Afghanistan

Khalilzad to resume peace talks

KABUL (AT News): 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 progress,”…

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Protesting women candidates warn of self-immolation

KABUL (AT News): The frustrated, protesting parliamentary election’s women candidates on Saturday yet again took to the streets, employing a rare method of resistance and political protest by locking themselves inside cages atop two vehicles and traveled through Kabul roads a few kilometers. The 12 women from various provinces launched their protest three months back…

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Four members of Afghan orchestra missing in Slovakia

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Police in Slovakia are searching for four members of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival, the AFP says in a report. Zohra, an ensemble of 35 teenagers and young women musicians played a concert on Saturday at a festival in the western…

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Farmers to produce 10% more grapes this year

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: Farmers in Helmand are expected to produce 89,000 tons of grapes this year as the harvest season begins in the southern province. Last year, the farmers produced almost 81,000 tons of grapes, the provincial head of Agriculture Directorate, Zalmay Aloko said.  He said the grapes are sent to Kabul and a number…

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10 killed, 86 wounded in Taliban attack

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: A coordinated attack by Taliban militants claimed the lives of at least 10 people in Kandahar city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the militants launched the attack. The statement further added that a group of 7 militants stormed the Kandahar Police Headquarters after launching the attack. Furthermore, the…

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Clinics reopening days after Taliban forced closure

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Swedish charity running health facilities in central Afghanistan has said that staff at its centres offering 24-hour services have begun returning to work, almost a week after the Taliban forced the closure of dozens of the organisation’s clinics. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said on Wednesday that 42 out of…

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Afghan forces conduct operations

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan forces conducted 104 Joint and Special Operations against the militant groups. The MoD said the security forces conducted 11 joint and 93 special operations to suppress the militant groups. Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 15 airstrikes to support the ground forces during the operations. The statement further added that…

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Taliban target civilian houses

Monitoring Desk KAPISA: The Taliban militants targeted the civilian houses with grenade launcher in Kapisa province of Afghanistan wounding at least two civilians on Friday. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the militants carried out the attack in Nejrab district of Afghanistan late night. The statement further added that the grenades landed on…

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SCA reopens clinics in Wardak with Taliban’s consent

KABUL (AT News): The Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of its health centers operating in central Wardak province which were shut down after Taliban threats, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) spokesperson said on Friday. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), which has been operating in the country for decades, said on last Wednesday…

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