Monthly Archives: February 2020

Tremendous support to Afghan peace process

(The Kabul Times): US President Donald Trump, soon after his arrival in India on a two-day visit, said the Afghan peace agreement had drawn tremendous support. The US and the Taliban, at the end of a week-long reduction in violence across Afghanistan, are optimistic of signing a landmark peace deal in Doha. “It has received

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulates President Ghani on his Re-election

(BNA): During a telephonic call, the Crown Prince of Abdu Dhabi and Deputy Commander in Chief of United Arab Emirates armed forces, congratulated President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on his re-election, said a statement from the Presidential Palace the other day. Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan described relation between the two countries brotherhood and friendly

Afghan political forces must unite behind peace process: NATO chief

(ONE TV): In a statement, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that any concerns about the electoral process should be addressed according to constitutional and legal procedures. “I call on all Afghan political actors to refrain from taking steps that would escalate tensions and undermine political stability,” Stoltenberg said. “I urge all Afghans to demonstrate national

Int’l cooperation key to fight Coronavirus

(The Kabul Times): Afghanistan’s health officials on Monday confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus in the western province of Herat, where a state of emergency has since been declared. A 35-year-old person who recently returned from the Iranian city of Qom is the country’s first case. The person’s name and gender have not been

NSDF Day Celebrated in Kunar

(BNA): National Security and Defense forces Day was celebrated in Kunar last night. Hundreds of tribal elders and Islamic scholars, students, activists, and local officials were attended in the ceremony. The tribal elders at the ceremony praised the military’s dedication of security forces for people and safeguarding national sovereignty and the country’s complete integrity, asked

Taliban Joined SF in Ghor

(BNA): Five armed Taliban were joined to Security Forces in Ghor yesterday. Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman for Ghor governor told BNA correspondent, the Taliban led by Mullah Abdul Rahman with their hand weapons were joined to security forces in Charseda District, Ghor

Ghani postpones presidential inauguration until March 9: Khalilzad

(ONE TV): Zalmay Khalilzad, who is the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, said on Twitter that the Afghan foreign ministry had announced the postponement of Thursday’s planned presidential inauguration ceremony. “I welcome President Ghani’s decision to postpone the event until March 9,” Khalilzad said. “This will allow time for necessary consultations so that the

CAPS Co-Organizes Training for Civil Society Organizations involved in the peace process

The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) co-organized a5-day training with Folk Bernadotte Academy (FBA) on Inclusive Peace-Making and the role of Civil Society in Peace Process from 9 - 13 February 2020.The training was led by international experts, practitioners and facilitators train Civil Society Organizations (CSO) on advocacy, strategic communication and peace negotiations.

Taliban reject election results

(Afghanistan Times): The Taliban group – with whom the US has been engaged to reach a political settlement and end the Afghan conflict – in a statement have opposed the final results of the Afghanistan presidential polls, saying “it is in conflict with the contents of ongoing peace process.” The Taliban has expressed its concern

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