Kabul: Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), on Monday at a press conference said that the Afghan people will defend the country if war is imposed on them. “Peace was always the demand of the people of Afghanistan, but if the war has been imposed on them, they have no choice but to defend themselves," Abdullah said, “however,

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Kabul: Security sources in Parwan province said on Monday that three people have been arrested in connection with the explosion of power pylons in the province. Abdul Salim Noori, a spokesperson for the Parwan police command, said that the men were arrested by the police in the Salang district of the province on Sunday. Noori added that an investigation is underway to determine which

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Kabul: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday said that Tehran believes that talks among different Afghan groups can resolve the crisis in the country, adding that the Taliban does not represent entire Afghanistan. "We are holding talks with different parties of Afghanistan. We believe that the genuine intra-Afghan dialogue is the only solution for Afghanistan. We have always said that we are

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Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday reported 1,407 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 64 deaths and 917 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 117,158, while the number of reported deaths is 4,794 and the total number of recoveries is 69,205. The

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Kabul: Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian on Monday said that until further notice, "documented and undocumented" motorcycles will be banned in the city and districts of Kabul. Arian wrote on his Facebook page, "Realizing that it will be a temporary problem for some of our compatriots; but there is a demand for comprehensive cooperation with the security forces in this regard." According to him, if

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Kabul: Pakistan’s interior minister said that the families of Taliban reside in his country, including in areas around the capital, Islamabad, and the insurgent group’s members receive some medical treatment in local hospitals. The admission by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed came during an interview aired by a privately-owned Pakistani television channel, Geo News. It is a significant departure from Islamabad’s consistent rejection of allegations leveled

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Kabul: Local sources in Ghazni province confirmed that Younis Ramazani, the police chief of Ghazni's PD6, and three other policemen were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the city. Fatema Rahimi, a member of the Ghazni Provincial Council, said that the incident took place on Sunday evening in the Bakawal area of the PD6 of Ghazni city. Rahimi added that three other policemen were

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