Khaama Press: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has added that first victory of the Afghan team in ICC World Cup in its ‘2015 top 15 Moments’. “Afghanistan’s journey to qualification to its first ever ICC Cricket World Cup has already been well documented as a fairytale of sport, but not many could have imagined the way
Press TV / December 31, 2015 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has expressed readiness to attend Pakistan-brokered talks with Taliban on the condition that the militant group give up terrorism. “It is obvious that there are groups of Taliban, not a unified movement,” President Ghani said on Thursday in Kabul. “The fundamental issue here is the choice: choose peace or
The Wire: The biggest threats to peace in Afghanistan still continue to emanate from the Pakistani deep state, and not from dysfunctional Arab states. Click here to read more (external link).
The Guardian (UK): The Taliban now control more of the country, about 30%, than at any time since 2001 when they were pushed from power by western and Afghan forces after the Twin Towers attacks. Government forces have lost 19,000 dead and injured in the past 12 months. In October, President Barack Obama announced, clearly with
Counter Punch: You continue to struggle, on a daily basis, to develop a sense of belonging, citizenship in societies where you often find yourself rejected and excluded. They demand your ‘assimilation’, yet push you away whenever you draw nearer. It is seemingly an impossible task, I know. Click here to read more (external link).
Khyber News: President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said a special court would be created to address cases of female prisoners being held at Badambagh jail in Kabul in order to prevent interference from powerful individuals. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: “We have never been very successful in training militaries to fight for us. If you go back to Vietnam, it didn’t work out too well. It didn’t work out too well in Iraq and in Afghanistan,” a former U.S. defense official claimed. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Statistics issued by government shows that hundreds of Afghans have succumbed to natural disasters this year – disasters that include floods, avalanches and earthquakes. According to their statistics, government has provided 800 million Afs to help disaster victims in the country this past year – of which much of it went to those living in
Khaama Press: The accident took place in the jurisdiction of Ghazni’s Ab Band District around 06:30 am this morning. Traffic Officer of Ghazni province while confirming the incident said that the truck gutted after colliding with ‘303’ passenger bus causing burn injuries to a number of passengers. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / December 31, 2015 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Thursday his security forces have killed scores of pro-Islamic State fighters in operations this week, dismissing criticism that the government has failed to prevent the terror group from finding safe havens in Afghanistan. Addressing a news conference in Kabul, Ghani said the Afghan state