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Taliban to Release Remaining Prisoners by Eid

Taliban to release remaining prisoners by Eid

KABUL – Taliban on Wednesday announced that it would complete the release of 1,000 government prisoners by Eid al-Adha, which will begin on Friday. “The other side should also complete process of the release of 5000 prisoners as per the Doha Agreement and according to the list already provided in …

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U.S. Diplomat Meets Karzai, Sayyaf in Kabul

US diplomat Karzai, Sayyaf

KABUL – The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul Ross Wilson met with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and political leader Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf in Kabul. “Appreciated the opportunity to discuss with @KarzaiH and Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf the importance of moving forward to implement the May …

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Abdullah, Karzai Discuss Afghan Peace Efforts

Abdullah, Karzai discuss Afghan peace efforts

KABUL – The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of the High Peace Council, to discuss ongoing efforts aimed at bolstering the peace process. The Office of the Former President in a statement said Karzai met with Abdullah on Sunday. The statement further added that …

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Dostum Officially Awarded Marshal Rank in Jawzjan

Dostum officially awarded Marshal rank in Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN – Abdul Rashid Dostum, the former vice president, has officially been awarded the rank of marshal at a ceremony held in Jawzjan province on Wednesday. On July 3, a decree of President Ghani promoting Dostum to marshal rank was leaked to the media. The decree was signed on June …

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Abdullah to Introduce Cabinet Nominees to ARG Palace

Abdullah to introduce cabinet nominees to Arg

KABUL – Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, is expected to introduce a list of cabinet nominees to ARG Palace in the near future. A source close to Abdullah confirmed that the Sepidar Palace led by Abdullah has finalized a list of the cabinet minister-designates. …

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New Governors Appointed, Cabinet Member Not Finalized

New Governors Appointed, Cabinet Members Not Finalized

KABUL – The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Wednesday said that eleven governors have been appointed by the Afghan government in less than three months. The IDLG spokesperson said that the appointments were made on the basis of separate orders by the president and in response to the …

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Abdullah Abdullah to Visit Pakistan Amid Improving Ties

Abdullah to visit Pakistan amid improving ties

KABUL – Pakistan says it has formally invited Afghanistan’s chief peace negotiator, Abdullah Abdullah, to pay an official visit to Islamabad at “mutually convenient dates.” The move is the latest in a series of steps the Pakistani government has taken in a bid to improve the country’s relations with Kabul. …

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Dostum Bestowed with the Rank of Marshal

Dostum bestowed with the Rank of Marshal

KABUL – Sources close to former vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum on Friday confirmed that a presidential decree was signed, promoting Dostum to Marshal rank. This was a provision of the political agreement between President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah signed on May 17. A copy of the decree was …

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Ghani, Abdullah Differ Over Rank of Marshal to Dostum

Ghani and Abdullah Differ on Rank of Marshal to Dostum

KABUL – The teams of President Ashraf Ghani and head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah differ whether honorary or regular marshal military rank should be given to Abdul Rashid Dostum. The dispute has delayed the process of nominating new cabinet members. The marshal rank for Dostum, a …

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