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Friday February 1, 2019 Kabul (BNA) Last week, 34 transactions were registered at the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan, Trend reports referring to the message of the exchange. Businessmen from the UAE and Afghanistan bought liquefied gas, while businessmen from Russia and Tajikistan purchased high-density polyethylene and polypropylene. In addition, colorless sheet glass, Portland cement and motor transport were sold to businessmen from Russia, the UK, the UAE, Estonia, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. The total amount of transactions was around $16.248 million. Companies and organizations of all forms of ownership, citizens of Turkmenistan and other countries can participate in exchange trades by acquiring a brokerage site or concluding a service contract with stock brokers.The main export items are petroleum products, cotton fiber, products of the domestic textile industry, chemical industry. Negaeftz Ansari

Friday, 01 February 2019 18:35

1,800 Drought-Damaged Families Received Aids

Friday February 1, 2019 QALA-E-NAW CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed by Afghan Red Crescent to 1,800 drought-affected families in western Herat and Badghis provinces. In this round, each family have received flour, rice, cooking ghee, pea, bean, sugar and dry tea. Press office of Afghan Red Crescent by releasing a statement issued that, in this round, 1,500 drought-damaged families have received foodstuffs in Bala Murghab and Aab Kamari districts of Badghis province and 300 other families received foodstuffs in Kashak Kohna district of Herat province. The families lost their agriculture products due to drought and forced to leave their houses. M.A.Ansari

Friday February 1, 2019 Kabul (BNA) Rashid Khan has made his country proud with some prolific performances on the international circuit. Alongside the premier Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rehman have also done well. With Afghanistan set to participate in the World Cup, Rashid Khan said people back home love the sport and it means a lot to them. The leg-spinner also said cricket can bring smile on the faces of the people in his country. "It feels good. People back home, they love cricket," Rashid Khan told icc-cricket.com. "It means a lot that Afghanistan is participating in the World Cup. "(The fans) are loving it. They love the sport, they love cricket. (We players) just try and give 100% in each and every competition. Everywhere, we try our best to give something to the people back home. I know what is happening, so there is nothing else that can," Rashid added. The World Cup 2019 will get underway from May 30 in England and Wales. Afghanistan will be largely depending on Rashid's heroics during cricket's marquee tournament. All-rounder Nabi and young spinner Mujeeb's performances will also be crucial for Afghanistan. Rashid also said that he along with duo always try to give their best in every match and the World Cup will be a good experience for their side. "We - me, (Mohammad) Nabi, Mujeeb (Ur Rehman) - we just try and give our best in each and every game. The World Cup will be good experience. Can't wait for it," Rashid said. Afghanistan will begin their World Cup campaign on June 1 against Australia at the County Ground in Bristol. Sports.ndtv Ansari

Friday February 1, 2019 Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and confiscate two round of mines from relevant areas of Kapisa and Laghman provinces. Press office of Sylab army corps by releasing a statement issued that, the mine had been planted by Taliban militants and they wanted to target civilians and Afghan security forces. The mines have been discovered and neutralized by Afghan security forces in different parts of Tagab district, Kapisa province and Alishing district, Laghman province. M.A.Ansari

Friday February 1, 2019 Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is all pumped up ahead of their first Test fixture against Australia which is scheduled for next year. The bowler admitted that being the newest Test-playing nation, it is “more than a dream” for Afghanistan to play Test cricket against Australia in Australia. The 20-year-old said that they have played a lot of T20 cricket here but playing Test matches on “big bouncy wickets” would be an entirely different experience. “From Afghanistan, playing Test cricket against Australia in Australia it's more than a dream. Afghanistan got the full membership and last we played against India in India and now we're playing against Ireland in India and then Australia here,” Cricket.com.au quoted Rashid, as saying. “Being a player, it means a lot. Against Australia, playing Test matches is a huge achievement and me and the players are really looking forward (to it). We played here (in T20 games) a lot but … Test cricket is very different. Pretty excited to face the quick bowlers here, big bouncy wickets,” he added. Giving an instance of recently concluded India-Australia Test series, the right-arm bowler said that the wickets here are “very tough” to bat on and that he is hoping to not get a bouncy track like Perth. “As we have seen against India, I think wickets are very tough here to bat on, especially in the Test cricket. I hope that we don't play in Perth, we play somewhere else on a good wicket to make some runs and a little bit good for the spinner as well,” Rashid said. He added that the key against Australia would be to control their nerves during the pressure situation “Pretty excited about it so let's see how it goes. We have the talent, we have the skills but to control our nerves in the pressure situation that will be the key.” Afghanistan were granted full ICC membership June 2017 after which they played their first Test against India, 12 months later in Bengaluru. Next, Afghanistan will be playing a one-off Test against Ireland from March 15 to 19 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun. After that, they will take up the Zimbabwe challenge in August, Bangladesh in October, West Indies in November-December and then Ireland again in March 2020. The team will face Australia in the Test format after the conclusion of 2020 T20I World Cup which will be hosted by Australia from October 18 to November 15. Newindianexpress Ansari

Friday February 1, 2019 JALALABAD CITY (BNA) At least 12,000 narcotic drug smugglers were arrested during the current year in eastern Nangarhar province. According to released figure, 322 tons narcotic drugs have been seized by police personnel from the arrested smugglers. The smugglers were arrested during special operations, checking houses and checkpoints from various parts of Nangarhar province. Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA, Afghan security forces are trying to clear Nangarhar province from existence of narcotic drug smugglers. The arresting of 12,000 narcotic drug smugglers and discovering 322 tons narcotic drugs shows the serious movements of Afghan security forces against narcotic drug smugglers, Khogyani added. The arrested smugglers have delivered to judicial organs, Khogyani further added. It has been said, most amount of the narcotic drug have been discovered and seized from Kabul-Jalalabad and Jalalabad-Torkham highways. M.A.Ansari
Friday, 25 January 2019 15:44

Girl Cycling Competition Held in Herat

Friday January 25, 2019
HERAT CITY (BNA) Girl cycling competition held by directorate of youth affairs, information and culture department with cooperation of a foreign organization in western Herat province.
In-charge of youth affairs directorate in information and culture department of Herat says, the competition was held by participation of dozens girl organized through youth affairs directorate with cooperation of DRC organization in Herat province.
Awareness from illegal migrations, challenges of the migrations and harmful consequences of the migrations were the main aims of the competition. 


Friday January 25, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The US and the Taliban movement are nearing an agreement envisaging the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in exchange for the insurgents' pledge to prevent groups like al-Qaeda* terrorist organization from infiltrating the country ever again, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources within the Taliban group.
The new round of US-Taliban talks started on Monday in the Qatari capital, where Taliban has a political office. "The discussions have been focused on two issues — the withdrawal of the troops and that the soil of Afghanistan will not be used against anyone," a senior Taliban official told the news outlet late on Thursday, refraining, however, from confirming that any relevant agreement had been reached so far. While another senior source confirmed that the details had not yet been finalized, former Taliban official Sayed Akbar Agha and Western diplomatic sources told the newspaper that the negotiators could make an announcement regarding the agreement on Thursday.
However, later in the day, the only thing that the Taliban announced was the appointment of a new chief negotiator. The Taliban movement has been one of the major forces opposing Kabul in the latter's long-standing confrontation with various rebel and terror groups. The Taliban seized power in the country in 1996, and the United States deployed its troops to Afghanistan in 2001 to fight al-Qaeda in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. The US troops eventually overthrew the insurgents, saying that the country had become a safe haven for al-Qaeda while insurgents were in power. While most of the US troops left Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Washington continues to support the Afghan armed forces in combating terrorism.
Al-Qaeda is a terrorist group banned in Russia


Friday January 25, 2019
KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) At least 17 Taliban militants were killed during a series air attacks in southern Kandahar province last night and today morning.
The militants have been targeted inside their hideouts in different parts of Maiwand and Arghandab districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, 17 armed oppositions were killed and 10 others were wounded following the raids.
The militants were busy on terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and killed, the source added.

Friday January 25, 2019
TARINKOT CITY (BNA) As many as 10 armed oppositions were killed during air attacks launched by Afghan air forces in southern Urozgan province within the last 24 hours.
The militants have been targeted and killed in various parts of Chahar Chino district and Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, 10 anti-government militias were killed during the air raids.
According to reports, three hideouts of Taliban terrorist group along with all military equipment have been demolished following the attacks.

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