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Monday, 12 November 2018 07:21

Armed Militants Detained in Samangan

Monday, November 12, 2018

Aibak (BNA) Police of Samangan province have detained two armed militants yesterday.
Head of Samangan security commandment told BNA, Taliban wanted to enter via Khoram Sarbagh district of Samangan to Dahan-e-Ghori district, detained by police forces with three weapons.
It is said that the detained militants in their primary investigation acknowledged that they went to Baghlan province for terrorist activities.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:19

ADSF Kill 13 Militants in Badghis

Monday, November 12, 2018

Qala-e-Naw (BNA) The security officials of Badghis province say that 13 armed militants were killed in a conflict of Afghan Defense Security Forces in Qads District of that province yesterday.
Badghis security source told BNA reporter, Taliban stormed from two directions on Qads district and wanted to take the control of the mentioned district which were faced with sever resistance of defense security forces.
He said, 13 insurgents including three commanders of Taliban and expert of mine making were killed and eight others have been hurt.
According to the source, two policemen were also martyred and three others with 8 soldiers of ANA forces have been injured in the clash.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:18

Taliban Mine Planters Killed in Farah

Monday, November 12, 2018

Farah (BNA) Ten Taliban mine planters were killed in attack of security forces in Farah province last night.
The insurgents were suppressed in Balabalok district.
ANA commander in west of the country told BNA, ten armed insurgents were killed in the raid.
According to reports, the insurgents’ were targeted while planting a mine in a main road in the province.
It is mentionable that there were no harm and losses incurred to security forces and civilians in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:17

Six Men Arrested Accused Criminal Crimes

Monday, November 12, 2018

Kandahar (BNA) Six men have been detained on charges of criminal crimes in Kandahar province.
The men have been detained from different parts of Kandahar province in clearing operations of police forces.
Security source of Kandahar told BNA, the detained men are involved in killing, rubbery and smuggling narcotic drug,
The detainees in primary investigation acknowledged to their crimes in that province.
Security officials of Kandahar said, after completion of investigation, the men will be send to judicial organs.
T. Yarzada

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Hundreds of protesters during a demonstration rally closed the main roads in Kabul city for traffic as they want the government to ensure the security of the districts in central Ghazni and Urozgan provinces.
According to BNA report, The protesters have gathered near the road leading towards Presidential Palace and demand President Ghani to issue a decree to suppress the Taliban militants.
The protesters accuse government of not providing enough security to the central parts of the country especially in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province; and Malistan and Jaghori districts of Ghazni province, which is home to mostly Hazaras.
The protesters said the Kabul Garrison chief, General Murad Ali Murad, had tried to stop them from marching and had asked that they send representatives to discuss the issue. However, protesters refused and continued their march.
This comes after Taliban last week launched group attacks from several directions on Jaghori district, one of Afghanistan’s most secure districts in Ghazni province.

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has decided to suspend the repatriation process of Afghan refugees in Pakistan for around four months due to cold weather. According to a spokesperson of the UNHCR, the repatriation process will be halted from first of next month till 28th of February next year due to drop in temperature and severe cold. He said all UNHCR centers in Pakistan and Afghanistan will remain closed during the winter. Registered Afghan refugees will not be given financial compensation in case of return during the period. The operation will resume from March next year. On Thursday, Afghan-Pak second meeting of the Refugee Working Group (WG) on Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) was held at the Pakistani Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON).
Both sides deliberated on the ways to enhance mutual cooperation for a dignified, gradual, time-bound and complete return of the Afghan nationals to their country. During the meeting, the two sides had exchanged views and agreed on the rules of procedure for the meetings of the working group. The next meeting of the APAPPS Working Group on Refugees will be held in Kabul in January next year. The first meeting was held in Kabul on July 22, 2018, as part of the inaugural session.
The Afghan delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Dr Alema. SAFRON Secretary Mohammad Aslam led the Pakistan side in the meeting, which discussed matters related to Afghan refugees and other categories of Afghan nationals residing in Pakistan.

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:10

Acting MoIC Visits Chehelsotoun Palace

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Accompanied by Acting Mayor Ahmad Shuaib Rahim, Agha Khan development foundation ambassador, Ms. Nurjahan Mawani, deputy MoIC on cultural affairs, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, MoIC’s advisor on international affairs, Dr. Tariq Reshad, director of historical monuments, Abdul Ahad Abbasi, director of archeology department, Noor Agha Noori, the ministry’s director of policy and plan, Abdul Moqim, Acting Minister of Information and Culture looked round the Chehelsotoun Palace yesterday, BNA reported.
Chehelsotoun Palace had been destroyed during the domestic wars. Its reconstruction has been started in 2014 with the assistance of Germany cost €12.5 million. Last month, a trilateral agreement was signed between the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC), Kabul Municipality and Agha Khan Foundation, based on which the three gardens of Chehelsotoun, Babur and Temor Shah Mausoleum to be managed as Kabul’s historical gardens.
At the same time, these gardens would be supervised by a nine-member MoIC’s board, Kabul Municipality department and Agha Khan cultural foundation, in which any entity has introduced three members in this respect.

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Peace efforts have increased recently to end the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But, how can the war get ended? It is a complicated question that can be answered. The only way that end the ongoing war in Afghanistan is negotiations or talks between the warring sides.
Zalmay Khalilzad has been appointed by US Secretary of State as the country’s special envoy on Afghanistan reconciliation to end the US long war of the history in Afghanistan. In recent months, direct talks between US officials and representatives of the Taliban group have started. Both sides have held direct talks two times in Qatar. Afghan Taliban has repeatedly rejected any kind of talks with Afghanistan government and asked for direct talks with US officials. Zalmay Khalilzad as newly-appointed envoy of the US secretary of state on Afghanistan reconciliation can play constructive role in Afghan peace process as he better knows Afghanistan and has close relations with most of Afghan leaders. According to Afghan experts, Khalilzad is acquainted with the culture, policy and society of Afghanistan and has good experiences with policies of the regional countries. For maintaining peace in Afghanistan, the country needs close cooperation of its neighboring countries in particular Pakistan. Now that Khalilzad has been appointed to help maintain peace in Afghanistan, hopes have increased that he would find a way for solution of Afghanistan dispute through political settlement.
After Taliban regime was toppled by US in 2001, Zalmay Khalilzad started his key role in Afghanistan. From 2003 – 2005, Khalilzad was the US ambassador to Afghanistan. The new Afghan constitution was ratified by efforts of Khalilzad, who is known as builders of the interim government of Afghanistan after the Bonn conference. Once Khalilzad had said that the main reason of the interferences of Pakistan in Afghanistan was the Indian presence, Kunar River and sharing of the Taliban group in power. The people of Afghanistan want Zalmay Khalilzad to end the US long war in Afghanistan through peace and negotiations. But, ending the longest war of US and ongoing war in Afghanistan is possible when Pakistan stops its relations with terrorist groups in particular Taliban. To end the current deadlock in connection with peace and reconciliation and war in Afghanistan, national unity government seriously needs cooperation of the international community and regional countries.
US has declared that the country would make its efforts towards ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan; therefore, the country is supporting the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process. It is worth mentioning that the people of Afghanistan are the victim of the imposed war in their country as thousands of people have lost their live during the past 17 years. Afghans want peace and wish to live in a peaceful environment like other nations of the world as they are tired of continued war and violence posed by terrorist groups being supported by Pakistan.
Lailuma Noori

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:08

‘H4AH Supports ANDSF Heroes’

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Help for Afghan Heroes (H4AH) is an Afghan-registered, apolitical, non-profit organization (charity) founded in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2016. 
H4AH strives to help Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) members who have been wounded or injured and the families of ANDSF heroes who have been martyred serving the country. One thousand ANDSF heroes have so far been registered in the charity. The charity’s media in-charge, Hamida Sala told The Kabul Times our mission is to help deliver an enduring national network of support for Afghan heroes by supporting wounded ANDSF personnel and families for psychological consultations to disabled and injured Afghan security forces, through which to return them to normal life.”
Likewise, the charity could pave the way for martyrs’ remaining in the field of receiving their salaries. Furthermore, making documentary from Afghan forces’ braveries, sacrifices, pains and disabled and martyred families’ problems is the best way to deliver their messages in and abroad.
The charity’s of deceased ANDSF servicemen and women. Additionally, we will seek to garner support for Afghan Heroes from Afghanistan’s international partners. H4AH is tailored to support the families of those who have been injured or have lost their lives while serving Afghanistan, she added. On charity’s health services she said, “H4AH is making effort to prepare the ground emergency assistances are usually provided in winter, holy month of Ramadan and other occasions, she went on to say. Replying a query she said, “To raise the Afghan security forces’ morale, the charity have so far assisted almost 1150 health insurance, 123 scholarships, aids in holy month of Ramadan and Eids to the Afghan forces’ martyred families.” At the end, she asked religious ulama, influential figures, private sector, national traders, national and international donors to support the charity to further honor the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces braveries and sacrifices.
Karima Malikzada

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Former Afghan refugee Safiya Wazir recently won an upset victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary against four-term State Representative Dick Patten.
By winning the Democratic primary for the 17th district of New Hampshire, she is on track to become the first refugee to ever serve public office in the state of New Hampshire.
She will face Republican candidate Dennis Soucy in the general election in November.
Wazir, 27, fled Afghanistan with her family when she was six years old and arrived in the U.S. in 2007.
After settling in Concord, New Hampshire, she made a new home in the United States, eventually becoming a citizen.
While the victory came as a surprise, it was absolute. Wazir dealt a heavy blow to incumbent Patten, winning 327 to 143 in Tuesday’s primary.
"Thank you to all my supporters who helped me win tonight’s Dem. primary. I will work hard for all the residents of Ward8," Wazir said on Twitter.
The newly-elected Democratic nominee is running on a campaign platform of advocating for school safety, access to health care and equal housing and economic opportunities.

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