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Afghanistan imports medicine worth $625m annually

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Mar 18, 2018 - 15:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Medicines worth more than $600 million is imported into the country annually despite a surge in domestic production from five to eight percent, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Sunday.
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Govt tightens grip on access to information: NAI

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Mar 12, 2018 - 19:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Free media advocacy group, NAI, on Monday accused the government of tightening its grip on access to information, saying media people faced hardships in collecting details.
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Afghanistan signs helicopter deal with Belarus

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Mar 12, 2018 - 14:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has inked a contract with the Republic of Belarus for the purchase of four M-30 helicopters with financial support from India. The agreement was signed between the representatives of Afghanistan and...
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Afghanistan gets presidency of ECO CCI

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Mar 10, 2018 - 12:19
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has got presidency of the Economic Cooperation Organisation chamber of commerce and industry (ECO-CCI). The vice-presidential slot has been handed over to the Iran Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The secretariat of...
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Time for UN to discuss state sponsorship of terrorism: Saikal

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Mar 09, 2018 - 16:44
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Without directly naming Pakistan, Afghanistan on Thursday slammed its neighbor for exporting terrorism to it and urged the United Nations Security Council to have a discussion on state sponsor of terrorism. “In light of...
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UNSC extends Afghanistan’s mission mandate

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Mar 09, 2018 - 16:34
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of its mission in Afghanistan by another year and supported Kabul’s full assumption of leadership and ownership of its security, governance and development...
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Haqqanis behind high-profile attacks in Afghanistan: NATO

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Mar 08, 2018 - 10:09
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Haqqani network -- which continues to enjoy significant support inside Pakistan, has been responsible for several high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, a top NATO commander said on Wednesday. “We still see there is...
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Agreement signed on accelerating postal service

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Mar 07, 2018 - 20:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) on making quick postal services in the country.
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Afghanistan, Switzerland sign bilateral development pact

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Mar 06, 2018 - 18:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a ‘bilateral development framework agreement on technical assistance, financial cooperation and humanitarian aid.’
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Afghanistan offers joint intelligence probe on Daesh activities

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Mar 04, 2018 - 18:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has extended an offer of joint intelligence and security investigation to countries who have been..concerned about the threat posed by Daesh National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar presented the offer during...
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Pakistan’s market share in Afghanistan shrinking

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Mar 04, 2018 - 10:22
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has lost more than 50 per cent of its market share in Kabul over the last two years when India expanded its foothold in Afghanistan, a business leader says. Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (...
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India to boost assistance to Afghan forces: Gokhale

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Mar 01, 2018 - 20:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): India on Thursday pledged to increase its assistances with the Afghan security and defense forces, a statement from the Afghan National Security Advisor said. Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, who attended the Kabul Process...
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Don’t let politics harm security, Nicholson asks politicians

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Mar 01, 2018 - 10:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top American military commander has asked Afghanistan’s political leaders not to let politics undermine the security situation in the country. “We’re in this together. We’re fighting terrorism together and everyone wants a...
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Zadrans bowls Afghanistan to stunning win over West Indies

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Feb 28, 2018 - 11:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahead of next week's ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan staged a remarkable comeback to stun West Indies in their warm-up encounter in Harare. By virtue of the pulsating win, Afghanistan gave West Indies a hint of the struggle...
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NATO renews commitment to peace in Afghanistan

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Feb 24, 2018 - 15:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level NATO delegation visited Afghanistan from February 23 to 24 and reaffirmed their commitment to lasting peace in the war-torn country, the Resolute Support (RS) mission said on Saturday. Headed by Gen. General Curtis...
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Saudi backs Afghan peace bid, anti-terror fight

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Feb 22, 2018 - 19:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has lent his weight behind the Afghan peace process and has called on all parties to the conflict to support the peace bid, a statement said Thursday. Salman expressed theses view during...
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Kabul-Astana air-corridor coincides with TAPI launch

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Feb 22, 2018 - 19:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Kazakhstan are all set to inaugurate an air-corridor between the two countries on Friday, an official said on Thursday. Sameer Rasa, president’s advisor on banking and finance, told reporters here that the corridor’s...
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Afghanistan declared 4th most corrupt country in world

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Feb 22, 2018 - 16:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has been ranked as the 4th most corrupt country around the world, a global anti-graft coalition said on Thursday. In its latest annual report, the Transparency International said Afghanistan trailed only Syria, South...
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Australia slaps sanctions on Daesh’s Afghanistan arm

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Feb 21, 2018 - 08:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Australian government has announced imposing financial counter-terrorism sanctions on the Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan. The Islamic State in Khorasan Province had conducted terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
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Kabul, Riyadh confer on Afghan peace process

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Feb 20, 2018 - 13:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar has discussed with Saudi officials bilateral cooperation and the peace process in Afghanistan. Qader Shah, spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC), said that Atmar was...
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