Will transparent elections on way?

We are getting closer to the date of legislative and district council elections (October 20th) day after day. People are going to elect their representatives for the House of Nation for the third time since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan that ended Taliban’s rule in 2001. Both the government and …

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Militant leader family of 13 killed, injured in own blast

AT-KABUL: A Taliban commander along with two of his family members was killed on Sunday and eleven others of his kin were wounded after their own explosives detonated in southern Helmand province. The explosion happened on Sunday afternoon inside the house of a Taliban commander touted as‘Baran’in Shamal area in …

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ANDSF repels rebel attack in Faryab

AT-KABUL: Afghan forces have pushed back a Taliban’s attack in northern Farah province, military authorities have said. Taliban fighters massively stormed security posts in Jamjama Qala and Bazaar Qala area of Dawlat Abad district in Farah on Sunday night, but faced strict resistance of Afghan forces, said a statement issued …

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29 arrested on drug dealing charges

AT-KABUL: Kabul police has arrested over 29 people on suspicion of dealing drugs in Kabul in the past week. Kabul police in coordination with Counter Narcotics Police have conducted 23 joint and exclusive crackdowns against drug dealers in the past one week, as result of which 29 suspects have been …

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UN scrambles to seek transparent Afghan vote

AT-KABUL: A United Nations envoy says the international panel seeks transparent elections in Afghanistan and hopes the upcoming ballots will not be plagued with fraud. Miroslav Jinka, UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs met on Monday with Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in his office and discussed political development, the UN role in …

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3 foreign troops die as bomber rams convoy in Parwan

AT-KABUL: A suicide bomber rammed into a patrolconvoy of foreign troops in northern Parwan province on Sunday morning, killing three Resolute Support service members, said officials. “A suicide bomber on foot blew up his explosivesnear a patrolling convoy of foreign forcesin Khalazai area in Charikar, center of Parwan province on …

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MoU singed to construct medical institute in Paktia

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Public Health on Sunday signed Memorandum of Understanding with Norway Committee to construct a regional medical institute in southern Paktia province. Minister of Public Health Ferozudin Feroz said that over $1.3 million was donated by Norway to build a regional medical institute in Gardez city capital of …

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Election anxiety of political parties sane: Abdullah

AT-KABUL: Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah admitted Sunday the views and suggestion offered by political parties over the October legislative election as “reasonable”. Speaking at the 89th anniversary of a former foreign minister, Mohammad Wali Darwazi, Abdullah said that political parties were playing weak role as they did in the past …

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Foreigners have no say in peace process; govt

AT-KABUL: The government says that foreigners are not authorized to make decision over the peace program in Afghanistan, a statement in reaction to a US official’s remark over talks between Taliban representatives and US officials. President Ashraf Ghani’s Spokesman, Shah Hossein Mortazavi, said Sunday that the US and other foreign …

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