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Afghan villagers face hunger as fighting cuts northern roads

Dec 10 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan Villagers in the northern Afghan province of Faryab have appealed to the government for help after being cut off from food supplies for weeks by a Taliban blockade, local people and officials said.

Families flee as Taliban battle Islamic State in northern Afghanistan

Jul 20 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan Battles between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in a remote district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan have caused heavy casualties and displaced thousands of people in recent days, officials said on Friday.

'If we vote, we'll be killed' - Afghan villages face election threat

Apr 28 2018

CHARBULAK, Afghanistan Villagers in Afghanistan say the Taliban have been telling them not to vote in elections planned later this year, threatening to burn down the house of anyone who does, in a bid to derail a vote seen as a major test of government credibility.

Powerful Afghan governor defying President Ghani agrees to go

Mar 22 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan Months of wrangling that have undermined the authority of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Western-backed government ended on Thursday when the powerful governor of Balkh province agreed to step aside following a deal over his successor.

Powerful Afghan governor defying President Ghani agrees to go

Mar 22 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan Months of wrangling that have undermined the authority of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Western-backed government ended on Thursday when the powerful governor of Balkh province agreed to step aside following a deal over his successor.

Rebel Afghan governor gives way after political deal

Feb 20 2018

AIBAK, Afghanistan An Afghan provincial governor who had defied President Ashraf Ghani's order to leave office agreed to step down on Tuesday but scores of armed men gathered in front of his compound as a standoff continued over the position of his deputy.

Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

Feb 18 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul.

Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight

Jan 07 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan A stand-off between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor he is trying to remove from his northern stronghold, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year's presidential election.

Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

Dec 01 2017

JAWZJAN, Afghanistan/KABUL When a Taliban commander defected to Islamic State in northern Afghanistan a few months ago, his men and the foreign fighters he invited in started to enslave local women and set up a bomb-making school for 300 children, officials and residents said.

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