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62 killed, 33 wounded in an explosion in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan             Civilian Casualties Have Spiked: UN             Qayoumi Referred to Attorney General             Authorities Fail to Enforce Court Order over a Former IEC Member             Leaders of India, China have frank discussions defuse border tensions             Russia jails American-Israeli woman on drug charges despite Netanyahu plea             IEC Registers Non-biomteric, Fraudulent Votes: Saadati            Blast In Ghazni University Leaves 23 Students Wounded             Reasons Riyadh May Be Leaning to Yemen War End             Ghani: We Must Avoid 2014 Election Chaos             Taliban Delegation Meets Pakistani Officials             UN Insists on Transparency With Afghan Election Count             Abdullah Claims Victory in Presidential Elections             Yemenís Houthis to free 350 captives, including three Saudis, in good will gesture             Floods kill 113 in north India in late monsoon burst; jail, hospital submerged            

IEC Chairperson Apologizes for Violation of Timeline

The preliminary result of Afghanistanís presidential election was set to be announced on October 19 but it didnít happen today due to technical problems. image1 The Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission of...



IEC Chairperson Apologizes for Violation of Timeline

The preliminary result of Afghanistanís presidential election was set to be announced on October 19 but it didnít happen today due to technical problems. The Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) Hawa Alam Nuristani apologized to people for being unable to announce...




62 killed, 33 wounded in an explosion in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan

The local officials in Nangarhar province confirmed that the death toll from todayís explosion inside a mosque in Nangarhar has climbed to at least 62. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial government said the explosion wounded at least 33 people. Khogyani further added that the explosion...




Civilian Casualties Have Spiked: UN

According to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission, in the first nine months of 2019 the UN documented 2,563 civilians killed and 5,676 injured, which is similar to the same period from last year; however, in the third quarter-July 1 to September 30--UNAMA documented an unprecedented spike...




Qayoumi Referred to Attorney General

The Afghanistanian Senate’s Complaints Commission on Thursday referred Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi to the Attorney General, following reports that Qayoumi had received a $255,000 salary from a private institute in the US in 2017. Qayoumi is the acting Minister of Finance--and top adviser to President...




Authorities Fail to Enforce Court Order over a Former IEC Member

Strong criticisms rise after authorities failed to implement a court decision over a former member of the Independent Election Commission. Afghanistanís justice center sentenced all members of electoral commissions to five years in jail after they were found guilty of rigging the votes of Kunar parliamentary...




IEC Registers Non-biomteric, Fraudulent Votes: Saadati

Stability and Partnership electoral ticket led by Abdullah Abdullah calls on Independent Election Commission (IEC) to stop transferring voterís data to main server. In a press conference on Monday, the ticketís second VP Assadulah Saadati said that they have noticed that IEC registers non-biometric...




Blast In Ghazni University Leaves 23 Students Wounded

At least 23 students were wounded in an explosion inside Ghazni University in PD3 of Ghazni city on Tuesday morning, local officials said. The blast happened inside the Literature Faculty of the University at around 9:40 am on Tuesday. The spokesman for the provincial governor, Arif Noori told that...




Ghani: We Must Avoid 2014 Election Chaos

Ashraf Ghani, a contender in the current election, said there is confidence among his team about their victory in the election, but he insists that the crisis caused by the 2014 elections should not be repeated. In an interview with Germanyís Spiegel news agency published on Monday, President Ghani...




Taliban Delegation Meets Pakistani Officials

A Taliban 12-member delegation led by political deputy Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar met with Pakistanís Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mahmmod Qureshi on Thursday, Pakistanís Foreign Affairs Ministry said. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry hosted the meeting to provide an opportunity to resume US-Taliban...




UN Insists on Transparency With Afghan Election Count

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday issued a statement calling on the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Elections Complaints Commission (IECC) to ensure that the votes of Afghans are accurately counted and that results are determined in a fair, inclusive...




Abdullah Claims Victory in Presidential Elections

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared victory in Afghanistanís 2019 presidential elections, saying his campaign has received the highest votes. Speaking at a televised press conference on Monday, Abdullah said that the electoral commissions will announce the results but his electoral ticket...




Pro-Government Fighters Killed ĎBy Mistakeí In Takhar Airstrike

An Afghanistanian forces airstrike in northeastern Takhar province has mistakenly killed and wounded at least 16 public uprising forces, local officials said. The incident has taken place in Baharak district of the province on Sunday night. Jawad Hejri, a spokesman for the provincial governor confirmed...




Vote Counting Underway; 1 Million Counted So Far

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) stated on Saturday evening that as polling closed, more than 1,051,998 votes have been counted in 2597 centers across the country. According to officials in IEC, 4905 centers were open on the Election Day and data from the remaining 2308 centers would be...




Abdullah Calls on Electoral Commissions to Stay Independent

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday called on electoral commissions to preserve their independence and announce the final result of elections based on the will of the people of Afghanistan. Casting his vote at a polling center in Naderia High School in Kabul, Abdullah emphasized that...




Hekmatyar Casts Vote without Having Sticker on His Tazkera+photos

Presidential candidate Gulbuddin Hekmatyar casted his vote at a polling center in Kabul though his national identity card - Tazkera - did not has a sticker. Speaking with the reporters at a polling station in Habibia High School, Hekmatyar said that the sticker has paved the way for electoral fraud. He...




Voting Kicks off in Afghanistanís 4th Presidential Election

Afghan citizens began voting in the countryís fourth presidential election on Saturday, September 28. The voting process began at around 7 am and continues simultaneously in most of the countryís 34 provinces until 3 pm. 13 candidates including current Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive...




Suicide attack in Kabul city kills 22 civilians, injures 38 others

A suicide attack in Kabul city killed 22 civilians and wounded at least 38 others. The security officials confirmed that the explosion but did not elaborate further regarding the casualties. The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the suicide bomber detonated his explosives on a roadside...




Taliban claims Kabul and Parwan explosions

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the explosions in Kabul city and Parwan provinces. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to the Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defense in Kabul city this afternoon. Mujahid...




Senior Afghan Politicians In Pakistan For Key Meeting

Several Afghan politicians, including Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, second deputy chief executive Mohammad Mohaqeq, and presidential candidate Abdul Latif Pedram on Friday left Kabul to Pakistan to attend a meeting in which some members of the Taliban...




Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek

President Ashraf Ghani met with Indiaís Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night on the sidelines of the 19th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. In a statement released on Friday, the presidential...




SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek

Global issues will be discussed at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bekki, Kyrgyzstan on Friday. The Big Eurasian G8, as well as observer and dialogue partners, will gather in Bishkek. One of the most important factors in maintaining and strengthening security in the Organization...




Man Who Tried To Approach Ghani Was Asked By Arg ĎTo Stay Silentí

Raees Zazai, a resident of Paktia who was beaten by President Ghaniís guards after he tried to approach the president at the end of his speech at a ceremony in Herat last year in December, said on Thursday that he had been asked by the Presidential Palace, the Arg, to stay silent and that he has "never...




Daesh In Afghanistan Aims To Attack US: McKenzie

The Daesh group in Afghanistan is a "very worrisome" threat to the United States, and US counterterrorism efforts have yet to shrink its extremist ambitions, Head of US Central Command Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie said Wednesday, according to Military Times report. "ISIS (Daesh) in Afghanistan certainly...




Putin Hopes Efforts On Afghan Peace Will Product Positive Results

Moscow cooperates with many other countries, including the United States, in efforts to resolve the Afghan issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Mir broadcaster on Thursday. "We are certainly concerned about Middle East issues, as well as everything related to Iranís...




Germany Mediates for Ending Afghan War: MoFA

Germany is trying to help the Afghan peace process by providing the ground for the launch of an intra-Afghan dialogue, said Idrees Zaman the Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs on Wednesday. According to the Afghan official, Germany has taken the initiative upon the request of the...




Taliban Main Obstacle to Peace Process: Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the country, said on Wednesday that the recent efforts for holding the upcoming elections will not stop the ongoing dialogues for the peace process. Abdullah is hopeful about the peace process and says that the Afghan people and government are committed to supporting...




Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed In Zabul: Governor

The governor of Zabul, Rahmatullah Yarmal, on Wednesday said that at least 53 Taliban militants including a designated deputy governor of the group were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in the province late on Tuesday. The governor said the operation was carried out in response to a Taliban...




25 Days Passed, MPs Quarrel Still Remains Unsolved

A number of lawmakers on Tuesday insisted that the new elected House Speaker should start his job in order to end the ongoing impasse in the lower house of parliament. Lawmakers insist that the continuation of the situation is not in favor of the country and will create a gap between ethnic groups...




Govt Should Not Interfere to Solve Parliament Impasse: MPs

Some lawmakers on Monday said that the parliament impasse has damaged the Afghan parliament prestige at the national and international levels. For more than a month, the lower house of parliament is unable to hold a general session or resolve the dispute over the selection of the House Speaker. The...




Khalilzad: Peace Talks are Entering a New Stage

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says that he will stay in Kabul and that he will have consultations with the Government leaders, political figures, civil society, and women. Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani and his team on Sunday and briefed...




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