Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking from exile in the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday that he had left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money with him as he left the presidential palace. In Jalalabad, at least three people have been reportedly killed and a dozen others wounded after shots were fired at protesters. Meanwhile, at least 5, diplomats, security staff, aid workers and Afghans were evacuated from the capital, according to a Western security official, as countries sought to step up evacuation efforts. This blog is now closed. Below are the key developments from Wednesday, August 18 — as they happened:.
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Historian and TV presenter Lucy Worsley has said romance is dying because it has become "too easy" to meet new people via dating apps and the net. In an interview with the Radio Times, she said couples no longer faced the obstacles that had traditionally made for strong romantic encounters. The "slow exquisite torture" of love in Jane Austen novels no longer existed in the age of Grindr and Tinder, she said. But relationship experts say not everybody is good at commitment. Tinder does not release user numbers but says 26 million matches are made every day with more than eight billion matches made since it launched in Mr Saddington added that a recent Relate survey found that while younger people were more likely to have met their current partner via a dating app or website, overall "the majority" of the 6, people questioned had met in "a face-to-face situation".
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Land Ownership …. This article illustrates the contradictory implementation of the shafa neighboring-land principle by the various actors involved in processes of urbanization and urban planning. Its aim was to examine current urban development and urban governance issues in the city of Jalalabad. Starting with the broad theme of urban governance, the research team undertook field work in Charikar, which led them to adopt a narrower focus on the formal and informal mechanisms that regulate land use, city planning and urban economic development. Planning for such urban economic developments often bring out democratic deficits in the concrete management of cities Giovacchini,
D Suba Chandran Director. If the suicide attack on the Indian embassy across the Durand Line, using its proxy came as a warning against India, subsequent attacks along the Line of Control has confirmed — that there could be a larger design in action by the military in Pakistan and the attacks against India across the Durand and along the LoC is a strategy. Both the attacks against India Jalalabad and LoC and the primary objectives need to be investigated and understood in the larger context, and not just responding to Pakistan on an ad hoc basis based on a jingoistic media and unruly opposition aiming to score cheap points at the Parliament.