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Government Releases Over 190 Hezb-e-Islami Prisoners

The Afghan government on Thursday released more than 190 Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) members that had been imprisoned in Pul-e-Charkhi and Bagram prisons, officials confirmed.   The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement between the government and Hizb-e-Islami last year. Col. Shah Mir Ahmad Por, prison communication in-charge, …

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AGO Vows to Investigate All Electoral Fraud Cases

At least 58 individuals have been detained across the country for allegedly fabricating and selling the stamped national identity cards, the Attorney General Office (AGO) said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, AGO Spokesman Jamshid Rasuli said that the cases are under investigations and will be treated in accordance with …

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Urban Development, Housing Minister Steps Down

Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi the Minister of Urban Development and Housing along with four of his deputies stepped down from their positions on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference, Naderi confirmed that their resignation have been approved by President Ashraf Ghani. He cited health issues as the main reason behind …

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Taliban Captures District Center in Faryab

Taliban militants took over the Lolash district center of Koohestan in Faryab province, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. The provincial council head of Faryab, Taher Rahmani told Ariananews that at least eight security forces including the chief district of Kohestan, Abdul Rahman Panah were killed during the clashes in the …

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CE Abdullah Urges Gov’t Advisors Not to Meddle in Ministers’ Affairs

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the influence of government advisors shouldn’t tarnish the performances of ministers and weaken the institutions, urging the advisers not to meddle in affairs of the ministers. Addressing the Council of Ministers meeting, Abdullah said the ministers receiving vote of confidence from the parliament, and that ministers’ performances …

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