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Parliaments’ Prestige Should be Rescued: Lawmakers

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(Last Updated On: May 29, 2019)

A number of lawmakers in the lower house of parliament said on Wednesday that the parliament’s prestige has faced challenges and tensions.

Today’s general session in the parliament was held by the interim secretaries in absence of the Speaker to discuss the existing tensions.

the tensions in the parliament arose when Rahman Rahmani was announced as the winner Speaker over Kamal Nasser Ossoli in the election on May 12.

In the session, some lawmakers said that any effort which triggers the crisis and tensions in the parliament is an insult to all the people of Afghanistan.

These lawmakers said that the parliament should be free of tensions and rescued from being taken as a hostage.

They add that provoking ethical issues inside the parliament will result in serious crisis.

“Being biased is in detriment of everyone. We respect both; the one who got the votes and the one who did not in the election. However, bullying inside the parliament has no good result and calmness should be preserved here,” said Hamidullah Tokhi, an MP from Zabul province.

“Based on the 5th item of article 14 of the parliament’s procedure of internal affairs, the session cannot be held in absence of the Speaker and Assistant Speakers,” said Ghulam Hussain Nasseri, an MP from Kabul.

He added that no legal decision can be made in such a session.

Today’s session was held though it was announced yesterday that the parliament will be off until the end of Eid days.

However, present lawmakers in today’s session said that the parliament should be kept away from making decisions against the law.

“The current situation of the country requires us to work even on holidays. It is not our authority to lay off the sessions in contrast to the procedures of internal affairs and the country’s Constitution,” said Fatima Aziz, and MP from Kunduz province.

Though today’s session began with calmness, it ended with verbal and physical tensions between some of the lawmakers.

“Based on the election process and votes, the Speaker has been selected and today’s session has been held against the law. To solve the problem, the government has appointed a group,” said Mirdad Nejrabi, and MP from Kapisa province.

Although, some lawmakers demanded the interim Speaker to continue his job; however, was opposed and considered as an action against the rules and regulations by some other lawmakers.

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Pentagon offers payment to families of victims of botched drone strike

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(Last Updated On: October 16, 2021)

The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in Afghanistan in August in the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.

The U.S. Defense Department said it made a commitment that included offering ex-gratia condolence payments, in addition to working with the U.S. State Department in support of the family members who were interested in relocation to the United States.

The Pentagon had said the strike targeted an Islamic State (Daesh) suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to U.S.-led troops as they completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The intelligence failure raised hard questions about future risks, particularly whether the United States can keep track of threats from Afghanistan without a presence in the country.

The confirmation of civilian deaths provided further fuel to critics of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal, which generated the biggest foreign policy crisis yet for President Joe Biden’s administration.

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NASA probe will study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

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(Last Updated On: October 16, 2021)
NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets. Matthew Larotonda reports.
 
NASA launched a new space probe on Saturday (October 16) morning in a special 12-year mission designed to visit more asteroids than ever before.

It focuses on the Trojan asteroids, which are two large clumps of space rocks orbiting the sun. One floats ahead of Jupiter and the other behind it.

Scientists believe the rocks are leftovers from the formation of our solar system.

The probe is called “Lucy” and NASA hopes it will help us learn more about our solar system’s history.

The asteroids are also rich in carbon compounds, and may provide insights into organic materials and life on Earth.

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Turkey could run Kabul airport, says Erdogan

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Having previously run Kabul airport, Turkey can take similar steps in the future with Qatar and Afghanistan if the three countries reach a deal, the Turkish president said on Friday.

“So far, we have had a lot of effort in Afghanistan’s infrastructure and superstructure … We were operating the Kabul Airport. In the future, if agreements can be reached, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, we can take such steps,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters.

About the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s recent visit to Turkey, Erdogan said the group asked for humanitarian aid and “made requests concerning the functionality of new process in Afghanistan.”

Erdogan vowed to provide “all manner of support” to the Afghan people as long as the interim administration “takes a just stance in protecting the rights of the Afghan people.”

He said the IEA should also take a fair stance in their relations with Turkey.

An IEA delegation visited Turkey on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues, as well as cooperation on the future of Afghanistan.

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