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56 armed oppositions were killed and 11 others were injured in a series of military operations conducted by security troops across the country.

To strengthen women’s rights and improve anticorruption initiatives, dozens of government officials gathered at the annual UNAMA-supported justice conference in the capital of Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province.

Two weapons caches of Taliban were discovered in Nangarhar province.

NATO) forces have begun training Afghan Tactical Air Controllers (ATAC) to pinpoint the ground targets for aircraft flying overhead in order to enhance air strike accuracy and reduce civilian casualties.

General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S forces in Afghanistan has said that the Taliban insurgents have failed to achieve their military targets in Afghanistan, referring to offensives on some strategic locations across the nation over the past six months.

Up to 54 Taliban insurgents were killed and injured following joint military operations led by Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province during the last 24 hours.

At least 5 narcotics production factories were discovered and destroyed by Afghan security forces during a special military operation in Farah province.

11 armed Taliban insurgents were joined peace process as efforts of security officials in Shohadai district, Badakhshan province yesterday.

Over 62 armed oppositions laid down their hand weapons and joined peace forces in northern Sar-e-Pul province yesterday.

Muzhdah Hashimi and Agha Mohammad Sahar, senior students at the computer science department of Kabul University, have developed new software that can manage traffic systems.

Exhibition for Rural Enterprises and productive groups opened by the National Rural Enterprise Development program of MRRD in Herat province.

President Ghani welcomed the last caravan of the country’s hajj pilgrims at Hamid Karzai International Airporthere Friday evening, saying that necessary arrangements and facilities should be provided to the pilgrims ever year, a statement from the presidential press office said.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is due to start the construction work of a major Islamic University in Afghanistan with an estimated cost of $500 million. According to local officials in Nangarhar, the university will be constructed in Ghazi Amanullah Khan township in Rodat district.

A major housing project of Industrial and Residential Carpet Townships was signed between the Ministry of Urban Development, Independent LandAuthority, and Union of Carpet Exporting&Production of Afghanistan here yesterday in presence of president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a statement from the presidential palace said.

In the series of its effort to sign contracts with the national and international entities for the youths, the ministry of information and culture has recently signed two contracts with Afghanistan Women Network and FEFA.

A major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for the establishment of gas power plant in the northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan as efforts are underway to resolve the electricity shortage in the country.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar formally signed the peace agreement through a video teleconference played in ARG Palace today.

The ceremony was attended by several high level government officials and prominent political figures including members of Hezb-e-Islami led by Hekmatyar.

The draft peace agreement concluded between Hezb-e-Islami delegation and the Afghanistan High Peace Council last Thursday and was signed by the two sides.

Hekmatyar signed the draft peace agreement in order to pave the way for the formal signing by President Ghani, the party’s chief negotiator Karim Amin said.

The peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami concluded after almost six months negotiations which started earlier this year with the formation of a Quadrilateral Coordination Group for the Afghan peace talks.

Hezb-e-Islami was the first anti-government armed militant group to join direct peace talks with the Afghan government. In his speech ahead of the formal signing today, Hekmatyar asked the neighboring countries of Afghanistan not to seek their interests in persistent violence in Afghanistan, and he urged members of other insurgent groups around the country to enter into peace talks with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $31.37 million grant to prepare the Salang Corridor rehabilitation project to improve the efficiency and safety of movement of goods and people in Afghanistan and across Central Asia.

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