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Regional Cooperation Key to Stability: Ghani

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ISTANBUL – President Ashraf Ghani, while addressing the eighth ministerial conference of the “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process” in Turkey, emphasized the need for a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and stressed the need for an international and regional consensus for peace. Speaking at the conference, he stressed that …

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IEC Fails to Manage the Ballot Counting Process: TEFA

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KABUL – Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan’s (TEFA’s) findings have revealed that IEC, despite all preparations held for the 2019 election day (E-Day), failed to articulate its work for the ballot counting and on-time announcement of the election results, thus proved thoroughly disabled to properly manage post E-Day phases, resulting …

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US House Democrats Approve Trump Impeachment Report

WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led panel voted 13 to 9 behind closed doors to officially adopt and issue the report to the House Judiciary Committee, which is responsible for drafting impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. In a report detailing “overwhelming evidence” of misconduct in office and obstruction, US Democrats presented …

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Gen. Miller Meets Gen. Dostum, Discuss Security, Election

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SHEBERGHAN – General Scott Miller, the commander of US and Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, together with Assadullah Khalid, the Acting Defense Minister of Afghanistan travelled to the northern Jawzjan province on Monday to meet Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the first deputy of National Unity Government (NUG) and the head …

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Stability and Convergence Team Protests in Kabul

Stability and Convergence Team Protests in Kabul

KABUL – Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign supporters launched protests in several parts of the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. The demonstration began in the west, east and north of Kabul, and a number of senior members of the Stability and Convergence Team were among the front-line of protesters. Leaders of team …

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Feature: Security Forces Should Not be Used for Political Purposes

Security Forces Should Not be Used for Political Purposes

As the election crisis deepens in Afghanistan, with transparent vote-counting process not in sight, some of the candidates running for the election are likely to invite their supporters to sit in front of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC’s) provincial offices as protest. Protesters in some provinces may close the gates …

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IEC Official Blames Candidates for Delays in Results

IEC Official Blames Candidates for Delays in Results

KABUL – The Independent Election Commission (IEC) blamed some electoral campaign teams for the delay in its activities, indirectly referring to the vote recount process and the announcement of the preliminary results, ToloNews reported. According to ToloNews report, the commission on Saturday said it has invalidated votes from 1,179 polling …

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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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