Devex: Development contractors operating in Afghanistan are hopeful they have found common ground with the country’s government over a long-standing series of tax disputes that have caused some companies to consider leaving Afghanistan outright. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV April 28, 2016 A Bulgarian town that is home to a Roma minority practising Islam has banned Islamic face veils in public for the first time in the country. Politicians in Pazardzhik, a town of some 70,000 people, adopted the ban on Wednesday in all administrative buildings, schools, shops and on the street
Khaama Press: A former prominent Mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf has called on militant groups to end slavery for the outsiders, reiterating his hard stance against the insurgent groups in the country. Sayyaf was speaking during a gathering to commemorate the 24th anniversary of Mujahideen’s victory against the former Soviet-backed regime. Click here to read more
HERAT, Afghanistan, April 28 (Xinhua) — Unknown armed men gunned down a provincial prosecutor and injured his son in the western Herat province, 640 km west of Kabul on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi said. “Unidentified armed men opened fire on prosecutor Samihudin Raheen next to his residence at around 04:00 p.m. local
The Guardian (UK): The Pentagon is due to release a report on an internal investigation into one of the most infamous episodes of the war in Afghanistan: a special operations airstrike on a hospital in the north of the country last year that left 42 civilians dead. The report provides an official assessment of the failings that
Tolo News: Nangarhar local officials said on Thursday a foreign woman was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at about 5am local time on Thursday in Jalalabad. According to officials the kidnapping took place when unknown gunmen entered DACAAR, a consortium of Danish NGOs, and kidnapped the woman. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV April 28, 2016 In the early years of the last millennia, a titanic cosmic explosion was seen on the Earth for nearly three months in the form of a highly bright star, over 10 times as luminous as the Venus and visible even during daytime, though it was blazing about 7,200 light-years away from our
Khaama Press: Two key Taliban group militants were arrested as they were escaping from Dahana-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province, disguised as a married couple. According to the local security officials, the two Taliban militants were identified as Mawlavi Jumadin and Qari Juma Khan. Click here to read more (external link).
GHAZNI, Afghanistan, April 27 (Xinhua) — One civilian was killed and two others injured as a bomb blast struck a car in the eastern Ghazni province on Wednesday, provincial police spokesman Fahim Amiri said. “A magnetic bomb attached in a car of tribal elder Hajji Mirza Mohammad exploded at around 01:00 p.m. local time today
Khaama Press: According to reports, Gen. Zadran was appointed as the provincial police chief based on a formal letter issued by the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan. Gen. Zadran was reportedly dismissed and was replaced by provincial security chief Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai following a delegation’s visit to Paktika from Kabul on Tuesday. The appointment and hasty dismissal