AOPNEWS | January 30, 2016 Cricket: U19 team loses to Sri Lanka; A team defeats Zimbabwe Afghanistan’s U19 (Under 19) team registered their second loss at the ICC (International Cricket Council) U19 World Cup today in Bangladesh when they lost to Sri Lanka by 33 runs. Sri Lanka won the coin toss and chose to
Press TV / January 30, 2016 Washington has been a “willing participant” in regional decisions that led to a resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the continued US military presence is impeding peace in the country, says an international lawyer and political analyst. “Whatever other nations may think of the Taliban ethos, the only way forward
Press TV / January 30, 2016 Muslims and people of Middle Eastern origin are mainly targeted by a US government program to “counter terrorism,” says a political commentator from Virginia. Keith Preston, chief editor and director of AttacktheSystem.com told Press TV on Saturday that there are “concerns about what in the United States is called racial profiling or ethnic profiling
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1TV: Afghanistan under-19s were defeated by 33 runs in their second match of World Cup at Sylhet of Bangladesh on Saturday. Sri Lanka who chose to bat first after winning the toss, were restricted to 184 with their Charith Asalanka top-scoring 71. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A new video reportedly recorded in Faryab province shows that a Taliban local commander Sayed Hashim Hashemi accuses Taliban’s new leader Mullah Akhter Mansour of having plotted the murder of the group’s longtime leader Mullah Omar. In the video, he warns Mullah Mansour of a severe response. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: After two days of closure because of heavy snowfall, Salang Highway opened for traffic last night. Officials said snowfall had closed the highway on several locations but after the hectic efforts of the maintenance department, it reopened for traffic on Friday night. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / January 29, 2016 ISLAMABAD – A U.S. government auditor says despite more than a decade of reconstruction and development efforts, Afghanistan’s economy remains in fragile and worsening condition. “Intractable insurgents, cutbacks in foreign military personnel, persistent emigration of people and capital, and a slowing global economy are shifting Afghanistan’s economic prospects from troubling
VOA News / January 29, 2016 Iran has sent thousands of undocumented Shi’ite Afghan refugees to Syria to fight alongside forces of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard forces in support of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sources in Iran and Afghanistan told VOA. Thousands of Afghans from Iran
Foreign Policy: In 2014, Afghanistan’s presidential election was marred by accusations of fraud. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry intervened and brought together the two candidates, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, to form what is now the National Unity Government (NUG), with Ghani serving as president and Abdullah as chief executive officer. Though the agreement