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Continued Focus Essential to Advance Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Efforts: UN Report

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday released its annual report on Afghanistan’s fight against corruption. The report findings show that continued focus and effort are essential for building on the progress made in implementing Afghanistan’s anti-corruption strategy. “Fighting corruption remains a truly fundamental necessity in Afghanistan,” said …

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Airstrike Kills Civilians in Helmand

At least three civilians have been killed and eight others injured as a result of airstrikes in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, an official said on Monday. Provincial governor spokesman Omar Zwak said that the incident took place last night in Gerishk district of the province. He added that the …

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IEC Rejects UN Proposal For Upcoming Elections

Afghanistan’s IEC on Monday rejected the UN proposal of delaying the provincial councils and Ghazni parliamentary elections. UN insists on holding the timely presidential elections. According to a tweet, Tadamichi Yamamoto, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, said that “Critically important that credible Afghanistan Presidential elections take place on time …

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German Special Envoy Met Mullah Baradar in Qatar

Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan Markus Potzel has met Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar. In a statement on Sunday, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s Qatar office confirmed the meeting. He said Potzel and Baradar discussed various aspects of a possible peace deal and efforts of …

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9 Killed in Takhar Armed Clash

At least nine people killed and seven others wounded in a clash between the irresponsible armed men and residents of a village in Takhar province, a local official said on Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Khalil Aseer told Ariana News that the clashes occurred between a group of irresponsible armed men …

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