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Nuclear Lab Project Included in Afghanistan Budget

Nuclear Lab Project Included in Afghanistan Budget

KABUL – Afghan government has included a project to build a nuclear laboratory in the draft of 2020 national budget. The project is expected to cost 41 million Afghanis and is among 11 large projects in the budget proposal. Afghanistan is a member of International Atomic Energy Agency, an organization …

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Released Taliban Prisoners Reach Qatar

Released Taliban Prisoners Reach Qatar

KABUL – The Afghan government has released three key Taliban prisoners, including Annas Haqqani, for exchange with a kidnapped US professor and an Australian professor, reported local media on Tuesday. “Annus Haqqani togethor with two other haqqani networok prisnoers were released from Bagram and arrived in Qatar Monday morning,” ToloNews …

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Bus Crash Kills One, Injures 40 in Baghlan

Bus Crash Kills One, Injures 40 in Baghlan

PUL-E-KHUMRI – At least 40 people have been wounded and one killed as a passenger bus flipped over in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday. The incident happened in Girdab area of Baghlan-e-Markazi district, said Javed Basharat, a spokesperson for provincial police. He said that police were transferring …

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AAF Airstrike Kills Taliban Group Commanders: ANA

AAF Airstrike Kills Taliban Group Commanders, ANA

MAIMANA – An airstrike in northern Faryab province killed two group commanders of the Taliban group in northern Faryab province, the Afghan National Army (ANA) said in a statement. As per the statement, Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted an airstrike in Gurziwan district at around 11:40 pm local time on …

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Abdullah Criticizes IEC for ‘Ignoring’ Candidates’ Demands

Abdullah Criticizes IEC for ‘Ignoring’ Candidates’ Demands

KABUL – Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, a three-time presidential contender, on Sunday criticized the Independent Election Commission, or IEC, for “ignoring” the demands of presidential candidates to sort out disputed votes, saying efforts are underway to add “fraudulent votes” into the total number tallied from the September 28 election day, …

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Takhar District Police Chief Killed in Taliban Attack

Takhar District Police Chief Killed in Taliban Attack

TALOQAN – Four police officers, including a district police chief, were killed in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province on Friday, a local official said. Mohammad Afzal, police chief of Takhar’s Warsaj district, was killed along with three bodyguards in a Taliban ambush on the Takhar-Baghlan highway on …

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Stoltenberg Emphasizes on Training of ANSF

Stoltenberg Emphasizes on Training of ANSF

WASHINGTON – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized on importance of the training of Afghan forces during his visit to the United States. In his opening remarks in the meeting of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, the Secretary General also pointed to the Alliance’s important role in …

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