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Afghan government reconsiders prisoner swap with Taliban

Afghan government reconsiders prisoner swap with Taliban

16 Hour Kabul Now Kabul Now

Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesperson for Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, in a tweet late Saturday, November 16, said the Afghan government would reconsider prisoner swap with the Taliban. The tweet came while last week President Ghani, in a nationally televised speech, announced that the Afghan government had agreed to release Anas Haqanni, including two other high … The post Afghan government reconsiders prisoner swap with Taliban appeared first on KabulNow.

“My children can’t sleep as temperature goes cold during nights,” say Aisha Gul

“My children can’t sleep as temperature goes cold during nights,” say Aisha Gul

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

Aisha Gul has been forced to leave her home in Sang-e-Atash area of the western Badghis province as a result of war fought between the Taliban and Afghan forces. Along with her seven children, she is now living as ID outside a UN-funded IDP camp in the western Herat province. Thousands of Afghan families have … The post “My children can’t sleep as temperature goes cold during nights,” say Aisha Gul appeared first on KabulNow.

‘Sisterhood agreement’ inked between Bamyan and Matera

‘Sisterhood agreement’ inked between Bamyan and Matera

14 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A ‘sisterhood agreement’ has been inked between the ancient Bamyan city of Afghanistan and Italy’s ancient Matera city, said a statement issued by Bamyan governor office. The agreement was signed by governors of the two cities in Italian city hall of Matera on November 12, according to the statement. The ancient Bamyan city, which is … The post ‘Sisterhood agreement’ inked between Bamyan and Matera appeared first on KabulNow.

AIHRC expresses concerns over release of senior HN members

AIHRC expresses concerns over release of senior HN members

14 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Issuing a statement today, November 14, Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commissions (AIHRC) has expressed concern over release of notorious commanders of Haqqani Network (HN). By releasing notorious HN commanders, the government turns a blind eye on the demands of victims’ families who have lost their dear members.   “[The commission] is concerned that recent prisoner … The post AIHRC expresses concerns over release of senior HN members appeared first on KabulNow.

IEC halts recount process across Afghanistan

IEC halts recount process across Afghanistan

13 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

In a collective decision on Wednesday, November 13, leadership of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) put the recounting process of votes on halt throughout the country. “This process has been stopped aiming to address objections and concerns raised by political parties, [presidential] candidates, and civil society organizations,” read the decision 106 of the IEC. The … The post IEC halts recount process across Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

IEC commissioner defies UNAMA’s letter, calling it mere lie

IEC commissioner defies UNAMA’s letter, calling it mere lie

13 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Mawlana Mohammad Abdullah, a member of Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC), has been accused of threatening an IEC employee, Bashir Ali, who is database manager at the National Tally Center. An official letter, apparently signed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), came out on Monday, November 11, expressed … The post IEC commissioner defies UNAMA’s letter, calling it mere lie appeared first on KabulNow.

Car bomb leaves seven people wounded in Kabul

Car bomb leaves seven people wounded in Kabul

13 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

An explosion went off around 7:25 am, today, Wednesday, November 13, in PD15 of the capital Kabul, the Afghan ministry of interior said. Nasrut Rahimi, spokesperson for the ministry of interior, confirmed that a car bomb went off in the capital Kabul, leaving seven people wounded. He did not comment on the number of death … The post Car bomb leaves seven people wounded in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

Top Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani to be swapped for American, Australian captives

Top Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani to be swapped for American, Australian captives

12 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Addressing the nation in a televised message today, November 12, President Ashraf Ghani confirmed that three top Taliban commanders namely, Anas Haqqani, Hafeez Abdul Rashid, and Haji Mali Khan, will conditionally be freed in exchange for release of two professors of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) who are captive in Taliban prison.   The … The post Top Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani to be swapped for American, Australian captives appeared first on KabulNow.

Mysterious death: sad fate of Bamyan woman

Mysterious death: sad fate of Bamyan woman

12 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

‘Masculine honor’, social norms, and conservative attitude continue to subjugate women in conservative Afghanistan where women are seen as object to serve the patriarchic dignity of family.   The fifteen year old Basira lost her life in a death wrapped in mystery. Her family members claim that she took her life by taking poison though … The post Mysterious death: sad fate of Bamyan woman appeared first on KabulNow.

IEC recounts votes despite oppositions

IEC recounts votes despite oppositions

11 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Addressing a crowd of his supporters in Kabul yesterday, November 10, Abdullah Abdullah, the incumbent chief executive, who is running for 2019 presidential election, called on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to put the recounting process of votes on halt. He warned that observers from his ticket will not attend the process and in the … The post IEC recounts votes despite oppositions appeared first on KabulNow.

‘Vote riggers’ paid Dermalog USD 27 million bribe, claims Hekmatyar

‘Vote riggers’ paid Dermalog USD 27 million bribe, claims Hekmatyar

11 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Speaking at press conference today, Monday, November 11, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, who is running for the 2019 presidential election, said that recounting of 300,000 votes by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is not acceptable for him. If these 300,000 votes are not counted, the total vote cast in the 2019 presidential election … The post ‘Vote riggers’ paid Dermalog USD 27 million bribe, claims Hekmatyar appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan activists talk over conflict and promote peaceful coexistence

Afghan activists talk over conflict and promote peaceful coexistence

10 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization (AHRDO), a Kabul-based rights and research organization, brought Afghan activists from major Afghan cities to discuss about a social issue: ethnic conflict in Afghanistan. Years of power struggle and war coupled with a traditional narrative have made the topic too a complex matter. This Kabul-based rights and research organization … The post Afghan activists talk over conflict and promote peaceful coexistence appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan ministry of culture brings trafficked Buddha statue home

Afghan ministry of culture brings trafficked Buddha statue home

10 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Afghan ministry of information and culture stated that the ministry has received a piece of smuggled antiquity—belonging to Afghanistan—from Hong Kong. This Buddha statue, which belongs to the third or fourth centuries, was handed over to Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the deputy director of the ministry, by Gabriel Shine. Gabriel Shine said that he had … The post Afghan ministry of culture brings trafficked Buddha statue home appeared first on KabulNow.

Ghani: justice is must for sustainable peace

Ghani: justice is must for sustainable peace

09 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Speaking at a ceremony held to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, today, Saturday, November 09, the incumbent president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said to ensure a sustainable peace we need to implement justice. Pointing to sayings of Prophet Mohammad, Ghani said the prophet of Islam says justice is must for a peaceful social life. He … The post Ghani: justice is must for sustainable peace appeared first on KabulNow.

A car bomb goes off in Kandahar

A car bomb goes off in Kandahar

09 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A car bomb went off nearby a military camp in Shah Wali Kot district in the southern Kandahar province early on Saturday morning, local security officials said. One person has reportedly been killed by the explosion.   Baher Ahmadi, spokesperson for Kandahar governor, told Kabul Now that the incident took place at entry gate of … The post A car bomb goes off in Kandahar appeared first on KabulNow.

Sima Samar stresses on applicable peace plan

Sima Samar stresses on applicable peace plan

07 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The peace process in Afghanistan should be led by the Afghan government and Afghan people, said Sima Samar, minister of states for Human Rights and International Relations. Speaking at a peace meeting today, November 06, Ms. Samar said any peace plan that is not made according to requirement of Afghanistan will not ensure sustainable peace … The post Sima Samar stresses on applicable peace plan appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban kill KU lecturer in Baghlan

Taliban kill KU lecturer in Baghlan

07 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Taliban insurgents have killed Aziz Ahmad Panjshiri, a Kabul University lecturer, in central Baghlan district of the northeastern Baghlan province, say local security officials. Jawed Basharat, spokesperson for Baghlan Police Chief, told Kabul Now that the incident took place on Tuesday, November 05, in central Baghlan district while Mr. Panjshiri was travelling to Kunduz. … The post Taliban kill KU lecturer in Baghlan appeared first on KabulNow.

Pakistani armed forces put efforts to extend fencing wall into Afghan soil

Pakistani armed forces put efforts to extend fencing wall into Afghan soil

06 Nov 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Pakistani armed forces have been putting efforts to extend fencing wall into Afghan soil as the construction of fencing wall goes on in Tirkha Oba area of Gomal district of the eastern Paktika province, according to local sources. Nematullah Baburi, a councilman of Paktika province, told Kabul Now that Pakistan armed forces failed to … The post Pakistani armed forces put efforts to extend fencing wall into Afghan soil appeared first on KabulNow.