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Wardak officials warn to boycott polls amid increasing civilian killings

AT News Report KABUL: Some inhabitants and officials of central MaidanWardak province on Sunday warned if the ongoingbloody spell of civilian casualties wasn’t brought to a halt, they would boycott the government and forthcoming polls. Some provincial counc
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Wardak officials warn to boycott polls amid increasing civilian killings

AT News Report KABUL: Some inhabitants and officials of central MaidanWardak province on Sunday warned if the ongoingbloody spell of civilian casualties wasn’t brought to a halt, they would boycott the government and forthcoming polls. Some provincial council members and Wardak tribal eldersin a gathering said herethat there had been a hike in the airstrikes …

Eight civilians killed, six injured in Logar airstrike

AT News Report KABUL: At least eight civilians were killed and six others injured in an aerial bombing in Logar province, provincial confirmed. The attack took place on Monday in the Baraki Barak district, with district governor Ahmad Wais Rahimzai, saying th
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Eight civilians killed, six injured in Logar airstrike

AT News Report KABUL: At least eight civilians were killed and six others injured in an aerial bombing in Logar province, provincial confirmed. The attack took place on Monday in the Baraki Barak district, with district governor Ahmad Wais Rahimzai, saying that women and children were reported to have been among the victims. But it …

Karzai condemns civilian casualties in Logar airstrike

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai, strongly condemned an airstrike that targeted civilians in Logar province. The incident happened in the Baraki Barak district and the victims were mostly children and women. Karzai denounced the attack as
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Karzai condemns civilian casualties in Logar airstrike

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai, strongly condemned an airstrike that targeted civilians in Logar province. The incident happened in the Baraki Barak district and the victims were mostly children and women. Karzai denounced the attack as “cruel”, emphasizing on the continuing of the intra-Afghan dialogues to lead the country to a lasting …

Turkmenistan ready to help Afghanistan in different aspects

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkmenistan will donate certain products chosen by the Turkmen leader to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid, Trend reports referring to the local Altyn Asyr TV channel. The corresponding order has been addressed to the Ministry of Educ
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Turkmenistan ready to help Afghanistan in different aspects

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkmenistan will donate certain products chosen by the Turkmen leader to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid, Trend reports referring to the local Altyn Asyr TV channel. The corresponding order has been addressed to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry, the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic …

“Taliban agree on partial US presence in Afghanistan”

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group have reportedly consented to the staying behind of residual US forces in Afghanistan, a former notable Pakistani military official claimed Sunday. The Pakistan’s former defense secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd) Asif Yasi
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“Taliban agree on partial US presence in Afghanistan”

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group have reportedly consented to the staying behind of residual US forces in Afghanistan, a former notable Pakistani military official claimed Sunday. The Pakistan’s former defense secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd) Asif Yasin Malik, said the power sharing formula between the Afghan stakeholders was yet to be decided and it …

AGO says AFF sexual harassment case sent to EVAW Court

AT News Report KABUL: Attorney General Office (AGO) said the case of sexual harassment claims of Afghan female football players which was published by an international newspaper have been sent to the EVAW court on the 11th of July 2019. The AGO has assigned
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AGO says AFF sexual harassment case sent to EVAW Court

AT News Report KABUL: Attorney General Office (AGO) said the case of sexual harassment claims of Afghan female football players which was published by an international newspaper have been sent to the EVAW court on the 11th of July 2019. The AGO has assigned a delegation to investigate the case comprehensively, fairly and accurately. “Which …

Three land grabbers arrested in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan National Police in southern Logar province have arrested three land grabbers—a lucrative but black business where many powerful individuals have been involved in this illegal practice. Provincial Police Spokesman Shahpoor Ahmadz
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Three land grabbers arrested in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan National Police in southern Logar province have arrested three land grabbers—a lucrative but black business where many powerful individuals have been involved in this illegal practice. Provincial Police Spokesman Shahpoor Ahmadzai has accused them of grabbing governmental lands in Omar Abad area in center of Logar province. “Police arrested them …

American Model Accuses Ex-Afghan Defense Minister’s Son of Raping Her

NY Post: Sarah Goolden, a stunning blonde who’s modeled everything from lacy underwear to designer duds, accuses Hamed Wardak [son of Abdul Rahim Wardak] of attacking her twice during a trip the two took to Miami on July 4th weekend 2018. Click here to rea
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American Model Accuses Ex-Afghan Defense Minister’s Son of Raping Her

NY Post: Sarah Goolden, a stunning blonde who’s modeled everything from lacy underwear to designer duds, accuses Hamed Wardak [son of Abdul Rahim Wardak] of attacking her twice during a trip the two took to Miami on July 4th weekend 2018. Click here to read more (external link).

Fifteen years of regret: The ex-Taliban commander who now lives in hiding

LA Times: It was on the day that Abdullah gave orders to blow up a health facility under construction that he started questioning himself. A Taliban commander for 15 years, he had killed many in his native Afghanistan, but today, the 38-year-old lives in hid
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Fifteen years of regret: The ex-Taliban commander who now lives in hiding

LA Times: It was on the day that Abdullah gave orders to blow up a health facility under construction that he started questioning himself. A Taliban commander for 15 years, he had killed many in his native Afghanistan, but today, the 38-year-old lives in hiding with his wife and five children, working part time as aRead More...

‘It’s something we use for fun’: A new street drug in Afghanistan

Al Jazeera: Users describe why they are increasingly addicted to so-called tablet k pills, a drug that officials know little about. A group of well-to-do young men in their 20s get out and start discussing a new drug that has, in their words, gained populari
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‘It’s something we use for fun’: A new street drug in Afghanistan

Al Jazeera: Users describe why they are increasingly addicted to so-called tablet k pills, a drug that officials know little about. A group of well-to-do young men in their 20s get out and start discussing a new drug that has, in their words, gained popularity among young Afghans. “Hashish is nothing. Opium is nothing. All anyoneRead More...

Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China July 2019 Contents Preamble                          
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Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China July 2019 Contents Preamble                                                                                                             1     I.  Xinjiang Has Long Been an Inseparable Part of Chinese Territory      3    II.  Xinjiang Has Never Been “East Turkistan”                                            8 III.  The Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang Are Part of the Chinese Nation          10 IV.  The Uygur Ethnic …

“MPs taking bribe”

AT News Report KABUL: The Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, a non-government watchdog claims in a report that demanding bribe has vastly expanded in the parliament, with the parliamentarians openly demanding and taking bribe from people. I
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“MPs taking bribe”

AT News Report KABUL: The Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, a non-government watchdog claims in a report that demanding bribe has vastly expanded in the parliament, with the parliamentarians openly demanding and taking bribe from people. It said Sunday that most of the lawmakers are also busy in lobbying. Maiwand Rouhani, head of the committee’s …

Govt. investigates death of 35 commandos in Badghis

AT News Report KABUL: The government has assured people to launch a “comprehensive” investigation on the death of 35 commandos in Badghis province. The commandos were killed by Taliban fighters this week in the Aab Kamari district after being trapped. Th
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Govt. investigates death of 35 commandos in Badghis

AT News Report KABUL: The government has assured people to launch a “comprehensive” investigation on the death of 35 commandos in Badghis province. The commandos were killed by Taliban fighters this week in the Aab Kamari district after being trapped. The incident sparked a vast criticism to the government and security bodies. “Undoubtedly, every attack …

Afghanistan facing strong headwinds to growth: World Bank

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan’s economy grew by around two percent in 2018 despite progress in economic policies, likely leading to further increases in poverty and deterioration in living standards, according to the World Bank’s recent Afghanistan De
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Afghanistan facing strong headwinds to growth: World Bank

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan’s economy grew by around two percent in 2018 despite progress in economic policies, likely leading to further increases in poverty and deterioration in living standards, according to the World Bank’s recent Afghanistan Development Update. Released today, the latest edition of the biannual publication highlights the negative combined impacts of conflict, …

Afghanistan sees change in Pakistan’s policy toward Afghanistan

Pak PM Imran Khan not accorded due welcome after landing in US AT News Report KABUL: Commenting on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to Washington, the government of Afghanistan said it has found the recent discussion with Pakistan productive. Spok
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Afghanistan sees change in Pakistan’s policy toward Afghanistan

Pak PM Imran Khan not accorded due welcome after landing in US AT News Report KABUL: Commenting on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to Washington, the government of Afghanistan said it has found the recent discussion with Pakistan productive. Spokesperson for the Presidential Palace, Sediq Sediqqi said that Pakistan’s PM Khan sees a stable, …

Senseless cycle of violence must end in Afghanistan: OIC

AT News Report KABUL: The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed his deepest concern over the recent surge in violence and indiscriminate suicide attacks in Afghanistan, causing a number of casual
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Senseless cycle of violence must end in Afghanistan: OIC

AT News Report KABUL: The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed his deepest concern over the recent surge in violence and indiscriminate suicide attacks in Afghanistan, causing a number of casualties, including women and children. “I consider any act of violence as deplorable and urged to bring an end …

Taliban still have terrorist mindsets

AT News Report KABUL: The Afghan government claims that Taliban group have not changed their mind and have still terrorist opinion. Seddiq Seddiqi, President Ghani’s spokesman, said Saturday that Taliban frequently assert responsibility for civilian killing
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Taliban still have terrorist mindsets

AT News Report KABUL: The Afghan government claims that Taliban group have not changed their mind and have still terrorist opinion. Seddiq Seddiqi, President Ghani’s spokesman, said Saturday that Taliban frequently assert responsibility for civilian killings. “This attack is the indicator of Taliban’s continuing cruelty, a group whose representatives attend negotiations which leads to nowhere,” …

China-Afghanistan-Pakistan reiterate resolve to support political settlement to Afghan conflict

AT News Report KABUL: The Fifth Round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue (CAPPCD) held in Islamabad, where the they reiterated the resolve to support a political settlement of the Afghan conflict by the virtue of an Afghan-led and Af
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China-Afghanistan-Pakistan reiterate resolve to support political settlement to Afghan conflict

AT News Report KABUL: The Fifth Round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue (CAPPCD) held in Islamabad, where the they reiterated the resolve to support a political settlement of the Afghan conflict by the virtue of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process. The Pakistan delegation was led by Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry, whereas Afghan and Chinese delegations were …

Russia, US getting closer on Afghan peace efforts

AT News Report KABUL: The United States and Russian Federation have got closer in efforts over peace in Afghanistan, according to reports. However, Russia is still doubtful to the goals of the US long-term presence in Afghanistan and the Afghan war would not
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Russia, US getting closer on Afghan peace efforts

AT News Report KABUL: The United States and Russian Federation have got closer in efforts over peace in Afghanistan, according to reports. However, Russia is still doubtful to the goals of the US long-term presence in Afghanistan and the Afghan war would not reach an end until this problem was not solved. Representatives from China, …

Intra-Afghan Talks To Begin Within Next Few Weeks: Ghani

Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani at an international symposium on smart city in Kabul on Saturday said that the intra-Afghan negotiations – between the Afghan government and the Taliban – will begin within the next few weeks, saying “peace is our goa
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Intra-Afghan Talks To Begin Within Next Few Weeks: Ghani

Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani at an international symposium on smart city in Kabul on Saturday said that the intra-Afghan negotiations – between the Afghan government and the Taliban – will begin within the next few weeks, saying “peace is our goal and we have a strong will for it”. Click here to read more (externalRead More...

Ghani Govt Accused Of Double Standards In Probing Sexual Abuse Claims

Tolo News: Recently, President Ghani’s administration came under repeated accusations of sexual abuse of women by a number of high-ranking officials of the cabinet, including some ministers… sexual abuse allegations against individuals close to Pres
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Ghani Govt Accused Of Double Standards In Probing Sexual Abuse Claims

Tolo News: Recently, President Ghani’s administration came under repeated accusations of sexual abuse of women by a number of high-ranking officials of the cabinet, including some ministers… sexual abuse allegations against individuals close to President Ghani were “repeatedly ignored”. Click here to read more (external link).

Germany reiterates cooperation with Afghanistan

AT News Report KABUL: German Member of Parliament, Thorsten Frei and the country’s ambassador to Kabul Peter Prugel on Saturday met with Afghan National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, where they discussed important issues, such as elections, and peace p
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Germany reiterates cooperation with Afghanistan

AT News Report KABUL: German Member of Parliament, Thorsten Frei and the country’s ambassador to Kabul Peter Prugel on Saturday met with Afghan National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, where they discussed important issues, such as elections, and peace process. During meeting, MP Frei have reiterated his country’s long-term partnership with Afghanistan and praised achievements gained …

Taliban-planted roadside bomb kills five civilians

AT News Report KABUL:  A roadside bomb planted by the Taliban group claimed the lives of five civilians in southern Ghazni province, a statement from the provincial governor’s office said. According to the statement, a bomb ripped through a civilian co
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Taliban-planted roadside bomb kills five civilians

AT News Report KABUL:  A roadside bomb planted by the Taliban group claimed the lives of five civilians in southern Ghazni province, a statement from the provincial governor’s office said. According to the statement, a bomb ripped through a civilian corolla vehicle in Piraka desert on the outskirts of Khogyani district on Friday noon at …

Khalilzad to resume peace talks

AT News Reports KABUL: In the wake of prolong odyssey of Afghan peace process, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday said he would resume soon next round of peace talks to find a political settlement to Afg
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Khalilzad to resume peace talks

AT News Reports KABUL: In the wake of prolong odyssey of Afghan peace process, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday said he would resume soon next round of peace talks to find a political settlement to Afghanistan quandary. “Getting ready to launch on another mission in hope of making further …

Karzai condemns Kabul, Kandahar terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Kabul and Kandahar province as the work of enemies of Afghanistan and Afghans. Six civilians were killed and some 20 injured after a magnetic bomb stuck to a vehicle
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Karzai condemns Kabul, Kandahar terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Kabul and Kandahar province as the work of enemies of Afghanistan and Afghans. Six civilians were killed and some 20 injured after a magnetic bomb stuck to a vehicle went off Friday morning at the southern entrance of Kabul University. On Thursday, …

Stoltenberg says NATO support Khalilzad’s peace quest

AT News Report KABUL: The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the United States and its allies do not seek a face-saving withdrawal deal by entering into negotiations with the Taliban. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Secretary General Stol
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Stoltenberg says NATO support Khalilzad’s peace quest

AT News Report KABUL: The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the United States and its allies do not seek a face-saving withdrawal deal by entering into negotiations with the Taliban. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Secretary General Stoltenberg, said NATO was fairly involved in peace efforts now. “We consult with the Ambassador …

Why Doha all-intra Afghan talks failed to reduce violence?

Over 120 people killed and wounded within two days AT News Report KABUL: There is dedication for peace; have opted for political settlement, and they have changed with consensuses of reduction of violence and in regards to women rights. This is what Kabul del
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Why Doha all-intra Afghan talks failed to reduce violence?

Over 120 people killed and wounded within two days AT News Report KABUL: There is dedication for peace; have opted for political settlement, and they have changed with consensuses of reduction of violence and in regards to women rights. This is what Kabul delegates revealed after meeting Taliban Qatar-based negotiation members during all-intra Afghan talks …

Swedish Aid Group Reopens Afghan Health Centers After Taliban Threats

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 19, 2019 Afghanistan’s Health Ministry says a Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of health centers it operates in the country. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), which has been operating in the
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Swedish Aid Group Reopens Afghan Health Centers After Taliban Threats

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 19, 2019 Afghanistan’s Health Ministry says a Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of health centers it operates in the country. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), which has been operating in the country for decades, said on July 17 that it had closed 42 health centers in theRead More...

Eight killed in bomb blast outside Kabul University

Press TV July 19, 2019 At least eight people have been killed and 33 others injured in a bomb blast near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital. The explosion, caused by a sticky bomb, took place on Friday, according to officials. Stic
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Eight killed in bomb blast outside Kabul University

Press TV July 19, 2019 At least eight people have been killed and 33 others injured in a bomb blast near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital. The explosion, caused by a sticky bomb, took place on Friday, according to officials. Sticky bombs are a common threat in Kabul,Read More...

8 killed, 33 injured in Kabul car bombing

KABUL- At least eight people were killed and another 33 nearly all of them civilians were injured after an Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) went off near to southern entrance of Kabul University. Blast just outside southern gate of Kabul univ
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8 killed, 33 injured in Kabul car bombing

KABUL- At least eight people were killed and another 33 nearly all of them civilians were injured after an Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) went off near to southern entrance of Kabul University. Blast just outside southern gate of Kabul university, Photo taken from the University. 19/July/2019 Interior Ministry said the bombing took place at …

NATO says won’t allow Afghanistan become terrorists hotbed

AT News Report KABUL: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Kay said that their priority is to help Afghans achieve peace as soon as possible, while saying that they are not in rush to leave Afghanistan. Taking to a conference “Afghani
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NATO says won’t allow Afghanistan become terrorists hotbed

AT News Report KABUL: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Kay said that their priority is to help Afghans achieve peace as soon as possible, while saying that they are not in rush to leave Afghanistan. Taking to a conference “Afghanistan Before, During, and After Peace, here in Kabul, Kay said that NATO mission …

Six killed, 27 injured in Kabul IED blast

KABUL- At least six people were killed and another 27 nearly all of them civilians injured after an Improvised Explosive Device went off near to southern entrance of the Kabul University. Blast just outside southern gate of Kabul university, Photo taken from
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Six killed, 27 injured in Kabul IED blast

KABUL- At least six people were killed and another 27 nearly all of them civilians injured after an Improvised Explosive Device went off near to southern entrance of the Kabul University. Blast just outside southern gate of Kabul university, Photo taken from the University. 19/July/2019 Interior Ministry said the blast took place at 7:20am due …

11 killed as Taliban complex attack on Kandahar Police HQ ended

KABUL- At least 11 people were “martyred” and another 83 were injured after Taliban armed bombers attacked Kandahar Police Headquarters today afternoon, officials said. The attack which began with detonation of two car bombings against northern gate of th
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11 killed as Taliban complex attack on Kandahar Police HQ ended

KABUL- At least 11 people were “martyred” and another 83 were injured after Taliban armed bombers attacked Kandahar Police Headquarters today afternoon, officials said. The attack which began with detonation of two car bombings against northern gate of the Police facility was followed by armed attack. At least six more attackers were involved. Civilians injured …

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