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Top Security Officials Survive Impeachment By Wolesi Jirga

Members of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, on Monday summoned top security officials over recent attacks in Kabul – especially the attack on Sardar Daud Hospital which left over 50 people dead. The Defense Minister Lieutenant General Abdullah Khan Habibi, Interior Minister Taj Mohammad Jahid and Masoom …

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Helmand Residents In Fear Over Taliban Presence

Local officials in Helmand say Taliban has taken the control of Lashkargah city’s PD4 district and have infiltrated parts of the PD3 of the city as well. Reports from Helmand indicate that security forces and the Taliban are confronting each other from a distance of 200 meters in PD3 of …

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Security Forces Evacuated From Center of Helmand’s Sangin

Air strikes destroyed facilities belonging to security forces on Wednesday night after troops cleared out all equipment and weapons. The security forces have been evacuated from the center of Sangin in Helmand and have been moved to a military base about 3km away following heavy clashes with insurgents, a high-ranking …

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Hassan Abbas Pur, one of the first employees of DW, said Dari and Pashto programs started in 1970 as a pilot phase and later became regular programs.

The media’s duty is to provide accurate, real and impartial information. Considering this, the Deutsche Welle (DW) Dari and Pashto programs have been broadcast since 1970, while respecting the deep cultural and political ties between the two countries – Afghanistan and Germany. “I think it was 1978 or 1979 that …

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Afghanistan, Pakistan Agree On Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism

At the meeting, Mark Lyall Grant asked both countries to ease tensions and work together to defeat the common challenges of security and terrorism. Afghan and Pakistani officials at a meeting in London on Thursday agreed to form a joint mechanism to fight the common threat of terrorism, media reports …

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Danish’s Office Rejects Involvement in Release of Faryadi

The office of Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the second vice president of Afghanistan, on Thursday rejected reports that former Hizb-e-Islami warlord Zardad Faryadi was released from detention on the basis of a letter of guarantee by Danish.  Danish’s office said in a press release that Faryadi was not detained following his …

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Nangarhar Man Divorces Wife, Beheads Their Baby Boy

A Jalalabad man on Tuesday killed his seven-month-old son after divorcing his wife, Nangarhar officials said on Wednesday. Nangarhar police said the man has been arrested and is being held in custody. According to police the suspect has confessed to the crime. “When his wife was on her way to …

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1,000 Afghans Who Worked With British Forces Resettled In UK

The British defense minister said this week that nearly 1,000 Afghans who worked with British forces have been resettled in the UK. Defense Minister Mike Penning said Britain owed them “a debt of gratitude” for their service during the war, British media reported. He said: “The UK remains committed to …

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UNAMA Commends Human Rights Defenders

UNAMA Commends Human Rights DefendersAt a UNAMA-sponsored event this week in Kabul, leading human rights defenders described how Afghanistan’s armed conflict had made their work more challenging, but all the more essential. By defending the rights of others, the activists affirm that the loss of anyone’s rights diminishes the humanity …

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NATO Chief Suggests Trump Will Continue Afghan Partnership

  He said Afghanistan was still a priority for the alliance. “As I said we will have a summit next year here in Brussels and I am looking forward to meet the new president (elect) Donald Trump here to discuss a wide range of issues. I guess we will have …

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