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10 Afghan Army Members Killed in Balkh Attack

ANA Afghan Army

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – At least 10 members of Afghan National Army (ANA) were killed and three more were wounded in a Taliban attack in the northern province of Balkh on Monday night, local sources said on Tuesday. The attack took place on an outpost in Sar Asyab village of the Chimtal …

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IUMS Urges End to Violence in Afghanistan

Muslim scholars clerics

KABUL – The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Monday asked warring parties in Afghanistan to end violence as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is approaching. Quoted by Anadolu News Agency, the IUMS Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi in a statement called on the Afghan government and the Taliban to …

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VP Danish Expresses Dissatisfaction With HCNR Peace Plan

VP Sarwar Danish

KABUL – Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danish has reacted to the ‘Peace Agreement’ document prepared by the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) and has cited it as a curse to the document prepared by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Sarwar Danish, the second vice-president of Afghanistan has expressed his dissatisfaction …

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Ethnic Tensions in Wolesi Jirga Over Turkey Summit

Wolesi Jirga

KABUL – Lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan Parliament, said that the delegation that is expected to attend the Turkey conference should be inclusive and that it should defend Afghans’ interests and the gains of the last two decades. The choice of delegation members has …

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2 Soldiers Injured in Herat Suicide Attack


HERAT – At least two soldiers were wounded in a car bomb attack on a security outpost in western Herat province on Monday morning, said Waheed Qatali, provincial governor. The incident occurred in Shindand district on Monday morning as a car full of explosive detonated close to a security outpost, …

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UN Envoy: Peace in Afghanistan Is a Pressing Need

UN Envoy, peace in Afghanistan is a pressing need

KABUL – The UN’s top diplomat in Afghanistan on Monday highlighted the pressing need for an end to violence in the country. UN Secretary-General Special Representative Deborah Lyons underlined a political settlement meeting aspirations of all Afghans, including women. At a meeting here, she discussed with President Ashraf Ghani the …

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Ghani Using Democracy as the Basis for His Survival


Many political pundits in Afghanistan have come to the conclusion that President Ashraf Ghani has been using the call for a democratic system as a means of staying in power and using it as a deterrent to threats aimed at his political power. For him it does not make any …

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ACC: Fake Degrees Issued by Indian Educational Institutes

ACC, fake degrees issued by Indian educational institutes

KABUL – Afghan Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC) on Wednesday said 3000 Afghans with fake education degrees have been referred to Attorney General’s Office, that the fake degrees were issued by a private Indian education institute; and among the fake degree holders are also some government high-ranked officials. These fake degrees included …

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