Afghanistan

Taliban targeted in Kandahar

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: The US forces conducted an airstrike targeting a large gathering of Taliban militants in Shorabak district of Kandahar. The Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the US forces targeted the militants shortly after they arrived in their compounds. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militants arrived in Gulistan Valley…

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Airstrike targets Taliban in Faryab

Monitoring Desk FARYAB: An airstrike targeted a large gathering of Taliban militants in Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted the airstrike at around 5 pm local time. The statement further added that the security forces carried out the airstrike in Bulchiragh district. Furthermore, the 209th…

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Election has to take place on time: Abdullah

KABUL (Ariana News): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the country, in an interview with the Turkish TV channel of TRT World stresses that the presidential election should be held on its scheduled time- September 28th. “The election is a commitment before the people of Afghanistan which has to take place on time. At the same…

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Senseless cycle of violence must end in Afghanistan: OIC

KABUL (AT News): The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed his deepest concern over the recent surge in violence and indiscriminate suicide attacks in Afghanistan, causing a number of casualties, including women and children. “I consider any act of violence as deplorable and urged to bring an end to…

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Afghanistan sees change in Pakistan’s policy toward Afghanistan

KABUL (AT News): Commenting on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to Washington, the government of Afghanistan said it has found the recent discussion with Pakistan productive. Spokesperson for the Presidential Palace, Sediq Sediqqi said that Pakistan’s PM Khan sees a stable, democratic and peaceful Afghanistan in the national interest of Pakistan, but said major…

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Ex-Minister acquitted in misuse of authority case

KABUL (TOLO News): Former Minister of Communication and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi who was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of corruption and misuse of authority was acquitted by the appeals court of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center on Sunday. The appeals court of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC), which has…

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Afghanistan facing strong headwinds to growth: World Bank

KABUL (AT News): Afghanistan’s economy grew by around two percent in 2018 despite progress in economic policies, likely leading to further increases in poverty and deterioration in living standards, according to the World Bank’s recent Afghanistan Development Update. Released today, the latest edition of the biannual publication highlights the negative combined impacts of conflict, drought…

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Intra-Afghan talks to begin within next few weeks: Ghani

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani at an international symposium on smart city in Kabul on Saturday said that the intra-Afghan negotiations – between the Afghan government and the Taliban – will begin within the next few weeks, saying “peace is our goal and we have a strong will for it”. Ghani condemned a recent…

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Commander of the US CENTCOM visits Afghanistan

KABUL (AA): Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, on Saturday visited Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process, upcoming presidential elections and regional issues, an official statement read. The CENTCOM Commander met Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the Afghan capital Kabul and assured Washington’s support for the Afghan security forces amid resilient…

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