Friday that the cache was discovered in the Qarabagh district. It added that 76 AK-47 rifles, 25 pistols and a l
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Large weapons cache seized in Kabul

AT News Report KABUL: Army soldiers found and seized a large weapon cache in a northern district of Kabul province. The army’s corps 111 said on Friday that the cache was discovered in the Qarabagh district. It added that 76 AK-47 rifles, 25 pistols and a large number of helmets, vests and ammunition were seized …

Afghan forces keep pressing militants; 37 killed nationwide

AT News Report KABUL: In the wake of peace efforts with the Taliban group, the Afghan security forces have killed at least 37 of them and wound 14 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. The ministry of defense o
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Afghan forces keep pressing militants; 37 killed nationwide

AT News Report KABUL: In the wake of peace efforts with the Taliban group, the Afghan security forces have killed at least 37 of them and wound 14 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. The ministry of defense on Friday said the Afghan security forces conducted 11 …

40 Years On, Mystery Still Surrounds Shooting Death Of U.S. Ambassador To Afghanistan

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 14, 2019 n February 14, 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped at gunpoint, held hostage in a Kabul hotel, and killed in a botched rescue attempt. Forty years on, the precis
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40 Years On, Mystery Still Surrounds Shooting Death Of U.S. Ambassador To Afghanistan

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 14, 2019 n February 14, 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped at gunpoint, held hostage in a Kabul hotel, and killed in a botched rescue attempt. Forty years on, the precise circumstances surrounding the death of the 58-year-old diplomat remain shrouded in mystery.Read More...

‘US, Taliban to hold peace talks in Pakistan’

Press TV February 14, 2019 The Afghan Taliban militant group says it is to meet with American representatives in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad next week for a new round of direct negotiations, which have so far excluded the Afghan government itself. The
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‘US, Taliban to hold peace talks in Pakistan’

Press TV February 14, 2019 The Afghan Taliban militant group says it is to meet with American representatives in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad next week for a new round of direct negotiations, which have so far excluded the Afghan government itself. The militant group said on Wednesday that separate meetings would be held inRead More...

Russia says US pullout won’t create power vacuum in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia believes there would be no power vacuum in Afghanistan after the US withdraw its troops from the war-stricken country, and the Taliban—an extremist group where US currently engaged in peace talks with its representatives, ca
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Russia says US pullout won’t create power vacuum in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia believes there would be no power vacuum in Afghanistan after the US withdraw its troops from the war-stricken country, and the Taliban—an extremist group where US currently engaged in peace talks with its representatives, can be trusted as an allay to fight Daesh terrorist outfit. Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s …

Security forces kill 24 insurgents

AT News Report KABUL: At least 24 militants have been killed and the same number received injures after the Afghan security forces attacked their hideouts across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Wednesday.  In a press release, th
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Security forces kill 24 insurgents

AT News Report KABUL: At least 24 militants have been killed and the same number received injures after the Afghan security forces attacked their hideouts across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Wednesday.  In a press release, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with …

Whoever uses gun against our nation is our enemy: Mohib

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Adviser, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib says that whoever uses weapons against Afghan people and government, is enemy and Afghans fight “bravely” against enemy.  ‏”The heroic security and defense forces have struggle
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Whoever uses gun against our nation is our enemy: Mohib

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Adviser, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib says that whoever uses weapons against Afghan people and government, is enemy and Afghans fight “bravely” against enemy.  ‏”The heroic security and defense forces have struggled to ensure security for the people in hard situations,” Mohib said on Wednesday when introducing Massoud Andarabi as new …

Afghanistan Mourns Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Mujahedin Leader Turned President

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 13, 2019 Afghanistan is mourning Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, the country’s first president after Soviet forces withdrew 30 years ago following a war of occupation. Mojaddedi, a mujahedin commander who fought ag
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Afghanistan Mourns Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Mujahedin Leader Turned President

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 13, 2019 Afghanistan is mourning Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, the country’s first president after Soviet forces withdrew 30 years ago following a war of occupation. Mojaddedi, a mujahedin commander who fought against the Soviet Army in the 1980s, died late on February 11 in a Kabul hospital. He was 93. A mourningRead More...

Afghanistan Investigating Sacked Electoral Officials

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 13, 2019 Afghan authorities say they have launched an investigation into allegations that two electoral commissions misused their authority during last year’s general elections. The country’s Attor
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Afghanistan Investigating Sacked Electoral Officials

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 13, 2019 Afghan authorities say they have launched an investigation into allegations that two electoral commissions misused their authority during last year’s general elections. The country’s Attorney General’s Office announced the investigation late on February 12, after all 12 members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent ElectoralRead More...

Israel Operating From U.S. Military Base In Afghanistan To Spy On Iran

The Media Line: Israeli troops reportedly are using a United States military base in Afghanistan from which to monitor and collect information on Iranian activities throughout the Persian Gulf. The Israeli special forces allegedly are operating with the appro
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Israel Operating From U.S. Military Base In Afghanistan To Spy On Iran

The Media Line: Israeli troops reportedly are using a United States military base in Afghanistan from which to monitor and collect information on Iranian activities throughout the Persian Gulf. The Israeli special forces allegedly are operating with the approval of Kabul out of a U.S. Air Force installation in the western Afghanistan province of HeratRead More...

Taliban Demands Release of Anas Haqqani After Announcing New Negotiating Team

Ariana:  In a statement released on Tuesday, the Taliban said that their negotiating team is headed by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, a leading negotiator of the armed group. The list also includes Anas Haqqani,  – the brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, leade
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Taliban Demands Release of Anas Haqqani After Announcing New Negotiating Team

Ariana:  In a statement released on Tuesday, the Taliban said that their negotiating team is headed by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, a leading negotiator of the armed group. The list also includes Anas Haqqani,  – the brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, leader of the Haqqani network – who is being held in Kabul. Taliban spokesman ZabihullahRead More...

China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings

Ayaz Gul VOA News February 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better ser
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China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings

Ayaz Gul VOA News February 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys,Read More...

Boris Kerimbaev, Commander Of ‘Muslim Battalion’ In Soviet Afghan War, Dead At 71

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 12, 2019 A commander of the so-called Muslim Battalion of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, retired Colonel Boris Kerimbaev, has died at the age of 71 in Kazakhstan. Kerimbaev died in Almaty on February 12. He gained promi
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Boris Kerimbaev, Commander Of ‘Muslim Battalion’ In Soviet Afghan War, Dead At 71

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 12, 2019 A commander of the so-called Muslim Battalion of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, retired Colonel Boris Kerimbaev, has died at the age of 71 in Kazakhstan. Kerimbaev died in Almaty on February 12. He gained prominence in 1981-83 when he commanded the Soviet Army’s 177th special battalion, which wasRead More...

Commissioners Dismissed As Election Law Amended

Tolo News: All commissioners from the two electoral commissions – the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) – were dismissed from their posts, including the two chiefs, after President Ashraf Gha
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Commissioners Dismissed As Election Law Amended

Tolo News: All commissioners from the two electoral commissions – the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) – were dismissed from their posts, including the two chiefs, after President Ashraf Ghani signed off on an amendment to the electoral law.  Ghani approved the amendment on Tuesday, which resulted in the instantRead More...

Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Afghanistan amid push for peace

By Farhad Nibkhel KABUL: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stopped in Afghanistan on Monday in a previously unannounced visit, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani and other high-ranking Afghan officials amid to weight the ongoing peace talks a
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Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Afghanistan amid push for peace

By Farhad Nibkhel KABUL: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stopped in Afghanistan on Monday in a previously unannounced visit, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani and other high-ranking Afghan officials amid to weight the ongoing peace talks and to reaffirm commitment to the Afghan security forces. Before to land in Afghanistan, Shanahan told …

‘Favor interim administration if helps peace process’

AT News Report KABUL: A former government official says that the National Unity Government (NUG) should not oppose an interim administration if it helps Afghans bring peace to the country. Omar Zakhilwal, who has served as finance minister and ambassador to I
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‘Favor interim administration if helps peace process’

AT News Report KABUL: A former government official says that the National Unity Government (NUG) should not oppose an interim administration if it helps Afghans bring peace to the country. Omar Zakhilwal, who has served as finance minister and ambassador to Islamabad, said Monday that nobody should stand against offers like the establishment of an …

Karzai backs Ghani’s “Consultative Loya Jirga” for peace

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed support for President Ashraf Ghani’s plan about calling a Consultation Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) to seek ways to resolve current problems that Afghanistan has been scrambling with. Ghani said
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Karzai backs Ghani’s “Consultative Loya Jirga” for peace

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed support for President Ashraf Ghani’s plan about calling a Consultation Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) to seek ways to resolve current problems that Afghanistan has been scrambling with. Ghani said Monday that he would call the Loya Jirga to consult on peace process. “As I have repeatedly …

Ghani Suggests ‘Grand Consultative Jirga’ For Peace

Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Monday called for a grand consultative Jirga, a traditional assembly, on the peace process in the country amid Washington’s marathon diplomatic efforts to facilitate direct talks between the Afghan government and the Ta
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Ghani Suggests ‘Grand Consultative Jirga’ For Peace

Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Monday called for a grand consultative Jirga, a traditional assembly, on the peace process in the country amid Washington’s marathon diplomatic efforts to facilitate direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban who has been fighting against Afghan and foreign forces over the past 18 years.  “At the Jirga, peopleRead More...

What happened to prisoners at Bagram, ‘Afghanistan’s Guantanamo’?

Al Jazeera: Before there was Guantanamo, there was Bagram, a US detention site near its giant airbase in Afghanistan, which came to be synonymous with torture and prisoner abuse.  But when the US relinquished control of the prison, now called Parwan
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What happened to prisoners at Bagram, ‘Afghanistan’s Guantanamo’?

Al Jazeera: Before there was Guantanamo, there was Bagram, a US detention site near its giant airbase in Afghanistan, which came to be synonymous with torture and prisoner abuse.  But when the US relinquished control of the prison, now called Parwan Detention Facility, to Afghan security forces in December 2014, Washington renounced responsibility for the men once held there.  “The Bagram prison was a melting potRead More...

Khalilzad to start regional visit for Afghan peace acceleration

AT News Report KABUL: The US envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalizad is to start his fifth visit to the regional countries to accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan, the US department of state confirmed, without providing details over his first destinati
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Khalilzad to start regional visit for Afghan peace acceleration

AT News Report KABUL: The US envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalizad is to start his fifth visit to the regional countries to accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan, the US department of state confirmed, without providing details over his first destination. Pakistani newspaper Today, has reported that Khalilzad would first land in Islamabad to …

Three civilians killed in Kunar operations

AT News Report KABUL: At least three civilians were killed in an operation launched jointly by Afghan and foreign forces in the eastern province of Kunar, local residents said Sunday. The incident took place in the Marawara district Saturday night. The distri
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Three civilians killed in Kunar operations

AT News Report KABUL: At least three civilians were killed in an operation launched jointly by Afghan and foreign forces in the eastern province of Kunar, local residents said Sunday. The incident took place in the Marawara district Saturday night. The district residents staged demonstration on Sunday carrying the bodies of dead people. They called …

Government says ‘all peace involved parties should support its plan’

AT News Report KABUL: The government calls on all parties involved in Afghanistan’s peace process to support its plan, urging that every move toward peace should be coordinated with Kabul. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ghani’s spokesman said Sunday that p
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Government says ‘all peace involved parties should support its plan’

AT News Report KABUL: The government calls on all parties involved in Afghanistan’s peace process to support its plan, urging that every move toward peace should be coordinated with Kabul. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ghani’s spokesman said Sunday that peace efforts would give result only when they are coordinated with the government and that Taliban sit …

Dozens of rebels killed in fresh crackdowns

AT News Report KABUL: At least 75 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Defen
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Dozens of rebels killed in fresh crackdowns

AT News Report KABUL: At least 75 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan …

At least 21 civilians killed in Helmand airstrikes

AT News Report KABUL: At least 21 civilians, including women and children have been killed in two separate airstrikes in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, a member of the parliament said Sunday. However, a provincial council member putted the deat
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At least 21 civilians killed in Helmand airstrikes

AT News Report KABUL: At least 21 civilians, including women and children have been killed in two separate airstrikes in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, a member of the parliament said Sunday. However, a provincial council member putted the death toll to 13, while governor spokesman said he has no exact figures of casualty, …

Govt Plans To Establish Five New Provinces

Tolo News: The Afghan government is reportedly working on a plan to create five new provinces in the country, rising the number of provinces to 39 from the current 34.  The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has confirmed the plan, but has n
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Govt Plans To Establish Five New Provinces

Tolo News: The Afghan government is reportedly working on a plan to create five new provinces in the country, rising the number of provinces to 39 from the current 34.  The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has confirmed the plan, but has not revealed details.  Sources said that government might declare Shinwar district of Nangarhar, JaghoriRead More...

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