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Protests turned violence over vote recount

AT News Report KABUL: Supporters of a presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah protested the vote recount by the independent election commission in the provinces of Jawzjan, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz and Takhar that turned to violence with police who fired a
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Protests turned violence over vote recount

AT News Report KABUL: Supporters of a presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah protested the vote recount by the independent election commission in the provinces of Jawzjan, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz and Takhar that turned to violence with police who fired at them. Abdullah’s team said Sunday that one protester was killed in police shooting, but didn’t identify …

UNAMA accused of violating freedom of speech

AT News Report KABUL: In reaction to the citizens’ criticism on social media over the UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan’s statement regarding the misbehaving conduct of an electoral commissioner, the Mission has blocked the personnel accounts of some o
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UNAMA accused of violating freedom of speech

AT News Report KABUL: In reaction to the citizens’ criticism on social media over the UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan’s statement regarding the misbehaving conduct of an electoral commissioner, the Mission has blocked the personnel accounts of some of the social media users. Khushal Nabi Zada, whose twitter account was blocked, said, “I wrote on …

Editorial: A miserable failure

Being a fate-deciding exercise for Afghanistan, the election process has been unfortunately mired in controversy so far. Already behind schedule by weeks in terms of results, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) first began the much-awaited, yet disputed
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Editorial: A miserable failure

Being a fate-deciding exercise for Afghanistan, the election process has been unfortunately mired in controversy so far. Already behind schedule by weeks in terms of results, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) first began the much-awaited, yet disputed, vote recount on November 9 amid staunch bickering from some candidates regarding ‘shady and rigged’ votes. However, it …

Role of Political Party and Government in a democracy

In a democratic set up party-system of the state is essential and has profound effects on the process of social, economic and political changes. Democracy seems to be the order of the day which is a widely accepted form of governance and still activities are
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Role of Political Party and Government in a democracy

In a democratic set up party-system of the state is essential and has profound effects on the process of social, economic and political changes. Democracy seems to be the order of the day which is a widely accepted form of governance and still activities are on to democratise the institutions, the organisations and the society. …

گوناگونی رنگ در پوشش بانوان هزارۀ افغانستان (با نگاه ویژه به پوشش زنان هزارۀ ولایت دایکندی)

پوشش زنان هزارۀ افغانستان، رنگین کمانی از رنگ. صد بهار و صدبرگی از گوناگونی رنگ. هرگاه به گوناگونی رنگ در پوشش زنان هزارۀ افغانستان، نگاه کنیم
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گوناگونی رنگ در پوشش بانوان هزارۀ افغانستان (با نگاه ویژه به پوشش زنان هزارۀ ولایت دایکندی)

پوشش زنان هزارۀ افغانستان، رنگین کمانی از رنگ. صد بهار و صدبرگی از گوناگونی رنگ. هرگاه به گوناگونی رنگ در پوشش زنان هزارۀ افغانستان، نگاه کنیم، درمی‌یابیم که تا هنوز پای «برقع» و «چادر سیاه» ایرانی و عربی در بین این مردم راه باز نکرده است؛ با آنکه در سال‌های پسین ملاهایی برگشته از ایران، عربستان، عراق و دیگر سرزمین‌های عربی زیاد کوشیده‌اند تا هویت این رنگین‌کمان را از سر بانوان هزارۀ افغانستان از بین ببرند و پوشش بیگانۀ ایرانی و عربی را جایگزین کنند تا زنان این سرزمین به‌ویژه پوشش زنان هزاره را کلاغ بسازند و ترسناک؛ و نمادی از تاریکی بسازد. رنگ، رنگ، رنگ؛ (...) - دیدگاه

US-Afghan Mission Fails to Check Islamic State Khorasan’s Surge

Michael Hughes: It is quite baffling to continually hear American military leaders say U.S. troops must remain in Afghanistan to ensure the country will never again be used as a terrorist launching pad given that it is already is. For, despite years of airst
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US-Afghan Mission Fails to Check Islamic State Khorasan’s Surge

Michael Hughes: It is quite baffling to continually hear American military leaders say U.S. troops must remain in Afghanistan to ensure the country will never again be used as a terrorist launching pad given that it is already is. For, despite years of airstrikes and counter-terror operations, the local franchise known as the Islamic State KhorasanRead More...

IEC Chief: Vote Recount Will Resume Sunday

Tolo News: The head of the Independent Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, said during a Saturday press conference that the vote recount and auditing process will resume in the remaining provinces on Sunday. Nuristani said that the Independent Electio
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IEC Chief: Vote Recount Will Resume Sunday

Tolo News: The head of the Independent Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, said during a Saturday press conference that the vote recount and auditing process will resume in the remaining provinces on Sunday. Nuristani said that the Independent Election Commission “agreed” with the candidates protesting the process. Click here to read more (external link). Related IECRead More...

Trump Pardons Two U.S. Army Officers Accused Of War Crimes In Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 16, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has issued pardons to two U.S. Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan, action that critics say undermines the country’s military justice system. Trump on November 15 a
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Trump Pardons Two U.S. Army Officers Accused Of War Crimes In Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 16, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has issued pardons to two U.S. Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan, action that critics say undermines the country’s military justice system. Trump on November 15 also restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions inRead More...

Delegation assigned to probe sexual abuse cases against school students in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: Speaker of the lower house of the parliament or (Wolesi Jirga), Mir Rahman Rahmani has appointed five members delegation to investigate the sexual abuse cases against school students in the southeastern Logar province. He called the sexu
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Delegation assigned to probe sexual abuse cases against school students in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: Speaker of the lower house of the parliament or (Wolesi Jirga), Mir Rahman Rahmani has appointed five members delegation to investigate the sexual abuse cases against school students in the southeastern Logar province. He called the sexual abuse of students a cruel act, emphasizing that the appointed delegations should seriously investigate …

Trump pardons two soldiers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: US President Donald Trump granted clemency to two US Army officers convicted of, or charged with, war crimes in Afghanistan. A full pardon was granted to Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who had ordered soldiers under his command to open fi
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Trump pardons two soldiers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: US President Donald Trump granted clemency to two US Army officers convicted of, or charged with, war crimes in Afghanistan. A full pardon was granted to Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who had ordered soldiers under his command to open fire on three men who were moving toward them on a motorcycle “with …

Karzai emphasizes on regional powers’ role on regional stability

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai emphasized on the cooperation by the regional powers particularly Russia and China with stability in the region. “We all including Afghanistan, Central Asian states, and particularly the region’s great
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Karzai emphasizes on regional powers’ role on regional stability

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai emphasized on the cooperation by the regional powers particularly Russia and China with stability in the region. “We all including Afghanistan, Central Asian states, and particularly the region’s great powers Russia and China to fully and closely cooperate to control situation in the region and bring economic …

Taliban Blamed for Burning 10 Civilians in Jawzjan

Ariana: At least 10 civilians were burned after Taliban militants set ablaze several shops in northern Jawzjan province, Abdul Marof Azar, a spokesman for Jawzjan governor said. According to Mr. Azar, the shopkeepers were sleeping in their shops, fearing tha
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Taliban Blamed for Burning 10 Civilians in Jawzjan

Ariana: At least 10 civilians were burned after Taliban militants set ablaze several shops in northern Jawzjan province, Abdul Marof Azar, a spokesman for Jawzjan governor said. According to Mr. Azar, the shopkeepers were sleeping in their shops, fearing that Taliban fighters would not loot them during nights. Click here to read more (external link).

The world’s most powerful gunship cannot win the war in Afghanistan

OpenDemocracy: In April 2004, a year after the start of the Iraq War, US troops were embroiled in a bitter urban insurgency that was to last another five years and leave Iraq deeply insecure. One particular incident that month in the disputed city of Falluja
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The world’s most powerful gunship cannot win the war in Afghanistan

OpenDemocracy: In April 2004, a year after the start of the Iraq War, US troops were embroiled in a bitter urban insurgency that was to last another five years and leave Iraq deeply insecure. One particular incident that month in the disputed city of Fallujah powerfully illustrated the problem for the US. It also showedRead More...

Afghanistan’s bread of heaven spreads smiles on earth

AA (Turkey): What’s in a bread? For some it signifies sustenance, others call it an equalizer shared at the table by the rich and poor alike. Perhaps to justify the sheaves of wheat etched onto its flag, Afghanistan offers food lovers a rich variety o
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Afghanistan’s bread of heaven spreads smiles on earth

AA (Turkey): What’s in a bread? For some it signifies sustenance, others call it an equalizer shared at the table by the rich and poor alike. Perhaps to justify the sheaves of wheat etched onto its flag, Afghanistan offers food lovers a rich variety of local flatbread. They come in all shapes and sizes; from the iconicRead More...

Afghan Football Team Ties With India, Faces Qatar Next

Tolo News: A late goal by India kept Afghanistan from winning in the Group E match of the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Afghan Zelfagar Nazary scored in the 46th minute, but Doungel headed in his first goal for India to tie the match i
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Afghan Football Team Ties With India, Faces Qatar Next

Tolo News: A late goal by India kept Afghanistan from winning in the Group E match of the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Afghan Zelfagar Nazary scored in the 46th minute, but Doungel headed in his first goal for India to tie the match in the 93rd minute. The match wasRead More...

Prisoner Swap Did Not Take Place: Taliban

Ariana: The Taliban militant group has confirmed that the exchange of Haqqani network prisoners with the two kidnapped professor of American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) did not take place. In a phone call with Ariana News, the group’s spokesman Zabihu
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Prisoner Swap Did Not Take Place: Taliban

Ariana: The Taliban militant group has confirmed that the exchange of Haqqani network prisoners with the two kidnapped professor of American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) did not take place. In a phone call with Ariana News, the group’s spokesman Zabihulla Mjujaheed said, Anas Haqqani, Hafiz Rashid and Mali Khan were expected to be transferred to QatarRead More...

Haqqani Prisoners Returned to Bagram Prison: Source

Tolo News: A source said that the prisoner exchange of captured Haqqani Network members Anas Haqqani, Hafiz Rashid and Mali Khan for two kidnapped professors from the American University of Afghanistan, did not take place. Three days earlier, President Ghan
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Haqqani Prisoners Returned to Bagram Prison: Source

Tolo News: A source said that the prisoner exchange of captured Haqqani Network members Anas Haqqani, Hafiz Rashid and Mali Khan for two kidnapped professors from the American University of Afghanistan, did not take place. Three days earlier, President Ghani announced that the three Haqqani Network members would be “conditionally” released. According to a source whoRead More...

Afghan Capital’s Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War

Tolo News:  There are no official statistics on how many Afghans die of pollution-related illnesses, but the research group State of Global Air said more than 26,000 deaths could be attributed to it in 2017. In contrast, 3,483 civilians were killed that yea
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Afghan Capital’s Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War

Tolo News:  There are no official statistics on how many Afghans die of pollution-related illnesses, but the research group State of Global Air said more than 26,000 deaths could be attributed to it in 2017. In contrast, 3,483 civilians were killed that year in the Afghan war, according to the United Nations. Kabul, a cityRead More...

Editorial: Air pollution deadlier than war

Air quality levels have worsened in Afghanistan, creating public outcry with dire consequences for large swaths of society. The extreme air pollution episodes affect millions of people in Kabul; the authorities must take every available step to tackle air pol
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Editorial: Air pollution deadlier than war

Air quality levels have worsened in Afghanistan, creating public outcry with dire consequences for large swaths of society. The extreme air pollution episodes affect millions of people in Kabul; the authorities must take every available step to tackle air pollution in Kabul, the capital city, which may be even deadlier than the 18-year-old war. There …

24 Afghans killed in Iran traffic accident

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan Embassy in Tehran said at least 24 Afghan migrants have lost their lives in traffic accident took place in Sistan, the southeastern state of the Iran. The accident occurred around 2pm on Thursday in Khash Zahidan area of the
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24 Afghans killed in Iran traffic accident

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan Embassy in Tehran said at least 24 Afghan migrants have lost their lives in traffic accident took place in Sistan, the southeastern state of the Iran. The accident occurred around 2pm on Thursday in Khash Zahidan area of the state, where according officials over 28 other people received injuries. Afghanistan …

Key Factors that affect Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan

Although Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan remained somewhat tenacious but, decades of conflicts have decided the country’s fate. the country’s miserable era was started since the Soviet Invasion in the year 1979 which lasted for 9 years till 1989, the ther
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Key Factors that affect Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan

Although Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan remained somewhat tenacious but, decades of conflicts have decided the country’s fate. the country’s miserable era was started since the Soviet Invasion in the year 1979 which lasted for 9 years till 1989, the thereafter civil war among different Afghan warlords, followed by the Taliban tenure and the US war, which …

26,000 Afghans died in 2017 air pollution

AT News Report KABUL: Researchers in the Global Air, an international body working on air condition, call air pollution as the second killer after the long time war in Afghanistan. Some 26,000 people lost their lives due to air pollution diseases in 2017, acc
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26,000 Afghans died in 2017 air pollution

AT News Report KABUL: Researchers in the Global Air, an international body working on air condition, call air pollution as the second killer after the long time war in Afghanistan. Some 26,000 people lost their lives due to air pollution diseases in 2017, according to the organization. Around six million people live in Kabul, a …

National treasures from Afghanistan debut in Hong Kong

“This exhibition offers a good opportunity for Hong Kong people to understand more about the Afghan culture.” HONG KONG: A batch of 231 pieces of “national treasures” from Afghanistan finally made it to China’s Hong Kong Special Administ
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National treasures from Afghanistan debut in Hong Kong

“This exhibition offers a good opportunity for Hong Kong people to understand more about the Afghan culture.” HONG KONG: A batch of 231 pieces of “national treasures” from Afghanistan finally made it to China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after a long voyage traveling 28 museums across the world, making a debut at the Hong …

Editorial: Seek solutions at once!

Against a backdrop of inordinate delays in the tallying process on the part of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), it has set back the announcement of presidential poll result for a second time. Citing candidate complaints and tensions, the electoral m
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Editorial: Seek solutions at once!

Against a backdrop of inordinate delays in the tallying process on the part of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), it has set back the announcement of presidential poll result for a second time. Citing candidate complaints and tensions, the electoral management body also stopped the audit and recount of votes in all provinces. With the …

Results Of Afghan Presidential Vote Delayed Again

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 13, 2019 The preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential election have been postponed for a second time, election officials say, a new delay that is likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud all
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Results Of Afghan Presidential Vote Delayed Again

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 13, 2019 The preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential election have been postponed for a second time, election officials say, a new delay that is likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud allegations. Independent Election Commission (IEC) spokesman Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi said on November 13 that the results will notRead More...

MPs describe Ghani’s Taliban prisoner swap an act of treason

Ariana: Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday described the release of Taliban’s top prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani as a national treason. Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, said it was “a shameful deal” for the releasing o
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MPs describe Ghani’s Taliban prisoner swap an act of treason

Ariana: Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday described the release of Taliban’s top prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani as a national treason. Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, said it was “a shameful deal” for the releasing of the killers of Afghan people. “If peace is an excuse, the releasing of 850 prisoners was enough.Read More...

Officials: US Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 4 Afghan Soldiers

Ayaz Gul VOA News November 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD – An airstrike carried out by American forces in eastern Afghanistan has mistakenly killed at least four Afghan soldiers and injured six others. A provincial police spokesman said the overnight incident occu
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Officials: US Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 4 Afghan Soldiers

Ayaz Gul VOA News November 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD – An airstrike carried out by American forces in eastern Afghanistan has mistakenly killed at least four Afghan soldiers and injured six others. A provincial police spokesman said the overnight incident occurred in the troubled Logar province during clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents. ShahpoorRead More...

Artifacts Returned to Afghanistan From Britain

Tolo News: Sculptures of nine buddha heads, and a torso, are being returned to Afghanistan from Britain.  Experts believe that nine clay heads and a torso carved from schist shipped to London in 2002 were made in Buddhist monasteries in Afghanistan between
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Artifacts Returned to Afghanistan From Britain

Tolo News: Sculptures of nine buddha heads, and a torso, are being returned to Afghanistan from Britain.  Experts believe that nine clay heads and a torso carved from schist shipped to London in 2002 were made in Buddhist monasteries in Afghanistan between 4 and 6 AD. The heads may have been broken off from torsos duringRead More...

Preliminary election results may once again delay

AT News Report KABUL: Due to blockage of polling centers in some of the provinces, the Independent Election Commission has said the preliminary results of the presidential election may not be announced on due time. The commission said that its polling center
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Preliminary election results may once again delay

AT News Report KABUL: Due to blockage of polling centers in some of the provinces, the Independent Election Commission has said the preliminary results of the presidential election may not be announced on due time. The commission said that its polling centers were closed in 15 of the 34 provinces by some certain electoral teams. …

Four Afghan soldiers killed in US airstrike in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: The US forces’ airstrike has killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded six others in southeastern Logar province, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News th
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Four Afghan soldiers killed in US airstrike in Logar

AT News Report KABUL: The US forces’ airstrike has killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded six others in southeastern Logar province, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the US forces mistakenly targeted the Afghan security forces’ check point. “Clash took place between security forces …

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