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Leaked Documents Detail Fraud In Logar And Herat Votes

Tolo News:Leaked documents seen by TOLOnews show that the provincial offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Logar and Herat provinces have included fake votes among the credible ballots during the vote counting process. Based on some other do
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Leaked Documents Detail Fraud In Logar And Herat Votes

Tolo News:Leaked documents seen by TOLOnews show that the provincial offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Logar and Herat provinces have included fake votes among the credible ballots during the vote counting process. Based on some other documents, IEC staffers were also involved in stealing votes to increase the ballot numbers of theirRead More...

Are We Ready to Lose Afghanistan?

The American Conservative: Put simply, our presence in Afghanistan (and other places) doesn’t prevent terrorism; in fact, our presence likely causes terrorism. There are 17 years of practical experience in Afghanistan countering theories about the “stabi
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Are We Ready to Lose Afghanistan?

The American Conservative: Put simply, our presence in Afghanistan (and other places) doesn’t prevent terrorism; in fact, our presence likely causes terrorism. There are 17 years of practical experience in Afghanistan countering theories about the “stabilizing” factors of American and NATO forces. Who wants to see American values corrupted and cheapened as we kill innocents inRead More...

IEC Wraps Up Recounting Of Kabul Votes

Tolo News: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the election management body has wrapped up the recounting process of votes for Kabul province and IEC staff is now processing the data registration of the results. The IEC said the election
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IEC Wraps Up Recounting Of Kabul Votes

Tolo News: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the election management body has wrapped up the recounting process of votes for Kabul province and IEC staff is now processing the data registration of the results. The IEC said the election commission will announce the election results for Nangarhar, Paktia and Baghlan provinces withinRead More...

Afghan Taliban Representatives, US Officials Meet in UAE

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan-organized peace talks involving U.S. and Taliban officials took place in the United Arab Emirates Monday. Government officials were not immediately available to discuss details of the meeting. The sp
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Afghan Taliban Representatives, US Officials Meet in UAE

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan-organized peace talks involving U.S. and Taliban officials took place in the United Arab Emirates Monday. Government officials were not immediately available to discuss details of the meeting. The special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, led the U.S. team in talks that included envoys from Pakistan,Read More...

Kabul Calls On FIFA for Evidence On Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Women Soccer Players

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 16, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has called on soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, to share evidence it has collected over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women’s nationa
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Kabul Calls On FIFA for Evidence On Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Women Soccer Players

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 16, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has called on soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, to share evidence it has collected over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women’s national team. Jamshid Rasuli, the attorney general’s spokesman, told reporters in Kabul that the December 16 request was part of anRead More...

China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint anti-terror efforts

Michael Hughes: Washington still lacks any viable strategy for ending the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan outside of a last ditch bid to strike a Faustian bargain with Taliban contacts in Doha. Beijing, on the other hand, appears to have a workable regional so
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China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint anti-terror efforts

Michael Hughes: Washington still lacks any viable strategy for ending the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan outside of a last ditch bid to strike a Faustian bargain with Taliban contacts in Doha. Beijing, on the other hand, appears to have a workable regional solution that can bring stability and prosperity to Afghanistan if the United StatesRead More...

US Hails Pakistan’s Work for Peace Talks With Taliban

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 16, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The United States said Saturday it welcomes actions Pakistan is taking to promote a negotiated solution to the war in neighboring Afghanistan. The acknowledgement came a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imr
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US Hails Pakistan’s Work for Peace Talks With Taliban

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 16, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The United States said Saturday it welcomes actions Pakistan is taking to promote a negotiated solution to the war in neighboring Afghanistan. The acknowledgement came a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his country has arranged another round of Washington’s peace talks with the AfghanRead More...

Afghanistan, China and Pakistan Ink Deal to Enhance Counterterror CooperationAfghanistan, China and Pakistan Ink Deal to Enhance Counterterror Cooperation

VOA News Ayaz Gul December 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD — China, Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a trilateral understanding Saturday to enhance counterterrorism security cooperation, and collectively reiterated their call for the Taliban insurgency to join Afghan pe
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Afghanistan, China and Pakistan Ink Deal to Enhance Counterterror CooperationAfghanistan, China and Pakistan Ink Deal to Enhance Counterterror Cooperation

VOA News Ayaz Gul December 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD — China, Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a trilateral understanding Saturday to enhance counterterrorism security cooperation, and collectively reiterated their call for the Taliban insurgency to join Afghan peace talks. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, for a second round of talks,Read More...

Cricket: Eight Afghans shortlisted for IPL auction

1TV: Eight Afghan players have been shortlisted for the auction of the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. Afghans who are shortlisted for the auction are: Zahir Khan Pakteen, Hazratullah Zazai, Qais Ahmad, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Mohammad Shahzad, Gulbad
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Cricket: Eight Afghans shortlisted for IPL auction

1TV: Eight Afghan players have been shortlisted for the auction of the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. Afghans who are shortlisted for the auction are: Zahir Khan Pakteen, Hazratullah Zazai, Qais Ahmad, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Mohammad Shahzad, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat and Syed Shirzad. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghan MuayRead More...

Dostum Asked To Support Ghani Team In Presidential Elections

Tolo News: The National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan led by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, said that President Ashraf Ghani has requested Dostum to once again support him in the 2019 presidential elections. President Ghani and Vice Presiden
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Dostum Asked To Support Ghani Team In Presidential Elections

Tolo News: The National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan led by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, said that President Ashraf Ghani has requested Dostum to once again support him in the 2019 presidential elections. President Ghani and Vice President Dostum were in one team in 2014 presidential elections.  Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj, spokesman for the National IslamicRead More...

Taliban Formulates 10-Member Negotiating Team for Peace Talks: HPC

Ariana: High Peace Council (HPC) says Taliban has formulated a 10-member negotiating team for peace talks with the Afghan government. The direct talks between the U.S. and Taliban have raised hopes among many interested parties to ensure peace in war-torn Af
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Taliban Formulates 10-Member Negotiating Team for Peace Talks: HPC

Ariana: High Peace Council (HPC) says Taliban has formulated a 10-member negotiating team for peace talks with the Afghan government. The direct talks between the U.S. and Taliban have raised hopes among many interested parties to ensure peace in war-torn Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related ‘No Peace Agreement Will be Concluded BehindRead More...

Is Afghanistan ready for a #MeToo movement?

DW: A movement similar to #MeToo is taking shape in Afghanistan — one of the world’s most dangerous countries for women — as more and more people are speaking up against sexual abuse.  In light of the recent sexual abuse allegations leveled by som
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Is Afghanistan ready for a #MeToo movement?

DW: A movement similar to #MeToo is taking shape in Afghanistan — one of the world’s most dangerous countries for women — as more and more people are speaking up against sexual abuse.  In light of the recent sexual abuse allegations leveled by some members of the Afghan women’s football team, women’s rights activists in theRead More...

Protesting Candidate Wants Allegations Cleared

Tolo News: Fawzia Kofi, an incumbent lawmaker and a protesting candidate, whose name was dropped from the final lists of parliamentary candidates in August, says she wants the allegations against her cleared, otherwise those who have decided to reject this n
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Protesting Candidate Wants Allegations Cleared

Tolo News: Fawzia Kofi, an incumbent lawmaker and a protesting candidate, whose name was dropped from the final lists of parliamentary candidates in August, says she wants the allegations against her cleared, otherwise those who have decided to reject this nomination should be punished. Click here to read more (external link). Related فراتر از افغانستان برایRead More...

Lapis Lazuli Project to create vibrant transit route for Afghanistan

Neelapu Shanti via Economic Times: The Lapis Lazuli transit corridor aims to lower trade barriers, reduce transaction costs, improved cross-border governance through harmonization, increased trade and transit and enhanced regional cooperation. The corridor w
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Lapis Lazuli Project to create vibrant transit route for Afghanistan

Neelapu Shanti via Economic Times: The Lapis Lazuli transit corridor aims to lower trade barriers, reduce transaction costs, improved cross-border governance through harmonization, increased trade and transit and enhanced regional cooperation. The corridor will function under the framework of Transport International Routier (TIR) carnet.   India provides best market for Afghanistan. If India shows interest in joiningRead More...

Pakistan Hosts Regional Meeting on Countering Afghan Opiates

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 12, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation and information-sharing for effectively combating the trafficking of Afghan opiates. War-shattered Afghanistan remains the world’s larges
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Pakistan Hosts Regional Meeting on Countering Afghan Opiates

Ayaz Gul VOA News December 12, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation and information-sharing for effectively combating the trafficking of Afghan opiates. War-shattered Afghanistan remains the world’s largest producer of opium, though the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime noted in its latest survey the opium cultivation decreased by 20 percent inRead More...

Afghanistan to send 135 tonnes in first trade convoy to Europe through Lapis Lazuli corridor

1TV: Afghanistan’s first trade convoy is set to leave for Europe through Lapis Lazuli route on Thursday. The convoy will carry 135 tonnes of commodities. The route begins in Aqina and Turghundi ports in the Afghan provinces of Faryab and Herat and cros
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Afghanistan to send 135 tonnes in first trade convoy to Europe through Lapis Lazuli corridor

1TV: Afghanistan’s first trade convoy is set to leave for Europe through Lapis Lazuli route on Thursday. The convoy will carry 135 tonnes of commodities. The route begins in Aqina and Turghundi ports in the Afghan provinces of Faryab and Herat and crosses Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. It involves road, rail, and maritime transport. ClickRead More...

Red gold: Afghanistan saffron production grows

Phys.org: The spice is being exported to 17 countries through new air corridors, mainly to China, India, and the Gulf countries, and to a lesser extent to the European Union and North America, says the agriculture ministry “Afghanistan’s saffron
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Red gold: Afghanistan saffron production grows

Phys.org: The spice is being exported to 17 countries through new air corridors, mainly to China, India, and the Gulf countries, and to a lesser extent to the European Union and North America, says the agriculture ministry “Afghanistan’s saffron, based on its organic nature, it is better than other saffron in the world,” claimed Abdul ShukoorRead More...

Pakistan Tightens Coverage of Pashtun Nationalist Movement

Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 11, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities are scrutinizing media coverage of a Pashtun nationalist movement, blocking VOA websites and filing police cases against journalists covering local rallies. Sailaab Mehsud of RFE/R
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Pakistan Tightens Coverage of Pashtun Nationalist Movement

Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 11, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities are scrutinizing media coverage of a Pashtun nationalist movement, blocking VOA websites and filing police cases against journalists covering local rallies. Sailaab Mehsud of RFE/RL’s Mashaal radio and Zafar Wazir of a local TV channel were identified in a police report as participants in aRead More...

Suicide Attack On Afghan Security Forces Kills At Least 12

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 11, 2018 KABUL – The death toll in a suicide attack targeting members of Afghanistan’s security forces on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, has risen to 12, officials say. Interior Ministry spokesman N
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Suicide Attack On Afghan Security Forces Kills At Least 12

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 11, 2018 KABUL – The death toll in a suicide attack targeting members of Afghanistan’s security forces on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, has risen to 12, officials say. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said four security forces and eight civilians were killed on December 11 when a suicideRead More...

The Afghan government should not be sidelined in peace talks

Safiullah Taye via Al Jazeera: If the peace process proceeds along the unilateral paths that the US and Russia have taken up, this would result in a weaker Afghan government (whether Ghani-led or not) which would undermine whatever peace agreement is eventual
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The Afghan government should not be sidelined in peace talks

Safiullah Taye via Al Jazeera: If the peace process proceeds along the unilateral paths that the US and Russia have taken up, this would result in a weaker Afghan government (whether Ghani-led or not) which would undermine whatever peace agreement is eventually reached. Afghanistan needs a strong state to ensure stability and security, not aRead More...

Afghanistan beat Oman by 112 runs in Emerging Teams Asia Cup

1TV: Afghanistan defeated Oman by 112 runs in their last match of Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Sri Lanka on Monday. The win was first for Afghanistan in the tournament after defeats against India and Sri Lanka. Click here to read more (external link). Relate
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Afghanistan beat Oman by 112 runs in Emerging Teams Asia Cup

1TV: Afghanistan defeated Oman by 112 runs in their last match of Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Sri Lanka on Monday. The win was first for Afghanistan in the tournament after defeats against India and Sri Lanka. Click here to read more (external link). Related India Beat Afghanistan By 74 Runs In Asia Cup

US invaded Afghanistan to exploit its vast mineral resources: Scholar

Press TV December 10, 2018 The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and following occupation by the United States was largely to protect the country’s opium cultivation and exploit its vast mineral resources, particularly the deposits of lithium, according to Jame
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US invaded Afghanistan to exploit its vast mineral resources: Scholar

Press TV December 10, 2018 The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and following occupation by the United States was largely to protect the country’s opium cultivation and exploit its vast mineral resources, particularly the deposits of lithium, according to James Henry Fetzer, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2001.Read More...

At Least Eight Afghan Soldiers Killed, Nine Captured In Taliban Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2018 The Taliban has attacked an army post in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers, officials say. The overnight assault lasted nearly three hours before the militants ov
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At Least Eight Afghan Soldiers Killed, Nine Captured In Taliban Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2018 The Taliban has attacked an army post in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers, officials say. The overnight assault lasted nearly three hours before the militants overran the outpost and took nine other soldiers hostage, council members Dadullah Qani and Gul Ahmad FaqiriRead More...