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UN Documents 30% Drop in Afghan Civilian Casualties

Ayaz Gul VOA News October 27, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The United Nations says the conflict in Afghanistan has killed and injured nearly 6,000 civilians during the first nine months of 2020, representing a 30% decline compared to the same period last year. The
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UN Documents 30% Drop in Afghan Civilian Casualties

Ayaz Gul VOA News October 27, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The United Nations says the conflict in Afghanistan has killed and injured nearly 6,000 civilians during the first nine months of 2020, representing a 30% decline compared to the same period last year. The report compiled by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) comes asRead More...

3 killed by ‘sticky bomb’ in Kabul

AT News KABUL: At least three people were killed and 13 others wounded Tuesday when a bomb tore through a car in Kabul, officials said. A sticky bomb on a car blew up in 10th police district in Kabul city at around 1:30 pm, said Kabul Police spokesman Ferdaw
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3 killed by ‘sticky bomb’ in Kabul

AT News KABUL: At least three people were killed and 13 others wounded Tuesday when a bomb tore through a car in Kabul, officials said. A sticky bomb on a car blew up in 10th police district in Kabul city at around 1:30 pm, said Kabul Police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. He said three civilians were …

Karzai calls for unified international support for Afghan peace

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai called on regional powers and the international community to extend further cooperation to help Afghanistan in its pursuit of peace and stability. Speaking at a virtual International Inter-Party Forum o
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Karzai calls for unified international support for Afghan peace

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai called on regional powers and the international community to extend further cooperation to help Afghanistan in its pursuit of peace and stability. Speaking at a virtual International Inter-Party Forum of SCO+ convened by Russia and the ruling parliamentary parties of the SCO member states, Mr. Karzai said …

Attack near police base in Khost kills 5

Terrorist attacks have surged to stratospheric levels across Afghanistan, worsening anguish of the conflict and marking a failure of peace negotiations in de-escalating hostilities By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least five security forces were killed when a gro
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Attack near police base in Khost kills 5

Terrorist attacks have surged to stratospheric levels across Afghanistan, worsening anguish of the conflict and marking a failure of peace negotiations in de-escalating hostilities By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least five security forces were killed when a group of insurgents stormed a police special unit base in Khost province, authorities said. No group has claimed …

Taliban Reemerges In Former Pakistani Stronghold

Daud Khattak Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 27, 2020 Years ago, Pakistan declared victory against the Taliban after large-scale military operations in a northwestern mountainous region. But the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the formal name of the
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Taliban Reemerges In Former Pakistani Stronghold

Daud Khattak Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 27, 2020 Years ago, Pakistan declared victory against the Taliban after large-scale military operations in a northwestern mountainous region. But the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the formal name of the Pakistani Taliban’s umbrella organization, is now back in parts of Malakand Division, an administrative region of Khyber PakhtunkhwaRead More...

Three Dead, Several Wounded In Attack On Afghan Police Base

By Radio Free Afghanistan October 27, 2020 A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base and an ongoing gun battle have killed three people and wounded dozens in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said October 27. The complex attack in Khost, the capital of t
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Three Dead, Several Wounded In Attack On Afghan Police Base

By Radio Free Afghanistan October 27, 2020 A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base and an ongoing gun battle have killed three people and wounded dozens in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said October 27. The complex attack in Khost, the capital of the eastern province of Khost, was launched early in the morning.Read More...

Pomegranate yields hit 275k tons this year

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s pomegranate production has reached 275,000 tons this year, a 10 percent surge in the yields compared to the preceding year, officials said. Akbar Rostami, spokesman for Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture announced that 275,0
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Pomegranate yields hit 275k tons this year

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s pomegranate production has reached 275,000 tons this year, a 10 percent surge in the yields compared to the preceding year, officials said. Akbar Rostami, spokesman for Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture announced that 275,000 tons of pomegranates were produced this year compared to 250,000 tons last year. Afghanistan’s pomegranate has a …

Pakistan vows to boost trade with Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistani officials have vowed to boost economic ties with Afghanistan and remove the obstacles facing bilateral trade between the two nations. Pakistani Premier Imran Khan and other high-ranking officials at a recent conference in Islamabad i
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Pakistan vows to boost trade with Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pakistani officials have vowed to boost economic ties with Afghanistan and remove the obstacles facing bilateral trade between the two nations. Pakistani Premier Imran Khan and other high-ranking officials at a recent conference in Islamabad in presence of Afghanistan’s Lower House Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani and other officials pledged to boost strategic …

Editorial: Terrorism is condemned

A deadly scourge of violence has descended upon Afghanistan, precipitating the internecine war and human suffering and dashing hopes for peace. Violence has reached a crescendo with a paroxysmal burst of brutal attacks against the civilian population and the
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Editorial: Terrorism is condemned

A deadly scourge of violence has descended upon Afghanistan, precipitating the internecine war and human suffering and dashing hopes for peace. Violence has reached a crescendo with a paroxysmal burst of brutal attacks against the civilian population and the brave Afghan forces. A terrorist attack killed 24 people, mostly students, in western Kabul on Saturday. …

US Officials Say Dead al-Qaida Leader Not Group’s Number 2

By Jeff Seldin VOA News October 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The United States is confirming the death of a high-ranking al-Qaida official in Afghanistan – only it appears the dead terrorist is not the group’s second-in-command, as has been reported. A U.
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US Officials Say Dead al-Qaida Leader Not Group’s Number 2

By Jeff Seldin VOA News October 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The United States is confirming the death of a high-ranking al-Qaida official in Afghanistan – only it appears the dead terrorist is not the group’s second-in-command, as has been reported. A U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the death of al-Qaida’s Abu MuhsinRead More...

America’s botched exit from Afghanistan

The Hill: The Trump administration has fallen prey to the pitfalls of ending long wars. In the American experience, exit strategies begin as conditions-based plans but quickly become irresistible departure schedules. To hasten withdrawal from war-torn Afghani
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America’s botched exit from Afghanistan

The Hill: The Trump administration has fallen prey to the pitfalls of ending long wars. In the American experience, exit strategies begin as conditions-based plans but quickly become irresistible departure schedules. To hasten withdrawal from war-torn Afghanistan, the United States has signed an unenforceable agreement with the Taliban and left our Afghan allies holding theRead More...

Afghan Climbers Overcome Limits, Scale Highest Peak

Nilly Kohzad October 26, 2020 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Aliakbar Sakhi is used to climbing the high peaks on the outskirts of his native northern Baghlan Province. His family are farmers, and being around mountains makes him feel right at home. “Afgha
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Afghan Climbers Overcome Limits, Scale Highest Peak

Nilly Kohzad October 26, 2020 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Aliakbar Sakhi is used to climbing the high peaks on the outskirts of his native northern Baghlan Province. His family are farmers, and being around mountains makes him feel right at home. “Afghanistan is the best playground for mountaineering because more than 75 percent of itsRead More...

Afghan forces struggle to reopen Taliban-controlled highway in south

AT News KABUL: Officials in the southern province of Helmand say that defense and security forces plan to reopen the vital highway connecting Kandahar to the neighboring Helmand. The highway was blocked by Taliban fighters since they attacked to capture the p
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Afghan forces struggle to reopen Taliban-controlled highway in south

AT News KABUL: Officials in the southern province of Helmand say that defense and security forces plan to reopen the vital highway connecting Kandahar to the neighboring Helmand. The highway was blocked by Taliban fighters since they attacked to capture the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah some two weeks back. Provincial Governor Yasin Khan said …

Pakistan’s Khan says will partner with any elected Afghan government

AT News KABUL: Pakistan would cooperate with any Afghan government that the people of Afghanistan want, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged. Khan inaugurated a joint investment union on Monday along Afghan parliament speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani who is
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Pakistan’s Khan says will partner with any elected Afghan government

AT News KABUL: Pakistan would cooperate with any Afghan government that the people of Afghanistan want, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged. Khan inaugurated a joint investment union on Monday along Afghan parliament speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani who is in Islamabad in an official visit. “It is the choice of Afghans to make any kind …

Media in Ghazni under Taliban pressure to censor music

AT News KABUL: Afghan Journalists Safety Committee has warned of rising threats against the media in Ghazni province, saying the Taliban continue to pressure journalists to self-censor. The watchdog said the Taliban had threatened a number of local journalist
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Media in Ghazni under Taliban pressure to censor music

AT News KABUL: Afghan Journalists Safety Committee has warned of rising threats against the media in Ghazni province, saying the Taliban continue to pressure journalists to self-censor. The watchdog said the Taliban had threatened a number of local journalists and media officials in Ghazni to censor their broadcastings or face the consequences. They were particularly …

Abdullah: Afghanistan is not safe place for terrorists

AT News KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation welcomed the killing of senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Mohsen al Masri at hands of Afghan intelligence operatives, warning terrorists that Afghanistan was not a safe place
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Abdullah: Afghanistan is not safe place for terrorists

AT News KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation welcomed the killing of senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Mohsen al Masri at hands of Afghan intelligence operatives, warning terrorists that Afghanistan was not a safe place for them. Al Masri was al Qaeda leader for Indian subcontinent and was killed over the …

A tribute to our fearless armed forces

By Mohammad Ihsan KABUL: The Taliban alongside hundreds of foreign terrorists set attacks on Lashkargah, the capital city of southern Helmand province but our brave security forces defeated the militants and based on media reports tens of Taliban, including t
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A tribute to our fearless armed forces

By Mohammad Ihsan KABUL: The Taliban alongside hundreds of foreign terrorists set attacks on Lashkargah, the capital city of southern Helmand province but our brave security forces defeated the militants and based on media reports tens of Taliban, including their governor, top commanders and foreign terrorists were killed and many others were wounded. The inflicting …

Data-Driven Decision Making for Efficient Afghanistan

By Abdul Haseeb Rahimi The World of Data and Technology can help us make more informed decisions based on a deeper understanding of the problems we are facing. The era of the end of the theory is here, and anything that is not backed by data or data analysis
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Data-Driven Decision Making for Efficient Afghanistan

By Abdul Haseeb Rahimi The World of Data and Technology can help us make more informed decisions based on a deeper understanding of the problems we are facing. The era of the end of the theory is here, and anything that is not backed by data or data analysis has no real world value.  Software …

Why Digitalization is Imperative for Sustainable Development

By Hamayun Khan The theme of technology, modern in particular has always been connoted with the perspectives that are antipathetic to the human life and environment as a whole. Nonetheless; the outbreak of the COVID-19 has unearthed the significance of the mo
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Why Digitalization is Imperative for Sustainable Development

By Hamayun Khan The theme of technology, modern in particular has always been connoted with the perspectives that are antipathetic to the human life and environment as a whole. Nonetheless; the outbreak of the COVID-19 has unearthed the significance of the modern technological trends almost in every sphere particularly e-business – necessary for a better …

Interim Govt ‘Only Solution’: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party, at a press conference on Sunday said that “the Taliban has not accepted the current government and an interim government is the only solution.”  Hekmatyar, making comments about his recen
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Interim Govt ‘Only Solution’: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party, at a press conference on Sunday said that “the Taliban has not accepted the current government and an interim government is the only solution.”  Hekmatyar, making comments about his recent trip to Pakistan, said that peace will come to Afghanistan and he will play his roleRead More...

Atta Noor asks India to ‘engage with Taliban without giving them legitimacy’

Ariana: As parties to the Afghan peace talks process in Doha stall over preliminary issues, Atta Mohammad Noor, CEO of Jamiat Party and former governor of Balkh province has called on New Delhi to help by playing a more proactive role in the dialogue and hol
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Atta Noor asks India to ‘engage with Taliban without giving them legitimacy’

Ariana: As parties to the Afghan peace talks process in Doha stall over preliminary issues, Atta Mohammad Noor, CEO of Jamiat Party and former governor of Balkh province has called on New Delhi to help by playing a more proactive role in the dialogue and hold talks with the Taliban…if the talks fail, the insurgentsRead More...

Pakistan says progress in Afghan talks facilitates ceasefire

AT News KABUL: Pakistan seems interested in the intra-Afghan peace negotiations, with foreign minister calling for a progress in the talks going between Afghanistan and Taliban since September 12 in Qatar. The talks have had no progress yet. Pakistan Foreign
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Pakistan says progress in Afghan talks facilitates ceasefire

AT News KABUL: Pakistan seems interested in the intra-Afghan peace negotiations, with foreign minister calling for a progress in the talks going between Afghanistan and Taliban since September 12 in Qatar. The talks have had no progress yet. Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a meeting with Afghan parliament speaker in Islamabad, called the …

Afghanistan’s first saffron institute to be inaugurated in Herat

AT News KABUL: The first Afghanistan Saffron Institute would be inaugurated by the end of this year in the western Herat province. The State Radio Television reported that the institute would provide training campaigns for farmers to cultivate saffron with a
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Afghanistan’s first saffron institute to be inaugurated in Herat

AT News KABUL: The first Afghanistan Saffron Institute would be inaugurated by the end of this year in the western Herat province. The State Radio Television reported that the institute would provide training campaigns for farmers to cultivate saffron with a highly standard in order to gain beneficial crops. The Afs 59 million amount of …

Afghanistan war is a tussle for power, say scholars

Religious clerics condemned the ongoing war as a mere struggle for power which is perpetuating at a frighteningly high human cost. They called warring factions to stop massacring people and bring peace AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s prominent religious schola
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Afghanistan war is a tussle for power, say scholars

Religious clerics condemned the ongoing war as a mere struggle for power which is perpetuating at a frighteningly high human cost. They called warring factions to stop massacring people and bring peace AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s prominent religious scholars have issued fatwa against the ongoing war in Afghanistan and urged an end to what they …

81 New Cases of COVID-19, 4 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 81 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 227 samples tested in the last 24 hours. According to the Public Health Ministry’s data, the cumulative number of total cases is now 40,768, the number o
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81 New Cases of COVID-19, 4 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 81 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 227 samples tested in the last 24 hours. According to the Public Health Ministry’s data, the cumulative number of total cases is now 40,768, the number of total reported deaths is 1,511, and the total number ofRead More...

Islamic State-Claimed Bombing Hits Afghan Capital, Killing 18

Ayaz Gul VOA News October 24, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Authorities in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a private Kabul education facility has killed at least 18 people and more than 57 others. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian
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Islamic State-Claimed Bombing Hits Afghan Capital, Killing 18

Ayaz Gul VOA News October 24, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Authorities in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a private Kabul education facility has killed at least 18 people and more than 57 others. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said a man with explosives strapped to his body tried to storm theRead More...

Militants killed 51 civilians last week

AT News KABUL: The ministry of interior said Saturday 51 civilians were killed and another 137 received injuries in different Taliban onslaughts in the past one week. Spokesman for the ministry, Tariq Aryan said that the militants staged 356 offensive attack
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Militants killed 51 civilians last week

AT News KABUL: The ministry of interior said Saturday 51 civilians were killed and another 137 received injuries in different Taliban onslaughts in the past one week. Spokesman for the ministry, Tariq Aryan said that the militants staged 356 offensive attacks and carried out two suicide bombings and 52 landmine explosion in several areas of …

Parliament finds corruption in building Afghan embassy wall in Washington

AT News KABUL: The fact-finding members of the parliament accused the Afghanistan embassy in Washington of forging discrepancy in the building of a wall for the embassy. The investigative team revealed that Afghanistan’s embassy wall in Washington could cos
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Parliament finds corruption in building Afghan embassy wall in Washington

AT News KABUL: The fact-finding members of the parliament accused the Afghanistan embassy in Washington of forging discrepancy in the building of a wall for the embassy. The investigative team revealed that Afghanistan’s embassy wall in Washington could cost 300,000 US dollars but the embassy has spent 1.5 million. The delegation said with such an …

Polio is still taking victims in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that the deadly Polio still takes victims from Afghan children. The UNICEF said Saturday on the occasion of Polio Day that some 2.5 million children are deprived from ta
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Polio is still taking victims in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that the deadly Polio still takes victims from Afghan children. The UNICEF said Saturday on the occasion of Polio Day that some 2.5 million children are deprived from taking Polio vaccination in Afghanistan every year. Nabila is one of Polio victims who has …

New school building inaugurated in Paktia

AT News KABUL: Education officials on Saturday inaugurated a new school building in Patan district of southeastern Paktia province, the Education Ministry has said. The school was built as part of the government’s plan to improve public education. The build
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New school building inaugurated in Paktia

AT News KABUL: Education officials on Saturday inaugurated a new school building in Patan district of southeastern Paktia province, the Education Ministry has said. The school was built as part of the government’s plan to improve public education. The building has been built for a secondary girls’ school and has 10 classrooms and 2 administrative …

Suicide bombing near education center in Kabul kills 14

There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan as militants are stepping up attacks amid nascent peace talks in Doha AT News KABUL: As students studied inside a private education center in western Kabul on Saturday afternoon, a suicide bomber detonated a
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Suicide bombing near education center in Kabul kills 14

There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan as militants are stepping up attacks amid nascent peace talks in Doha AT News KABUL: As students studied inside a private education center in western Kabul on Saturday afternoon, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing at least 14 people and wounding 38, underscoring the …

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