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Imran Hints at Establishing Cancer Hospital in Afghanistan

Imran Khan hints at establishing cancer hospital in Afghanistan

ORAKZAI – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he will ask the management of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to establish cancer hospital in Afghanistan. Addressing a rally in Orakzai, Imran Khan said he visited the hospital today in Peshawar where he met two cancer patients from Mazar-e-Sharif being …

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Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

TEHRAN – The European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who is on an official visit to Tehran for political consultations, has met a number of officials at the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Roland Kobia spent a whole day at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, holding talks with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister …

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Taliban-Daesh Fights Displace Dozens of Kunar Families

Taliban-Daesh Fights Displace Dozens of Kunar Families

ASADABAD – Dozens of families have been displaced after fighting intensified between Taliban and Daesh militants in Chapa Dara district in the eastern Kunar province, local officials confirmed. The displaced persons said more families will leave their houses if they are not supported by government. Chapa Dara District is located …

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Afghan Delegation and Taliban Talks in Doha ‘Canceled’

Afghan Delegation and Taliban Talks in Doha ‘Canceled’

KABUL – The much-anticipated talks between Afghan politicians, civil society members and other representatives of Afghanistan’s society with the Taliban on issues around the peace process scheduled for April 20-21 was “canceled” due to a “disagreement” by Qatari government on the 250-member list proposed by the Afghan side as Presidential …

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Afghanistan Falls to 121st Place in World Press Freedom Index: RSF

World Press Freedom

KABUL – Afghanistan’s ranking in the Press Freedom Index has fallen three places to 121, a watchdog said on Thursday in an annual report. The report published by Reporters Without Borders cited killing of 15 journalists and media workers in a series of bombings in 2018, which was the deadliest …

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OIC Reassures Commitment to Peace in Afghanistan

OIC Reassures Commitment to Peace in Afghanistan

KABUL – The Permanent Representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kabul, Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali has engaged in a new round of consultations with Afghan leadership regarding the peace process, inter-Afghan dialogue and negotiations with Taliban. Ambassador Botsali called on Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Chief Executive …

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Putin, Rahmon Discuss Security ‘Threats’ from Afghanistan

Putin, Rahmon Discuss Security ‘Threats’ from Afghanistan

Dushanbe – Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Wednesday and discussed security issues Central Asia is facing, including ‘threats’ coming from Afghanistan, Russian news agencies reported. Following the talks in Moscow, Putin said: “We thoroughly discussed the security situation in Central Asia, including threats and …

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Afghan Delegation Trip to Doha Meeting Delayed

Feature: Afghan Delegation and Doha Summit

KABUL – The trip of Afghan political figures to Doha for participation in a three-day peace conference has been delayed, a government source revealed on Thursday. Two days back, the government of President Ashraf Ghani issued a list of 250 people, including 52 women, who will take part in the …

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Afghani Falls Against Dollar by 3% in a Month

Afghani Falls Against Dollar by 3% in a Month

KABUL – The value of Afghanistan’s currency, Afghani, against dollar has dramatically dropped by three percent in local markets over the past month. However, according to Central Bank officials, Afghani’s value is more stable this year compared with the last year. According to the Central Bank, one dollar was exchanged …

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Torture in Afghanistan Still ‘Disturbingly High’: UNAMA

Torture in Afghanistan Still ‘Disturbingly High’: UNAMA

KABUL – In its latest report on the treatment of conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan published on Wednesday, the UN documents an encouraging reduction in the number of cases of torture since 2016 but notes its ongoing concern at the high number of detainees who continue to report torture and ill-treatment. …

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