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NATO to Agree to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

NATO allies are set to agree on Thursday to increase by some 3,000 personnel the troop levels for the alliance’s Afghanistan training mission, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday. “We have decided to increase the number of troops … to help the Afghans break the stalemate,” Stoltenberg told reporters today …

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U.S. Service Member Killed in Logar Province

A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military said, without giving details of his identity or the circumstances of his death. The U.S. command in Afghanistan said the service member died of injuries sustained during an operation in Logar province in the eastern part …

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Hekmatyar Presents His ‘Reform Plan’ to IEC

Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar says in the current situation there is no possibility of forming interim government or bringing changes in electoral system  as the party presented its “reform plan” to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday. Citizens having the right to cast vote, allowing the political parties to …

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Indonesian FM to Visit Kabul, Discuss About Afghan Peace Talks

Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi will arrive in Kabul on Monday (Nov. 6) to discuss with government officials the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. She is expected to visit Afghanistan and reiterate Jakarta’s support for peace efforts, the Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Armanata Nasir said. Adding that  the Indonesian government is …

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Abdullah Calls on Politicians to Avoid Divisions

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Friday called on Afghan politicians to avoid giving opportunities to the enemies by divisions and disunion. “If we continue the rest of the way by having division and disagreements, I think this would be an opportunity for the enemies of Afghanistan,” Abdullah said while speaking …

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Afghanistan Orders Ban on Telegram, WhatsApp

Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has ordered telecom companies to block Telegram and WhatsApp applications, reasoning security concerns. According to two official letters went viral, ATRA asked telecom companies to shut the applications for 20 days starting 01 Nov. In addition, it instructs the companies to block a number of …

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