President Ashraf Ghani in his address to the nation about the announcement of preliminary results of Afghanistan’s presidential election said that no one can rule Afghanistan through gun. Addressing a ceremony about the announcement of the preliminary elections results, President Ghani congratulated the Afghan people over the announcement of preliminary election results. “The announcement of the preliminary results of the election is the outcome of

22 December 2019

Afghan Presidential contender and the leader of “Peace and Justice” electoral team has called the announcement of Presidential election’s preliminary results “unacceptable”. Nabil in reaction to the announcement of Presidential election’s preliminary results said, “Announcing the result of a systematic fraud without addressing the demands of the “Peace and Justice” team and other electoral teams by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has been a

22 December 2019

The leader of “Stability and Partnership” electoral team and the current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says his team will defend people's clean votes at any cost and will not allow a rootless and fraudster group to govern their fates. In reaction to the announcement of the preliminary results of the Presidential election, Abdullah said, “We understand people’s concern. People have the right to be

22 December 2019

The chairperson of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), Zuhra Bayan Shinwari has called on election teams, political parties and civil society organizations to allow the commission to address electoral complaints based on its laws and regulations. “The results are preliminary and any prejudgment should be avoided,” Shinwari said during a press conference in Kabul on Sunday. She stated that all individuals can register their

22 December 2019

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the announcement of the preliminary results for Afghanistan’s presidential election and commends the country’s electoral bodies the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) for their work leading up to the announcement. “On 28 September 2019, the citizens of Afghanistan braved security threats to cast their votes for a better future; those

22 December 2019

The US ambassador in Afghanistan, John Bass says many steps remain before final results of Afghan Presidential election are certified, to ensure the Afghan people have confidence in the results. John Bass in his tweeter account has written that It’ is important for all Afghans to remember that the announced results by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) are preliminary. “We note the IEC release of

22 December 2019

The “Stability and Partnership” electoral team led by the current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has called the preliminary result of the Presidential election “Fraudulent”. Abdullah’s campaign in a statement said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the preliminary results of Presidential election without paying attention to the people’s legal demands and protests. IEC on Sunday said that the Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani won the

22 December 2019

President Ashraf Ghani says the country's education and training quality is not satisfactory and that more investment needs to be made to improve human capacity in this sector. The president made the remarks on Saturday night at a meeting with participants of the 15th Afghan Information Technology and Digitalization Conference, the President’s office said in a statement.

22 December 2019

The Afghan National Army will participate for the first time in Efes 2020, one of Turkey's biggest military exercises, an official statement has said. According to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Kabul, the decision was made during Deputy Minister Munera Yosufzada’s trip to Ankara where met her Turkish counterpart Yunus Emre Karaosmanoglu. The statement added the

22 December 2019

The Afghan government has said it has detained about 700 IS-K group fighters and family members in eastern Afghanistan over the past six months. The Afghan intelligence service, the National Directorate for Security (NDS), said among the 700 are at least 75 women and 159 children. Many of the group are from foreign countries. Many were arrested, but some turned themselves in.

22 December 2019