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MPs Warn Ghazni Province Might Fall to Insurgents

Parliamentarians representing Ghazni province on Wednesday warned the central government about the deteriorating security condition, adding the province is in danger of falling to Taliban insurgent group. Following a large-scale attack over Farah province in the west, the insurgents have launched major attacks over Jaghatu, Andar, Ajristan, Nawa, Qarabagh and …

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Taliban Kills Former PC Member in Ghor

Ghulam Yahya Khan, a former provincial council member has been killed by the Taliban in Chahardara district of northern Ghor province, officials confirmed Wednesday. The provincial police spokesman Iqbal Nezami said that Yahya Khan who was also a pro-government tribal elder killed after the Taliban attacked the center of the …

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President Threatened IEC Members to Resign: Dawlati

The deputy of Independent Election Commission (IEC), Maozullah Dawlati says President has pressed and threatened the commission’s members to resign from their positions. Speaking at a debate program in Ariananews TV, Dawlati revealed the intervention of President Ghani in election commission’s affairs. “President Ghani in presence of U.S. ambassador and …

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Watchdog Warns of Possible Delay in Upcoming Elections

An election watchdog on Tuesday warned of possible delay in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections. Habibullah Shinwari, a member of the Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan said that the election will not be held at the scheduled time (October this year). According to the watchdog, lack of proper working mechanism in …

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NDS Arrests 13 Taliban Members in Nangarhar

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has arrested 13 Taliban members in Jalalabad City of Nangarhar province, the agency said Tuesday. According to a statement released, the insurgents were arrested during several military operations in the province. The detained individuals have confessed their membership with terrorist groups led by Qari …

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Kabul-Istanbul Air Corridor Inaugurated

In a further boost to bilateral connectivity, the air corridor between Afghanistan and Turkey was inaugurated on Tuesday. Expanding the cargo corridor, the inaugural flight departed from Kabul International Airport to Istanbul with 15 tonnes of dried fruits and carpets.   At the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Commerce and Industry said …

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Gilani’s Case Still In Limbo Despite Long Wait

Nearly two months have passed since the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) summoned the head of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan, Sayed Ishaq Gailani, over his controversial remarks but his case is still in limbo. During a speech in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, Gailani claimed that the Afghan government has paved …

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Dozens of Taliban Militants Killed, Injured in Ghazni’s Ajristan District

More than 40 Taliban militants have been killed and dozens more wounded in Ajristan district of southeastern Ghazni province, local officials said Monday. Confirming the incident, the provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said the militants were killed during the Afghan security forces’ operations in Ajristan district.  According to the …

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Gov’t Urged to Include Sadat Ethnicity in e-NIC

Harrakat-e-Islami Afghanistan party on Sunday called on the government to write Sadat ethnicity in the new electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC) and suggested the word “Afghanistani” as the national identity for all citizens. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Sayed Mahdi Anwari the head of the political party said …

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