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Karim loses FIFA appeal over interim ban

AT-KABUL: Banned Afghan football boss Keramuddin Karim has lost the first crucial stage in his effort to clear his name over allegations of sexual abuse, Inside World Football reported Tuesday. FIFA says chief ethics judge Vassilios Skouris has dismissed Karim’s appeal against a 90-day interim ban while an investigation continues. …

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Zalmai Rassoul runs 2019 presidential polls

AT-KABUL: The Former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, with his two Vice Presidents on Tuesday registered for the forthcoming “Presidential Election” set for July 20. I have come forward to run for presidency with the motto of remaining committed for unity, justice, security and peace, he told newsmen after finished registration …

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Saudi Arabia says ready to support, facilitate peace talks

AT-KABUL: The Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib on Tuesday concluded his regional trip as last tour to Saudi Arabia, where authorities promised all-out supports to facilitate direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban group. “Concluded my regional trip with a trip to Saudi. Engaging our regional partners …

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30 militants killed in fresh military crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least 30 militants have been killed and 22 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Tuesda-y. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration …

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Kabulis agog as police ramp up crime crackdown

KABUL: Some residents of the capital city, praise police’s recent measures against land usurpers, armed and powerful people, rioters and those careless to the law, saying the moves had caused a relatively stability. “I thank police for new measures against the law-breakers and want them to increase patrols in the …

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Abdullah admits shortcomings in October vote

KABUL: Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah acknowledges that the legislative elections held in October, had its problems. He said on Monday that delay in the announcement of parliamentary election results and postponement of the upcoming presidential votes occurred due to “technical problems”. “Elections (presidential one) are sometimes attributed to peace and …

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Over 75 Taliban rebels dead in raids

KABUL: At least75militants were killed and28others woundedinmultiple extensive military crackdownswithin past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areasof …

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Mohib meets Khalilzad, UAE counterpart

KABUL: As part of Afghanistan’s regional engagement on peace and security,the National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib met with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Tahnoon in Abu Dhabi and the U.S. special envoy for peaceZalmay Khalilzadin the United Arab Emirates. A statement from the National Security Council said on Monday that Dr. …

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