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Three million Afghans in urgent need of food: UN

At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned Monday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living memory. A dry spell mainly across…

January 1 marks mass birthday in Afghanistan

9 months, 18 days ago
KABUL: January 1 is Samad Alawi´s birthday. It´s also the birthday of his wife, his two sons, 32 of his friends and thousands of other Afghans – a date chosen for convenience by a generation who do not know when they were born. In the…

Conflict displaces record number of Afghans in 2016, says UN

1 year, 10 months ago
KABUL: The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year has surpassed half a million people, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, the highest number since it began tracking such statistics in 2008. More than…

Police arrest two Afghan nationals from Karachi

1 year, 10 months ago
KARACHI: Police arrested two Afghan nationals in a raid at Karachi's Sohrab Goth area, ARY News reported on Saturday. Police carried out a raid in Sohrab Goth on revelations made by arrested suspects and arrested two Afghan nationals…

More than 350,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UN

1 year, 11 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Over 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue. Earlier in October, the UN's refugee agency UNHCR…

100,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UNHCR

2 years, 1 month ago
PESHAWAR: More than 100,000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan since July, UNHCR officials said Thursday, the highest number since the fall of the Taliban saw a flood of people cross the border in 2002.