VOA News / December 30, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A powerful Afghanistan governor returned to his office Saturday and chaired an official meeting in violation of a presidential decree that ousted him from his post earlier this month. The escalating political uncertainty comes as the United States and its allies step up military efforts in
1TV: Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said he agreed with President Ashraf Ghani’s decision to accept resignation of Ata Mohammad Noor as Balkh governor. Afghan presidency announced approval of Noor’s resignation a week ago. Noor, however, protested the move saying the resignation, offered months ago, was no longer valid, and said that the central
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 23, 2017 One of Afghanistan’s most powerful regional politicians has vowed to defy his ouster as governor of the northern province of Balkh, posing a potential threat to the shaky Western-backed governing coalition of President Ashraf Ghani. The presidential palace said on December 18 that it had approved the resignation
1TV: Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah reacted to Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbudin Hekmatyar’s recent remarks about the share of eastern provinces in the government. “Division affects a country as poison does. Talking about ethnic share and pushing one province against another does not help one to reach his legitimate goals,” Abdullah said in ministerial council meeting on
1TV: “Afghan National Unity Government is not supporting Afghan citizens to join any war. We want Afghans to live peacefully anywhere they are.” Said Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Ministerial council meeting on Monday. Abdullah also welcomed elimination of Daesh sanctuaries in other countries and praised states that were involved in the efforts. Click here to read
1TV: Khan issued the call during a gathering in western Herat province late Tuesday, where Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor said he could be a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. “I think that Dr. Abdullah has tried his luck in the past two elections. He shouldn’t try his failed luck once again.” Click here
Tolo News: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday went to northern Balkh province where he attended a ceremony that was held to mark Martyrs Week. Abdullah was welcomed by Balkh governor, Atta Mohammad Noor, despite ongoing tension between the two officials over a range of issues including Abdullah’s inability to secure Jamiat-e-Islami party’s share in government.
Tolo News: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the recent statement by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Hizb-e-Islami leader, about Afghanistan’s National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud are rooted from a reprisal and that those remarks will not affect the status of the country’s martyrs. Abdullah said that Hekmatyar was seeking fame by making such ‘false allegations’.
VOA News / July 22, 2017 Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team returned Saturday to Kabul after its successful trip to Washington for the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, and several officials representing the presidential palace welcomed the girls home, calling them role models. In the ceremony, Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of the national unity government, said, “Despite
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News April 10, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The future of Afghanistan’s unity government is “shaky,” according to a new report by the International Crisis Group. The Brussels based NGO says Afghanistan’s New Unity Government is beset with internal disagreements and discord, while facing a revived insurgency. The group blames the discord on what it