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Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ deputy along with his 12 men were killed during conflicts with Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province last night.
Col. Abdul Baqi Nooristani police chief of Kunduz told BNA correspondent, the clashes took place, while a group of terrorists belonged to ‘Red Unit’ of Taliban stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in relevant areas of Qala Zaal district of Kunduz, which faced with full resistance of Afghan security personnel, as a result Red Unit deputy along with his 12 men were killed.
Six other terrorists were wounded during the clashes, the source added.
Meanwhile, a security troop was martyred and another was injured following the conflicts, Nooristani concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                          75/65       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            97/70       Afs
One Euro                                                            88/30       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/40       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           597       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1050       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            05/70       Afs
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary paid a visit to renovation work project of stupa of Parwan’s Toupdara.
During his visit to the stupa, Prof. Bawary said that the stupa belonged to era of Koshanyan and was constructed during reign of Great Kunishka, adding that there were also similar stupas in Kabul and Nangarhar. Deputy Minister of culture and art while asking for attention of engineers to the work project stressed on acceleration of work on renovation of the respective stupa. According to representative of consultative organization for preservation of cultural heritage, first part of renovation work on the stupa was started at the beginning of 2017 and continued until end of the year, while the second part of the work project was started in early 2018 and still continuing. Work project on renovation and digging of the stupa is being followed by engineers of directorate for preservation and renovation of historic monuments and archaeologists of directorate of archaeology for Ministry of Information and Culture in cooperation with the respective organization.
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:09

Abdali Resigns as Ambassador to India

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghan ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali tendered resignation from his post at a time when President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been on an official visit to New Delhi on Wednesday.
Abdali posted his resignation letter on his twitter account asking the President that he had earlier decided to resign and served the people in the country during the critical situation. The envoy said he wanted to come back to the country and work with the people for development, peace and national unity. Abdali asked the President to accept his resignation in the best resect of the country.
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:08

Afghan Govt., Taliban Urged for Peace Talks

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The UN Security General Antonio Guterres on Thursday pushed for a dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban, which he said is essential to bring peace in the country.
“We know that the way for peace is difficult, but I’m a strong believer that, also in Afghanistan, dialogue is necessary, in this case dialogue between the government and the Taliban,” Guterres told reporters in a press conference held at the UN headquarters in New York. The UN Secertary General hoped that the circumstances will allow for that dialogue to take place and for that dialogue to be successful.  “I know it's complex.  I know it's difficult, but it's also the only way possible to then be able to more effectively combat terrorist organizations that operate in the country,” he said. “On the other hand, we are not organizing the elections, and we do not have, as you know, presence of peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan, but we'll do everything that we can in order to support a process to make it successful.  But we know that our capacity in that regard is obviously limited.  We don't have, as I said, a security presence in Afghanistan,” Guterres said. President Ghani is scheduled to address the session of the UN General Assembly on September 26, a day after Guterres presents his report to the world body and kicks off the general debate. US President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the General assembly on September 24.
 

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, armed forces command-in-chief meeting was held the other day at Gul Khana Palace, BNA reported.
In the meeting, the country’s national security forces were praised for their overall efforts towards maintaining security during Muharram days. Through a video conference, the country’s President and armed forces supreme commander talked to civil and military officials of 33 provinces and heard their problems and demands. The country’s President instructed officials of relevant organs to talk principal steps for addressing problems and demands of civil and military officials of 33 provinces. The session assessed security situation of Ghazni, Maidan/Wardak, Balkh, Farah and Jawzjan provinces and issued necessary instruction for repulsing the enemy’s plans in the respective provinces.
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:52

NSA Mohib Meets U.S. Counterpart

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During his visit to the U.S. the country’s National Security Adviser, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib met with his American counterpart, with both sides speaking on key issues related to agenda.
According to BNA report, both sides discussed Afghanistan and regional political and security situations, effectiveness of the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia and war on terror. The country’s National Security Adviser thanked the U.S. cooperation in various fields and called the soon sending of warplanes by the U.S. to Afghanistan an effective move in strengthening the country’s air forces and war on terrorism. The U.S. National Security Adviser lauded Afghan defense and security forces for being in the front battle against terrorism and emphasized for establishing a counterterrorism consensus at the regional level. He also assured the country’s National Security Adviser of his country’s remaining alongside Afghanistan in war on terrorism and development of the country.
 

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Activists of Afghan Women Consensus for Peace say they will collect Afghan women’s visions and demands regarding peace through visiting provinces and raise voice of peace.
Speaking in a gathering held in Host where hundreds of girls and women participated including Acting Minister of Information and Culture, deputy ministers of women and foreign affairs and women activists, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said in provinces where violence and war were increasing, women felt to create a national consensus for peace and ending war in the country, adding that Afghan Women Consensus for Peace has held a conference in Kabul where women agreed that a peace voice should be raised by women from all provinces of the country. Safi further said that such meetings aimed what active role women want to play for peace in provinces, adding that leading body of the respective organizations have also visited other provinces to coordinate visions of women regarding peace in the country and increase women participation in the process. In the gathering, governor of Khost, Hukam Khan Habibi also spoke considering role of women as key in peace process, saying that women role should be increased in the national process of peace in the country.
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:48

CE Meets Norwegian Ambassador to Kabul

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Norwegian newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul on Wednesday. In the meeting, the country’s Chief Executive by praising Norway for its assistance to the government and people of Afghanistan wished the newly-appointed ambassador further success in his mission in Afghanistan. The Norwegian newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul while stressing on supporting Afghanistan peace process and upcoming parliamentary elections said his country would stand beside the people of Afghanistan.
 

Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated in a ceremony held Thursday on the occasion of tribute to Ashura in Jamiul Zahra and Zainabia mosques in Kabul’s west.
In the ceremony, the country’s Chief Executive condoled the Ashura day to the world Muslims in particular Muslim nation of Afghanistan. In his speech, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah considered uprising of Imam Hussain and Karbala incident as unprecedented in history of Islam and the world, saying although Imam Hussain and his colleagues were martyred in Karbala, they marked the victory of justice against injustice and brightness against darkness; therefore, millions of freedom-loving and justice-loving Muslims gather every year to pay tribute to the Ashura Day. The country’s Chief Executive also added that the incident of Karbala has been marked with blood of great martyrs in the history of world and Muslims and opened new chapter in defending the right, resistance, bravery and sacrifices on path of Almighty Allah and fighting injustice and tyranny. Pointing to current situation in the country, Chief Executive said; “We better witness unity and solidarity among Sunni and Shia during the month of Muharram in particular days of Ashura and Tasoa and we hope further efforts towards solidarity among our people.” “Currently the people and national defense and security forces of the country are fighting against darkness and the forces will soon defeat the cruel enemies of the country and we can only defeat them by protection of national unity and solidarity,” Chief Executive added.
 

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