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Water politics heat up under worsening climate in Afghanistan

BAMIYAN: I n a good year, farmer and mother-of-four Zahra Tawakole can produce enough potatoes from her hectare of land in the small Afghan village of Raquel to get her family through to the next harvest. Over the past two decades, however, weather patterns have become more extreme, Tawakole said, ...

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Afghan doctors protest over unpaid salaries amid coronavirus

HERAT: More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months while risking their lives to treat coronavirus patients. Herat, war-torn Afghanistan”s third largest city, has reported a high number of ...

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US backs NATO call for Afghan cease-fire over COVID-19

The US’ special envoy backed NATO’s call for a humanitarian cease-fire in Afghanistan to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards lasting peace. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad welcomed the NATO statement “focused on key next steps … necessary for peace and stability ...

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Afghan govt to set free 100 Taliban prisoners

KABUL: An Afghan official said on Wednesday that the government will set free 100 Taliban prisoners as a part of the prisoner swap agreement under the peace deal. A day earlier, the insurgents said they were walking out of talks with Kabul. The two foes have been negotiating in Kabul ...

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Asghar Afghan returns as Afghanistan captain

KABUL: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including ...

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Taliban attack on US military base kills at least 2

KABUL: Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, killing at least two person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck the Bagram air ...

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Cornwall puts West Indies in command against Afghanistan

Rahkeem Cornwall

LUCKNOW: Rahkeem Cornwall picked up a career-best 7 for 75 as Afghanistan squandered a sound start to be dismissed for 187 on the first day of the inaugural Test at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. In response, West Indies lost two early wickets before John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks took them ...

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15 killed in roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

Fifteen people were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, according to an Afghanistan presidential spokesman. Siddik Siddiki said the bomb was detonated as a civilian vehicle was passed it. He claimed the bomb was placed by the Taliban. The Taliban has not ...

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