16 February 2019

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Wednesday February 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan spin-bowling sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman has signed up to play for county side Middlesex in their T20 campaign this season.
The 17-year-old has picked up 54 wickets in all formats since making his debut at the age of 16. He will be hoping to have the same impact as compatriot Rashid Khan at Sussex last year.
Rahman has enjoyed a successful Big Bash campaign with Brisbane Heat, picking up 12 wickets including best figures of 3-16.
“Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce the signing of Mujeeb Ur Rahman for this season’s Blast campaign,” the county said in a statement.
“The 17-year-old spinner becomes head coach Stuart Law’s first signing of the summer and will be available for the entire Blast campaign. He will join up with the Middlesex squad in early July to prepare for the tournament ahead.”
“It is with great pleasure to say that Mujeeb has agreed to play for Middlesex in the Blast,” said Law. “His unique style of spin has proven to be difficult to play against and his record is outstanding in this format.”
sport360
 

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan and Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov will hold a meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in the Turkish capital of Ankara on February 22, as he himself said. "The meeting will take place in Ankara on February 22," he said in response to a TASS question. According to Kabulov, the parties will particularly discuss preparations for the next round of the Moscow consultations on Afghanistan.
The Russian presidential envoy added that he would also hold consultations on the Afghan issue with Turkish diplomats during his visit to Ankara.
Russia would like representatives of the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) to take part in the presidential election in Afghanistan, their non-recognition of the election has an adverse effect on the situation in the country, he said. "I would like the Taliban to take part in that election. However, their approach is different. They do not fully recognize the current constitution of Afghanistan," he said. "The Taliban did not recognize the presidential elections in the past as well, and that will, of course, have an adverse effect on the situation. However, if the Taliban movement needs an acceptable partner willing to conduct negotiations, they will have to agree with that."
The Taliban movement may be controlling up to 70% of Afghanistan’s total area, he added.
"The Taliban members are controlling more than half of Afghanistan’s territory. Directly speaking, they may be controlling up to 70% of the country’s territory," he said.
Russia does not rule out the possibility of cooperation with representatives of the Taliban movement in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia). "Why not?" he said, adding that "the Taliban is fighting against the Islamic State in Afghanistan fairly successfully even without that cooperation."
TASS
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                          74/50       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                                 96       Afs
One Euro                                                            86/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/30       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           532      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1070      Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/40      Afs
One Russian Ruble                                              01/10     Afs
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least 8 armed oppositions were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province last night.
The terrorists have been targeted when they were busy on organizing a series of destructive activities in Shah Wali Koot district of the province.
A security source in Kandahar told BNA reporter, eight anti-government militias were killed and two more were injured following the conflicts.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Three narcotic drug smugglers were arrested by police personnel in northern Takhar province.
Spokesman of police chief in Takhar told BNA correspondent, the smugglers had plan to transfer 119 kg narcotic drug type of opium from Takhar province to Balkh province, which were arrested by police personnel in Mabar Sharqi region, Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.
The smugglers are under investigations, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Including children and women 11 people were killed and wounded following Taliban mortar attack in northern Takhar province today.
Khalil Aseer spokesman of Takhar police told BNA reporter, the incident was happened while Afghan security forces has started military operation to annihilate armed oppositions in Dasht Qala district of the province.
The mortar shell fired beyond Taliban militants that hit on a residential house in Dasht Qala district of Takhar province, in which three people lost their lives and eight others were injured, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has received US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan.
In the meeting held yesterday at presidential palace, President Ghani said that US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has had good results, but destroying safe havens of armed individuals in neighboring country that has been strategic goal have not been achieved so far. Both sides asserted that maintaining of lasting peace, peace process and counter terrorism would continue and military partnership between Afghanistan and US would continue till maintaining peace in the country. It was also recalled in the meeting that national peace consultative Jirga would be soon held in Kabul and would be attended by representatives of various classes and all provinces so that they could consult and express views in connection with various phases of peace. In the meantime, after the Jirga, the 3rd meeting of Kabul Process will be held and its main focus will be on peace process.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:47

Laws Committee Approves 3 Legal Documents

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Regulation draft on implementation of International Transport of Goods (TIR) system, regulation draft on re-management urban land and its redevelopment and regulation draft on mental health were approved in laws committee’s session chaired by second vice president and head of the committee Sarwar Danesh.
In the session, regulation draft for implementation of TIR system, prepared by joint cooperation of ministries of justice and transport, was reviewed by members of the committee. Afghanistan government is making effort to pave further facilitations of TIR for transportation companies including TIR system by finalizing and implementation of the respective draft. According to 4th article of the draft, ministry of transport in cooperation with relevant ministries and institutions is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the draft’s articles. After overall discussion regarding the draft, members of the committee finally approved the draft and tasked ministry of justice to process the draft. In other part of the session’s agenda, members of the committee discussed and reviewed regulation draft on re-management urban land and its redevelopment and regulation draft on mental health and approved both drafts.
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib in a meeting yesterday with US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and his accompanied delegation praised US for continued cooperation and partnership with Afghanistan.
In the meeting, the US side expressed optimism about improvement of capacities and leadership at Afghanistan ministry of defense (MoD) and assured of US and RS continued cooperation with Afghanistan in strengthening of the country’s defense and security forces. National security advisor by pointing to peace issue led and owned by Afghans thanked US for its steps and cooperation in this regard, adding that the 18-year achievements of the people of Afghanistan would be protected in peace process. Dr. Mohib further said that Afghanistan government has had good initiatives in the field of peace process and simultaneously the country’s defense and security forces were defending the people and national sovereignty, adding that efforts for maintaining peace and lasting stability in Afghanistan would continue.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:44

No inclination in Jam Minatare, Minister Safi

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has paid serious attention to the country’s historical monuments and sites, a message from the minister said Monday.
Protection of the country’s historical sites and monuments are not only the responsibility of the government but also of the citizens, Minister Safi said in a message released to media. Rejecting if any inclination was seen in the Jam minaret, the Minister Safi said the enemies of the country and the people have recently tried to launch reckless excavation around the historical minaret, but the security personnel, squad 012 prevented them to reach their goals, read the message. “No inclination has been seen in the Jam Minaret, after the Ministry of Information and Culture launched an investigation into the country’s giant historical monument, for the first time in 2006 and 2012,” according to the message.
In 2018, world cultural heritages sent a joint professional delegation with the Ministry of Information and Culture to photograph from the inner parts of the minaret by using modern cameras and shared a report about, with the government. “Pictures posted on the social media are inaccurate.” About the possible neutral incident harms to the minaret in the future, the ministry has sent a written notification to the UNESCO World Heritages Center, as the Jam minaret is included in the world cultural heritages, so the agency has to be informed about any reconstruction and work being made in the historical monuments, the message added. The security institutions are also pre-informed about the possible threat facing the minaret, the message continued. Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the entire countrymen to stay working alongside the government and thanks those citizens who share their concern about the minaret with the ministry. The ministry also thanks the country’s brave security personnel who call protection of the historical monuments of their national responsibility.
 

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