The head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto in a meeting with members of the Independent Election Commission in Kabul on Sunday called for the separate holding of the presidential, the provincial councils and the Ghazni parliamentary elections.
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Finance and Administration of the Ministry of Information and Culture Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi and Journalist Support Fund board members called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh here yesterday.
The Central Bank on Sunday confirmed that a Kabul-based Iranian bank, the Arian Bank, has been closed over money laundering charges.
The lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Sunday divided over accepting the new Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani who was declared winner after a voting session on Saturday.
The new lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Saturday elected Mir Rahman Rahmani as the new speaker of the house.
A peace agreement with the Taliban is unlikely to be struck before the September election in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy has said.
At least nine civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded in a traffic accident in Farsi district in Herat province on Saturday, the provincial governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad said.
In a statement, the United Nations said that the militant group has carried out dozens of terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
China must clarify its strategic priorities to be able to positively influence the trajectory of the Afghan peace process.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a meeting with President Ghani’s Special Envoy and the head of the High Peace Council’s secrtariat expressed her country’s full support to sustainable peace, economic development and stability in Afghanistan, a spokesman for India’s Foreign External Affairs Ministry said in a tweet.