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Canadian hostage freed after five years captivity

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A Canadian tourist has been freed after remaining in the Taliban’s captivity for more than five years in southern Afghanistan, said officials in Toronto, Canada….

12 militants renounce violence in Nangarhar

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Some 12 Taliban insurgents have renounced violence and joined the peace drive in eastern Nangarhar province, said an official on Tuesday. The provincial governor Salim…

Afghan air force to get 12 more MD530Fs

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MD Helicopters has received a firm order for 12 additional MD530F Cayuse Warrior armed scout helicopters for Afghanistan. The deal was contracted via the US Army’s Non-Standard Rotary…

Kabul to buy internet services from Iran

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s spokesman Yasin Samim said that Kabul would buy internet services from Iran as it’s cheap and reliable. “Kabul and…

58,212 Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan in 2015: UNHCR

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 58,212 registered Afghan refugees have repatriated to Afghanistan from Pakistan during the last year, 2015. According to the United Nations High Commissioner…

Seven militants surrender in Baghlan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  A Taliban commander and his six comrades have surrendered to the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northern Baghlan province, said an official on Monday….

Wolesi Jirga welcomes quadrilateral meeting in Islamabad

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Govt asked to draw red line in peace talks By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament welcomed Monday the quadrilateral meeting among delegations…

Abdullah directs MoI for crackdown on drug dealers

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Monday urged the ministry of interior to boost up crackdown of drug sellers in the country. “Considering addicted complaints…

USAID can’t accurately locate clinics in Afghanistan: SIGAR

KABUL: In the latest in an ongoing dust-up, the U.S. Agency for International Development is taking a hit for failing to accurately identify the locations of dozens of…

2015 proved problematic year for Afghanistan: Report

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Security situation remained challenging; differences between NUG leaders had deep impacts over foreign policy; 200,000 Afghans went to Europe; decrease in poppy production was due to bad harvest;…