By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan November 30, 2015 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Afghan security forces are fighting competently against the Taliban and other Islamic militants. Stoltenberg told RFE/RL in an interview in Brussels on November 30 that Afghan military forces have “proven to be very capable and very competent” in battling Islamist fighters and
Press TV November 30, 2015 Donald Trump, the leading US Republican presidential candidate, takes his anti-Muslim rhetoric to a whole new level, saying there is “something nasty” coming out of Islam. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday, Trump was asked by panelist John Heilemann if Islam was “an inherently violent religion?” “It could be answered both
Khaama Press November 30, 2015 An Afghan family has drowned in river while trying to reach to Europe for a better life. The five-member family belonging to 4th sector of Kandahar city, capital of southern Kandahar province, left hometown for Europe about a month before. Head of the family was Naweed who made it to
CounterPunch: The tangled web of political alignments in the Middle East appears to have obscured possible connections between Israel and ISIS, so opposite in religious belief systems yet sharing a basic geopolitical framework of realpolitik in identifying their respective enemies. Click here to read more (external link).
The News: It took 19 years for Raffatullah Mohmand to hit the big time with Pakistan, suffering so many setbacks that he once even considered quitting to play for neighbouring Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV November 30, 2015 The United States’ airstrike on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan raises suspicions that Washington intentionally disregarded the standard rules of engagement, a non-profit Afghan policy research organization says. “The question remains whether the disregard of these procedures was intentional,” said Kate Clark of Afghan Analysts Network on Monday. Clark called for an independent international investigation into
Tolo News: A group of men from western Herat province on Sunday launched Afghanistan’s first ever movement in support of women in a bid to stop violence against the female population. The movement known as Men Supporting Women was founded by eighteen male activists to curtail violence against women and promote awareness around the problem.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Monday it hopes to eradicate polio by the middle of next year as 2015 has seen the lowest number of reported cases to date. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press November 30, 2015 The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Oman by 12 runs in the second Twenty20 match to clinch the two-match series 2-0. Afghanistan set a target of 161 runs from 20 overs and by losing 4 wickets after Oman won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite losing opener Usman
Khaama Press November 30, 2015 The second-Vice President of Afghanistan has named six nominees for Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution (ICOIC) and one for the membership of the High Council of Supreme Court. Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Monday introduced the seven nominees to parliament for a vote of confidence. Abdul Hasib Ahmadi