Afghanistan unveils plan to boost employment, combat food crisis

Asia | October 24, 2021 3:17:45 PM IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock on Sunday launched a plan to create jobs and fight a potential food crisis amid the contin

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan to discuss trans-Afghan railway in November

Asia | October 23, 2021 10:16:52 PM IST

Tashkent [Uzbekista], October 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Senior officials from Pakistan and Uzbekistan will meet with the representatives of the interim government of Afghanistan in the first half of November

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Torkham border crossing point linking Afghanistan, Pakistan reopens

Asia | October 23, 2021 3:17:07 PM IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The Torkham border crossing point which links Afghanistan and Pakistan has been reopened and those having travel documents can cross it, Abdul Qahar Balkh

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'Afghanistan last in global women peace and security ranking'

Islamabad |Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST

In the global ranking of women peace and security, Afghanistan sits at the last place as the country's women fear of complete and outright discrimination, since the Taliban have taken control of the A

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Amid IS attacks on Shia mosques, Tehran to host meet on Afghanistan

Islamabad |Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST

Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) has been carrying out targeted attacks in different parts of the country against the Shia Muslims, with suicide bombs aimed at Shia mosque

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Road accident kills 6 in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province

Asia | October 21, 2021 1:16:41 PM IST

Faizabad [Afghanistan], October 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Six commuters lost their lives and four others sustained an injury as their vehicle plunged into a ravine in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province

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'Inclusive govt essential to sustainable peace in Afghanistan'

Moscow |Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST

Forming an inclusive government that reflects the interests of all ethnic groups and political forces is necessary to achieve a sustainable peace in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

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250 IS terrorists arrested in Afghanistan in a month: Taliban

Kabul |Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has claimed that 250 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were arrested in the country in the past one month, the media reported.

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UN official urges using aid to leverage women's rights in Afghanistan

United Nations |Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST

A UN official has urged the international community to use aid as leverage to promote women's rights in Afghanistan, which have further deteriorated following the fall of the country to the Taliban in

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Taliban want to continue contacts with new US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West

Asia | October 19, 2021 10:47:17 PM IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The Taliban expressed hopes to continue cooperation with the new US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, and looks forward to the full implementat

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Afghanistan is worthy of Chinese investment despite turmoil, says mouthpiece

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

For Beijing, Afghanistan still has strong development potential and is worthy of investment despite its decades of political turmoil, a Chinese mouthpiece said.

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Zalmay Khalilzad steps down as US special envoy to Afghanistan

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation since September 2018, has stepped down, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced.

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