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India offers 1,000 Scholarships to Afghan students for 2024-25

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The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), under the Government of India’s initiative, reaffirms its commitment to Afghan students by announcing 1000 scholarships for the academic year 2024-2025. According to the report, these scholarships are designed for online undergraduate and postgraduate programs through the e-Vidya Bharati Network Project. The “Special Scholarship Scheme for Afghan Nationals” […]

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Shia protesters in Herat march in response to Taliban restrictions

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Groups of Shia protesters in Herat marched through the city’s 12th, 9th, and 13th districts, waving Ashura flags and chanting “Labbaik Ya Hussain” as they expressed their religious devotion and voiced dissent against recent statements made by the Taliban. Caravans of Shia protesters in Herat marched through the city’s 12th, 9th, and 13th districts, waving […]

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Biden calls for immediate end to Israel-Gaza war, no Gaza occupation

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U.S. President Joe Biden emphasized on Thursday the urgency of ending the Israel-Gaza conflict immediately, insisting that Israel should not occupy Gaza post-war. According to Reuters, Biden informed reporters that both Israel and Hamas had agreed upon a ceasefire framework, but there were still unresolved issues. “The framework is now agreed upon by both Israel […]

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US President Biden: No one can unite Afghanistan

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In his recent speech, President Joe Biden of the United States unequivocally opposed America’s “occupation” of Afghanistan. He stressed that after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. should have withdrawn from Afghanistan, arguing that no entity could effectively unify the country. Biden added, “I’ve traveled throughout Afghanistan, from poppy fields to the north […]

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UN publishes names of 61 sanctioned Taliban officials

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The United Nations Sanctions Monitoring Team has identified 61 Taliban officials currently under international sanctions in its latest report. Out of these sanctioned individuals, 35 are members of the Taliban cabinet and senior officials, as detailed in the UN Security Council’s published list on its website. Key figures like Mullah Hasan Akhund, Abdul Ghani Baradar, […]

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Erdogan accuses Biden and US of complicity in alleged Israeli war crimes

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration of complicity in what he describes as Israeli war crimes and violations of international law in the Gaza conflict, as reported by Reuters. Speaking to Newsweek during the NATO summit in Washington, Erdogan condemned Israel’s actions, labeling its attacks on civilians, hospitals, […]

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OCHA appeals for urgent funding to address Afghanistan’s worsening economic crisis

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned about Afghanistan’s worsening economic crisis. According to OCHA, critical services like healthcare, shelter, food, and education are threatened due to severe funding shortages. In a statement released on Wednesday, OCHA highlighted that six million people could lose access to essential health services […]

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Taliban official labels Ashura ceremony as ‘Political and Foreign Innovation’

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The Taliban’s chief of information and culture in Herat has denounced the Ashura ceremony as an “innovation” and stressed the need to curb “political and foreign innovations.” This Taliban official made these remarks during a meeting with a group of Shia clerics in Herat, where other Taliban officials were also present, discussing security arrangements for […]

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Turkish president says Turkey will not accept NATO cooperation with Israel

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Ankara will not accept efforts by NATO to continue cooperation with Israel. He conditioned NATO’s cooperation with Israel on achieving “comprehensive and sustainable” peace in Palestine during a press conference. Relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv have been severely strained since the start of Israel’s attacks on […]

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Pakistan Struggles to Attract Foreign Investment

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Faced with a balance-of-payments problem, Pakistan urgently needs to attract foreign investment. During July-March FY24, the country received $1.099 billion compared to $1.217 billion in the same period last year, marking a decline of 9.7% or $118 million. Pakistan has the lowest FDI preference in the region, receiving close to $2 billion annually. Foreign exchange […]

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Traffic accident in Pakistan leaves 15 dead

1 week 4 days ago

Recently, Pakistani media reported that 15 people lost their lives and 2 others were injured in a traffic incident in Kashmir, Pakistan. According to Pakistani authorities, the incident occurred when a passenger bus veered off the road in the Jammu region of Kashmir, under the control of Pakistan, resulting in the loss of 15 lives. […]

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Russian Embassy in Afghanistan condemns Ukrainian attack on media personnel

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The Russian Embassy in Afghanistan reported that a journalist from Russia’s “NTV” television sustained severe injuries in a targeted drone strike. Additionally, the incident resulted in the deaths of two others, including the journalist’s cameraman and one of their security guards. The embassy statement, released on Thursday, July 11th, asserted that these actions were carried […]

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Six former KPF members return from US to Afghanistan

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The Afghanistan Personalities Contact Commission has announced that several members of the Khost Protection Force (KPF) from the previous government have returned to Afghanistan at the commission’s invitation from the United States. The commission for contacting Afghanistan personalities announced on Wednesday, July 10th, that six members of the KPF from Khost, including Nawaz Khan, Yousef […]

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Pakistan rejects reports of suspension of deportation of undocumented Afghan migrants

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has stated that reports suggesting the suspension of deportations of undocumented Afghan migrants from the country are incorrect, and the process of expelling these migrants continues as before. Zahra Baloch, spokesperson for Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior, announced the continuation of deportations of undocumented Afghan migrants from the country […]

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Pakistan extends residence for 1.45 million Afghan migrants by one year

1 week 4 days ago

The Government of Pakistan has extended the residency of 1.45 million Afghan migrants holding Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for another year. This decision was made during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday, July 10. Under this new decision, Afghan migrants with PoR cards can stay in Pakistan until June […]

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Israel issues second evacuation order for Gaza City

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The Israeli military has issued a second warning to all residents of Gaza City, the largest city in southern Gaza, urging them to evacuate the area. On Wednesday, July 10th, Israeli forces dropped leaflets over Gaza City, declaring it a “dangerous war zone,” indicating continued military operations and readiness for new attacks in southern parts […]

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CAFA championships: Afghanistan U-20 football team faces Turkmenistan today

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The Afghanistan Football Federation has announced that Afghanistan will take on Turkmenistan today, Thursday, July 11th, at 6:30 PM in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) U-20 Football Championship. According to officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation, the national U-20 football team is well-prepared for this match. Three days ago, Afghanistan’s U-20 football team faced […]

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Deadly traffic accident in India leaves 37 dead

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Authorities in India recently announced that as a result of a collision between a bus and a tanker in northern India, 37 people lost their lives, while 19 others sustained injuries. According to the police, this incident occurred on Wednesday, July 10th, when two motor vehicles, a tanker and a passenger bus, collided in the […]

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Pakistan to offer 4,500 scholarships to Afghan students

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Asid Durrani, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Affairs, announced the provision of five-year scholarships to 4,500 Afghan students. He disclosed this on his social media platform X on Wednesday, July 10th, marking the commencement of the third phase of the “Allama Iqbal Scholarship for Afghan Students”. He emphasized that in this phase, scholarships will be […]

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UN announces construction of 65 houses for returnees in Daykundi, Afghanistan

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The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations announced that the UNHCR is building 65 houses for returnees in Daykundi province. According to the ministry’s press release on Wednesday, July 10th, construction of these houses began yesterday in the city of Nili, center of Daykundi. The press release stated that these houses would be constructed by the […]

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