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OSCE Head Discusses Situation in Afghanistan with Turkmenistan

OSCE Head Discusses Situation in Afghanistan with Turkmenistan

ASHQABAD – The Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry on May 22. The parties discussed issues of security and stability in the region. Miroslav Lajčák noted significant efforts of Turkmenistan in the …

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5,000 Daesh Terrorists Amassed in Afghanistan: Russia

5,000 Daesh Terrorists Amassed in Afghanistan Russia

DUSHANBE – Russia’s top intelligence official has warned that thousands of militants belonging to a Daesh affiliate and with battle experience in Syria have converged in areas in northern Afghanistan bordering Central Asian republics. Alexander Bortnikov, the director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday that a local …

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Peace Has Never Been Closer for Afghanistan: Wang Yi

Peace Has Never Been Closer for Afghanistan Wang Yi

DUSHANBE – The Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn nation, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, calling for inclusive dialogue among Afghans. “After years of war and turmoil in Afghanistan, peace has …

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Daesh Threatens Central Asia Via Afghanistan: Tajik President

Daesh Threatens Central Asia Via Afghanistan Tajik President

KABUL – Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon has said that international terrorist organisations, like ISIS-K (Daesh) want to turn the republics of Central Asia into religious states, trying by all means to seize power. Delivering his statement in a plenary session of the high-level conference: “International and regional cooperation in the …

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Law Makers Brawl Over Election of New Speaker

Law Makers Brawl Over Election of New Speaker

KABUL – The law makers in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Sunday were divided over accepting the new Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani who was declared winner after a voting session on Saturday. Rahmani, who was competing for the seat with Paktia MP Kamal Nasir Osuli, …

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Feature: Lessons Learnt from Failed Parliamentary Election

Lessons Learnt from Failed Parliamentary Election

President Ashraf Ghani described the 7-month delay in announcing the results of the parliamentary election in Kabul and Paktika provinces a ‘catastrophe’ in an inauguration ceremony, which was held in the capital, and called on deputies to avoid repetition of the disaster by modifying the election law. He attributed the …

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IEC Reverses Decision on Use of Biometric System

IEC Reverses Decision on Use of Biometric System

KABUL – The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has reversed its decision on use of biometric system in the upcoming presidential elections amid harsh criticism by some candidates and critics. Lack of time and limited access to resources and the biometric technology are the reasons behind the decision, a document obtained …

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50 Migrant Deaths on Turkey-EU Route Since Start of Year

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ISTANBUL – Since the start of 2019, at least 50 migrants have died trying to reach the European Union from Turkey without regular documents, according to figures from Turkish authorities reported by Anadolu news agency. The majority of the victims died at the Turkey-Iran border, where every year tens of …

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