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Ghani Says Firmly Committed to Political Solution to Conflict with Taliban

Following ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and the Taliban insurgent group, President Ashraf Ghani says the Afghan government is firmly committed to a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban. Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Beijing, Ghani said he was pleased that the Taliban have …

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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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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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