Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani said in a BBC Interview, broadcast this week, that Afghans need to be committed to their country and that he has no sympathy for migrants currently fleeing to Europe. Ghani said Afghanistan is a country of refugees, with at least one million people already settled abroad – many of whom are now
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, March 31 (Xinhua) — Six Taliban militants including a group commander were killed outside Kunduz provincial capital on Thursday, army spokesman in the province Nasrullah Jamshidi said. “The operations which covered some villages including Serahi Hajji Alam in the outskirt of Kunduz city claimed the lives of six Taliban rebels including a group
BBC News: The Pentagon plans to move roughly a dozen inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to at least two countries. The transfers come as the Obama administration takes steps to close the controversial facility, which has been called a recruiting tool for jihadists. The prisoners are expected to leave Guantanamo in the
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday night awarded the Mir Masjidi Khan State Medal to members of the national cricket team following their participation in the ICC World Cup T20 tournament in India. Ghani said during the ceremony at the Presidential Palace that the cricketers were a team of champions. “You not only made Afghans proud but
Khaama Press: The Office of the President in a statement said Mubariz has also received cash reward along with the Mir Masjidi Khan high state medal for his lastest victory against his Russia rival. President Ghani hailed Mubariz and his team for their tireless efforts for hoisting the Afghan flag in a major international sports event.
Michael Hughes: The obsession of the U.S. and its international partners with building a strong central state in Afghanistan at the expense of local, more informal, governing institutions is one of the reasons the state-building mission failed, leaving the country vulnerable to predation and abuse by corrupt officials and warlords. As a result, the Afghan government,
Khaama Press: Noor issued an online statement earlier tonight rejecting the allegations which comes after days of massive protests which were triggered following the removal of Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s portraits from Mazar-e-Shari city, the provincial capital of Balkh province. Noor released a photo which purportedly shows formation of the provincial leadership of Balkh province,
Counter Punch: Islamic extremism was virtually unknown fifty years ago and suicide bombings were inconceivable. And yet today it seems that we are confronted with both on a daily basis. So what happened to bring Islamic fundamentalism to the forefront of global politics? While there are many factors involved, undoubtedly one of the primary causes is
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2016 Fifteen Afghan security troops have been killed in fighting with Taliban militants in southern Uruzgan Province. A local district police chief said the fighting took place late on March 29 during an operation to reopen an important highway. He said that for four days the Taliban blocked the
Khaama Press: According to the officials in the Independent Administrative Reform & Civil Service Commission, the majority of the vacant posts are in the Ministry of Education which is having around 13,000 vacant posts. Click here to read more (external link).