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Halim Fedai Appointed as Khost Governor

Mohammad Halim Fedai has been appointed as governor of Khost province by President Ashraf Ghani, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Thursday. Fedai is originally from Paktika province. He has served as governor for Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces in the past. He holds a master degree …

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MoI Releases New Guideline for Afghan Police

The Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) released a new guideline on Wednesday and urged all of its staff members to strictly observe it. The new guideline which was introduced immediately after the appointment of former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh as interior minister includes 11 items which are not …

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Ghani Blames Taliban for Recent Tragedy in Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani blames the Taliban insurgent group for all ongoing violence in Afghanistan. Speaking during the introduction ceremony of two anti-Taliban figures as Afghan defense and interior ministers, Ghani said that Taliban cannot distance themselves from the recent attack on civilians in Kabul. “Peace is a complicated process and …

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Afghan Presidential Election Delayed by Three Months

Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election will be delayed for three months, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday. Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, a spokesman for the IEC told Ariana News that the decision was made to bring necessary electoral reforms and get fully prepared for the election. Meanwhile, a source in …

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Taliban Commander Killed in Farah

At least six Taliban insurgents including a leader of the group were killed in NATO-Led Resolute Support Forces air raid in Anar Dara district of the Farah province, a security official confirmed. Muhibullah Muhib the spokesperson for the provincial police said on Wednesday that Mullah Naseer who was in charge …

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Death Toll From Kabul Attack Rises to 43

At least 43 were killed and 25 others after several gunmen stormed a government building in Kabul on Monday, officials said.  The attack took place at around 03:00 pm local time on the National Authority for People with Disability and Martyrs’ Families in Kabul’s PD16 after several assailants blew up a …

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Pakistan FM to Visit Afghanistan as Part of His Tour to Regional Countries

Pakistani delegation led by the country’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will embark a three-day tour on Monday to Afghanistan, Iran, China, and Russia. The Pakistani delegation will visit the countries from December 24-26, 2018, the Express Tribune said citing a statement issued by the Foreign Office. During the visit, Qureshi is expected …

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Saleh, Khalid Appointed as Acting Ministers

President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Amrullah Saleh as the next interior minister and Asadullah Khalid as the new defense minister. The President’s Office made the announcement on Sunday. Saleh and Khalid are former intelligence chiefs who have blamed Pakistan for supporting the Taliban insurgent group in Afghanistan. According to the …

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