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Danish’s Office Rejects Involvement in Release of Faryadi

The office of Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the second vice president of Afghanistan, on Thursday rejected reports that former Hizb-e-Islami warlord Zardad Faryadi was released from detention on the basis of a letter of guarantee by Danish.  Danish’s office said in a press release that Faryadi was not detained following his …

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Nangarhar Man Divorces Wife, Beheads Their Baby Boy

A Jalalabad man on Tuesday killed his seven-month-old son after divorcing his wife, Nangarhar officials said on Wednesday. Nangarhar police said the man has been arrested and is being held in custody. According to police the suspect has confessed to the crime. “When his wife was on her way to …

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1,000 Afghans Who Worked With British Forces Resettled In UK

The British defense minister said this week that nearly 1,000 Afghans who worked with British forces have been resettled in the UK. Defense Minister Mike Penning said Britain owed them “a debt of gratitude” for their service during the war, British media reported. He said: “The UK remains committed to …

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UNAMA Commends Human Rights Defenders

UNAMA Commends Human Rights DefendersAt a UNAMA-sponsored event this week in Kabul, leading human rights defenders described how Afghanistan’s armed conflict had made their work more challenging, but all the more essential. By defending the rights of others, the activists affirm that the loss of anyone’s rights diminishes the humanity …

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NATO Chief Suggests Trump Will Continue Afghan Partnership

  He said Afghanistan was still a priority for the alliance. “As I said we will have a summit next year here in Brussels and I am looking forward to meet the new president (elect) Donald Trump here to discuss a wide range of issues. I guess we will have …

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Was Afghan Migrant Behind A Second Murder?

Police are reportedly investigating whether an Afghan migrant who confessed to the rape and murder of the daughter of a high-ranking EU official in Freiburg, in Germany, also killed another woman, the U.K’s Express reported. The body of 27-year-old Carolin Gruber was found in woodland north of the city on …

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16 Insurgents Killed in Counter-Terrorism Operations

At least 16 insurgents were killed in counter-terrorism operations conducted by security forces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Tuesday. “The operations were conducted in Barmal district of Paktika, Samkani district of Paktia, Dowab district of Nuristan, Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan …

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38 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Helmand Operations

At least 38 Taliban insurgents were killed in air and ground forces operations in southern Helmand province in the past 24 hours, the Provincial Governor’s Office said in a statement on Tuesday. The operation was conducted in Geremsir and Nehr-e-Siraj districts of the province. Among the dead are Taliban commanders, …

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MPs Question Ghani’s Policy Of Governance

  Some MPs however commended the president’s foreign policy track – specifically that relating to Pakistan – but said more work has to be done by Ghani to curb corruption and implement systematic reforms in government institutions. “I cannot support a system whose alphabet is based on plundering, corruption, aggression …

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An excerpt from President Ghani’s remarks at the heart of Asia 6th Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan

“There is need for a fund to combat extremism. Pakistan has generously pledged 500 million dollars for reconstruction of Afghanistan. This fund, Mr. Aziz (referring to PM Nawaz Sharif’s advisor on foreign affairs), could very well be used for containing extremism because without peace any amount of assistance will not …

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