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US to Withdraw Troops Out of Afghanistan by November

US Troops to Pull out of Afghanistan by November

KABUL – Pentagon officials would brief US President Donald Trump in the coming days on plans for pulling all US troops out of Afghanistan by the November election, according to multiple reports. The Pentagon is currently prepping multiple options for the commander-in-chief to consider, the New York Times reported Tuesday, …

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Abdullah Asks Clarification from EU on Election Stance

Abdullah Asks Clarification from EU on Election Stance

KABUL – Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a letter on Thursday asked the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, for clarification about the EU’s “congratulation of President Ghani.” Abdullah, tweeting about the letter, said: “I requested clarification. Reminding our international friends: …

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Democratic Values Were Violated in Election: Karzai

Democratic Values Were Violated in Election, Karzai

KABUL – Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday termed the election process as not national and against values of democracy, a fact, he said, the low turnout manifested. “I have already shared my concerns with the people that holding elections in a situation where conducting a fair and transparent election …

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IECC Announces Decisions on Disputed Votes

IECC Announces Decisions on Disputed Votes

KABUL – Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday announced its decisions about hundreds of thousands of disputed votes from September 28 presidential election. On the 137,630 suspicious votes, IECC chairwoman Zuhra Bayan Shinwari said that 309 polling stations (10 percent) of 3,097 stations where the votes were recorded …

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IECC to Announce Election Results on Wednesday

IECC Announces Decisions on Disputed Votes

KABUL – The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) announced on Monday that they are getting ready to announce the final election results by Wednesday. Qasim Elyasi, a spokesperson for the IECC said in a press conference on Monday that 50% of decisions have been taken and it will take another …

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IECC Completes Assessment of 1200 Complaints

IECC Completes Assessment of 1200 Complaints

KABUL – The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has completed the assessment of over 1,200 complaints out of a total of more than 16,500 in five days, ToloNews reported. Acccording to ToloNews report, IECC officials have said the assessment of all the complaints, which have been divided in 16 categories, …

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Over 7,000 Complaints Received by IECC in Two Days

Over 7,000 Complaints Received by IECC in Two Days

KABUL – The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) registered over 7,000 complaints over the past two days from campaign teams following the announcement of the preliminary election results on Sunday, a member of the electoral body said on Tuesday. According to media reports, mainly three campaign teams – State Builder …

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Future Afghan President Must Form Inclusive Negotiating Team: Wells

Future Afghan President Must Form Inclusive Negotiating Team,Wells

KABUL – Alice Wells, the US principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, thanked the Afghan Independent Election Council for its “work under challenging circumstances” and said that “concrete steps” must be taken “early” to form an inclusive negotiating team by Afghanistan’s government—“whomever that is.” Presumably, …

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Our Team is the Winner Based on Clean Votes: Abdullah

Our Team is the Winner Based on Clean Votes, Abdullah

KABUL – Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan and presidential candidate, at a ceremony on Sunday evening claimed that his team – the Stability and Convergence team – would have won Sunday’s preliminary tally if the people’s “clean” votes had been counted. Based on the preliminary results announced by …

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