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UAE to invest in solar power in Afghanistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest in a solar power project in Afghanistan that would produce 3,000 megawatts of electricity

Govwenment releases 80 high-value Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government on Thursday released 80 of the 400 high-value Taliban prisoners whose release was approved by last week’s Loya Jirga, the National Security Council said on Friday

School set ablaze in Afghanistan

Unknown armed men set a school ablaze in Taluqan city, the capital of Afghanistan's Takhar province, on Thursday, a local official said

Afghan sisters open first women-run restaurant in Bamyan

Two Afghan sisters have opened a restaurant in Bamyan, which is currently the only restaurant in the city that is fully managed by women

Ghani, Abdullah camps divided on cabinet appointments

There is a disagreement between the Presidential Palace and Sapidar Palace on the appointment of Mustafa Mastoor, with Abdullah Abdullah's team wanting to nominate Mastoor as State Minister on Peace Affairs and Ghani's team objecting, said Faraidoon Khawzon, a spokesman to Abdullah Abdullah, the head of High Council for National Reconciliation

Taliban yet to declare clear stance on governance

The International Crisis Group says that the Taliban haven’t declared clear stances over some important matters including the governance system, as the group has expressed readiness to hold talks with the government for the first time

Some of 400 Taliban prisoners released before Loya Jirga

Rahmatullah Nabil, former intelligence director, believes that the government had released a number of the 400 Taliban prisoners Ghani insisted to hold on a charge of big crimes

NATO urges Afghans to benefit from “historic” peace opportunity

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg called on the Afghan warring parties to benefit from the presently “historic opportunity” for peace in Afghanistan

1 dead, 2 injured in Kabul blast

At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a magnetic mine blast targeting a vehicle in Kabul, police said

Afghan cabinet still not finalized: Presidential Palace

The Afghan Presidential Palace has said that Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for Reconciliation, was yet to introduce his nominated Ministers for the new Cabinet

Hundreds of Hindus, Sikhs flee Ghazni due to insecurity, attacks

Hundreds of Hindus and Sikhs have recently fled their homes in Ghazni province in Afghanistan due to insecurity

First intra-Afghan talks expected to be held on August 16

The first-ever face to face meeting between the government and Taliban militants called as the intra-Afghan negotiations is expected to be held on August 16, the state-run RTA broadcaster reported on Monday

Khalilzad expects prisoners' release in 'next few days'

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Twitter welcomed the Loya Jirga’s declaration and President Ghani’s decision to sign the decree ordering the release of the remaining prisoners

Two People Wounded in Kabul Blast

At least two people were wounded in a magnetic mine blast in Kabul city on Monday morning, eyewitnesses said

Daesh plan to attack Loya Jirga foiled

The security forces nullified a plan made by the Daesh terrorist group to attack the Loya Jirga hall in western Kabul and arrested 11 fighters of the group

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