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CE Abdullah Urges Gov’t Advisors Not to Meddle in Ministers’ Affairs

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the influence of government advisors shouldn’t tarnish the performances of ministers and weaken the institutions, urging the advisers not to meddle in affairs of the ministers. Addressing the Council of Ministers meeting, Abdullah said the ministers receiving vote of confidence from the parliament, and that ministers’ performances …

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Ghani Sacks Minister of Energy and Water

President Ashraf Ghani has fired the minister of energy and water, Ali Ahmad Osmani from his position, according to a statement released by the Presidential Palace on Saturday.  The statement said that Mohammad Gul Khulmi, the deputy minister of energy and water will replace Usmani as acting minister.  According to …

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17 ANA Killed in Taliban Attacks in Herat

At least 17 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and one other was wounded after Taliban attacked several security checkpoints in Zawol district of Herat province, local officials said on Saturday. The spokesman of Herat governor, Jilani Farhad told Ariananews that the Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints in Aziz Abad …

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Afghan Taliban Announces Three-Day Eid Ceasefire

The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on Saturday over the Eid holiday, following a ceasefire announced by president Ghani on Thursday. “All the mujahideen (Islamic warriors) are directed to stop offensive operations against Afghan forces for the first three days of Eid-al-Fitr,” the Afghan Taliban said in a WhatsApp …

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