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18 More Missiles Fired Into Kunar

Eighteen missiles were fired by the Pakistan army into eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Monday, when top military commanders were scheduled to meet in Kabul. The missiles were fired into Sarkano districts on Sunday night, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He added the cross-border shelling caused no life loss, but damaged forests and agricu ...

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Pakistan Wants to Boost Trade with Afghanistan

  KABUL: Pakistan has indicated an interest in building a motorway and railway lines from Peshawar to Jalalabad and Chaman to Spin Boldak, a news report said on Monday. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Abrar Hussain also stressed the need for enhancing bilateral trade from $2.4 billion to $5 billion, according to the news agency APP. At a meeting with members of the Pak-Afghan Joint Chambers o ...

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Kabul Police Promise Voter Security

KABUL: Police in this central capital on Monday said they were all poised to provide security for the second round of presidential elections in coordination with other organs. Kabul Police Chief Lt. Gen. Mohammad Zahir told reporters they had adopted comprehensive security measures in all parts of the city to enable residents to participate in the June 14 runoff election. He said security forces had proven ...

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Karzai Stresses Revival of Silk Route

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai on Monday hoped the new Afghan government would explore ways of further cementing relations and expanding cooperation with China in different fields. Karzai expressed the view in an interview with Radio China after his arrival in Beijing to participate in the two-day Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building in Asia (CICA), to be held in Shanghai. The international foru ...

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Transfer of Election Materials Underway

KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Monday the packing and delivery of sensitive electoral materials to 10 provinces had been completed and the process was proceeding smoothly. IEC spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor said the commission faced no hurdles to the delivery of sensitive materials. The process is ongoing in an accurate way as authorities avoid past mistakes. He said more information ...

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Prominent Taliban Leader Arrested in Logar

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said a senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdullah was arrested from Pul-e-Alam city early Monday morning. The statement further added that Mullah Abdullah was a key Taliban leader in Logar province and he was arrested during an operation by Afghan national police. Interior ministry said Mullah Abdullah was involved in major terrorist attacks including ro ...

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Luis Suarez could Cost Real Madrid or Barcelona £100m

Suarez is said to be a target for the two Spanish giants Suarez is said to be a target for the two Spanish giants. Real Madrid and Barcelona are gearing up for a £100 million tussle over Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail. The Liverpool ace finished the Premier League season with 31 goals to his name but couldn't quite guide his side to the title, with Manchester City pipping them to ...

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Barcelona Preparing for Profound Changes

Barcelona are focusing on a sweeping rebuilding effort after the Catalan giants ended the season without major silverware for the first time in six years and coach Gerardo Martino quit. Barca needed to beat leaders Atletico at home in their final game on Saturday to secure a fifth La Liga title in six years, but could only manage a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp and finished three points adrift of the Madrid club ...

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Simeone Hails Atletico’s Belief after La Liga Win

The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 1-1 against Barcelona and claim a first La Liga title for 18 years. Barca needed to beat Atletico in the final-day showdown to snatch the title away and Alexis Sanchez gave the hosts hope when he rifled home from an acute angle after 33 minutes at a packed Nou Camp. But four ...

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Dismissing the Culpable Election Workers

A number of civil organizations and election observers called on electoral bodies to dismiss the employees who have been involved in electoral irregularities and frauds during the first round of elections. In the meantime, the Independent Election Commission has warned that it would deal seriously with those employees who are found to be involved with fraudulent actions during the elections. Afghanistan’s e ...

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The Afghan Diaspora, Vulnerability Continues!

Ewaz Ali Bahrami War and drought, the absolute causes of diaspora, debilitated the Afghans with its three decade permanence. The diaspora created by the Soviet invasion, the Jihad against occupiers, the civil war, the Taliban and exhausting drought forced Afghans to flee the country and knock almost every country’s door for asylum. The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in the 1979 commenced a long-lasting mise ...

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Iran Arrests Three Over Mahabad Bombing

State says suspects linked to Kurdish separatists arrested in city where 12 died in 2010 attack on military parade. Iranian authorities have arrested three suspects over the deadly bombing of a military parade in 2010, the state news agency has reported. The IRNA on Sunday said the arrests were made in the Kurd-majority city of Mahabad, where 12 spectators were killed and dozens injured in the September 201 ...

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Syrian Air Force Chief Dies In Combat

  In blow to Assad regime, air defence chief dies as rebels attack air force headquarters in Mleiha near Damascus. The chief of Syria's air defence forces, General Hussein Ishaq, has been killed in combat near Damascus, a security official has told news agencies. The general died on Saturday of wounds suffered when rebels attacked Syrian air defence headquarters near the town of Mleiha, a key battlegro ...

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India’s New Parliament To Have Highest Proportion Of Lawmakers With Criminal Charges

NEW DELHI, This newly elected Indian Parliament's lower house, or Lok Sabha, will have the highest proportion of lawmakers with criminal cases against them and will also be the richest since 2004, local daily The Hindu online reported Sunday. Over a third or 34 percent of new Members of Parliament face criminal charges, the report quoted data from the Association for Democratic Reforms' (ADR) analysis of el ...

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Foreign Language Festival Opens in Beijing

BEIJING, The Beijing Foreign Language Festival opened in Chaoyang Park on Saturday. Established in 2002, it regularly attracts thousands of people to "tell Beijing stories in different languages". These international volunteers are teaching basic English in this "English corner", as part of the Beijing Foreign Language Festival. The two-day event is aimed at breaking down language barriers, and enjoying the ...

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7 Schools Buildings Completed In Takhar

TALOQAN: Construction work on seven schools, benefitting 30,000 students, has been completed in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday. The school buildings have been constructed in Chal, Bangi, Shakash, Rustaq and Cha Aab districts at a cost of $3 million provided by the German Development Bank (KFW) and other international donors. Across Takhar, there are 648 schools, where 300,000 student ...

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2 More Jawzjan Women Found Dead

  SHIBERGHAN: Two women have allegedly committed suicide in the Mangjik district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Abdul Malik Mamnoon, crime branch chief, said one woman died after drinking acid, while the cause of the second woman’s death remained unknown. But a brother of the second woman accused her in-laws of killing his sister. Mamnoon said Meera, 25, committed suicid ...

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Senate to Govt: Stop Pakistani Incursions

  KABUL: Ready to fight side by side with the security forces, Meshrano Jirga (Senate) members on Sunday asked the government to take effective measures to counter cross-border attacks by Pakistan. Islamabad has been accused of shelling Afghan areas, particularly the eastern province of Kunar, along the Durand Line over the past three years, causing casualties and displacement. One such incursion occur ...

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All Set for 4G System Launch: Sangin

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said they would soon launch the fourth generation (4G) mobile telecommunication technology system in the country soon, an official said. Speaking at a ceremony marking the world telecommunications day in Kabul, Eng. Amirzai Sangin said Afghanistan was among the world’s backward countries, with inadequate telecom infrastructure. He bi ...

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Karzai Off To Shanghai for CICA Summit

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai on Sunday left for China to participate in a Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building in Asia (CICA), to be held in Shanghai, his office said. The international forum seeks to strengthen cooperation in building peace, security and stability in Asia. China has been chosen as CICA president for the period from 2014 to 2016. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev float ...

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