Crictracker: The year 2015 was just another year when they showcased their talent in ODIs and as well as the T20Is. Here is the year review of Afghanistan’s performance. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News December 30, 2015 JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN—Several hundred local Afghans took to the streets of the eastern city of Jalalabad Wednesday, demanding that Kabul step up military operations against Islamic State (IS) and Taliban militants in Nangarhar province. Protesters chanted slogans against IS and the Taliban and accused the government of not doing enough to
The Economic Times: Mines and petroleum minister Daud Shah Saba told the upper house of his country’s parliament this week that the force will provide security during the implementation of the project and demining of the route of the pipeline within Afghanistan. He said procurement for demining will be completed by next month and work on
The Guardian (UK): Afghan journalists and analysts face attempts on their lives for criticising militants – and some point the finger at a ‘fifth column’ in the government. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: More than 150,000 Afghans are believed to have left their country this year in search of better life in Europe that is facing unprecedented refugee crisis. According to estimates by Afghanistan’s Refugees and Repatriations Ministry, on an average each asylum seekers had to spend $6,000 to $20,000 for their journey to Europe. Click here to read
Khaama Press: “We want to win this championship for our people back home. Many of them are not as privileged and it would be great if we can give them some happiness with our win here,” Afghanistan’s national football team’s captain, Faysal Shayesteh, told The Hindu newspaper during an interview. Click here to read more (external
Khaama Press: “The rapid growth of this group [IS] that appeared in Afghanistan in summer of 2014, its intention to ‘swallow’ other extremist groups, draw militants of all kinds into its ranks, in particular Taliban fighters themselves, redistribute sources of income, including such lucrative sources as drug trafficking – all these factors are very worrying for
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 30, 2015 The Pakistani military says Pakistan and Afghanistan have established a direct line between their respective military commanders and made first contact on December 30. “Hot line established between DGMOs (Director Generals of military operations) of both countries. First contact/call just made,” Pakistan Army spokesman Asim Bajwa announced via
VOA News / December 30, 2015 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it will host next month’s inaugural meeting of a recently set up four-nation “steering committee” to discuss when, how and where direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could possibly be resumed. The quadrilateral committee, which consists of officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China
Michael Hughes: Critics of the war in Afghanistan consider the terrorist attack that killed six Americans near Bagram airbase as yet another indication that it is time for the U.S. to withdraw military personnel from the country post-haste, while proponents of a long-term U.S. military presence perceive it as a reason why the United States cannot