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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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CIS States to Discuss Afghanistan Impact on Central Asia

CIS states

TASHKENT – The 47th meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies is held in Tashkent today, AKI press reported. According to AKI press report, the CIS states discuss ways to enhance cooperation in fight against international terrorism, illicit drug trafficking, trans-boundary organized crime. They will identify measures …

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SIGAR Reports More than $3 Billion Corruption in Afghan Energy Sector

SIGAR

KABUL – The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) announced Wednesday that from $4 billion Aid, that international community had funded in Afghan Energy Sector since 2002, the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) accounts $183 million, BBC Persian reported Wednesday. In its report about Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the …

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Afghan Border Fencing to Be Completed by 2020: Pakistan

Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Tuesday it will have fenced off its traditionally porous border with Afghanistan by the end of next year, leading to an improved security situation in the region, Voice of America (VOA) reported Wednesday. According to VOA report, the military-led massive construction program, launched in mid-2017, is …

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Germany Reiterates Support for Democracy in Afghanistan

Germany Reiterate Support

KABUL – The State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Mr Martin Jaeger, together with Dr Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Finance, affirmed the continued support from Germany to Afghanistan. By the end of 2019, the German government via the BMZ is …

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