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Editorial: Systematic electoral fraud looming

Distrust of electoral institutions haunts Afghanistan’s prospects of inclusive and credible parliamentary and district council elections as Afghanistan will be holding a landmark election this year. In a bid to restore public trust and confidences in the democratic process, the government confined only with replacement of some electoral commissioners, which …

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MPs slander cheerful gunfire by Massoud supporters

AT-KABUL: Some members of parliament strongly condemned the lawless acts carried out by supports of a former jihadi commander Ahmad Shah Massoud oan his death anniversary. People belonging to a certain group took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate Massoud’s 17th death anniversary, by driving cars, motorcycles and even …

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Govt pins hope on Saudi meeting on Afghan peace

AT-KABUL: The government-funded High Peace Council says it was optimistic to the results of Saudi meeting to be held to discuss Afghan peace program. Hajji Din Mohammad, deputy chairman of the council, said Monday that Saudi Arabia was an influential country over Taliban and has good relationships with the group, …

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Taliban capture Jawzjan’s Khamab district

AT-KABUL: After two consecutive days of heavy fighting in the wake of a massive militant assault, Taliban overran the center of Khamab district in northern Jawzjan province, officials said Monday, with local forces having retreated towards outskirts. “After almost twodays of fierce clashes, Taliban drove out Afghan forces and seized …

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Trump may slap sanctions on ICC for scrutiny on Afghan war crimes

AT Monitoring Desk-Trump administration has threatened to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, if the panel persisted in probing into alleged war crimes committed by American troops in Afghanistan. Ultra-hawk National Security adviser John Bolton is set to announce on Monday the US will “fight …

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Police clamp down on rioting motorcades

AT Monitoring Desk-In the midst of euphoria for commemoration of death anniversary of national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud and hundreds of motorcades with overexcited and armed supporters, Kabul police have arrested over 100 people and confiscated weapons and vehicles, a local news agency ZamanNews reported. More than hundreds supporters of …

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Martyrs’ Week and Massoud’s 17th death anniversary marked in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Commemoration ceremony of the Martyr’s Week and 17th death anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the National Hero of Afghanistan held Sunday at Loya Jirga tent with participation of high-ranking government officials, politicians, jihaid leaders and hundreds of supporters of late Massoud. Political leaders highlighted Massoud’s political legacy and also talked …

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