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IC Expected to Announce Continued Support from Afghanistan in Geneva: UN

IC Expected to Announce Continued Support from Afghanistan in Geneva: UN

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The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto says the International Community (IC) is expected to announce continued support from Afghanistan in Geneva conference. “In Geneva conference, it is expected that the international community will provide continued strong support to Afghanistan in political and development fields and this is a response to the efforts …

President Ghani Opened National Archive of Presidential Palace

President Ghani Opened National Archive of Presidential Palace

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The national archive of Presidential Palace-(ARG) was opened by President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday. President Ghani said the reason of shifting the Afghan film archive to ARG is to secure historical treasures and creating better facilities for researchers and people to easily access the archive. Ghani noted that none of the Presidential Palace’s employees have …

Ghani Picks New Head of IEC Secretariat

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The New Head of Secretariat for the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has been appointed, President Ghani’s Office confirmed. Ghani’s office announced Thursday that Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new Chief of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission after a list of eligible candidates was provided to government by the IEC. …

Protesters Closed Again Hairatan Port in Balkh

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Balkh protesters on Wednesday closed Hairatan commercial port and vowed to keep it shut until government accepts their demands. Deputy of Jumbish Party, Gul Mohammad Arkin, said Thursday that the port will remain closed for shipments coming in from Uzbekistan and for government employees. Meanwhile, residents in the northern provinces, especially traders, urged protesters not …

‘U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Isn’t Working’ – Reiterates Karzai

‘U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Isn’t Working’ – Reiterates Karzai

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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has once again lashed out the United States, saying the U.S. Afghan strategy is not working and that the security situation has been deteriorated his war-weary country.   Speaking during an interview with China’s CGTN TV channel, Karzai said that the Afghan people call for change in the U.S. policy …

IS Beheads Senior Taliban Commander in Jawzjan

IS Beheads Senior Taliban Commander in Jawzjan

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Local officials say a senior Taliban commander has been beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.    Confirming the incident, the provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafoori said that the Taliban commander was identified as Mulla Burjan also known as Al Khabis. Mulla Burjan alongside his colleague had come …

Afghan, Kazakh Officials Hold Business Matchmaking Conference in Kabul

Afghan, Kazakh Officials Hold Business Matchmaking Conference in Kabul

17 Jul 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

Afghanistan and Kazakhstan on Tuesday held business matchmaking conference in Kabul. The conference was organized between the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan in the Afghan capital. At the event, Deputy Head of ACCI, Khan Jan Alokozai said that Afghan traders import construction items and petroleum …

Hekmatyar Claims IEC’s Figure for Registered Voters Is False

Hekmatyar Claims IEC’s Figure for Registered Voters Is False

17 Jul 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami party, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claims that the figure presented by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for registered voters in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections was false. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them …

Defense Ministry Says Special Forces Not Involved in Qaisari’s Detention

Defense Ministry Says Special Forces Not Involved in Qaisari’s Detention

17 Jul 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

The Defense Ministry says militia commander Nizamuddin Qaisari has been arrested by the military council in Faryab province, insisting that the Special Forces have not been involved in the operation. Addressing a news conference on Tuesday in Kabul, the Defense Ministry deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanish stressed that Qaisari was moved to Kabul with an aircraft …

U.S. General Says Remarks on Afghan Peace Talks ‘Mischaracterized’

U.S. General Says Remarks on Afghan Peace Talks ‘Mischaracterized’

17 Jul 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were “mischaracterized”. In a statement, it referred to reports on Monday in which Nicholson reiterated comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

58 Released from Taliban Prison in Helmand

58 Released from Taliban Prison in Helmand

17 Jul 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

At least 58 people, including security personnel and civilians, were released from a Taliban prison in Helmand province, local officials said on Tuesday. Maiwand 205 Corps in a press release said the prisoners were freed after a commando unit raided the prison late Monday night in Musa Qala district. “Four soldiers, 15 Police officers, two …