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Afghan President Ghani to Meet Biden as Violence Surges

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:49 min | 5 months ago

Afghan President Ghani to Meet Biden as Violence Surges

"On friday. Us president joe biden will meet. Afghan president ashraf ghani and the chairman of afghanistan's high council for national reconciliation abdullah abdullah at the white house. It will be their first in-person meeting at which they'll discuss. Us troop withdrawal. The talks come as fighting. Intensifies between gan forces and the taliban at least thirty districts have been seized by the taliban since the us announced in april that all us troops would withdraw before september. The eleventh such ongo hell is visiting teacher. The london school of economics and political science and joins me. Now good morning tucson on the agenda for this meeting well. Some of the key issues are to do with joe biden reiterating the intention to withdraw not just us troops but us contractors as well and they along with the military plates such an important role in providing security and assistance to of galveston the other aspect. Which is perhaps linked to be equally controversial. Is the pressure that will be put on. Ashraf ghani to restart negotiations with the taliban now the frustration that the government has had is that whatever talks they've had with the taliban the laws you have then been violated by the taliban through violence so there is going to be Some acrimony in the meeting it's a it's a situation that i have is not looking forward to and it was still hope Vain hope i would say in afghanistan that somehow joe biden will change his mind and cancelled the withdrawal. But i think that is very unlikely.

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Formal Start of Final Phase of Afghan Pullout by US, NATO

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 7 months ago

Formal Start of Final Phase of Afghan Pullout by US, NATO

"America and NATO have begun their final withdrawal from Afghanistan ending America's forever war after nearly twenty years president Biden said may one is the date to begin the final pullout but diplomatic and military officials say the packing up began almost a month ago the last US and allied forces are scheduled to be gone by September eleventh the western diplomats in Kabul say July fourth is the goal Afghanistan's chief peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah says finding peace with the Taliban will be a huge challenge but I wouldn't call it didn't of the world the people on the streets of Kabul say Afghanistan's own army is capable good news has not all the notes violence in the country peach with the arrival of foreign forces but a bill of warns Afghan political leaders must be United in talks with the Taliban a peaceful inclusive peaceful settlement is said is what everybody believes in adding nobody has forgotten the recent history of the country I'm Ben Thomas

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Need the shows you love the voice of New York 17. W O R an I Heart radio station. It's 28 degrees still snowing at three o'clock. Good morning. I'm Steve Greenfield. New York City schools are operating all remote. Today is the storm finishes up and in Y Z begins to clean up process. Is a change for kindergartners and elementary school students who have been allowed back and buildings since earlier this month, But nothing new for middle and high schoolers who have continued the online learning with no started right now for in person learning. The F D. N y. Investigating after a synagogue in Brooklyn went up in flames yesterday morning. The two story building, which houses congregation base aren on the 18th Avenue location and Borough Park was founded in the 19 fifties by state senators. Simca filters late father officials say that blaze broke out on the 1st and 2nd floor. Three people removed from that second floor F D N Y deputy chief James Boylan and said firefighters were able to save some lives along with some sacred documents. Ah, haunting echo of 9 11. ABC is Aaron Khutor ski now telling us of a plan to hijack a plane and crash it into a building. The alleged plot was hatched in 2016 by a 30 year old Kenyan Kahlo Abdullah Abdullah, who prosecutors said train for his pilot's license and researched hijacking so he could crash a plane into one of the country's tallest buildings just shows Enduring terrorist interest in aviation. Despite everything we have done is a country and almost 20 years, two decades post 9 11. Javid Ali, formerly of the National Security Council, and FBI, is an expert on al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda affiliate that prosecutors said directed the attack. The target was not identified. Abdullah pleaded not guilty. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS NEW YORK The nor'easter unlikely to blame for a multi vehicle crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway. It was about six o'clock last night when the 1st 911 call was received. Nearly 20 vehicles have piled up on that crash near West One 81st Street. Six people are taking the hospital's four of the six head injuries considered serious but not life threatening. Three hours all south bound lanes on the highway. We're closed. Cuomo says the state could enter to phase two of its Corona virus vaccine plan By late January. James flipping reports that the first shots administered this week. Phase one is underway. Vaccinating.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Well with temperatures in the twenties when tails we go in the single digits near zero, and we could be looking at some isolated power outages. Unfortunately with those strong winds on with some very bad conditions on the roads because of the heavy stone falling at Frankly, a very rapid clip but again, ending improving quickly by sunrise, and the cleanup begins, as we have through Thursday seat and really everybody should just hunker down if they can, and we practice what we preach. I'm staying at the hotel across the street. I'm not going anywhere. Thank you, Mark. We will talk to you again shortly, also making headlines tonight, a Kenyan national being indicted for helping the plan the 9 11 style attack on the United States. The U. S attorney's office in New York, says the 30 year old show Low Abdullah Abdullah obtained his pilot's license in the Philippines. The direction of a terror group and Shebab. He also allegedly conducted research on how to hijack a commercial airliner for planned attack on a building in a major U. S. City, the FBI and other law enforcement members were able to foil that plot. Abdula remains in custody since his initial arrest in the Philippines. Well, that's more to talk about ahead. And of course, we will also re camp that forecast in a moment. We'll also hear from a Met all ahead sports in your weather Channel forecast coming up next W o R news time. 803. Not long ago I met Mike Lyndall, the incredible inventor of my pillow, and he fit me for my very own my pillow, among other products. I can't stop raving about them. They're amazing. These pillows won't go flat. You could wash and dry them constantly and most impor. Only they're made in the USA for a limited time. Mike is offering his premium my pillows for his lowest price.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Killing fish and making birds. Sick. Red tide Returning to the southwest coast of Florida satellite imagery isn't picking up the toxic algae blooms. But the state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says It has been detected foiled. The alleged plot was hatched in 2016 by a 30 year old Kenyan Coehlo Abdullah Abdullah, who prosecutors said train for his pilot's license and researched hijacking so he could crash a plane into one of the country's tallest buildings just shows this enduring terrorist interest in aviation. Despite everything we have done is a country and almost 20 years, two decades post 9 11 Javid Ali, formally at the National Security Council, and FBI, is an expert on al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda affiliate that Prosecutors said directed the attack. The target was not identified. Abdullah pleaded not guilty. Aaron could risky ABC NEWS NEW YORK fired by President Trump after calling the 2020 election the most secure in American history. A Senate panel is taking testimony from Christopher Cribs, the former head of U. S Cyber security while elections air sometimes messy. This was a secure election. That I have no doubt. Ribs is warning of long term damage to democracy. When elections air doubted a 39 year old Florida man that was bitten by a shark off siesta key yesterday and walked home while bleeding from his hand and arm. He was taken to a local hospital. There's no update on his condition because of privacy rights. This is ABC News. NEWSMAX TV. Everyone's talking about it. 30 Million people are watching news Max for real News on President Trump, Biden the election and more and make sure you vote in Newsmax is national poll asking if President Trump should concede. Just text fish to 39 747 and vote instantly. That's fish to 39 747 Watch Newsmax for great shows on major cable systems and free on Roco, YouTube, smart TVs and more vote about trump. Text fish to 39 747 today. Trucks. Iverson ABC News Not completing high school.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Healthcare workers to nursing home residents and Florida and another vaccine candidate is in the final review. Operation Warp speed chief. Operating officer General Gus Purna, pleased with the massive vaccination effort. Thus far, we've been seeing it all over the news people getting doses of vaccine really a remarkable and end of effort. The most vulnerable are the first in line. We're already doing long term healthcare facilities, saying 1100 of them by Monday. Operation Warp speeds. Doctor Moncef slowly says the Madonna vaccine is on track for FDA authorization. 20 million Will be delivered by the end of the month. Dave Packer, ABC News president elect Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana mayor people to judge appearing at a briefing and Delaware today by naming Buddha judge for his transportation secretary pick to bridge infrastructure, he says, and climate change, I think of climate change. Think about jobs. Good pain union jobs. Jobs to put Americans to work. Making their air cleaner for our kids to breathe. Restoring our crumbling roads, bridges and ports, making it faster, cheaper and cleaner to transport. American made goods across the country have confirmed that the judge will break ground, is the first openly gay Cabinet member to lead a department in a permanent position in New York federal prosecutors charging a Kenyan national with planning a 9 11 style attack, Federal prosecutors described kowtow Abdullah Abdullah as an operative of the Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab and said he was determined to attack the United States nearly 20 years after 9 11 The indictment said he obtained a pilot's license in the Philippines researched ways to breach a cockpit and research the tallest building in a major U. S city. The indictment did not identify the city or the building, but said Abdullah wanted to obtain an American visa. He was arrested last year in the Philippines and just arrived in New York, where he pleaded not guilty. ABC is Aaron Carter Ski You're listening.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"What's first, Josh? Afghanistan's chief peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, said that the U. S decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict. Abdullah spoken and Kara, where he saw it. Turkey's support for negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban that are taking place in cutter to find an end to decades of war. The talks have made little progress so far. Abdullah said of the US's decision to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan from over 4.5 1000 to 2.5 1000 quote. This is the decision of the U. S administration and we respect it. And quote, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced that we would reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid January, in line with President Trump's pledge to bring our forces home. Afghan officials have expressed concerns that a rapid reduction in American troops could strengthen the negotiating hand of the Taliban, while the militants are still waging a full fledged insurgency against government forces. Abdullah said it's not like things will go a zwei wish, adding however, that he welcomed to the fact that 2500 troops will remain and NATO will also retain its presence. Abdullah said, quote what form or what shape it will take. That remains to be seen, but they will certainly push for a peaceful settlement and quote Washington signed a deal with the Taliban in February to pave the way for the dough, hot talks and American forces eventual withdrawal. We championed the deal as Afghanistan's best chance at a lasting peace. Folks, This is an endless war. Regardless of what the Taliban agreed to, and negotiations they can and have broken agreements before. Both Turkey and cutter are supporters of Isis and their friends in Afghanistan hasn't built a solid military defense. After all the money and support we've been giving them for years and years and years. Why should we think in a few more years will make a difference. America is not the world's cop. If these nations can't get along, that's an issue for them and their neighbors, not us. Every week, Army Lieutenant General Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods of Fort Hood, with his wife and golden retriever, looking for some unvarnished feedback from the soldiers that his embattled Texas base As Fort Hood's commander, White faces the immense task of rebuilding trust and turning around an installation that has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the army. Andrew negative national attention this year because of the disappearance and brutal murder of specialist Vanesa G. N General White knows it will take time to correct what some believe are systemic leadership failures at the base. And that some units will respond more quickly than others. White agrees that he and other commanders bear some responsibility for the problems, saying, quote. I think all leadership is accountable for it if you're in this chain of command We have got to do everything we can to get this back on track and quote. Senior army leaders have made clear that changes must be made at the base where money have complained about a command culture that failed to address persistent problems, including sexual assaults and suicides. How much responsibility white personally bears is debatable because he spent much of the year deployed to Iraq with his senior leadership team. An independent review into the command. Climate at the base will weigh in on that question, and is expected to find fault with some commanders and how they handled the deaths and disciplinary issues. Among those maybe army Major General Scott F. Land who was left in charge of the base when White deployed and was already denied a new leadership post as a result of the ongoing investigations. White acknowledges that communications with commanders back at Fort Hood were spotty when he was in Iraq. He said. We tried once a week. White said he also thinks the events at Fort Hood that drew so much scrutiny this year. Well, horrible aren't any different than on any other installation. How they came to light this year, he added, will be actually good for our army and good for this particular installation because we can now make change. Our nation, and therefore a military has been drifting away from being moral and god oriented. Add that to the huge increase in rioting violence and attacking people this past year one net result is a huge increase in crime and in suicides everywhere. Then at our government and our military's huge focus on being politically correct. You could see this is a problem that won't go away anytime soon. Remember, drill sergeants can no longer yell at new recruits and Navy midshipmen are called racist for suggesting that maybe football players have to serve on active duty in the Navy. General White and his peers have a big job ahead of them. A lot of US military aircraft have fallen short of their readiness goals for the better part of a decade, including America's Arsenal of Fighter jets, according to a new governmental watchdog report. Over the last decade on Lee, three of 46 aircraft types in the U. S. Arsenal regularly met the service established mission capable goals. And that's not even the worst of it from fiscal year 2011 to.

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Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say

Frontlines of Freedom

02:25 min | 1 year ago

Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say

"Afghanistan's chief peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, said that the U. S decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict. Abdullah spoken and Kara, where he saw it. Turkey's support for negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban that are taking place in cutter to find an end to decades of war. The talks have made little progress so far. Abdullah said of the US's decision to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan from over 4.5 1000 to 2.5 1000 quote. This is the decision of the U. S administration and we respect it. And quote, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced that we would reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid January, in line with President Trump's pledge to bring our forces home. Afghan officials have expressed concerns that a rapid reduction in American troops could strengthen the negotiating hand of the Taliban, while the militants are still waging a full fledged insurgency against government forces. Abdullah said it's not like things will go a zwei wish, adding however, that he welcomed to the fact that 2500 troops will remain and NATO will also retain its presence. Abdullah said, quote what form or what shape it will take. That remains to be seen, but they will certainly push for a peaceful settlement and quote Washington signed a deal with the Taliban in February to pave the way for the dough, hot talks and American forces eventual withdrawal. We championed the deal as Afghanistan's best chance at a lasting peace. Folks, This is an endless war. Regardless of what the Taliban agreed to, and negotiations they can and have broken agreements before. Both Turkey and cutter are supporters of Isis and their friends in Afghanistan hasn't built a solid military defense. After all the money and support we've been giving them for years and years and years. Why should we think in a few more years will make a difference. America is not the world's cop. If these nations can't get along, that's an issue for them and their neighbors, not

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KCRW

"When the U. S and the Taliban signed a deal in February. It called for most foreign forces toe leave by April, and thousands of U. S and NATO troops have left in the month since. The deal also called for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Those began earlier this month, the man leading the Afghan delegation told NPR's D Uh huh, D today that time is short and they have to work with urgency. Many Afghans worry the Taliban have the upper hand in these talks because the military withdrawals made the government has lost its main leverage US and NATO muscle. But Abdullah Abdullah, who oversees the government's peace negotiations, says they have to work to that reality. It's obvious that the United States Has made a decision. To withdraw from Afghanistan. Abdullah says there might be delays, but the troops are leaving. That will happen if not two in five months time, perhaps in a year or more. That is very obvious. And Mia's Afghans need to be prepared for that, he says. What's important is that the U. S. Hold the Taliban upto a key condition of the military withdrawal that they effectively cut ties with Al Qaeda. That means to be seen. That's not obvious at the moment with the Taliban have delivered on that front. Abdullah says they have to negotiate quickly, while the U. S. Is still engaged Afghanistan largely through envoy's Alma Salazar, who was shepherded these talks And ultimately, he says, Afghans have to make peace with each other in my 100% sure that this will happen. That depends on both sides right now. The talks the bog down in procedural issues, experts say, given the distance between the positions of the two sides on key issues The talks could take years. The Afghan government is hoping to show Somali results like a ceasefire. Otherwise there is that risk that that momentum which is now behind the Process will be damaged. But the Taliban have so far refused Abdullah's hoping this visit to Pakistan, where officials have swear of the insurgents might convince him to agree to one And show the Afghan people what their future could look like if.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KCRW

"When the U. S and the Taliban signed a deal in February. It called for most foreign forces toe leave by April, and thousands of U. S and NATO troops have left in the month since. The deal also called for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Those began earlier this month. The man leading the Afghan delegation told NPR's DEA Hadeed today that time is short and they have to work with urgency. Many Afghans worry the Taliban have the upper hand in these talks because the military withdrawals made the government has lost its main leverage US and NATO muscle. But Abdullah Abdullah, who oversees the government's pace, negotiations, says they have to work to that reality. It's obvious that the United States Has made a decision. To withdraw from Afghanistan. Abdullah says there might be delays, but the troops are leaving. That will happen if not two in five months time, perhaps in a year or more. That is very obvious. And Mia's Afghans need to be prepared for that, he says. What's important is that the U. S. Hold the Taliban upto a key condition of the military withdrawal that they effectively cut ties with Al Qaeda. That means to be sick. That's not obvious at the moment with the Taliban have delivered on that front, Abdullah says they have to negotiate quickly. While the U. S. Is still engaged Afghanistan largely through envoy Zalmay Hollas odd who was shepherded these talks. And ultimately, he says, Afghans have to make peace with each other in my 100% sure that this will happen. That depends on both sides right now. The talks the bog down in procedural issues, experts say, given the distance between the positions of the two sides on key issues The talks could take years. The Afghan government is hoping to show Somali results like a ceasefire. Otherwise there is that risk that that momentum which is now behind the Process will be damaged. But the Taliban have so far refused Abdullah's hoping this visit to Pakistan, where officials have swear of the insurgents might convince them to agree to one And show the Afghan people what their future could look like if.

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"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I don't want to see the people of Afghanistan disappointed once again. Well, Abdullah Abdullah their lease. What are the Taliban make of his comments. Behind all of the Public expressions. Oath, cautious hole. Everybody wants peace. Everyone wants to move forward. Behind the scenes. When you talk privately to both Taliban and government negotiators, there's still a lot of mistrust in sniping had both sides. So too, has sat down with a number of thie. Key Taliban figures on the Taliban negotiating team are on their way. Political committee and one of them accused President Connie of dragging his feet saying that President gone and we hear this a lot, even in Afghanistan that he's dragging his feet because he thinks Joe Biden is going to win the American election. If you have a different policy than Donald Trump, and that he can somehow come up with a different process to negotiating with the Taliban that he has Mork control over. They also don't shut approve of the government's insistence that there be a cease fire. At the top of the agenda almost as soon as they begin talking. They say, we have a lot more issues to settle, but another issue is that you know, I was surprised when I said, Well, how long do you think this will take? And they said, Well, we think you know if it was if we were negotiating seriously. We could have a deal within a month and I said a month You have to be mindful that the Taliban basically their main goal is to get all U. S forces. All us led NATO forces out of the country and they know that unless they make progress in these talks, the American position is that this is conditions based if the Taliban don't keep their word and moved toward peace than the Americans are not leaving. At least you're talking about moving forward in a figurative sense, But there is talk of actually when these talks are going to move physically to another location. Tell us about that. Well, this is, you know, back to the symbolism and the substance again. The Afghan government feels that the choice of dough Ha, which is the seat of the Taliban political office was a Taliban choice for a venue. So now the next time the government should get a choice Now, a lot of the mediators outside mediators involved, say it. Listen, you know it's the important thing is just to sit down and talk. Don't keep moving around. That's just going to become a distraction. But there is a sense there's been so many countries involved in saying Oh, well will happy to host of US five and then Maura announced it. So the same volume of countries that have been meddling in the war in Afghanistan are now meddling in the peace. Everyone wants to be the one saying, Oh, it'll be my country that would help to bring peace. So that's another issue on the agenda. And, of course, the Qataris. Who have invested a lot in this alongside the Americans. They just want to keep the process going here. Lise. Thanks very much for that update News, as least he sent there in dojo are on the very complicated choreography surrounding these historic first face.

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Afghan Negotiators Converge On Qatar For Peace Talks

Not Too Shabby

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Afghan Negotiators Converge On Qatar For Peace Talks

"Government negotiators have arrived in the Qatari capital DOA hopped to take part in the first formal enter Afghan peace talks with the Taliban, which start on Saturday. The head of the delegation, Dr Abdullah Abdullah earlier tweeted that they were seeking adjust, durable and dignified piece. The secretary general of NATO, Young Stoltenberg said the talks were an opportunity that should not be wasted. We are now closer than ever to peace. Peace negotiations will start tomorrow. This is no guarantee for lasting peace. But it is an historic opportunity way it must all seas to Afghan led on Afghan owned peace talks, Afghans can shape their own future.

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Afghanistans power-sharing deal

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:02 min | 1 year ago

Afghanistans power-sharing deal

"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up

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Afghan President and Rival Announce Power-Sharing Deal

Monocle 24: The Briefing

03:59 min | 1 year ago

Afghan President and Rival Announce Power-Sharing Deal

"A major power sharing deals been reached in Afghanistan. Let's find out more on this with Sir William Patey. Who is the? Uk's ambassador in the country between two thousand ten and two thousand twelve William good to speak with you good afternoon and gives a little bit of an insight into exactly what's been agreed. Well I mean you. You've had the you had the election some months ago in which I Sheriff. County one but Abdullah Abdullah the Chief Executive Refused TO ACCEPT THE RESULT. So this been a bit of a standoff with both parties having separate presidential inaugurations this rather mirrors the previous election in which Abdullah Abdullah refused accept the result and as a consequence of a deal made post that election. He became seal. So this is a this is another deal between the two main political. Plas- enough Kinda Stan. Now if we look at his remarks as talked about making a more inclusive accountable and and competent administration all of which I suppose would be welcomed by any stakeholders or any observers for that matter But is it just too early to say whether that is a genuine sort of aspiration everybody can buy into well? The thing about this dealers. That della has become responsible for the peace deal with the Taliban the Higher Council and he was one of the most sceptical say that will use so the Taliban. We'll know they're up against someone who's not GonNa take the promises for granted and and he gets half against to nominate house the Cabinet but they've but unlike the previous deal President Ghani will be the chief executive he will be the president and he'll be in charge of running the government should make things a bit smoother Half the half the ministers will be nominated by I suppose if they're incompetent President Ghani can go back up Man Or woman is not is not performing. You need to give me somebody else. So it could should make for clearer lines of communication and it should make a more united Afghan government position. It any good with the Taliban and presumably for those reasons you know you're a sexiest eight. Mike Pompeo's welcomed at NATO has broadly as well William. Perhaps if we don't know even if we go back a few years to your your time in in the country wh what needs to happen to get this broader by and to ensure that a an opportunity at least for some momentum here that it's that it's that it sees things drive. Forwards is it a question of confronting head on the most profound challenges or actually doing anything but and trying to get some small wins to get to get the ball? Rolling does? Does your experience give you any insights into what the next steps might need to let like. Well I think you've gotta you gotta get on with government. The governments go to deliver So they're gonNA THEY'RE GONNA be Veasley comforted but of course they are facing a Taliban insurgency and Soak i-islamic state insurgency as well so the government has got problems and what they want to do is to keep the keep you support a line. If the Afghan position is a more united position. That is obviously good the problem is that the Taliban have never really cicely accepted a political process in the country. That's their main strategic aims to get the US out at at minimal cost to them. And I hope that they can take over so the problem. Is You know the the deal is good in the strengthens. The Afghan government's position in order to deal with the problems in the country and to resist the Taliban. But there's a long way to go yet in data along road ahead. Thanks for making sense of it for us. That was the case former ambassador in Afghanistan. So William Patey joining us here on the briefing or Monaco.

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WTVN

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WTVN

"Dot com with many states re opening their economies there is concern in the medical community that individuals will no longer fear catching cove in nineteen and grow lax and protective measures ABC news chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton says if there's a surge in cases heart patients accident victims and other severe injuries would be at risk if those emergency rooms are packed with Kobe patients you might not get the prompt medical care that you need and so it may have consequences that have nothing to do with cove it here in New York City mayor bill de Blasio's talking up the hiring of fifteen hundred contact tracers to follow up on city residents who test positive will have a thousand tracers ready on the playing field helping the people the city by the end of this month the two men claiming to be Afghanistan's president have worked out a power sharing agreement the story really B. C.'s Julie McFarland president Ashraf Ghani was pronounced the winner of lost his election by the Afghan Election Commission however his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged voter fraud and rejected the results on March ninth this year both men held power though the new curation ceremonies but the long standing dispute has not been resolved nearly two months off to secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal of one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan threatening another billion dollars next year if the political impasse would continue to limit for the navy C. news London this is ABC news who do you believe on the virus now newsmax TV is revealing.

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Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

WBZ Afternoon News

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

"Another a power sharing agreement in the Middle East as announced in Afghanistan ABC's Julia macfarlane feels as in it from the foreign desk president Ashraf Ghani was pronounced the winner of lost his election by the Afghan Election Commission however his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged voter fraud and rejected the results on March ninth this year both men held parallel inauguration ceremonies but the long standing dispute has not been resolved nearly two months off to secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal of one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan threatening another billion dollars next year if the plates live password to continue to limit for the navy C. news at the foreign

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WIBC 93.1FM

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The house seems to be coming down to Democrats want money to help state and local governments the G. O. P. RQ states managed by Republicans are in better financial shape states have gotten a lot of money and that's how they want to go about allocating the money and we should let the first few phases of what we've already put through go into into place and they're in in many cases obviously just trying to cover for their poor planning Ohio congressman Brad Wenstrup on fox and friends in arm standoff is over in Rockford Illinois police say a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a super eight motel has been found dead from what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot wound one other person was killed two others hurt no first responders were injured the firefighters who were hurt in Los Angeles yesterday are said to be in stable condition they were burned during a fire and explosion downtown the explosion happened at a hash oil manufacturer which is using cannabis products among other things the building uses butane to make the products and odorless gas that we still don't know what caused the explosion and crews are still investigating the cause of the initial plans socks is in need of local more than a year of political deadlock comes to an end in Israel as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents his new unity government to parliament Netanyahu and political rival of any guns putting their differences aside to see the country through the corona virus outbreak and the economic fallout political power sharing in Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed an agreement ending a months long stalemate a step that could smooth efforts to end the country's long running.

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Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

"In Afghanistan's rival leaders have signed a power sharing deal aimed at ending a political stalemate a spokesman for president Ashraf Ghani announced the agreement on Twitter today gadis rival Abdullah Abdullah had disputed the results of September's presidential election and under the agreement signed today members of his team will be included in the cabinet and he will lead the council for peace

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US cuts aid to Afghanistan after rival leaders fail to agree on new government after Pompeo visit to Kabul

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

US cuts aid to Afghanistan after rival leaders fail to agree on new government after Pompeo visit to Kabul

"News the trump administration is cutting assistance to Afghanistan it's also threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation the decisions were made after the country's rival leaders failed to agree on the formation of a new government the announcement by secretary of state Mike Pompeii today came after he made an unannounced visit to the capital Kabul to meet with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah each of the men has declared himself president of the country after disputed elections last year in unusually harsh statement pump pale criticize the two for being unable to work together Pompeii said their inability to cooperate threatens a state peace deal that could end America's longest running

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Afghanistan - Rival 'presidents' hold two inaugurations

Post Reports

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Afghanistan - Rival 'presidents' hold two inaugurations

"What we saw in Kabul today was actually quite surreal to dueling presidential inaugurations. Afghan president. Ashraf Ghani lamely yard line for John and his rival Abdullah Abdullah associate upon corning. Both held presidential inauguration ceremonies at almost exactly the same time just a few yards apart from each other in these two different compounds in downtown Kabul and this came despite weeks of efforts to mediate between the two men to find some sort of compromise that could avoid the spectacle that played out today but in the end a compromise was not reached no one budged and both men declared themselves president of the country. I am Susannah George and I am the Afghanistan and Pakistan Bureau chief for The Washington Post

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AP News

10:20 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on AP News

"In Kabul president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for another term after being declared the winner of September selection but next door rival Abdullah Abdullah was also sworn in after charging voter fraud they both say they're in charge which is threatening to wreck the peace process after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a deal last month to go she Asians between Afghans themselves word to start tomorrow which is now what near impossibility after duly inaugurations Sager mag Donny at the White House

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Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president

"In Kabul president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for another term after being declared the winner of September selection but next door rival Abdullah Abdullah was also sworn in after charging voter fraud they both say they're in charge which is threatening to wreck the peace process after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a deal last month to go she Asians between Afghans themselves word to start tomorrow which is now what near impossibility after duly inaugurations Sager mag Donny at the White House

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01:41 min | 1 year ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hello and welcome to news acts coming to you live from the BBC world service years in central London on Tim Franks much of the program will be devoted to the spread of the corona virus with sixteen million people in some kind of looked down in North initially also on the program let's to the sounds of explosions bugs traffic on the and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have sworn themselves in this president of Afghanistan what if my consultants in Kumble in about forty minutes one of the challenges for those leading the response to the new corona viruses to balance their time between ringing the alarm loud enough for people to respond and reassuring them so they don't panic the measure of how badly its lease wobbling compacts be seen by the prime minister Joseph become tastes summoning the language of Winston Churchill from the second World War the coup bid nineteen outbreak said Mr Khan TA was Italy's darkest hour indeed in another record of World War two many millions of Italians being placed on to severe travel restrictions a quarter of the population in much of the country's economic heartland on Sunday the number of deaths initially jumped to three hundred and sixty six let's just let's begin just outside the containment area in the north of the country and I correspondent Bethany bell she's in the city of Bologna in the clip he could square surrounded by magnificent renaissance palaces Domenico who works in the hotel trade in Bologna told me.

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Afghanistan's Ghani claims narrow win in preliminary presidential vote results

The Moth Radio Hour

00:57 sec | 2 years ago

Afghanistan's Ghani claims narrow win in preliminary presidential vote results

"Afghanistan's Election Commission has announced a winner in September's presidential vote as Jennifer glasse reports from Kabul the result follows a long and bitterly contested vote counting process nearly three months after Afghans went to the polls to cast ballots in the presidential election the commission in charge of the vote has announced Ashcraft on a secure just over fifty percent of the votes enough to keep him in office and avoid a second round runoff his main rival Abdullah Abdullah secured thirty nine and a half percent of the vote he has said he will not accept the results sing three hundred thousand votes about fifteen percent of the total or questionable Angelus supporters blocked recount across the country for weeks alleging fraud before finally allowing election officials to continue their work these are preliminary results candidates have seventy two hours to register any challenges and the final result could take weeks or months for NPR news I'm Jennifer glass

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KQED Radio

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KQED Radio

"There was on the chrome Kremlin insisted that US officials need rushes consent before releasing transcripts of president trump's phone calls with Russia's president Vladimir Putin the White House has limited access to those records as it initially did with a call to Ukraine's president congressional Democrats are now pressing for the pollutant transcripts the two front runners in Afghanistan's presidential election claim victory today even as vote counting continued Saturdays turnout was low but many Afghans define telephone threats of violence to cast ballots they received the trademark finger ink for voters by today the country's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah declared himself the winner so did the incumbent president Ashraf Ghani as his running mate counseled patience. Jeter reversal whatever the outcome will be we should wait for it and accept the judgment of the Election Commission let's not confuse the nation of Afghanistan by making casual judgments. Ghani and Abdullah have governed under a power sharing deal negotiated by the United States after the disputed twenty fourteen election in Haiti fresh violence erupted today as thousands heeded calls to protest against president Jovan Eloise crowd set fires police fired tear gas and gunfire broke out it was the latest in three weeks of demonstrations over an economic crisis and allegations of corruption linked to the president. authorities in Hong Kong are bracing for new protests as mainland China marks the seventieth anniversary of the communist state on Tuesday it follows another weekend of violent demonstrations in the city as protesters battle police with fire bombs some Hong Kong lawmakers decried police tactics the police brutality.

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Democracy Now! Audio

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Our planet has yet seen about climate change change in related news. Nearly seventy climate activists were arrested Saturday in New Hampshire after marching onto a coal power plant to demand an end to fossil so fuel use they were part of a group of hundreds attempting to shut down marry Max Station one of the largest coal fire power plants and all of New England in Immigration Gratien News. A federal judge has blocked a trump administration rule that would have allowed the government to indefinitely detain migrant children and and their families California Judge Dali g ruled Friday that the proposed policy violated the nineteen ninety-seven flora's agreement comment which caps the jailing of migrant children and families to twenty days. She called trump's proposed rule change Kafka esque. A federal judge blocked another now the trump era immigration policy in Washington. DC Friday ruling against new regulation seeking fast-track deportations without a fair legal process. US voters in Afghanistan went to the polls Saturday but voter turnout may have hit a record low preliminary data shows around a quarter of the country's registered voters took part in the election which pitted Afghanistan's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah against Afghan President Ashraf Ghani of Dila Dila is already claiming victory even though official results colts won't be announced for another three weeks. BBC reports at least five people were killed in attacks on voting stations. Another eighty wounded the prominent Egyptian dissidents Paula Abdul Fattah has been arrested again and a growing crackdown on antigovernment protesters. Delta was arrested Sunday as he was preparing pairing to leave and Egyptian police station where he's been forced to sleep at night since being freed in March after serving a five-year prison sentence a lawyer representing nting of Del Fateh was also arrested Egyptian authorities have arrested more than two thousand people amidst an outbreak of anti-government protests. Allow the towel was a leader of the two thousand eleven uprising against Hosni Mubarak. He spoke to democracy now in two thousand fourteen so they're the sentencing flimsy. Mrs Just it's almost.

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WTVN

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WTVN

"The polls closed across Afghanistan as voters cast ballots for the new president more than seventy thousand security forces have been deployed across Afghanistan as citizens went to the polls amid heightened risk of attacks by militants the election which was delayed twice is taking place off to peace talks between the US on the Taliban collapsed earlier in September the incumbent Ashraf Ghani is running against chief executive and former rival Abdullah Abdullah both have shed power in a unity government since the last election in twenty fourteen results are expected within three weeks Judy McFarland ABC news of the foreign desk in London California investigators still trying to find out what caused an experienced skydiver to veer off course and crash land into the rear trailer of a big truck here's ABC's Acree quiche after slamming into that truck she was thrown to the ground on highway ninety nine south the woman was pronounced dead at the scene investigators citing blunt force trauma as the cause of death bill dos who owns the nearby parachute center where they skydive originated says the windy weather should have been an issue it was a Wednesday yes was it to Wednesday no not for her experience level skydiver had over a hundred and fifty jumps under her belt Metallica says its front man James Hetfield has entered rehab of the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand ticket holders will receive automatic refunds this is ABC news. how do smart hard working roofing contractors keep jobs running smoothly they save time with beacon.

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KOMO

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on KOMO

"Your income is based totally on your performance interested go here next dot com and say goodbye to your boss tomorrow go here next dot com. the polls closed across Afghanistan as voters cast ballots for the new president more than seventy thousand security forces have been deployed across Afghanistan as citizens went to the polls amid heightened risk of attacks by militants the election which was delayed twice is taking place off to peace talks between the US on the Taliban collapsed earlier in September the incumbent Ashraf Ghani is running against chief executive and former rival Abdullah Abdullah both have shed power in a unity government since the last election in twenty fourteen results are expected within three weeks Judy macfarlane ABC news of the foreign desk in London California investigators still trying to find out what caused an experienced skydiver to veer off course and crash land into the rear trailer a big truck here's ABC's Acree quiche after slamming into that truck she was thrown to the ground on highway ninety nine south the woman was pronounced dead at the scene investigators citing blunt force trauma as the cause of death bill dos who owns the nearby parachute center where this guy dive originated says the windy weather should have been an issue it was a Wednesday yes wasn't too windy no not for her experience level skydiver had over a hundred and fifty jumps under her belt Metallica says its front man James Hetfield has entered rehab of the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand ticket holders will receive automatic refunds this is ABC news. how do smart hard working roofing contractors keep jobs running smoothly they save time with beacon the blinking pro plus adventures online ordering automated rebate tracking and online bill pay products like high quality certainty shingles and accessories easily find the style color quantity and let the app do the ordering.

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Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll

Dave Ramsey

00:45 sec | 2 years ago

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll

"Forces were deployed across Afghanistan as citizens went to the polls Saturday amid heightened risk of attacks by militants we get more on that story from ABC's Julie McFarlane at the foreign desk. after being delayed twice I've got a son held elections with a heavy security presence across the country tens of thousands of troops stations nationally as bomb attacks on voting centers killed at least one person and wounded dozens incoming president Ashraf Ghani is going head to head against his chief executive Abdullah Abdullah who have been in a power sharing agreement since twenty fourteen earlier this month peace talks between the U. S. on the Taliban collapsed there is also to be expected within three weeks Julie a call at ABC news at the foreign desk in

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WNYC 93.9 FM

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"abdullah abdullah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Be unleashed putting pressure on lawmakers and amping up voter anxiety and fatigue along the way in a statement the chairman of the Republican National Committee Rana McDaniel said this sad by is just the beginning of an all out fight Tamar Keith NPR news polls are closed in Afghanistan's presidential election voter turnout is said to have been low amid sporadic violence from Taliban insurgents the limit every results are not expected before October seventeenth fourteen candidates are running the favorites are incumbent president Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah the winner will have to get more than fifty percent of the vote to avoid a second round the justice department is chaired has rather charge to thirty five people can. with dozens of telemedicine companies with fraudulent genetic testing for cancer. Patty neighmond reports according to the charges the defendants billed Medicare more than two billion dollars for unnecessary genetic tests the alleged scheme involved individuals from telemarketing companies contacting Medicare beneficiaries online by phone or in person at health fairs community centers or even door to door beneficiaries were often intimidated with recruiters telling them if they didn't provide medical information on the cheek swab for DNA testing they could learn they have a fatal disease when it's too late for treatment doctors who had nothing to do with the patients were recruited to write prescriptions for the tests which were often not even sent to patients.

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Uncertainty over election and U.S.-Taliban peace talks leaves Afghanistan in limbo

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:49 min | 2 years ago

Uncertainty over election and U.S.-Taliban peace talks leaves Afghanistan in limbo

"Now to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad the US special envoy to that country says the US and the Taliban are at the threshold of an agreement after nine rounds of talks in Doha those talks have been going on for months with both parties negotiating a greater political role for the Taliban and the withdrawal of US forces the Taliban fighters are still on the offensive this weekend they launched two separate attacks on to northern cities reporter Jennifer glasses in Kabul Jennifer thanks for joining us great to be with you there so this isn't the first time we've heard from negotiators at our deal is close this war has been going on for two decades what's different this time we know that the US secretary of state had said he kind of wanted a deal to happen by today September first we have presidential elections happening later this month September twenty eighth there have been nine rounds of talks as you said but now we have the US negotiator and the Taliban both saying that this latest round was successful and he is saying there on the threshold of of a deal and he's on his way here to Kabul to consult with the Afghan government so last week president trump said that the US is considering only a partial troop withdrawal and this was a surprise to the Taliban according to a spokesperson who spoke to NPR the impending deal they thought hinged on a full withdrawal do we actually know what's in the deal we're not sure it has been made public what we understand is that they'll be a a time line for some sort of phased withdrawal of American forces in exchange for a counterterrorism assurances from the Taliban but really what's crucial is what's not in the deal in March there were four conditions these counter terrorism the U. S. withdrawal but also the inter Afghan dialogue and a comprehensive ceasefire now then as Emilio side was saying there's no final agreement until everything is agreed and now it seems as though he is saying that the inter Afghan talks that will happen after this agreement is signed will basically spell out any sort of long term peace and a and a long term cease fire so we don't know how many specifics are in it and a lot of people here on easy that they don't know what's what exactly has been agreed and then in the meantime the Taliban is still launching attacks and it seems like a tool for leverage at will and the fighting that is a great question and the real question here and as the son of the famed northern alliance commander Ahmed Shah Masud this week is actually hedging his bets he is bringing together on Wednesday an anti Taliban coalition they say they're going to fight the Taliban politically and militarily if necessary really kind of an indication of the Afghans aren't sure they can trust the Taliban it'll legal while these negotiations have begun going on for nine months the Taliban have continued to fight on the ground at trying to increase their leverage on the battlefield at so that they would have more influence at the negotiating table and so Afghans aren't sure whether this any peace agreement will mean the fighting is going to stop so then what does that mean for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential elections scheduled for later this month well president Ghani has insisted these elections should go forward but this week Abdullah Abdullah his main contender and hand his chief executive officer has said he's ready to quit the elections for the sake of peace and that kind of throws things into question so far we understand the elections are going forward election materials are being distributed now as we speak the elections are only four weeks away and it was really uncertain is whether the Taliban who have have vehemently oppose these elections have said that they will attack anything associated with the elections whether they're trying to make this a condition for further talks with the Afghans which is the next step in this process that's reporter Jennifer glass in Kabul Jennifer thank you good to talk to you later

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‘So Many Bodies’: Bomber Kills Dozens Signing Up to Vote in Kabul

Global News Podcast

02:21 min | 3 years ago

‘So Many Bodies’: Bomber Kills Dozens Signing Up to Vote in Kabul

"This kid was innocent what was she guilty of she was killed today in this attack these people call themselves muslims on such muslims call tonight did look this this is a voting color which is grounded and blunt who come to vote when the government asks us to well the afghan president ashraf ghani has said such atrocities will not succeed in weakening the democratic process several polling centres have been attacked since voter registration began a week ago for elections in october regina brahimi is a spokesman for afghanistan's chief executive abdullah abdullah and has been speaking to the bbc the main objective of terrorist groups including taliban daishin your athletes are to disrupt the election process they tried to prevent the continuity of the democratic process in afghanistan people of on have halford in at the same time they have the experience of this insecurity and terrorist attacks for the last seventeen years they are resilient and pretty determined to go ahead with the democratic process despite these security incidents around the country well i spoke to the bbc's e zara who went the site of the attack it's a very crowded area four story building all the windows were broken and it's an area which has two high schools very close by which as a result of today's attack many kids and women have also been killed there were still angry people who were asking me while you're not reporting the right figure because the government is keeping the figure of casualties very low so it was a scene of carnage and islam excites have claimed responsibility for this attack when we hear these kind of tax in afghanistan we maybe i'll i ascension is that it is the taliban how strong is islam states presence in this particular part of aghanistan this is west of kabul where the majority of the population is shia and hussars islamic state has taken responsibility of money attacks in this part of kabul in the last few months through the winter there have been many attacks on shia mosques cultural centers political gatherings islamic state is obviously not.

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