KABUL (TOLO News): Prominent political figures on Saturday gathered in Kabul to discuss the participation of all the country’s political factions in the peace process. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Abdullah said that no one should strive to obstruct the peace process for his personal agenda and should instead work on creating a consensus…

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KABUL (TOLO News):World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan Henry Kerali on Saturday said that Afghanistan will still need funds from the international community even if there is a peace deal in the country. Speaking to TOLOnews, Mr. Kerali said that the bank has been working to secure international financial aid for Afghanistan during the peace…

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KABUL (Tolo News): Members of the fact-finding team investigating the operation by Afghan security forces on the house of Nizamuddin Qaisari in Balkh announced that the operation was illegal. In December 2019 Qaisari’s house in Mazar-e-Sharif city was besieged and assaulted by Afghan security forces, which led to the killing of seven of Qaisari’s guards…

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KABUL (Tolo News): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said that another twelve days will be needed to assess the appeals filed by the campaign teams. These appeals were filed against the initial decisions made by the IECC branch offices in the provinces. This comes as the deadline for the assessments of the appeals ends…

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KABUL (Tolo News): The Ministry of Public Health has taken “monitoring measures” in the country’s airports to prevent the outbreak of a new lethal virus that so far has killed at least 41 people in China. An outbreak of “coronavirus” began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. So far it has infected more than…

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KABUL (Tolo News): Mohammad Mussa Mahmoudi, the head of Logar’s civil society who last year released a report of sexual abuse of over 390 children and youth in Logar province, has fled the country over security threats. Mahmoudi has left Afghanistan for a “temporary period due to security threats,” his defense lawyers said . Last…

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Monitoring Desk KABUL: After her husband was killed and their home in Baghlan province torched in Afghanistan’s long-running war, NasimGul fled nearly 200 miles to Kabul with her four children and moved in with her cousin, sewing clothes to eke out a living. As a widow, Gul could not claim the small plot of land…

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Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: The billboards that were installed by Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari, head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque, which insisted that women wear the hijab, were taken down by the directorate of the pilgrimage in Herat province. Herat residents praised the work of the directorate. Previously, Mawlawi Ansari installed billboards insisting that women wear…

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Monitoring Desk KABUL: Haroon Chakhansuri officially took charge as the new political deputy and the acting foreign minister. Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish introduced him as the new acting foreign minister. “Sometimes we have not managed to defend our country’s national interests and the rights of our citizens in our embassies…,” Second Vice President…

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Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan male and female youths modeled in tbe first street fashion show in Kabul, and another show is planned for Herat province in the upcoming month to promote Afghan culture. Previous fashion shows were held indoors, not with public access. AjmalHaqiqi, who headed up the show, said that they will hold similar…

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