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Monday, April 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Russia has invited Iran to take part in the upcoming conference on Afghanistan to be held in Moscow at the highest diplomatic level, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced.
“Moscow will host another round of regional talks on Afghanistan on April 14 and Iran has been invited to attend the event,” Zakharova said.
She reiterated that the talks will focus on security in Afghanistan.  “In our opinion, the main goal of the consultations is to develop a single regional approach with regard to further promotion of the national reconciliation process in that country, while maintaining Kabul’s leading role and complying with the earlier reviewed and approved principles on the integration of the armed opposition into peaceful life,”  Zakharova added.  She also said that other countries such as Afghanistan, Central Asian states, China, India, Pakistan and the US have also been invited to attend the conference. 
 

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at the inaugural conference of establishment of women chamber of commerce said he fully supported the initiative and strengthening the women role and partnership in different fields was the priority of the government of national unity, said BNA the other day.
The CE said development without women was impossible and that the government leadership had taken practical step for the women sustainable development in the country, but to further reach the goal, there was a long way ahead that required hard work, the agency quoted. He said the issue of women trade activities, increase in the products of female traders would be discussed at the council of ministers and its sub-committees, the agency added.
He said he fully supported the women initiative for building their own led chamber of commerce, but urged for doing to increase the level of their participation in the current chamber of commerce and industries. Abdullah also said the government of national unity support women participation in the provincial and district level councils elections, said the agency. Meanwhile, David Sidney, Rector of American University of Afghanistan welcomed support of the CE to women trade initiative said the 4-day conference was held to discuss building women capacity and trade as well as economic challenges and opportunities related to them, said the agency. The conference was held by the American University of Afghanistan and the international center for the women economic growth, in which a number of cabinet ministers, ambassadors of foreign countries and craftswomen were participated.
 

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, head of cricket board, Lutfullah Mashaal said lack of standard cricket gymnasium was behind failure to invite foreign cricketers to Afghanistan, BNA reported the other day.
In the meeting, attended by Eklil Hakimi, Finance Minister, Sayed Mansoor Naderi, urban development minister and Dr. Mohammad Akram Khpulwak, special representative to the President, Lutfullah Mashaal congratulated the recent victory of the country’s cricket team to the President and the people of Afghanistan said, the team was first in grade as it could defeat the world strongest team, said the agency.
“Attention and encouragement of the President has given the cricket players morality and helped them gain many victories in world matches,” the agency quoted a statement from the presidential press office. Mashaal said due to lack of standard cricket stadium, they can’t invite cricketers from foreign countries, asking the president for addressing the problem, the agency added. Meanwhile, trainer of the cricket team, Mohammad Stanekzai spoke about the success of his led team said, in a short they gained further success. Congratulating the recent victory of the cricket team and lauding their effort to win the great achievement, the country’s President said he would do his best to provide vast and standard cricket ground, through a proposal by the team leadership and approval of the cabinet meeting.
 

Monday, 03 April 2017 06:20

President Ghani Arrives in Australia

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Canberra, the capital city of Australia Sunday, his office said.
A statement from the presidential office said the President of the country was warmly welcomed by the hosting country’s high level officials including deputy to the Prime Minister, Australian ambassador to Afghanistan, Afghan ambassador to Australia, Wahidullah Waisi at the Canberra International Airport, said the statement.
The President, upon his arrival to that country, will hold separate meetings with the Australian Prime Minister, Governor General, Foreign Minister, intelligence chief, Afghan specialists and Australian researchers and talk on key issues including bilateral cooperation, according to the statement. Economic cooperation agreement is expected to be signed between the two countries during the President’s stay to that country, the statement concluded.
 

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Climbing competition was held with participation of dozens climbers in western Herat province.
The competition was launched by climbing federation.
According to another reporter, the sixth round of Ashihara Karate competition was held in Herat province.
In this tournament 90 athletes were participated in Shahid Mirwais stadium, Herat city.
Ustad Mohammad Shafi Sadiqyar head of Ashihara Karate federation told BNA, the competition was held to perform work plan of 1396 and progressing of the sport.
Top athletes have been selected at the end of the tournament and awarded by the leader of mentioned federation.
 

Monday, April 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National defense ministry said that 45 armed oppositions were killed in a series of clearing operations carried out by security troops in various parts of the country.
According to defense ministry press office to BNA, during the last 24 hours, the security forces conducting series of clearing operations in various parts of the country killed 45 armed oppositions including three commanders of Taliban and four Daesh fighters, wounded 14 others including two Daesh affiliates and detained nine others accused of cooperation with Taliban.
The operations conducted with support of air and artillery forces in outskirts of Kapisa, Nangarhar, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz, and Helmand provinces. 
 

Monday, April 03, 2017

Khost (BNA) A military commander with his two bodyguards were martyred and dozen other students were injured in a suicide attack in Khost province.
The incident took place near Domanda district bazaar while a suicide bomber blew up himself near a military car among gathering of civilians and militaries.
A security official of Khost province said BNA, in the attack, a commander with his two bodyguards were martyred and six students of a school were injured.
He blamed armed insurgents for the deadly attack said investigation has been started for identifying and arresting of perpetrators of the incident. 
 

Monday, April 03, 2017

Lashkarga (BNA) Ten civilians including women and children were lost their lives in explosion of a bomb in Helmand province.
The event occurred in Babaji region, suburb of Lashkarga city.
An ANA commander in Helmand province said BNA, in the incident, ten civilians including women and children were martyred.
It is said that the bomb was placed near a house building.
More victims of the incident are members of a family.
Local officials of the province blamed Taliban for the incident said efforts are underway to identity and arrest the culprits of the incident. 
 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In continuation of Shaheen 3 joint clearing operation in outskirt of Nangarhar province, 53 acres of land were cleared from poppy bushes.
According to Selab 201 army corps to BNA, the operation under the code name of Shahen 3 has been started for ensuring of peace and eradication of poppy cultivation in outskirt of Surkhrod district.
 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                            67/50 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              84/20 afgs                         
One Euro                                              72/20afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/40 afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          627afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1030 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              17/6 afgs                       
 

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