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IUMS Urges End to Violence in Afghanistan

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KABUL – The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Monday asked warring parties in Afghanistan to end violence as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is approaching. Quoted by Anadolu News Agency, the IUMS Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi in a statement called on the Afghan government and the Taliban to …

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Ethnic Tensions in Wolesi Jirga Over Turkey Summit

Wolesi Jirga

KABUL – Lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan Parliament, said that the delegation that is expected to attend the Turkey conference should be inclusive and that it should defend Afghans’ interests and the gains of the last two decades. The choice of delegation members has …

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Ghani Using Democracy as the Basis for His Survival


Many political pundits in Afghanistan have come to the conclusion that President Ashraf Ghani has been using the call for a democratic system as a means of staying in power and using it as a deterrent to threats aimed at his political power. For him it does not make any …

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US: Turkey Conference to Complement Doha Talks

US, Turkey conference to complement Doha talks

KABUL – An official of the US Department of State on Thursday said that the Turkey conference will complement the ongoing peace talks between the negotiating teams representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban and that the United States aims at accelerating the Afghan peace efforts. “The gathering, …

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Biden May Extend US Troops Presence in Afghanistan

Joe Biden

KABUL – US President Joe Biden may extend the stay of American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline, says a media report. Under last year’s Doha peace pact between the Trump administration and the Taliban, the US has to withdraw all its troops from the war-torn country by …

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1 Policeman Killed, 2 Injured in Paghman Attack

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KABUL – One police force member was killed and two more were wounded in a Taliban attack on a security outpost in Paghman district west of Kabul on Wednesday night, a source said on Thursday. The attack took place in Kobaki area in Paghman district of Kabul on Wednesday night …

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Washington Condemns Attack on Kandahar Air Base

John Kirby Kandahar air base attack

KABUL – The Pentagon condemned the Taliban attack on a Kandahar air base Wednesday, where several hundred US troops are based, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said at a press briefing. “We condemn today’s attack on Kandahar airfield, home to several hundred US and coalition personnel,” John Kirby said Wednesday night …

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MoD: 31 Taliban Killed in Kandahar Operations

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KABUL – The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a released statement on Thursday said at least 31 Taliban fighters were killed in five districts of Kandahar province. MoD stated, that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces backed by air support launched offensive operations in Arghandab, Zherai, Shahwalikot, and Maiwand …

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Report: President Ghani Proposes Three-phase Peace Roadmap

President Ghani

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting an official document. Washington is pushing for a conference to be hosted by Turkey, …

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