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Reviewing the Abbottabad Case: What Did Al-Zawahiri Say to bin Laden in His Last Letter?

Hasht-e-Subh has obtained a letter written by Al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda, to Osama bin Laden, the founder of this terrorist organization. This is believed to be Al-Zawahiri's last letter, which outlines Al Qaeda's plans for Afghanistan. The letter covers a range of topics, including the Yemen war, relations with Iran, a warning to Obama, the union of the Islamic world, internal…
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EXCLUSIVE: Taliban Modify Education Curriculum to Propagate Violence and Bigotry

Author: Hasib Bahesh Hasht-e-Subh has obtained Taliban’s final scheme for the modification of school curricula. The Pashto version along with its Farsi translation has already been published by Hasht-e-Subh. According to this scheme, the process has been finalized in December 2020 by the Taliban’s assessment board for modification of education curriculum. This committee was mandated by the…
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Iran Interested to Mediate Talks Between NRF and the Taliban

Reliable sources told Hasht-e Subh that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to host talks to resolve differences between hostile groups and factions in Afghanistan, including the Taliban and the National Resistance Front led by Ahmad Massoud. Sources in Tehran have said that the plan is still in its infancy, adding that it depends on a preliminary agreement between the Taliban and the…
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Crisis at the Heart of the Financial System; What Did Ajmal Ahmadi Do with the Central Bank?

Ajmal Ahmadi's presence as the acting governer of the Central Bank has long been controversial and his actions are questionable. Now, a review of 8 Subh shows that Ahmadi is Heshmat Ghani Ahmadzai's son-in-law and a close associate of President Ghani. Ajmal Ahmadi's inappropriate treatment of a number of employees was not without reason. Credible government sources say the acting governer of…
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Millions of Afghanis wasted on the construction of Shahid Mazari Road

Although the construction process of the 40-meter Barchi road to the Kabul-Kandahar highway, known as the "Shahid Mazari Road", should have been completed months ago, it is still under construction. 8 Subh has now obtained documents showing that work on the road has been delayed due to a deal between companies and that more than 38 million Afghanis was wasted on its budget. The contract for the…
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Substantial debt behind the Ministry of Defense’s request for funds from the Ministry of Finance

The Ghazanfar Group’s debt of more than $100 million has led to a budget shortfall in the Ministry of Defense. According to documents acquired by 8 Subh, officials from the Ministry of Defense have asked the Ministry of Finance for $16 million in assistance this year. The Ministry of Defense stated that the reason for this request was the Ghazanfar Group’s failure to settle amounts due. The…
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Serious Allegations against Member of Parliament: Murder, Kidnapping, Smuggling and Land-Grabbing

Documents obtained by 8 Subh show that Abdul Satar Hussaini, a Farah MP in the House of Representatives, has been accused of murder, kidnapping, land grabbing and smuggling of livestock, oil, steel rods and drugs by the provincial council chairman, the deputy head of the National Security Council, Satar’s brother and nephew. However, even years after the accusations were made, the judiciary has…
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