Another Governor in Afghanistan Rejects His Dismissal Orders

Afghanistan's political crisis deepened on Sunday when another provincial governor defied a presidential order to take office.

On Saturday, the office of President Ashraf Ghani approved and announced the appointment of new provincial governors, including Samangan in the north, in the framework of efforts to improve local government.

However, Abdul Karim Khedam, who had ruled in Samangan for about a year, condemned and denied his dismissal by the President and called the order unacceptable.

has appointed Abdul Latif Ibrahimi as the province's new governor in northern Afghanistan. He is a former member of the Pashtun Hezbe-e-Islami party of former jihadis commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

 Map of Afghanistan province.

Map of Afghanistan province

In his press conference in the provincial capital on Sunday, the dismissed governor it was determined to continue working as governor of Samangan.

Khedam defended his decision to remain as governor and said the highest authority to determine his political fate lay in the Turkemen tribe he represented in the province and his political party, Jamiat-e-Islami, with Ghani's national unity government.

Khedam was the second governor of the province against his dismissal orders. [gp]

Russia Rejects Accusations About US Presidential Arrest

Russia says allegations that 13 of its citizens and three Russian companies intervene in the presidential election in the United States in 2016 are "nonsense."

In the presence of dozens of world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference, Germany, this weekend, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov questioned the evidence presented by the US Department of Justice and special investigator Robert Mueller.

"I have no comment whatsoever because anyone can publish what he wants. We can see how the accusations, statements and claims have increased. Until we can see the facts, they are just nonsense. Sorry, I do not use a more diplomatic language, "said Lavrov.

Read: Republican Leaders Support the Investigation of Russian Combat

The investigation by Robert Mueller shows how Russia is trying to influence politics in America through cyberspace. The accusations against the Russian citizen suggest that the Russian government's propaganda part of the conspiracy of spying and crime to influence the 2016 presidential election, by supporting Donald Trump and lowering rival Hillary Clinton.

The accusations have added to the tension in the three-day meeting held in Munich.

Lavrov's presence on the podium, Saturday (17/2), was soon followed by the US National Security Advisory, HR McMaster, who responded with a strong response.

"America will reveal and crack down on people who use cyberspace, social media and other ways to launch a campaign of disinformation, subversion and espionage," McMaster said.

McMaster added , America will support Russia's proposal to hold a dialogue on cybersecurity, but only if Russia will actually act honestly and stop its interference in democratic processes in the western world.

Former US vice-president Joe Biden, also present at Munich said the western world must fight the Russian interference. "Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the long-term impact of such behavior, which will only harm his current profits," said Joe Biden. [ii/vm]

Post-Attack of Death, Trump Rejects Talks with Taliban

President Donald Trump says the United States does not want to hold talks with the Taliban-Afghanistan, after a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

Trump speaks Monday at a lunch with members of the UN Security Council. The council members are expected to examine what are referred to as parts of Iran's missiles during their visit.

The council members will have the opportunity to see large parts of the short-range missile debris shown by the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at a press conference last December at a military base in Washington.

At the time, Haley said the military equipment was "irrefutable proof" that Iran illegally armed the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

"The missile was made in Iran, then sent to Houthi militants in Yemen, from there being fired at civilian airports potentially killing hundreds of people in Saudi Arabia, "Haley said in December.

The US hinted at a plan to hold Iran accountable to the United Nations against a breach of an international arms embargo against Yemeni rebels. 19659002] This is part of a broader strategy by the Trump su government Iran's nuclear pact in 2015 can be maintained, but seeks to punish Iran for other negative behaviors in the region, including supporting groups like Houthi and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Haley last December accused Iran of using the nuclear pact by saying, "This are the things they do when we do not pay attention. "

Remnants of the missiles were lent by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which led the coalition against the Houthi. Coalition air strikes for nearly three years have caused a severe humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

President Trump invited members of the Security Council for lunch, the same thing he also did last year.

HR National Security Adviser. McMaster will assist the board members during a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. According to the United Nations Mission to the UN, they will also visit the exhibition on the Syrian conflict entitled "Syria: Please Do not Forget Us." [em/ii]

US Rejects Election of 'Unauthorized' President in Venezuela

The United States has strongly rejected support for Venezuelan Constituent Assembly's call for a presidential election before April 30.

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert reaffirmed the US position on Thursday (25/1). He said: "The vote is not free and unfair, the elections will only worsen and not help resolve national tensions, will not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people, and are considered undemocratic and illegitimate in the eyes of the international community.We suggest the Maduro regime to respect human rights all its citizens, and return to a democratic constitutional order. "

The announcement came when Venezuelan government representatives and the opposition were negotiating under international mediation in the Dominican Republic, to agree a fair electoral framework.

None agreement reached in the talks. Senior State Department officials told reporters. "The illegal Constituent Assembly's decision to hold a quick election, even as negotiations between the opposition and the ruling regime are under way, undermine the conversation and the ability of the Venezuelan people to participate meaningfully in handling the various crises caused by the Maduro regime."

When was asked whether further sanctions against Venezuela were being considered, senior State Department officials said it was always considered.

Venezuela will hold a new presidential election on April 30, President Nicolas Maduro will likely seek to win a term of six years, split opposition groups. [ps/jm]

Ambassador of African Countries at the UN Rejects the Rumping Statement of Trump

The ambassador of African countries at the United Nations has met with the US ambassador to the United Nations on a vulgar language statement reported by US President Donald Trump to call African countries' dirty and poor countries.

Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations and leaders of the 54-member African Group of the UN, said US Ambassador Nikki Haley "regrets" the impact of the statement.

Last week, the African Group put forward in a statement that the Trump comments were "hurtful, racist and xenophobic." The group demanded an apology and withdrawal of the words.

Several diplomats attending the UN meeting said in a meeting with Haley it was recommended that Trump send a message to the leaders summit Africa which will take place in Addis Ababa on January 28 and 29.

Ndong M ba said the meeting with Haley was "very friendly" and "very straightforward."

Trump reportedly issued the statement during a meeting on immigration issues at the White House last week. He reportedly called immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa came from countries with vulgar language that means dirty and poor.

According to some people in the room, the president said he wants immigrants from countries like Norway. He also appears to have declared a wish to exclude Haiti from an agreement on the reshuffle of immigration issues.

Trump and several politicians attending the meeting in which the statement was reportedly denied have denied that the president made such comments.

Meanwhile, 78 former ambassadors large Americans to African countries sent a letter to the White House expressing their "deep concern" about the vulgar presidential comments related to the African continent.

The African ambassador in Washington is scheduled to meet on Friday to decide how to respond to a statement allegedly put forward by Trump that. [uh]