Press TV January 29, 2016 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned Friday about a sharp increase in the number of deaths related to refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The organization said human traffickers are becoming more ruthless as they pack more and more people into smaller boats. The IOM said 218 people had died
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 29, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The United States military for the first time has categorically stated its counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan are not targeting the Haqqani network of militants, which is fighting alongside the Taliban. The comment this week by Lieutenant General John “Mick” Nicholson, picked to lead US and NATO forces in
KABUL, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — Afghan militancy and counter-militancy have claimed 12 lives over the past two days, officials said Friday. In the latest violent incident, two people including an armed insurgent and a security man were killed as unknown armed men opened fire on the car of security personnel in Kandahar city, the capital
Newsweek: Billions of dollars spent by the U.S. government in Afghanistan over the past decade has failed to make the country safer or substantially improve its economic prospects, according to a new report from a U.S. government watchdog. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The operations were conducted in different parts of the country during the past 24 hours, MoD said, adding that twenty others were also injured during the same operations. The Afghan armed forces also arrested 12 militants and confiscated various types of weapons, ammunition and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) belonging to the militants. Click
Press TV / January 29, 2016 Germany has introduced measures that will list Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia as “safe countries of origin,” thus leaving refugees from the countries with little chance of winning asylum there. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced the plan on Thursday, adding that the country is also to bar the asylum seekers, who are
Afghan singer Ramsha Shifa talks to VOA Dari service about her life in Afghanistan before coming to the West, her desire to help Afghan women, her musical career, her future plans, and even her personal life. She confirms that she is not married. The interview was conducted in Dari (Farsi).
VOA News Jeff Seldin January 28, 2016 The U.S. Army general picked to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan warns the security situation there is deteriorating despite a valiant effort by Afghan forces. Lieutenant-General John “Mick” Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that terror groups like Islamic State and al-Qaida continue
AOPNEWS | January 28, 2016 Afghan singer Mozhdah Jamalzadah will be attending a screening for the movie “Salam Neighbor” in Palm Springs, California on Monday, February 1st. The event is scheduled from 6:30 pm to 8:12 pm at the Regal Palm Springs Stadium 9. Jamalzadah will be available during a Q&A session that will be
AOPNEWS | January 28, 2016 Khost: One civilian and five others were wounded when an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) went off inside a drug store in the provincial capital around midday today. Baghlan: A teenage girl was injured after three rockets were fired by militants into a residential area of Pul-e Khumri. Jowzjan: Dozens of