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Editorial: Growing sense of insecurity

The recent wave of violence that left hundreds of security forces and civilians dead, underscores the growing insecurity in Afghanistan despite measurements taking by government to end long-year hostilities via announcement of ceasefire. But nothing has changed rather truce caused more bloodshed and the level of insecurity reached the poling …

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Taliban prepared for second talks with US officials

AT-KABUL: The Taliban militants are preparing for another round of talks with the diplomats of the United States, sources close to the insurgent group’s leadership said. These sources added that Taliban’s leadership was working to form a delegate for the second round of the talks that would discuss the crisis …

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Hekmatyar seeks fair election

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Tuesday turned the heat up on what he called ‘a colossal election rigging’ and millions of forged identity cards and voter stickers having been distributed, and said he will utilize all possible means in a bid to ensure free and fair election …

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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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