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Election Observers in Afghanistan Reveal Irregularities

Election Observers in Afghanistan Reveal Irregularities

KABUL – With one day left for the presidential polls in Afghanistan, election observers today revealed irregularities such as, differences between the voting lists and the number of inhabitants of the country. Naeem Ayoubzada, head of the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan, explained at a press conference on Tuesday that …

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Feature: Revelations Regarding Electioneering in Afghanistan

Revelations Regarding Electioneering in Afghanistan

The facts and events in Afghanistan clearly show that there are efforts underway regarding electioneering in upcoming presidential election, especially by those who must the guardians of democracy and democratic institutions. An official from Independent Election Commission (IEC) Afghanistan recently said that the report by security institutions about the closure …

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Afghanistan Women Network Seeks MoIC Cooperation

Afghanistan Women Network Seeks MoIC Cooperation

KABUL – In a meeting with a number of girl members of the Afghanistan Women Network (AWN), Fazel Sancharaki, the Deputy Publication Minister of Information and Culture said the youth of the country has active role in the peace process, BNA reported on Tuesday. At the meeting, Fareshta Farukh, the …

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Afghans Fear Violence, Fraud as Election Looms

Afghans Fear Violence, Fraud as Election Looms

KABUL – Ordinary Afghans are divided on whether to defy the Taliban’s threats and cast their ballots in a presidential election this week, and even those who are willing to vote fear the poll will be tainted by fraud. “It is a chance to bring changes,” says teacher Mohsen Karimi, …

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Imran Khan Meets US Special Envoy for Afghanistan

Imran Khan Meets US Special Envoy for Afghanistan

NEW YORK – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, in New York on Sunday. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Khalilzad informed Imran Khan about …

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Karzai Responds to Ghani’s Remarks on Marshal Fahim

Karzai Responds to Ghani’s Remarks on Marshal Fahim

KABUL – The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai reacted to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s recent remarks about Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim. The former president said in a statement, “Unfortunately, indecent remarks were made about Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim during one of the election rallies.” Karzai further added that he found …

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Feature: Corruption by Arg via NPA

Corruption by Arg via NPA

The National Unity Government (NUG) established the National Procurement Authority (NPA) five years ago for the sake of transparency and the fight against administrative corruption. Afghan people welcomed the establishment of this commission because about 2% of GDP is consumed through the public procurement system. The government focused most of …

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Trump Repeats Controversial Statement on Afghanistan

Trump Repeats Controversial Statement on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump repeated his jarring statement about quickly ending the war in Afghanistan, using terms similar to those in a July statement that prompted the Afghan government to ask for clarification. Addressing a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, Trump said the …

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Election Campaigns Heat up in Afghanistan

Election Campaigns Heat up in Afghanistan

KABUL – As the election day is getting closer, presidential candidates’ campaigns are heating up to reach audiences and to gather support. Five campaign representatives on Wednesday organized a gathering during which they accused President Ashraf Ghani of making deliberate attempts to engineer the upcoming presidential election. Another allegation is …

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Voting Materials Will Not be Sent to a Kandahar District: IEC

Voting Materials Will Not be Sent to a Kandahar District, IEC

KANDAHAR – Voting materials for the upcoming presidential election will not be provided to a district in the southern province of Kandahar because of security threats, officials at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) confirmed on Wednesday. Emal Abdullah, head of the IEC, stated that the polling will take place in …

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