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Afghanistan Will Accept Citizens Deported By Germany
Newsweek By Felicity Capon November 02, 2015
Afghanistan will take back its citizens that are deported from Germany, an official from the Kabul government has said, as Germany cracks down on asylum seekers it doesn't consider to be at risk from violence or persecution, according to the Associated Press.

Olomi Retains Seat As Parliament Avoids No-Confidence Vote
TOLOnews By Sayed Abbas Kazemi November 02, 2015
The MPs on Monday refrained from going for no-confidence motion against the Interior Minister Noorulhaq Olomi who was summoned to Wolesi Jirga (Lower house Parliament) over country's deteriorating security situation.

How Islamic State Got a Foothold in Eastern Afghanistan
VOA News By Ayesha Tanzeem November 02, 2015
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - Members of the Shinwari tribe in the Nangarhar province of Eastern Afghanistan — many of whom are now displaced — opened their homes earlier this year to people they thought were in need.

Taliban Splinter Group Choose Mullah Rasool as Leader
TOLOnews By Sayed Abbas Kazemi November 02, 2015
An Afghan Taliban faction group that opposed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as Mullah Omar's successor has elected their new leader, who the dissident faction says, was a close aid of late supreme leader of Taliban.

Report reveals Afghanistan gas station cost U.S. $43 million
CNN By Heather Goldin November 2, 2015
Washington (CNN)In a new report, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko said that a now-defunct task force spent nearly $43 million building a compressed natural gas filling station in Afghanistan.

Undeterred Afghan Woman Continue Fighting Taliban
TOLOnews By Shakeela Ibrahimkhail November 02, 2015
Commander Kaftar, an armed Afghan woman says she leading a group of armed men to defeat the Taliban and defend the country.

Watchdog: Military blew $43M on useless gas station
USA Today By Tom Vanden Brook November 2, 2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for a $43 million natural-gas filling station in Afghanistan, a boondoggle that should have cost $500,000 and has virtually no value to average Afghans, the government watchdog for reconstruction in Afghanistan announced Monday.

MoI Investigates Beating of Three Policemen by MP
TOLOnews By Anisa Shaheed November 02, 2015
The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) said on Monday that an investigation is being carried out to clarify whether the three policemen were assaulted by a Parliamentarian in Kabul.

Official: Afghanistan will accept all Afghans deported from Germany
Associated Press November 2, 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan will take back all its citizens being deported from Germany as the European country struggles to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have arrived there this year, a Kabul official said.

Afghan Migrant Regrets Fleeing Country, Calls Journey His Biggest Mistake
TOLOnews By TOLOnews.com November 02, 2015
An Afghan migrant in the border between Slovenia and Austria has said the biggest mistake he ever made was leaving his country and traveling to Europe.

Afghanistan will accept deportees from Germany
Associated Press November 2, 2015
LESBOS, Greece - An Afghan official in Kabul says authorities will take back all Afghan citizens deported from Germany, which is struggling to accommodate the hundreds of thousands who have arrived this year seeking safety.

Forces Launch Large-Scale Operation in Badakhshan
TOLOnews By Nematullah November 01, 2015
The Afghan security forces on Sunday launched a massive anti-insurgent operation in northeastern Badakhshan after the militants seized control of parts of the province.

Afghan girl seeking 'better future' for Kabul children
BBC News November 03, 10`4
As fighting goes on in different parts of Afghanistan between government forces and the Taliban, the struggle for a better economy and education also continues.

Senate Wants Loya Jirga Held to Address National Issues
TOLOnews By Abid Joenda November 01, 2015
Senate also came in support of holding of Loya Jirga to what the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) members said amend the Constitution and resolve the issues facing Afghanistan.

INTERVIEW-World ignores calls for inquiry into US bombing of Afghan hospital-charity head
Reuters By Emma Batha November 02, 2015
LONDON - Calls for global support for a full inquiry into the U.S. bombing of a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan have gone ignored, according to the head of Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) which is mourning the loss of 30 lives in the attack.

Afghanistan Taliban faction gets new leader
Reuters November 03, 2015
A splinter faction of the Afghan Taliban has selected its own leader to challenge the new chief of the militant group, two insurgent commanders said on Monday, raising fresh doubts about chances of breathing life into stalled peace talks.








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