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Abdullah Warns of Using Every Means to Stop Partial Vote Recount

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Afghanistan’s Chief Executive and presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned on Sunday that his electoral campaign will use every legal means to stop the resumption of partial vote recount. Abdullah accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for being biased toward his rival, the State Builder team led by President Ashraf Ghani. Speaking at a televised press …

Herat Bomb Blast Injures Nine Including Three Children

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At least nine people including three children wounded after a magnetic bomb went off in western Herat province late on Sunday afternoon, an official said. The sticky bomb was attached with the vehicle of a traffic police near the Money Exchanger’s market in the city. The blast happened at around 4:30 on Sunday afternoon. Immediately, …

US Supports Ghani’s Decision to Reassess Release of Taliban’s Prisoners: Bass

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The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, said on Sunday that the Taliban prisoner swap process suspended following the recent attacks in Kabul and Logar provinces. “We supported President Ghani’s announcement to release three Taliban prisoners to promote peace – and the decision to reassess their pending transfer following the attacks in Logar and Kabul …

IEC Non-Voting Int’l Members Accused of Concealing Electoral Violations

IEC Non-Voting Int’l Members Accused of Concealing Electoral Violations

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Maulana Abdullah, a Commissioner of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday claimed that the two non-voting international members of the Commission are concealing electoral violations that are happening at the IEC. According to Commissioner Abdullah, the IEC non-voting members and UNAMA technical advisors, who are visiting the Election Commission, are either showing the electoral …

Taliban Prisoners Still Under Afghan Government Custody: Sediqqi

Taliban Prisoners Still Under Afghan Government Custody: Sediqqi

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Presidential Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Saturday confirmed that Anas Haqqani, Mali Khan and Hafiz Rashid, three members of the Haqqani Network, are still under government custody, because Taliban couldn’t deliver on their promises. “Taliban’s failure to comply with the conditions has delayed the [prisoners] swap process,” Sediqqi wrote on Twitter. Ghani’s Spokesman further said that …

Two Prosecutors Killed in Qarabagh District of Kabul

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Two prosecutors were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle came under the attack of unidentified gunmen in Qarabagh district of Kabul on Saturday, officials said. The prosecutors were traveling from Kabul to their duty station in Bagram airfield, said Jamshid Rasooli, Spokesman of the Attorney General’s Office. Azim Dil Agha, the Governor of …

Prisoner Swap Did Not Take Place: Taliban

15 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

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 Qatar …

Taliban Blamed for Burning 10 Civilians in Jawzjan

15 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

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. Azar further added that the injured civilians were …

Takhar’s District Police Chief Killed in Baghlan

15 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

Mohammad Afzal Hakimi, the police chief for Warsaj district of Takhar province, was killed alongside his three bodyguards in a Taliban ambush in Baghlan province, local security officials confirmed. According to Ahmad Jawid Basharat, a spokesman for Baghlan police, the incident happened on Friday morning on the Takhar-Baghlan highway. Basharat further added that although police …

At Night Family Celebrates Birthday, Next Morning Buries Children

At Night Family Celebrates Birthday, Next Morning Buries Children

14 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

The family members and relatives of those victims, who lost their lives in a car bomb in Kabul on Wednesday, blame government for its failure to provide security for its citizens. A day after the release of Taliban’s top prisoners, a car bomb in Kabul claimed at least 12 lives including children. More than 20 …

Bayat Power Begins Generating Affordable Electricity for Afghans

14 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

Kabul, Afghanistan — November 12, 2019 — Bayat Power, Afghanistan’s largest, Afghan-owned and operated Power Production Company announced today that Bayat Power-1, the region’s most technologically advanced gas fired electric power plant — and Afghanistan’s first new gas based power production plant in more than forty years — has officially started commercial operations of its …

Largest Cold Storage Facility Build in Kabul

14 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

A cold storage facility has been built by the private sector in the capital Kabul. The facility, which is the largest cold storage build in the country, cost about five million US dollar. It has the capacity of storing 5,000 tons of agricultural products at one time. It is holding 2,000 tons of fresh apples …

Road Accident in Iran Kills 28 Afghan Nationals

14 Nov 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

A road accident in Iran has killed 28 Afghan nationals, the Iranian news agencies reported on Thursday. The incident has taken place early in the morning when two crowded minibuses collided near the town of Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan Province. According to reports, 21 people were also injured in the accident. An official in …