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Hekmatyar’s Recent Remarks Draw Reactions

Some religious scholars and people have reacted towards the remarks of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-e-Islami who called the suicide attacks as holy Islamic act. Describing “Istishhad” as “martyrdom-seeking”, the religious scholars on Sunday said that Mujahid can be called for those who is engaged in battle with enemy …

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Afghan-Pak 2-Day Talks End Without Result

Afghanistan’s two-day dialogue with neighboring Pakistan ended without progress, the Ministry of Foreign (MoF) said. “Our dialogue ended without any result and we know that Pakistan would never be honest in fight against terrorism,” said Shakib Mustaghni, spokesman of MoF. Islamabad hosted the meeting of what is named the Afghanistan-Pakistan …

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Hekmatyar Describes Suicide Attacks as Holy Islamic Act

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-e-Islami says suicide attacks are called martyrdom or Istishhadi raids, if it’s meant for sacred causes. Following the latest terror attacks in capital Kabul that killed and wounded hundreds of people, mostly civilians. Hekmatyar says ‘martyrdom’ attacks are holy Islamic action.   “If someone is tired …

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Upcoming Elections to Be Held with Paper ID-Cards

The upcoming parliamentary election will be held with paper ID-cards, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday. “We will start the process of voters’ registration with paper ID-cards but not with the electronic ID cards,” said chairman of IEC, Abdul Badi Sayad. Sayad has stated that all challenges against …

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Trump, Modi Discuss Afghanistan over Phone Call

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone, discussing several regional topics, including Afghanistan. The two leaders reiterated their commitment to Afghanistan’s security, a White House statement said. “Both the leaders expressed concern about the political crisis in the Maldives and the importance of respect …

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