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Afghan Politicians Continue Their Call for Interim Govt

Afghan politicians continue their call for interim govt

KABUL – There is a palpable buzz in Afghanistan these days about the forthcoming presidential election, with people and politicians discussing, debating and speculating the future of their war-torn country. A total of 11 candidates among the politicians are in the fray, vying for the most powerful yet most dangerous …

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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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Afghan Presidential Candidates Ask Ghani to Step Down

Afghan Presidential Candidates Ask Ghani to Step Down

KABUL – Majority of Afghan presidential candidates have asked President Ashraf Ghani to step down as soon as his mandate ends on May 22. The presidential election, originally scheduled for April this year, has been postponed twice now to September 28. Ghani has vowed he will stay in office until …

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Ghani Accepts Imran Khan’s Invitation to Visit Pakistan

Ghani and PM khan

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday talked over the phone and discussed the peace process in Afghanistan and regional connectivity, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. President Ashraf Ghani spoke with PM Imran Khan about the peace process and bilateral relations late …

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Afghan Government Ready for Ceasefire: Ghani

Afghan Government Ready for Ceasefire Ghani

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani addressed the closing ceremony of the Grand Consultative Jirga on Peace on Friday where he said the Afghan government is ready to implement all recommendations mentioned in the Peace Jirga’s resolution. He said the Afghan government is ready to announce a ceasefire if the Taliban …

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Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened a four-day Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly on April 29, with more than 3,200 delegates seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban. The Loya Jirga that brings together politicians, tribal elders and other prominent figures, was overshadowed …

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The Hasty Inauguration of Wolesi Jirga

Wolesi Jirga new term inaugrated

President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 17th term of the Afghan Parliament – the Wolesi Jirga – last week at a time when the final results of five provinces, including Kabul, have not been announced. As per the constitutional requirements, the parliament should have been inaugurated last year in March, but …

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Ghani Inaugurates Parliament Despite Incomplete Results

Ghani Inaugurates Parliament Despite Incomplete Results

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 17th legislative term of the Afghan parliament – the Wolesi Jirga – on Friday at a time when the final results of five provinces, including Kabul, have not been announced. Based on the law, the parliament should have been inaugurated last year in …

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Abdullah Rejects Ghani’s Invitation on Peace Jirga

CEO rejects Ghani's invitation

KABUL – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah stands firm on his opposition for the Grand Consultative Jirga, a CEO office official said, adding that he has been invited by the President Ghani to attend the event but he has rejected the invitation. Head of Abdullah’s Office, Abdul Qahar Abid, …

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Feature: Afghan Delegation and Doha Summit

Taliban Blame Kabul for Cancelation of Qatar Meeting

A list of the 250 people was introduced by the Afghan government who were scheduled to attend the Doha Summit to talk to the Taliban, which was also the reason that talks were canceled at the last moment. Taliban ridiculed the number of negotiators and Qatari sponsorship for the talks …

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