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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah sign power-sharing deal to end months-long stalemate

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate — two months after both declared themselves the winner of last September’s presidential election. “The Political Agreement between President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has just been signed,” said Sediq Sediqqi, Ghani’s spokesman, on Twitter. […]

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Dozens killed, injured in Kabul ceremony attack attended by opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah

Gunmen in the Afghan capital of Kabul attacked a ceremony attended by opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, killing 32 people and injuring another 58. Women and children were among the dead, Health Ministry spokesperson Waheedullah Mayar said. Abdullah said he heard gunfire and what he thought sounded like rocket fire, and that he managed […]