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Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met this afternoon with the non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Kabul Mr. Frederic Verheyden in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Afghan government is likely to announce an alternate to implementing electoral reforms after the Wolesi Jirga's (Lower House of Parliament) recent rejection of President Ashraf Ghani's second legislative decree on the issue.

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) made a significant step in advancing the Capacity Building for Results (CBR) program. On July 17, 2016, the MRRD began oral examination from the candidates competing for the directors' positions within the provincial Directorates of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (Grade 2).

Afghan Air Force MD-530FaAt least 23 Taliban insurgents were killed during airstrikes in the restive Kunduz province in North of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Wednesday. According to a statement by MoD, the airstrikes were carried out in Dasht-e-Archi and Qala-e-Zal districts in the past 24 hours.

At a cost of more than AFN 16,933,000 funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) including 10% community contribution 14 infrastructure projects have recently been completed in the provincial capital, Zarghon Shahr and Yousef Khel districts of Paktika province.

suicide bomber arrestedA suicide attack has been foiled on a girl’s school in Kabul after a would-be suicide bomber was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani met in his office with Executive Operation Director of G.I.Z, Mr. Timo Menniken.

Military forces and Afghan commandos have cleared Kot district in eastern Nangarhar of Daesh insurgents after four days of heavy fighting, which resulted in the death of at least 122 insurgents, officials said on Tuesday.

During a trip to Bamyan province, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani inaugurated National Employment Generation Program in that province. Addressing a brief press conference in Bamyan province, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said the second phase of National Employment Generation Program includes the provinces of Herat, Farah, Ghor, Badghis and Bamyan.

International chamber of Commerce (ICC), through a letter, informed Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan about opening its branch in Kabul.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $100 million USD for agricultural development in Afghanistan.

After extensive discussions and negotiations between the Ministry of Finance and IMF, the Executive Board of IMF approved a US$45 million three-year financial arrangement for Afghanistan yesterday.

At least six Taliban insurgents were killed during a night raid by security forces in southern Helmand province on Monday night, local officials said. In addition, four other insurgents were injured.

The passport department's new ability to process passports between two and three days – instead of the more than 20 days in the past – has been welcomed by Afghan travelers.

bookshelftFoundation stone of new building for public library in Nangarhar laid down the other day.

 

An Afghan doctor, Safiullah Sadat, has developed and built a device that could prevent the amputation of the feet and hands of hundreds of wounded security force members.

Every year World Blood Donor Day, June 14, is marked around the world. This year the theme was "blood connects us all".

Mother's Day was celebrated at a gathering in Kabul on Monday, where the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, said women are the real champions of this country.

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