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Taliban’s Shadow Chief for Kabul District Arrested

Afghan Special Forces have arrested Taliban’s designated district chief for Kabul’s Kalakan district, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on Monday. Mullah Sardar Mohammad, the Taliban’s shadow district chief for Kalakan along with three others were arrested during a special operation conducted in PD8 of Kabul …

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Baghlan Governor Resigns

The governor of Baghlan province has resigned from his position, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced on Monday. According to the statement, Baghlan governor Farid Baseem has resigned due to personnel issues. President Ashraf Ghani has accepted his resignation. The statement further said that the provincial deputy governor …

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Taliban Restores Its Security Guarantee for ICRC

The Taliban insurgent group officially cancelled their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and restored its security guarantee for the ICRC staff doing humanitarian work in Afghanistan. The militant group released a statement on Sunday, saying that it has restored the former security guarantees to ICRC …

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Abdullah Suspends Ghani’s Decree

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah suspended President Ghani’s decree on probe in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a letter seen by Ariana News, Abdullah has halted Ghani’s presidential order calling it an electoral campaign act. “Measures such as probe of Foreign Affairs Ministry are more campaign-based than reform work, therefore …

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U.S. Congress Subpoenas Khalilzad

A U.S. Congressional Committee has issued a subpoena to Trump’s special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to appear before the panel on September 19. The subpoena has been issued to Mr. Khalilzad by representative Eliot Engel chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee to explain the failure of the US-Taliban …

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