September 21, 2020

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  • Afghan bank governor widely slammed for blocking journalists on Twitter

    Afghan bank governor widely slammed for blocking journalists on Twitter

    Acting governor of Afghanistan central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank, Ajmal Ahmady, has been widely criticized by social media users, national and international journalists, and foreign diplomats for blocking journalists on Twitter. Ahmady started to block reporters after they shared an investigative report by Kabul Now and Etilaatroz asking him for…

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  • AOO files corruption cases against senior officials  

    AOO files corruption cases against senior officials

    Afghanistan Ombudsperson Office (AOO) has filed alleged corruption cases against former and current government officials, including former health minister Ferozuddin Feroz, in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). They have been referred to AGO on charges of embezzlement in Covid-19 budget, AOO says. Feroz Bashari, spokesperson to the AOO, told Kabul…

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  • Hundred and one years of delusion

    Afghanistan Independence Day

    In our country, a false patriot trend makes the tendency which is chanted by all leaders no matter to what ideological characterizations they may fit. Almost all leaders who have ruled over the country prided themselves as a patriot son of the land for whom nation’s dignity, sovereignty, independence and…

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  • Intra-Afghan talks delayed over difference in Taliban prisoners’ release

    Intra-Afghan talks delayed over difference in Taliban prisoners' release

    The intra-Afghan talks, which was scheduled to start on August 16, has been delayed. A Taliban spokesperson confirmed that the intra-Afghan negotiations was postponed as the Afghan government has not released the remaining Taliban prisoners. But the State Ministry for Peace (SMP) says no exact date has been set for…

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  • Afghanistan released 80 Taliban prisoners

    Intra-Afghan talks delayed over difference in Taliban prisoners' release

    The Afghan government has released 80 of the 400 Taliban prisoners today, Friday, August 14, says an Afghan security spokesperson. Javid Faisal, spokesperson for Afghanistan Office of the National Security Council (ONSC), in a tweet earlier today, announced that that the Afghan government released 80 Taliban convicts. The release of…

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  • Women rights to education and work remains serious concern

    Women rights to education and work remains serious concern

    A delegation of Afghan representatives led by the government will meet with Taliban peace negotiators for first time in talks that will be held in few weeks. The two sides will discuss a power sharing deal including country’s future political system. On Monday, August 10, President Ashraf Ghani signed a…

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  • Does intra-Afghan talks bring lasting peace in Afghanistan?

    Does intra-Afghan talks bring lasting peace in Afghanistan?

    The road ahead of Afghan peace process appears to be bloomy and complex though main obstacle against start of intra-Afghan talks was removed with President Ghani, under US pressure and Taliban’s resistance, ordered the release of 400 Taliban notorious prisoners yesterday, August 10. On Monday, August 10, Afghanistan’s state-run television,…

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  • Father of fallen soldier struggles to survive

    Father of fallen soldier struggles to survive

    “They brought four dead bodies in a single day to Qala-e-Shahada mosque. One of them was my son, Sharif,” Khadim Hussain retells the devastating scene he saw eight years back. His one and only son, Sharif, who was member of the Afghan National Police, was killed in war against the…

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  • Ghani to sign decree, releasing 400 Taliban prisoners

    Ghani to release 400 Taliban prisoners

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking at closing of the three-day Consultative Loya-Jirga, today, Sunday, August 09, announced that he would sign a decree to release 400 Taliban prisoners, whose fates were pending for their involvement in “serious crime”. The statement comes after the Consultative Loya Jirga, with a nearly 3,000…

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  • Five policemen killed in southern Afghanistan

    As many as four policemen were killed when their outpost came under Taliban attack in Maiwand district of the southern Kandahar province, local security authorities told Kabul Now on Saturday, August 08. Jamal Nasir Barikzai, spokesperson for Kandahar governor, confirmed that the Taliban fighters launched an attack late on Friday…

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