Tolo News: The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. Based on the Constitution, Ghani’s tenure ends on May 22. A number of presidential candidates described the court’s decision in defiance to the spirit of the law and accuse the president
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 19, 2019 Disputes over the size of delegations have roiled critical peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with new talks in Qatar now suspended and Washington urging both sides to return to the table. The talks, which had been scheduled for April 19, were considered a
Tolo News: As the National Unity Government’s (NUG) term will end within the next one month, a group of 11 presidential candidates have started consultations on the establishment of an interim government to prevent “power gap” as elections are scheduled for September 28. The candidates said the incumbent government’s term ends on May 22 and that
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with members of the delegation who will hold a meeting with the Taliban in Qatar on April 20. He said the Afghan delegation which is preparing to hold discussion with the Taliban in Doha are carrying an important mission which is a dignified peace within the framework of
Emran Feroz via TRTWorld: Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so. A few days ago, massive protests took place in the province of Helmand, southern Afghanistan. The night before, Afghan and American forces raided another home in the region. According to locals,
Tolo News: Hours after the Afghan government announced a “finalized” list of Qatar delegation, some critics said the 250-member list requires to be inclusive and that it should represent people from all over the country. The list shows that 90 delegates have introduced by political parties and movements and 150 others have been introduced by government.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 14, 2019 KABUL — Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says he will boycott a planned meeting of nearly 2,500 Afghan politicians and tribal, ethnic, and religious leaders aimed at discussing negotiations with the Taliban. Abdullah made the announcement on April 14, about two weeks before the gathering, known as
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 13, 2019 Taliban fighters attacked the outskirts of a northern Afghan city and bomb blasts were reported in the capital, Kabul, a day after the Taliban launched their annual spring offensive. The violence on April 13 comes as the United States continues to push for a peace settlement with the
1TV: Afghan government will be at the center of any peace deal with the Taliban, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo said this after being asked by US Senator Linsey Graham if the Afghan government will be a meaningful participant in any peace deal. “More than that, they will be at the
Ariana: Most of the presidential candidates are against the upcoming Grand Consultative Peace Jirga, reasoning that it is an electoral campaign for President Ashraf Ghani, a Presidential candidate said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).