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Arg, Sapidar Differ on Cabinet Appointments

Arg, Sapidar Differ on Cabinet Appointments

KABUL – There is a disagreement between the Arg and Sapidar Palace on the appointment of Mustafa Mastoor, with Abdullah Abdullah’s team wanting to nominate Mastoor as State Minister on Peace Affairs and Ghani’s team objecting, said Faraidoon Khawzon, a spokesperson to Abdullah Abdullah, the head of High Council for …

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Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Expected in Days

Intra-Afghan talks expected in days

KABUL – Long-awaited intra-Afghan negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are expected to start in Doha, Qatar within a week once the final 400 Taliban prisoners have been released. “We are ready to sit for talks within a week from when we see our prisoners released. We are …

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Ghani and Imran Khan Discuss Afghan Peace Efforts

Ghani and Imran Khan discuss Afghan peace

KABUL – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister discussed peace efforts and other issues of bilateral interest during a telephone conversation. “President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani called Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI today and extended felicitations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha,” The Prime Minister’s Office of …

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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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Afghan Forces Kill 9 Taliban in Ghazni Clashes

Afghan forces kill 9 Taliban in Ghazni province

GHAZNI – At least nine Taliban, including two leaders, were killed in clashes with security forces in central Ghazni province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Thursday. The clashes started after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Khawja Omaeri district, the statement said, adding: “Fortunately, the …

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Ghani Welcomed in Ghazni City with Rocket Attacks

Ghani welcomed with rocket attacks in Ghazni city

GHAZNI – At least four rockets landed in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Ghazni on Thursday, which happened as President Ashraf Ghani was visiting. At least six people have been injured the attacks which happened near the provincial governor’s compound. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. Taliban …

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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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Dozens Killed, Injured in an Attack on NDS Office Samangan

Dozens Killed, Injured in an Attack on NDS Office Samangan

AYBAK – Taliban militants attacked the office of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Aybak city, the capital of Samangan province, killing 11 people and wounding 70 more, local officials confirmed. The officials said that a suicide attacker detonated an explosive-laden vehicle at the entrance gate of the …

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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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