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IEC is Favoring Ghani’s Campaign Team: Mohaqiq

IEC is Favoring Ghani’s Campaign Team, Mohaqiq

KABUL – The second deputy chief executive, Mohammad Mohaqiq, while visiting the northern province of Jawzjan with a group of Afghan politicians and MPs, accused the Independent Election Commission, or IEC, of favoring President Ghani’s campaign team, and described the situation as ‘critical’, ToloNews reported. According to ToloNews report, Mohaqiq …

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Two US Service Members Killed in Helicopter Crash

Two US Service Members Killed in Helicopter Crash

PUL-E-ALAM – Two American service members were killed on Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the American military in Kabul said in a statement. As per the statement, the cause of the crash is under investigation, however, preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire. The …

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Daesh Fighters Are Vanquished in Nangarhar: Ghani

Daesh Fighters Are Vanquished in Nangarhar, Ghani

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani claims Daesh fighters have been vanquished in eastern Nangarhar province. Speaking to volunteers in Jalalabad late on Tuesday, the president commended that the security forces have “obliterated” Daesh militants in Afghanistan. The statement came hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of …

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Pompeo Reportedly Looking to Leave Trump Administration

Pompeo

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reportedly looking to resign and run for a Senate seat in Kansas in the 2020 elections, according to GOP sources. The report in Time said the secretary of state, who previously served in the US House of Representatives from Kansas, had …

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NATO Ministers Gather Amid Tensions with France

Brussels

BRUSSELS – NATO foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels to prepare a leaders’ summit in two weeks amid tensions over French President Emmanuel Macron’s complaints about the “brain death” of the alliance. France said it’s concerned about a lack of US leadership at NATO, the unpredictability of Turkey after its …

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Germany wants Ukraine’s Gas Transit Role to Continue

Germany

BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that Germany wants Russian gas to continue to flow through Ukrainian pipelines. Speaking at a press conference in Kyiv, Maas stressed that Germany supported the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the search for a deal on future gas transit …

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Rouhani Claims Victory over Unrest He Blames on Foreigners

Rouhani

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday claimed government victory over unrest he blamed on Iran’s foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests since a hike in gasoline prices last week that have shaken the country. “The Iranian people have again succeeded at an historic test and shown …

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Nuclear Lab Project Included in Afghanistan Budget

Nuclear Lab Project Included in Afghanistan Budget

KABUL – Afghan government has included a project to build a nuclear laboratory in the draft of 2020 national budget. The project is expected to cost 41 million Afghanis and is among 11 large projects in the budget proposal. Afghanistan is a member of International Atomic Energy Agency, an organization …

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