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US wants Ghani to postpone inauguration

The United States wants the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to defer his second-term inauguration over concerns it could inflame an election feud with his political rival and jeopardize US-led peacemaking efforts, Reuters, Monday, reported based on the two sources familiar with the matter. Based on the IEC results, Ghani claimed …

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13 incidents in first 3 days of RIV: MoI

The Interior Ministry said that at least three Afghan forces were killed and eight others wounded on the third day of the week-long term “reduction in violence” (RiV) in Helmand, Balkh and Samangan provinces. The seven-day reduction in violence between the Afghan and foreign forces and the Taliban militants began …

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Ghani to take oath of office as president Thursday

President Ghani in a decree has ordered a high government commission to take preparation for his oath-taking ceremony for the president due on Thursday. According, to the decree Matin Baig, the head of Independent Directorate of Local Governance, and Ghulam Bahuddin Jilani, Head of Parwan’s Provincial Council have been appointed …

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Russia concerned over Afghan election controversy

Russia is concerned about the controversy around the results of the presidential election in Afghanistan, which could further worsen the political situation in the country, said the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on February 20th. Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said on February 20, “On February 18, the Afghanistan …

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