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UN Urges Electoral Authorities to Safeguard Integrity, Transparency of Elections

The Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has urged the electoral authorities to safeguard the integrity and transparency of the parliamentary elections, especially concerning vote counting, as well as the tabulation and announcement of results. In a statement on Sunday, UNAMA said that it encourages the electoral authorities to act expeditiously …

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Half of Afghan Population Suffers From Mental Illness: MoPH

According to an assessment of the Public Health Ministry (MoPH), due to conflict, poverty and unemployment about half of the Afghan citizens suffer from mental illness. Addressing a ceremony held on Sunday to celebrate the mental health and suicide prevention day in Kabul, the Deputy Minister for Health Services Fida Mohammad Paikan said there are various …

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Challenged Atta Muhammad Noor

The leader of Hezb-e Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has challenged the former Balkh governor, Atta Muhammad Noor to recapture the Chamtal district instead of seizing the Presidential Palace (ARG). Previously, Atta Mohammad Noor, Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party in an interview with Ariananews has claimed that if “foreigners” allow him he …

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U.S., Gulf States Blacklist Afghan Taliban, Iranian Officers Over Terrorist Financing

The U.S. in a joint action with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf governments have blacklisted nine individuals associated with Afghanistan’s Taliban, including two Iranian military officers and a Pakistani. The announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department on October 23 says the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in …

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Pakistan Rejects Afghan Allegations Regarding Kandahar Attack

Pakistani Foreign Office has rejected Kabul’s allegations as “baseless” and unfounded” regarding a recent attack in Kandahar, in which senior Afghan officials were killed. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Pakistan’s FO said: “Pakistan rejects baseless and unfounded allegations regarding the latest Kandahar attacks. No hard evidence or intelligence-related …

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