The Chief Executive Office has called on the chairman of the Senate House, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar to apologize from the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The Cheif Executive Office in a statement condemned Muslimyar’s remarks regarding the IEC and counting the presidential votes and stressed that no one has the right to warn commissions, officials and government employees. “The Executive Office has instructed the judicial institutions

1 October 2019

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, visited the headquarters of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul to review officials working to tabulate and verify Afghanistan’s presidential election. “People’s trust depends on electoral bodies’ performance,” Yamamoto said. He indicated that transparency is vital and urged candidate agents and observers to view the tallying and other processes at the IEC.

1 October 2019

The head of “Security and Justice” electoral team, Rahmatullah Nabil on Tuesday said that the Presidential Election has no winner in the first round and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) must take preparations for the second round. During a press conference in Kabul, Nabil called on IEC to separate black and white votes and restore people’s lost confidence. Nabil noted that he has serious questions

1 October 2019

The officials of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said that 4367 complaints have been registered in the commission. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, IECC secretary and spokesperson, Mohmmad Qasim Elyasi said the major number of complaints from Kabul was 1587 complaints, Herat 490 complaints and Jawzjan 131 complaints. He noted that the process

1 October 2019

Local officials in Ghazni province said that the Taliban have set up checkpoints in Kabul – Kandahar highway of Maidan Wardak province. The provincial governor spokesperson, Arif Noori wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that Taliban group have set up several checkpoints in vicinity of Maidan Wardak province. Meanwhile, the civilian deputy of Ghazni police, Mirza Hussain

1 October 2019

A Taliban prominent leader has been killed in an airstrike in northern Balkh province, Afghan military said. The 209 Shaheen Corps in a statement on Monday said that Gul Nabi Mubarez, the Taliban shadow district chief for Chemtal district was killed in an airstrike. The statement noted that Gul Nabi Mubarez had an active role in all terrorist attacks in Balkh province.

1 October 2019

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) called on all electoral observers to cooperate with the commission. Addressing a press conference, head of IEC secretariat, Habib-Ur-Rahman Nang called on all electoral observers to cooperate with the commission saying that don’t confuse the public, the commission will not let anyone interfere in the commission’s work. He noted that all the

1 October 2019

At least 11 policemen have been killed in a multi-pronged Taliban attack on a district headquarters in Balkh province, local officials said. The spokesman of provincial governor, Munir Ahmad Farhad said the attack started early on Tuesday morning and clashes are still underway in Shortipa district of Balkh. A Taliban spokesperson claimed to overrun the district, but

1 October 2019

National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib has met with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York and discussed Afghan elections, the security situation, and prospects for peace, NSA office said. Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, Adela Raz and Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman were also in the meeting. The UN Secretary General António Guterres has emphasized on the importance of the UN’s work in Afghanistan

1 October 2019

The incoming top U.S. military officer has warned America's adversaries to "never underestimate our skill, our capability and our combat power." Army Gen. Mark Milley said the United States will remain the world's "premier fighting force," after he was formally sworn in as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a ceremony overseen by U.S. President Donald Trump Monday.

1 October 2019