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IEC, Candidates Should Not Hinder Election Process: ESG

IEC, Candidates Should Not Hinder Election Process, ESG

KABUL – The Election Support Group, or ESG, which consists of major donors to the Afghan election process, issued a statement today urging political candidates to cooperate with the ongoing vote recount and called on Afghanistan’s Election Commission to “keep further delays at a minimum.” The ESG is comprised of …

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EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

EU Ministers Discuss Afghan Peace and Elections

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) foreign ministers in a meeting on Monday discussed, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the situation in the Gulf and Iran. according to a tweet by EU envoy Roland Kobia: “Afghanistan: ceasefire, intra-Afghan negotiations, the political role of EU, resumption of the US-Taliban talks, protection of reforms and …

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Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

KABUL – Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday. According to Reuters report, the government’s decision to free Anas Haqqani and …

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Pakistan Foreign Secretary, ISI Chief Visit Kabul

Pakistan Foreign Secretary, ISI Chief Visit Kabul

KABUL – Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood held talks with Afghan intelligence chief, national security adviser and acting foreign minister in Kabul in a bid to ease the growing tensions between the two countries, a local news outlet reported on …

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US Provided $7.9B to AAF Since 2010: SIGAR

AAF

KABUL – A quarterly report by the United States Special Inspector to Afghanistan, or SIGAR, released on Oct. 30, reveals that the US provided up to $7.9 billion to support and develop the Afghan Air Force, or AFF, between 2010 to 2019. The report says $1.7 billion of the total …

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Vote Recounting Begins in Afghanistan Despite Opposition

Votes recounting

KABUL – Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) began the recounting of votes despite opposition by the major election campaign teams here on Sunday. According to the head of the IEC secretariat, Habib-Ur-Rahman Nang, the votes of 8,494 polling stations, out of a total of 26,000, will be recounted, Tolo News …

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US Troops to Stay in Afghanistan for More Years: Milley

Gen Milley

KABUL – US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has predicted that American troops, already in Afghanistan for 18 years, would remain in the country “for several more years”. During an Exclusive Interview with ABC broadcast on November 10, Milley noted that, after the September …

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Daesh Fighters in Women Disguise Arrested by ANSF

Daesh fighters disguised as women caught by ANSF

JALALABAD – The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) arrested four Daesh militants who had disguised as women and were attempting to escape the operations in Nangarhar province, Nangarhar Governor office said in a statement. As per the statement, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) arrested the Daesh in Achin district …

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