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Taliban fail to capture Kunduz, Helmand: official

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AT-KABUL: Defense Ministry said Monday that Taliban insurgents failed to capture strategic city of Kunduz in the north and Helmand provinces in the south despite repeatedly carrying out…

Saffron cultivation hits highest record this year

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AT-KABUL: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced that saffron cultivation and product unprecedentedly increased this year in the country. Asadullah Zamir, agriculture minister declared that saffron-cultivated…

NATO to provide $390m for Afghan forces’ capability enhancement

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AT-KABUL:  The NATO-led international coalition commits to provides $390 million for projects advancing the wellness and capabilities of the Afghan forces. “NATO Afghan National Army Trust Fund Implementation…

Over 191 tons of narcotics seized

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has discovered and confiscated 191.2 tons of drug during an operation conducted in Paktia province, officials said Monday. “CNP especial…

Karzai meets young social workers

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AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai on Monday met with the members of the national consolidation of the youth unity in Afghanistan, his office said. During the meeting, Bashardost…

Police to investigate forced marriage case in Nangarhar

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AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Interior said Sunday a team had been appointed to investigate the forced marriage case in the eastern Nangarhar province. The victim said that her…

Karzai praises Russia’s “constructive” role in Afghanistan

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AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai on Sunday met with the Russian ambassador to Afghanistan Alexander Mantytski in his office. In the meeting, the two sides discussed the current…

Some 100 killed, wounded in two traffic accidents

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AT-KABUL: Nearly 100 people were killed and wounded in two separate traffic incidents in western Farah and Nimroz provinces, local officials said Sunday. The first accident took place…

Hospital for female addicts to be established in Kabul

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AT-KABUL: A hospital for the female addicts’ treatment is to be established soon in Kabul city, officials from the ministries of counter-narcotics and public health announced. “The 150-bed…

Parliament questions officials over increasing air pollution in Kabul

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) of parliament on Saturday, summoned officials to brief about the air pollution. Commerce minister Humayon Rasa, Head of National Environment…