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Contractors Rally against Interior Ministry

Dozens of contractors rallied in front of the Parliament in Kabul on Monday against the Interior Ministry failure to pay their dues worth $2.5 billion. One of the protestors, Mohammad Daud, said about 70 firms had signed some years back contracts with the ministry for logistic supplies to provincial police headquarters. Head of the Fayyaz Logistics Company, Daud said: “Under the contract, we are bound to de ...

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Taliban Unable to Retake Control of Afghanistan

A senior Taliban leader, Agha Jan Motasim has said that the Taliban militants in Afghanistan no longer have the support they need to overrun the country. Motasim called on anti-government armed militant groups to sit in for peace talks and insisted that the withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan make it harder for militants to justify their war. He said Taliban militants have even lost support amon ...

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Suicide Bombing Claims Two Lives In Helmand

A suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Helmand province on Monday, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian, a local official said. The attack took place in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the explosion also wounded 15 people — eight policemen and seven civilians. The police convoy was in route to the district of S ...

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The Tricky Process of Vote Audit

The process of vote audit resumed a day after differences emerged between the two election camps. According to the IEC spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor, the differences emerged between the two sides whether votes with voter signatures and finger impressions should be considered as valid or not. With the suspension of the process Sunday, the two teams and the United Nations started negotiations for reaching an a ...

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Newly dedicated byway honors vets of Iraq, Afghanistan wars

By Phil Demers, Berkshire Eagle Staff For too long, the main route through town "resembled a battlefield," but Saturday a freshly resurfaced Washington Mountain Road came full circle and was dedicated to returning veterans, particularly those of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "I’m glad now that the closest it will come to reminding anyone of a battlefield is those signs recognizing the support that this com ...

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The Hands behind Orgun Bombing

By: Abdul Maruf ‘Ghiasee’ Afghan officials blamed the Haqqani Network of masterminding and carrying out the Tuesday’s massive bomb attack in Orgun district of Paktika province. According to the Afghan intelligence officials, the Haqqani militants planned the attack in Miran Shah of Pakistan where a comprehensive military operation by Pakistani military is underway. Unnamed Afghan intelligence official has a ...

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Death Toll From Super Typhoon Rammasun Rises To 17 In China

The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun has increased to 17 on Sunday as one more person was confirmed dead in the island province of Hainan. Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, brought gales and downpours to a number of southern provinces. At least two people are missing, according to local civil affairs authorities. The latest statistics showed that more than 5.57 millio ...

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Firing Across Indian Border Kills, Wounds 5 Pakistanis

At least one civilian was killed and four others including two women wounded on Sunday during an exchange of fire across the working border between India and Pakistan near eastern Silakot city's Charwah and Mirajkey sectors, said officials. Pakistan Rangers claimed that Indian soldiers indiscriminately opened fire early Sunday morning in Sialkot's Mirajkey and Charwah sectors, killing one man and wounding f ...

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BJP Looking To Gain Ground In Muslim-Dominated Kashmir Valley

After a good show in Jammu region in recent Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is trying to gain ground in Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley roping in several members of the community into its fold. Last month, over two dozen Muslims, including women, belonging to various political outfits, joined the BJP, party leaders said. Among the new entrants was daughter of Muhammad Shafi Bhat, a former National Conference legis ...

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Herat is donate $60,000 to blast victims’ kin

Local officials and traders of western Herat province on Sunday announced $60,000 aid for families of the victims of a deadly car bombing in Paktika province. Last week, 43 people were killed and 67 others wounded following the suicide car bombing in the Ahangaran bazaar of Orgun district. Many shops were razed as a result of the blast. At a joint news conference with businessmen in Herat City, Governor Say ...

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Unity govt idea triggers protest in Kabul

Tribal councils and the Afghan National Movement (ANM) on Sunday demanded formation of a national unity government with the representation of all parties to ensure stability in the country. A numbers of civil society activists and representatives of tribal councils staged a rally in the capital Kabul for the formation of a unity government. But Mohammad Yousuf Amin Zazai, a civil society activist, said: “Es ...

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Dobbins briefs Karzai on ballot recount

The special US representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday met President Hamid Karzai and discussed issues pertaining to recount and audit of presidential vote, a statement from the presidential said. James F. Dobbins and briefed the president in line with progress in the recount of ballots and subsequent meetings between presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. ...

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US Congress Uneasy Over Plans To Leave Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s disputed election and Iraq’s unraveling are giving members of Congress and US allies in the region reason to think President Obama should reconsider his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is different from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence since shortly after US troops left, and that the drawdown decision ...

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Struggling To Keep Afghan Girl Safe After Mullah Is Accused Of Rape

It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque, and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honor killing in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instea ...

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Vote Auditing Of Presidential Runoff Suspended

Vote auditing of presidential runoff was suspended on Sunday, local media reported. "The process of auditing the votes cast in presidential runoff was suspended on Sunday due to differences between the observers of Abdullah Abdullah's team with Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over auditing votes in some ballot boxes," Presidential runoff was held on June 14 between Abdullah and Ghani Ahmadzai. However, Abdullah has a ...

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Afghanistan-China’s Developing Relations

As the US is withdrawing forces from Afghanistan, China is increasingly boosting its presence in the country through development of diplomatic relations and large-scale industrial and construction projects. According to the reports, China announced it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan. The role of the special envoy will be ensuring China’s friendly relations with Afghanistan and ensuring the cou ...

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Audit of disputed run-off halted

Afghanistan's election commission has suspended an audit of votes from June's hotly-disputed presidential run-off. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said this was due to a "misunderstanding",without elaborating. Both candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah accuse each other of electoral fraud. The audit process of more than eight million votes - brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry - h ...

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The Other War of Aggression That Needs to End

By: Jovanni Reyes As violence in Iraq continues, and Israel escalates its brutal assault on Gaza, the human tragedy of boundless war and militarism could not be more clear. Yet, despite overwhelming U.S. public opinion that the so-called War on Terror (which amounts to a war on a military tactic and/or a political strategy) is a failure, the U.S. continues to wage and back open-ended military aggression, in ...

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The Notorious Bill of MPs Privileges

Activists and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday opposed a new draft law that would grant extensive privileges to MPs including a 25 percent salary for the rest of their life. The activists participating in the demonstration called on the Parliament to remain committed to defending the rights of the people and refrain proceeding with approval of the law. The MPs approved the law unanimously on Saturday and ...

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Christians Flee From Islamic State Threats

Christian families have abandoned their homes and fled Mosul after the Sunni rebel group, the Islamic State, threatened them with death if they did not convert to Islam or pay tax. "Some families have had all their money and jewellery taken from them at an insurgent checkpoint as they fled the city," Abu Rayan, a Christian who left Mosul with his family told AFP news agency on Saturday. "Some of our homes h ...

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