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Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:53

Daikundi Apple Yields Increased by 30 Percent

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Daikundi (BNA) The apple yields of Daikundi province increased by 30% this year, BNA reported.
Sayed Abdul Waheed Firoozi provincial director of agriculture irrigation and livestock directorate of Daikuni told BNA apple yields in the province will reach to over thirty-two thousand and four hundred metric tons this year.
The reason of increasing apples yields in the province was timely rains and high water he said, adding that years ago, lack of rains and water was the main reason on decreasing of apple yields, according to the agency.  Firoozi said to the agency, that more than ten types of apples treed are being cultivated in the province.
Yarzada

 

Thursday September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Secretary General of the Organization (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has strongly condemned the surge of acts of terror in Afghanistan including the attacks which took place on 17 September targeting an election rally of President Ashraf Ghani in the province of Parwan and another at a crowded civilian site in Kabul which killed at least 50 civilians and wounded many more, a statement from the organization said. Al-Othaimeen conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of victims as well as to the Government and people of Afghanistan and wished speedy recovery for the wounded, the statement added. The Secretary General urged Afghans to put an immediate end to violence, hostilities and to focus on achieving peace and reconciliation as there can be no alternative to the political settlement negotiated through an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process as reaffirmed by the resolutions and declarations adopted at the 14th OIC Summit held in Makkah on 31 May 2019 and at the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan held in Makkah on 11 July 2018. The Secretary General reiterated his hope that the forthcoming presidential elections will take place in a peaceful atmosphere, according to the statement.
Ansari

 

Thursday September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan government in a statement has strongly condemned latest terrorist attacks on oil facilities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and termed them heinous and attacks on world economy. In the statement issued by Presidential office, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani considered terrorism as a serious threat and obstacle towards economic and expansion of energy in the region and world, stressing on joint counter-terrorism effort. President Ghani, on behalf of the people and government of Afghanistan, offered deep condolence to the people and King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the statement concluded.
Ansari


 

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib paid a visit to Badakhshan province.  During the visit, he met with local officials, civil society, youths and women representatives.  Besides reviewing the security situation, he praised the country’s defense and security forces for their recent achievements.
Addressing to ANDSF soldiers, national security advisor said that the country’s security forces would leave no safe hideout for terrorists.  During his visit to newly captured Yumgan district in Badakhshan, he stressed that Afghan forces would free any area where the enemy was hiding and attempting to create safe haven for themselves and their affiliates.
NSA thanked the local people for supporting their security forces and assured them of implementing major development projects and improving security in their areas.  Afghan forces recently captured three districts in Badakhshan with zero casualties caused to civilians.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:44

EU Reiterates Continued Support to Afghanistan

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, spoke by telephone with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani yesterday.
In the telephone conversation, Mogherini expressed condolences and sympathy to the President over Tuesday’s attack in Charikar, which killed and injured dozens, she underlined the EU’s support to the Afghan people and stressed the importance of an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process that would pave the way to peace and prosperity in the country.
Following the setback in the US-Taliban talks and the intra-Afghan Dialogue, elections are needed more than ever.  For this reason, she expressed her hope that the presidential elections of 28 September would be held in a clam, fair and transparent manner.
Regretting the suspension of the US Taliban peace talks and the intra Afghan-Dialogue, the High Representative Vice President highlighted that direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban remain the only way forward towards lasting peace, with a balanced agreement in favor of all Afghans, accompanied by a ceasefire.  In this context, Mogherini confirmed that the EU would continue its support to the Afghan people.
Yarzada

Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:44

FM Rabbani Meets Australian Ambassador to Kabul

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with Australian ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. Geoff Tooth the other day a statement from the ministry said.
Both side exchanged views on the upcoming presidential elections, restoration of peace with achievement kept, improvement of bilateral relation the current political situation of the country, region and the world.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Fazel Sanchraki, the Deputy Minister for Publications of Ministry of Information and Culture chaired the 19th meeting of Advocacy and Public Awareness Group, the other day, BNA reported.
In the meeting, the participants shared their views about the previous decision on the need to identify the food immunity specialists and analysts from the academic institutions, ministries and government offices, creation of website for the food immunity committee, strengthening and equipment of the information packages production, holding workshops for the explanation of the agenda and other issues, the agency said.  At the meeting, Fazel Sancharaki, the Deputy Minister of Information and culture and the Head of Advocacy and Public Awareness Group which is established within the High Committee for Food Immunity and nutrition Affairs, praised the working group and the related national and international active participation and emphasized on ensuring food immunity and public awareness.
The deputy minister also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanany Afghanistan and Etelaat-e-Roz Dailies, under which the said newspapers publish informative packages of the group.
Yarzada

Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:39

Blasts Prevented in South of the Country

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) A series of blasts were prevented in south of the country.
Security officials discovered and confiscated 20 mines from crowded ways of Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul and Helmand provinces.
Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement said, the mines were discovered and confiscated with collaboration of people.
No individuals or group has committed the responsibility of the failed mine planting.
According to another report, eleven armed Taliban were killed in security forces operation in Balkh province last night.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheeen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA the Taliban were killed in clearing operation conducted by security troops in Charboldak District.
Six other Taliban have been injured, 15 motorbikes of them were destroyed.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Sixteen armed oppositions were killed and a number of them were injured in air and ground strikes of Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province.
The insurgents affiliated to ISIS and Taliban groups were targeted in parts of Nangarhar province.
ANA senior commander in east of the country told BNA, sixteen ISIS and Taliban terrorists groups were killed and number of them have been injured.
ANA top commander of the province said, three strongholds of the insurgents with all war equipment have been destroyed.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Nangarhar province.
Security officials discovered and defused ten mines from busy roads of the province and prevented from series of blasts.
So far, no individual or group has committed the responsibility of the failed planting mine, but local sources blamed Taliban for the incident.
T. Yarzada

 

Thursday September 19, 2019
QALAT CITY (BNA) As many as seven people were killed and more than 53 people were wounded following car bomb explosion in Zabul province this morning.
According to BNA report, the explosion took place close to provincial hospital and National Directorate Security (NDS) building in Qalat city the provincial capital of the province.
So far, security officials said nothing about the casualties of the incident, but eyewitnesses said that more than seven people lost their lives and over 53 more were wounded following the blast.
Women and children are among the victims of the deadly blast.
Meanwhile, Zabihullah Mujahid spokesman of Taliban group in a tweeted took the responsibility of the car bomb explosion in Qalat city.
M.A.Ansari 

 

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