Earthquake jolts Afghan capital

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KABUL, Jan. 2 — An earthquake was felt in Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday afternoon.

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Feature: Chilly weather adds miseries to quake victims in northern Afghanistan

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Chilly weather adds miseries to quake victims in northern Afghanistan 

By Haleem

KISHAM, Afghanistan, Oct. 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — Chilly weather and frosty winds have added miseries to the victims of a strong earthquake that devastated a wide swath of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Monday.

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Southern Africans urged to support investigation into US attack on MSF hospital

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Southern Africans urged to support investigation into US attack on MSF hospital 

CAPE TOWN, Oct. 20 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday urged people in Southern Africa to support its petition drive for an independent investigation into the U.S. attack on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan.

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Feature: Innocent Afghan civilians increasingly becoming victims of terrorist attacks

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Innocent Afghan civilians increasingly becoming victims of terrorist attacks 

KABUL, Aug. 26 — "Enough is enough, we are fed up with the relentless killing and destruction, please stop the indiscriminate massacring of innocent civilians, please stop it for God's sake,"a crying boy exclaimed at the site of a deadly suicide car bomb that claimed 12 lives and injured more than 60 others in Kabul on Saturday.

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Taliban kill 25 civilians in N. Afghanistan: official

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Taliban kill 25 civilians in N. Afghanistan: official 

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Aug. 28 — Taliban militants have killed 25 civilians in the northern Faryab province with Maimana as its capital 425 km northwest of Kabul over the past two days, a local official said Friday.

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Fresh explosion rips through Afghan capital, 4th attack within day

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Fresh explosion rips through Afghan capital, 4th attack within day 

KABUL, July 1 — A roadside bombing rocked the western part of Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday evening, causing no casualties,.

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UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children 

UNITED NATIONS, June 24 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reminded the world of the invisible plight of millions of widows and their children across the globe, many of whom have been robbed of their loved ones by conflict, saying " widows are particularly vulnerable" and "their age, income, ethnicity, disabilities and other factors can put women at greater risk of injustice."

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Afghan children are victims of continuing insurgency in Afghanistan

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Afghan children are victims of continuing insurgency in Afghanistan 

By Haleem, Omid

KABUL, June 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — In the conflict-ridden Afghanistan, children are the most vulnerable sector of society bearing the brunt of war as many of them lost their fathers in the conflict and are forced to work on the streets to support their families.

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1st LD Writethru: N. Afghanistan landslide buries more than 50 people

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: N. Afghanistan landslide buries more than 50 people 

KABUL, April 28 — More than 50 people were killed and several others missing following a landslide in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Tuesday, an official said.

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Afghan army kills Haqqani network's local leader

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Afghan army kills Haqqani network's local leader 

SHARAN, Afghanistan, April 6 — A Haqqani militant group's local leader has been killed in eastern Afghan province of Paktika, the provincial government said in a statement on Monday.

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