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IEC Expects $192 Million for Holding Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) says it needs $192 million to hold the upcoming presidential and provincial council elections. The required budget will be provided by the international community and the Afghan government after reforms in the electoral bodies. “The initial budget is estimated around $192 million that will be …

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Critics Question New Security Plan for Kabul

Military experts say new security plan for Kabul has failed to improve security as militants continue to launch coordinated attacks in the city. On late Saturday, Rafigul Afghan, a senior advisor to Chief Executive and a key member of Jamiat-e-Islami was killed by unknown gunmen in Police District 17 of …

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NATO Chief Stresses on Political Reforms in Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is backing Afghanistan’s elections by supporting its security forces to ensure a “secure environment” for its parliamentary and presidential elections. Speaking at a press conference prior to the meetings of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Stoltenberg was asked about NATO support for Afghanistan’s …

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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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3 Suicide Bombers Arrested in Nangarhar

At least three suspected suicide bombers were arrested before they manage to launch deadly attacks in Jalal Abad city, the capital of Nangarhar, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province said. The provincial government media office in a statement said the three arrested suicide bombers have previously launched a terrorist attack …

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