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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 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.

Atmar seeks implementation of NATO summit decisions

AT-KABUL: The National Security Advisor, Hanif Atmar met Monday the NATO-led Resolute Support mission commander John Nicholson, emphasizing on the implementation of the NATO summit’s decisions about Afghanistan.... The post Atmar seeks implementation of NAT
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Atmar seeks implementation of NATO summit decisions

AT-KABUL: The National Security Advisor, Hanif Atmar met Monday the NATO-led Resolute Support mission commander John Nicholson, emphasizing on the implementation of the NATO summit’s decisions about Afghanistan.... The post Atmar seeks implementation of NATO summit decisions appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Unlocking Afghan conflict

Nothing can atone for ‘peace and reconciliation’ debacle and perhaps nothing can circumvent the menace it spews, except for a termination of perennial hypocrisy and political deceit; and... The post Editorial: Unlocking Afghan conflict appeared first on A
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Editorial: Unlocking Afghan conflict

Nothing can atone for ‘peace and reconciliation’ debacle and perhaps nothing can circumvent the menace it spews, except for a termination of perennial hypocrisy and political deceit; and... The post Editorial: Unlocking Afghan conflict appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Millions of dollars smuggled from Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: Foreign currency especially the US dollar is smuggled from the country through five border points, the Central Bank claims. The Central Bank governor, told lawmakers on Monday... The post Millions of dollars smuggled from Afghanistan appeared first
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Millions of dollars smuggled from Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: Foreign currency especially the US dollar is smuggled from the country through five border points, the Central Bank claims. The Central Bank governor, told lawmakers on Monday... The post Millions of dollars smuggled from Afghanistan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Afghanistan rejects Kabulov’s remarks as “baseless propaganda”

AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan rejected the statements made by Russia’s speciall representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov that the Taliban are controlling around 50 per cent of the... The post Afghanistan rejects Kabulov’s remarks as “base
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Afghanistan rejects Kabulov’s remarks as “baseless propaganda”

AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan rejected the statements made by Russia’s speciall representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov that the Taliban are controlling around 50 per cent of the... The post Afghanistan rejects Kabulov’s remarks as “baseless propaganda” appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Political parties are bereft of legitimacy; lawmakers

AT-KABUL: Some members of parliament, lawyers and politicians claim that the political parties lack legitimacy and cannot represent people, based on the constitution. They said Monday that President... The post Political parties are bereft of legitimacy; lawm
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Political parties are bereft of legitimacy; lawmakers

AT-KABUL: Some members of parliament, lawyers and politicians claim that the political parties lack legitimacy and cannot represent people, based on the constitution. They said Monday that President... The post Political parties are bereft of legitimacy; lawmakers appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Govt. to buy fertilizers from Balkh firm

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock signed an agreement with the Ministry of Mine to purchase 20,000 metric tons of fertilizers from a fertilizer factory... The post Govt. to buy fertilizers from Balkh firm appeared first o
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Govt. to buy fertilizers from Balkh firm

AT News Report-KABUL: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock signed an agreement with the Ministry of Mine to purchase 20,000 metric tons of fertilizers from a fertilizer factory... The post Govt. to buy fertilizers from Balkh firm appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Political parties seek termination of ‘rigged’ voter registration

A re-commencement of process using biometric system proposed AT News Report-KABUL: Amid perpetuation of pre-election tensions, prominent leaders of political parties and alliances heaped scorns on a “rigged... The post Political parties seek termination of
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Political parties seek termination of ‘rigged’ voter registration

A re-commencement of process using biometric system proposed AT News Report-KABUL: Amid perpetuation of pre-election tensions, prominent leaders of political parties and alliances heaped scorns on a “rigged... The post Political parties seek termination of ‘rigged’ voter registration appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

WJ delegation to visit north about angry protests

AT News Report-KABUL: As pro-Dostum protests in the north spiral out of control, Wolesi Jirga of the Parliament ruled on Saturday to assign and send a delegation to... The post WJ delegation to visit north about angry protests appeared first on Afghanistan Ti
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WJ delegation to visit north about angry protests

AT News Report-KABUL: As pro-Dostum protests in the north spiral out of control, Wolesi Jirga of the Parliament ruled on Saturday to assign and send a delegation to... The post WJ delegation to visit north about angry protests appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

NATO reiterates call on Taliban for peace talks

AT-KABUL: In a second day of its summit, NATO on Thursday reiterated its call to the Taliban to accept offers to join Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace talks to... The post NATO reiterates call on Taliban for peace talks appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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NATO reiterates call on Taliban for peace talks

AT-KABUL: In a second day of its summit, NATO on Thursday reiterated its call to the Taliban to accept offers to join Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace talks to... The post NATO reiterates call on Taliban for peace talks appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Plague of violence: A dozen journalists killed since March

AT-KABUL: According to a media watchdog, violence against journalists has seen a 30 percent rise as thirteen journalists have been killed due to unrest and violence since late... The post Plague of violence: A dozen journalists killed since March appeared fir
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Plague of violence: A dozen journalists killed since March

AT-KABUL: According to a media watchdog, violence against journalists has seen a 30 percent rise as thirteen journalists have been killed due to unrest and violence since late... The post Plague of violence: A dozen journalists killed since March appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Abdullah ‘is OK’ with Dostum’s return from exile

AT-KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has said that he has no problem with the return of the first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Following accusations... The post Abdullah ‘is OK’ with Dostum’s return from exile appeared firs
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Abdullah ‘is OK’ with Dostum’s return from exile

AT-KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has said that he has no problem with the return of the first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Following accusations... The post Abdullah ‘is OK’ with Dostum’s return from exile appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

31 security forces martyred in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: In a multiple attack on security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, at least 31 Afghan security forces embraced martyrdom and over 50 Taliban insurgents were killed and... The post 31 security forces martyred in Kunduz appeared first on Afghan
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31 security forces martyred in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: In a multiple attack on security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, at least 31 Afghan security forces embraced martyrdom and over 50 Taliban insurgents were killed and... The post 31 security forces martyred in Kunduz appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Education under attack

The ongoing conflict is swallowing schools, burning classrooms with a foremost deprivation of schoolchildren from pursuing education which is their basic rights. Sometime, the Taliban militants are entering... The post Editorial: Education under attack appear
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Editorial: Education under attack

The ongoing conflict is swallowing schools, burning classrooms with a foremost deprivation of schoolchildren from pursuing education which is their basic rights. Sometime, the Taliban militants are entering... The post Editorial: Education under attack appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Flash floods kill 10 in Panjshir

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Flash floods have killed 10 people in northern Panjshir province and caused serious damage to property and livestock with sweeping out 300 houses, officials said... The post Flash floods kill 10 in Panjshir appeared first on Afghanis
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Flash floods kill 10 in Panjshir

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Flash floods have killed 10 people in northern Panjshir province and caused serious damage to property and livestock with sweeping out 300 houses, officials said... The post Flash floods kill 10 in Panjshir appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

ANP leader ‘Haroon Bilour’ among 20 dead in Peshawar bombing; Karzai, Afghan statesmen condemn his assassination

AT-KABUL: At least 20 people including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour were killed in a suicide attack in Peshawar on Tuesday night. Bilour, whose father Bashir... The post ANP leader ‘Haroon Bilour’ among 20 dead in Peshawar bombing; Karz
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ANP leader ‘Haroon Bilour’ among 20 dead in Peshawar bombing; Karzai, Afghan statesmen condemn his assassination

AT-KABUL: At least 20 people including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour were killed in a suicide attack in Peshawar on Tuesday night. Bilour, whose father Bashir... The post ANP leader ‘Haroon Bilour’ among 20 dead in Peshawar bombing; Karzai, Afghan statesmen condemn his assassination appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Ghani’s inspection bureau, a political arm

AT-KABUL: The former head of anti-corruption office said the creation of a new department titled ‘Inspection Office’ is feared to perform as a “political arm” for the government.... The post Ghani’s inspection bureau, a political arm appeared first
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Ghani’s inspection bureau, a political arm

AT-KABUL: The former head of anti-corruption office said the creation of a new department titled ‘Inspection Office’ is feared to perform as a “political arm” for the government.... The post Ghani’s inspection bureau, a political arm appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Govt vows to curb crimes

AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan will not keep silent against people who break the law and sabotage the society, Shah Hossein Mortazavi President’s spokesperson said on Tuesday. He... The post Govt vows to curb crimes appeared first on Afghanistan Ti
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Govt vows to curb crimes

AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan will not keep silent against people who break the law and sabotage the society, Shah Hossein Mortazavi President’s spokesperson said on Tuesday. He... The post Govt vows to curb crimes appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Economy in doldrums as roads remain shut

AT-KABUL: The closure of highways especially the roads heading to port areas and other business place hits the national economy by millions of Afs every day. The road... The post Economy in doldrums as roads remain shut appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Economy in doldrums as roads remain shut

AT-KABUL: The closure of highways especially the roads heading to port areas and other business place hits the national economy by millions of Afs every day. The road... The post Economy in doldrums as roads remain shut appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Embezzlement plagues customs;$700m lost to graft

AT-KABUL: The government claims that powerful individuals embezzle some 700 millions of dollars from the custom revenues every year. Shah Hossein Mortazavi, spokesman for president Ghani said Tuesday... The post Embezzlement plagues customs;$700m lost to graf
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Embezzlement plagues customs;$700m lost to graft

AT-KABUL: The government claims that powerful individuals embezzle some 700 millions of dollars from the custom revenues every year. Shah Hossein Mortazavi, spokesman for president Ghani said Tuesday... The post Embezzlement plagues customs;$700m lost to graft appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Senators turn up heat on Ghani for forming investigation bureau

AT-KABUL: The members of senate and law experts had negative reactions to President Ashraf Ghani’s order over forming a special investigation department. Senators believe such department would cause... The post Senators turn up heat on Ghani for forming inv
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Senators turn up heat on Ghani for forming investigation bureau

AT-KABUL: The members of senate and law experts had negative reactions to President Ashraf Ghani’s order over forming a special investigation department. Senators believe such department would cause... The post Senators turn up heat on Ghani for forming investigation bureau appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Karzai condemns airstrikes on villages

AT-KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned military operations and aerial raids on villages of the provinces of Nuristan, Khost, Faryab and Uruzgan, in which several civilians were... The post Karzai condemns airstrikes on villages appeared f
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Karzai condemns airstrikes on villages

AT-KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned military operations and aerial raids on villages of the provinces of Nuristan, Khost, Faryab and Uruzgan, in which several civilians were... The post Karzai condemns airstrikes on villages appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Hope in education

Attention for providing an educational environment for the schoolchildren has gained impetus ever before, especially in rural areas where the parents drawing attention to the value of education.... The post Editorial: Hope in education appeared first on Afgha
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Editorial: Hope in education

Attention for providing an educational environment for the schoolchildren has gained impetus ever before, especially in rural areas where the parents drawing attention to the value of education.... The post Editorial: Hope in education appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Transparency of election at stake

Election is the principal pillar of democracy with which citizens of a democratic nation practice their franchise and throw themselves into their fate. In the wake of the... The post Editorial: Transparency of election at stake appeared first on Afghanistan T
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Editorial: Transparency of election at stake

Election is the principal pillar of democracy with which citizens of a democratic nation practice their franchise and throw themselves into their fate. In the wake of the... The post Editorial: Transparency of election at stake appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Cynicism over election transparency deeps

AT-KABUL: The Coalition for the Rescue of Afghanistan, a newly formed alliance consisted of three major political parties, threatened that it would form an interim government if President... The post Cynicism over election transparency deeps appeared first o
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Cynicism over election transparency deeps

AT-KABUL: The Coalition for the Rescue of Afghanistan, a newly formed alliance consisted of three major political parties, threatened that it would form an interim government if President... The post Cynicism over election transparency deeps appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Missile attack disrupts security meeting in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: A missile landed near provincial governor’s compound and disrupted a meeting of high security officials in southern Ghazni province on Sunday. Some media outlets reported that a... The post Missile attack disrupts security meeting in Ghazni appear
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Missile attack disrupts security meeting in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: A missile landed near provincial governor’s compound and disrupted a meeting of high security officials in southern Ghazni province on Sunday. Some media outlets reported that a... The post Missile attack disrupts security meeting in Ghazni appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Pro-Qaisari protesters run riot, block major highway

AT News Report-KABUL: Protestors, demanding the release of Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum’s aide Nizamuddin Qaisari, on Saturday blocked the Kabul-Balkh highway in northern Samangan province. Last week, the... The post Pro-Qaisari protesters run riot, block majo
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Pro-Qaisari protesters run riot, block major highway

AT News Report-KABUL: Protestors, demanding the release of Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum’s aide Nizamuddin Qaisari, on Saturday blocked the Kabul-Balkh highway in northern Samangan province. Last week, the... The post Pro-Qaisari protesters run riot, block major highway appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Balkh’s Chamtal faces militant aggression

AT-KABUL: According to police officials in northern Balkh province, fierce heavy clashes have erupted between the Taliban and government forces in Chamtal district – where unrest has escalated... The post Balkh’s Chamtal faces militant aggression appeare
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Balkh’s Chamtal faces militant aggression

AT-KABUL: According to police officials in northern Balkh province, fierce heavy clashes have erupted between the Taliban and government forces in Chamtal district – where unrest has escalated... The post Balkh’s Chamtal faces militant aggression appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: A convoy that killed a young girl

The presidential special guard convoy hit a young girl during President Ashraf Ghani’s Monday visit to the eastern province of Laghman. Salma, 13, was selling yogurt in Mehterlam... The post Editorial: A convoy that killed a young girl appeared first on Afg
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Editorial: A convoy that killed a young girl

The presidential special guard convoy hit a young girl during President Ashraf Ghani’s Monday visit to the eastern province of Laghman. Salma, 13, was selling yogurt in Mehterlam... The post Editorial: A convoy that killed a young girl appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Army nabs 21 gunmen in Faryab amid chorus of discontent

AT-KABUL: The Army says it has captured some 21 irresponsible gunmen in a military operation carried out in Faryab province by Special Forces, as violent protests over the... The post Army nabs 21 gunmen in Faryab amid chorus of discontent appeared first on A
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Army nabs 21 gunmen in Faryab amid chorus of discontent

AT-KABUL: The Army says it has captured some 21 irresponsible gunmen in a military operation carried out in Faryab province by Special Forces, as violent protests over the... The post Army nabs 21 gunmen in Faryab amid chorus of discontent appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

The Story of a Chinese Committed to Human Development

By Liu Jinsong, Chinese Ambassador to Kabul-On 4 July, H.E. Mr. Shahzad Aryobee, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and I hosted a reception for H.E. Mr. Zhao... The post The Story of a Chinese Committed to Human Development appeared first
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The Story of a Chinese Committed to Human Development

By Liu Jinsong, Chinese Ambassador to Kabul-On 4 July, H.E. Mr. Shahzad Aryobee, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and I hosted a reception for H.E. Mr. Zhao... The post The Story of a Chinese Committed to Human Development appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

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