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11m Afghans need urgent food assistance

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Oct 17, 2020 - 14:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eleven million Afghans, including 3.5 million children, are in urgent need of emergency food assistance, a coalition civil society groups says.
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Handwashing Day celebrated at Kabul school

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Oct 15, 2020 - 15:35
KABL (Pajhwok): Government and UNICEF officials and partners joined in celebrating the annual Global Handwashing Day in Kabul on Thursday. At a gathering marking the day at Sardar Kabuli High School here, they emphasised on the importance of...
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Pakistan visa applicants protest again, block road

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Oct 12, 2020 - 15:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of visa applicants on Monday protested against unavailability of Pakistan visa and alleged middlemen and security forces asked people for money to obtain visa. It was a second protest in less than a week against long delay...
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Dissolved ANF employees want their fate known

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Oct 10, 2020 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of the now dismantled Afghanistan National Fund (ANF) workers on Saturday protested against cancellation of the fund in Kabul and demanded the government make their fate known. The ANF was formed in May in compliance to a...
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Nuristanis welcome peace talks, demand truce

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Oct 07, 2020 - 18:00
PAROON (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province during a gathering on Wednesday welcomed the ongoing peace negotiations in Qatar and called for truce and lasting peace in Afghanistan . They said the ongoing conflict has left women widowed...
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Protesters from west start civil disobedience campaign

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Oct 05, 2020 - 17:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some residents of the country’s western zone on Monday set alight their protest ten in Kabul after being ignored by the government and announced a civil disobedience movement. In July this year, some lawmakers and residents from...
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Bloodshed rises since peace talks begin in Doha: Activists

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Sep 24, 2020 - 19:41
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province on Thursday said bloodshed has increased in Afghanistan since the warring sides sat at the negotiating table in Qatar.
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Farah begins issuing electronic ID cards to residents

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Sep 19, 2020 - 16:22
FARAH (Pajhwok): The Statistics and Information Technology Department of northern Faryab province on Saturday started issuing electronic ID cards to people. Yasin Rasekh, the department head, launched the e-ID card distribution process at a ceremony...
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Doha negotiators asked to declare truce first

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Sep 16, 2020 - 18:06
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of girls and women staged a rally in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday and asked intra-Afghan negotiators in Qatar to pave the way for ceasefire first. The rally arranged by Powerful Women Network voiced their...
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‘Continuation of war may derail peace talks’

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Sep 15, 2020 - 16:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civilian Protection Working Group (CPWG) members on Tuesday said the continuation of war could derail the ongoing peace talks, urging truce for a successful outcome. The group members held a conference in this capital city of...
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Intra-Afghan negotiations: Ceasefire, flexibility urged

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Sep 13, 2020 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Participants of a gathering in this capital city of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday urged both the government and the Taliban to offer sufficient flexibility for the success of their talks in Qatar. The gathering, organized...
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Massoud’s backers insulted martyrs’ blood: MPs

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Sep 09, 2020 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday demanded action against Ahmad Shah Massoud’s supporters who fired into the air and turned Kabul roads into a scene of chaos. Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic commander of the Jamiat-i-Islami...
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‘Peace at the cost of past gains unacceptable’

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Sep 05, 2020 - 19:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents, civil society activists and war victims in eastern Nangarhar province say they will accept peace which protects achievements of the past 18 years. The views were expressed at a gathering titled “Peace Carpet” in...
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Herat protestors demand truce, inclusive peace talks

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Aug 29, 2020 - 17:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan National Peace Movement (ANPM) activists have erected a protest tent in front of the Governor Office in western Herat province against not involving people in peace related matters. The protest participants expressed...
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Balkh: War victims seek greater say in peace talks

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Aug 22, 2020 - 18:16
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some residents of northern Balkh province on Saturday said those suffered the most in the country’s long-running conflict should be given a greater say in peace talks. Attending a gathering to mark the International Day of...
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Kapesa gathering demand swift start to intra-Afghan talks

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Aug 21, 2020 - 16:31
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some residents of central Kapesa province have demanded a quick start to intra-Afghan talks and said the two sides should stop creating false pre-text. This was stated during a gathering held in the Hesa-e-Awal district which...
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Barmal residents demand befitting response to Pakistan artillery shelling

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Aug 21, 2020 - 14:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The residents of Barmal district in southeastern Paktika province say Pakistani forces fired artillery on daily bases deep inside Afghan soil but the government was silent and did not respond to the aggression. This was stated...
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Protracted power cuts perturb Kabul residents

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Aug 20, 2020 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of some areas in capital Kabul are complaining against lengthy electricity outages and accuse Da Afghanistan Breshana Shirkat (DABS) of unfair load-shedding. Pajhwok Afghan News reporter conducted interviews with residents...
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Paktia residents: Nothing un-Islam in Constitution

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Aug 20, 2020 - 15:34
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Residents and members of tribal councils from seven districts of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday insisted on creation of a strong peace negotiation team, saying if given authority, they could help bring the government and...
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Nangarhar women want early start of intra-Afghan talks

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Aug 15, 2020 - 16:59
جلال اباد (پژواک، ۲۵ زمری ۹۹): ننګرهار کې يو شمېر مېرمنو د يوې غونډې پر مهال پر افغان حکومت او وسله والو طالبانو غږ وکړ چې ژر تر ژره دې د دایمي سولې ټينګېدو لپاره بين الافغاني خبرې پيل کړي.
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