January 28, 2021
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  • Interim political setup is on the way, say observers

    intra-Afghan talks

    “My basic goal is to be able to hand power, through the will of the people, to my elected successor. This is crucial to enable us to both honor the sacrifice of our civilians, our activists, and others,” President Ghani said, talking to CNN. Ghani’s remarks come at a time…

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  • Employment contracts forged by IEC’s Nangarhar office

    Employment contracts forged by IEC’s Nangarhar office

    Findings by a delegation of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) reveal that a number of officials at the IEC have requested a total of 8,292,000 afghanis as salary payments for 160 short-term appointed workers of the IEC in Nangarhar province while their total salaries, as set in the IEC’s salary…

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  • Taliban shot dead bank employee in Ghazni

    Target killing of Bank employee in Ghazni

    The Taliban have targeted an employee of Kabul Bank in the southern Ghazni city today, Tuesday, January 12, a local official confirmed. Ahmad Khan Seerat, spokesperson for Ghazni police chief, told Kabul Now that the incident took place in PD2 of Ghazni city around 08:00 AM on Tuesday. Mr. Seerat…

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  • Taliban kill nine security forces in Farah and four civilians in Faryab

    28 dead in recent clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban

    As many as nine Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under a Taliban attack in Pusht Rud district of the western Farah province, an MP who represents Farah province in the Afghan parliament confirmed. Abdul Sattar Hosseini, an MP, said today, Monday, January 11, that the incident…

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  • Karim Khalili to visit Islamabad today

    Karim Khalili

    Leader of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Afghanistan (Afghanistan’s Unity Party), Mohammad Karim Khalili, leading a delegation, will arrive in Islamabad today, Monday, January 11, said a statement issued by Pakistan’s foreign ministry. Mr. Khalili visits Pakistan on an official invitation by Pakistan’s government. During his three-day visit, Mohammad Karim Khalili will meet Prime…

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  • Talk to negotiators

    Talk to negotiators; Amin Ahmadi

    As Afghanistan’s peace talks crawl along in Doha, Kabul Now has talked to Mohammad Amin Ahmadi, a prominent member of the government peace negotiating team. Mr. Ahmadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic theology, has served as senior member of legal board at the Ministry of Higher Education and senior…

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  • Landmine kills APPF employees in Kabul, airstrike kills civilians in Nimroz

    As many as three members of the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF), including its spokesperson, Zia Wadan, were killed and one other was wounded when their riding vehicle hit a roadside bomb planted in the first street of Karte Naw, a neighborhood in PD8 of Kabul city, a government source…

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  • Taliban kidnap four civilians in Qarabagh district of Ghazni

    Taliban abduct civilians in Qarabagh of Ghazni

    The Taliban militants have abducted four civilians, who are residents of Jaghori and Malistan districts, in Qarabagh district of the southern Ghazni province, a local official confirmed. Talking to Kabul Now, district governor of Jaghori, Aref Bahunar, said that the incident took place on Saturday, January 09, in Zardaloo village…

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  • Talk to negotiators

    Talk to negotiators; Mansour

    As the second round of a contentious peace talks is underway between the government-led peace delegation and the Taliban negotiators, Kabul Now has sat with Hafiz Mansour, a prominent member of the government-led negotiating team. Mr. Mansour, who represents Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan, has served as an MP representing Kabul. He is…

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  • Be kind to persons with disability: Gulchehra

    Be kind to persons with disability: Gulchehra

    “Everything happened at once. I was a second year student at university, symptoms of osteoarthritis appeared in my body. My legs felt heavier as days passed. I slowly lost my walking ability and became a cripple. While I was trying to come to terms with my disease, I realized that…

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