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Tuesday May 12, 2020
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) Aids have been distributed to dozens families those affected due to recent flash floods in northern Baghlan province the other day.
Mujeeb Rahman Baheen head counter-disaster department of Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the department with cooperation of WFP, IOM and Agha Khan Development Foundation distributed foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs to 71 flash floods affected families.
The aids include flour, cooking ghee, pea, kitchen site and non-foodstuffs that distributed to the families in Dahna Ghori, Tala-o-Barfak, Nahreen districts and Pul-e-Khumri city the provincial capital of the province.

Tuesday May 12, 2020
PUL-E-ALAM CITY (BNA) At least 11 anti-government militias were killed during military operation conducted by Afghan special police personnel in central Logar province the night before last.
Dedar Lawang spokesman of Logar governor told BNA correspondent, the military operation have conducted by Afghan police personnel in Kooli region, Mohammad Agha district of the province, as a result 11 terrorists were killed and four more were wounded.
Two suspicious along with two Kalashnikovs were arrested during the military operation as well, Lawang added.

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Nineteen-year-old Robaba Mohammadi was born with a condition that has left her unable to walk or use her hands. The majority of her early life she would spend at home, unable to even attend school due to a lack of infrastructure or facilities for disabled people in Afghanistan.
But the many days of loneliness drove her to find her passion. The first time Mohammadi picked up a pencil, she used her foot, but she found that rather difficult. With the encouragement of her father, she tried using her mouth to learn how to paint. She says she had given up so many times in her early attempts to draw.
But she kept practicing, for hours every day, until she could draw a straight line and continued to learn from an art book given to her by a friend.
Her detailed charcoal drawings of people, objects, animals and pencil flowers gradually earned her fame by the age of 16.
Mohammadi has now launched her own arts center to help train other aspiring artists with disabilities.
"One of my dreams was to have my own gallery to teach my students and now that dream has come true with the help of my family," she said.
"There are about 40 students in the morning and in the afternoon classes. It is because we are new and things are just getting started. I mean it has been very difficult for me to start from scratch and get to this position."
Mohammadi has created about 200 paintings in the last five years, focusing mainly on topics such as feminism in Afghanistan and challenges faced by women.
Today, Mohammadi uses oil paints to portray the streets in Afghanistan and the country's people. She also paints people with disabilities in bold colors and often in landscapes.
Her work is now sold and exhibited internationally, which helps provide the funds needed to keep her art center open.
She also hopes to create a literacy course for people with disabilities who, like her, have been unable to attend school.

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Qatar has reiterated its deep commitment to achieving peace in Afghanistan, continuing its positive role and making efforts to facilitate peace talks between the parties in Afghanistan.
This came during the participation of HE ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, as a speaker at a virtual event organised by "Women Forward International" and Georgetown University, in co-operation with the embassy of Qatar to the United States, under the title " Launching Peace in Afghanistan.
HE Sheikha Alya highlighted the role played by Qatar in Afghanistan's peace talks, and touched on Qatar's broad participation in the mediation efforts, facilitating and hosting the peace talks and sponsoring the reconciliation process led and shared by all Afghan parties.
HE Sheikha Alya stressed that preventing conflict, mediation and maintaining peace is a priority of the foreign policy of Qatar.
She expressed the satisfaction and pleasure of Qatar that its efforts resulted in a historic agreement signed in Doha to bring peace to Afghanistan between the United States and the Taliban.
She also expressed the hope of Qatar that the agreement would lead to talks between Afghans, the Taliban and stakeholders in Afghanistan.
She noted that the Afghan peace conference that Doha hosted in July 2019, held under the auspices of Qatar and Germany, aimed at pushing forward the Afghan negotiations for peace.
HE Sheikha Alya stressed the need for involving women in Afghan peace talks, pointing to the commitment of Qatar to guarantee the right of women to peace operations, and made it clear that the lack of participation of women would reduce the possibility of a peaceful settlement on a large scale.
She praised the participation of 11 prominent women from the government and civil society sectors in the Doha Afghan Peace Conference, as well as the participation of civil society representatives, political and religious leaders and youth in the peace conference.
She also highlighted the support of Qatar since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 implementing the women's, peace and security agenda, noting Qatar's pride in supporting the global study on the implementation of Council Resolution 1325, which provided a comprehensive and important information that demonstrates that women's participation in peace processes is vital to sustaining peace .
HE Sheikha Alya stressed the importance and necessity of the participation of young women and men in the peace process, where Qatar welcomed the Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security, noting the State of Qatar's participation in March 2019 along with Colombia, Finland and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's envoy for youth in the first international conference on youth participation in mediation processes held in Helsinki.
She highlighted Qatar's determination to hold the second international conference in co-ordination with the envoy of the Secretary-General for Youth, with a special focus on the role of young women in peace and security. She expressed Qatar's hope that the conference that will be hosted by Doha provides a concrete opportunity to enhance the integration of young women in effective and sustainable peace processes, emphasising the paramount importance of the comprehensive integration of young women and men into peace processes.

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Shafiqullah Shafaq was on Sunday handed a six-year ban from all forms of cricket by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) after the wicket-keeper batsman accepted his involvement in corrupt activities during the APLT20 and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Shafaq accepted four charges relating to breach of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code during the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 edition of the BPL.
"Shafaq was charged under breach of article 2.1.1 which is directly related to "fixing or contriving in any way or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive in any way" which also includes deliberate under-performance," the ACB said in a statement. "The breach of article 2.1.3 relates to "seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other Reward to (a) fix or to contrive in any way or otherwise to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any Domestic Match " The other two charges relate to failure to report corrupt approach to the anti-corruption unit. The 30-year-old Shafaq has played in 24 ODIs and 46 T20Is. His last international appearance was in a T20 game against Bangladesh in September, 2019.
"Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Shafaq chose to admit the charges levied against him and agreed to the sanctions by ACB in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing," ACB press release stated. Addressing the matter, ACB's Senior Anti-Corruption manager, Sayed Anwar Shah Quraishi said: "This is a very serious offence where a senior national player is involved in the corruption of a high-profile domestic game in APL T20 2018. "The player had also attempted but failed to get one of his teammates to engage in corruption in another high-profile game during the BPL 2019."

Tuesday May 12, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chris Corsten, a native of Marinette, Wisconsin has just published his book “3,000 Days in Afghanistan” detailing his experience in Afghanistan over a ten-year period.
If you ever wondered just what in the world we have been doing in Afghanistan for the last 20 years, this book will help answer many of those questions.
Chris chronicles his experience as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer, trying to win the hearts and minds of local Afghans on the ground. Then sheds his uniform to become a civilian counternarcotics advisor, fighting against narcotics in the world’s largest opium and heroin-producing country. Later he becomes the senior program manager for U.S.-funded humanitarian aid projects, working to help build economic prosperity in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.
See Afghanistan and its people through the successes and failures that Chris experienced throughout his journey, and you may find a better appreciation of how dangerous and challenging the experiment in Afghanistan has been.
The book was released on Amazon.com on May 6th, 2020 and on May 8th, 2020 it became a #1 New Release in two categories and a Top 10 Best Seller in one category. It was described by one reader as “fun, unapologetic, and an easy read” and has received several 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Neli (BNA) Four people were lost their lives and ten others have been injured in a traffic accident in Daikundi yesterday.
Zamen Ali Poya governor of Shahristan district told BNA local correspondent, four commuters of a vehicle were lost their lives due to crashing of a vehicle in Ramok region, Shahristan district.
In the event, ten other commuters of the vehicle were also injured.
Children were also among the dead and injured of the event, he added.
The injured have been shifted to Shahristan district and the health condition of them reported critical.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Paktia (BNA) The police special contingent forces launched clearing operation in outskirt of Ahmadabad district, Paktia, in which 7 terrorists were killed and three others have been detained.
A hashish production factory was also destroyed.
Several war equipment and three motorbikes of the terrorists were seized by police forces in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) A local commander of Taliban with his two colleagues was killed in Balkh yesterday.
Adel Shah Adel spokesman for Balkh security commandment told BNA. Mawlavi Ata local commander of Taliban terrorist group with his two colleagues were killed by security forces raid in Charboldak District.
During the conflict another insurgent has been detained and a rocket launcher was seized, said Adel.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Urozgan (BNA) The national defense ministry reported from killing of nine Taliban insurgents in Urozgan.
According to interior ministry press office to BNA, a group of Taliban terrorist wanted to attack on Chora District, Urozgan, which were faced with sever resistance of security troops.
Nine Taliban affiliates were killed and several different types of weapons have been seized in the operation.
T. Yarzada

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