Khaama Press: During an interview with the Russia Today television network, Karzai said Washington should focus on cutting down extremists’ financial sources and training grounds if the country remains sincerely determined to fight terror in all its forms, and its intentions are true. “The war against terrorism will not succeed unless we fight it in the sanctuaries,
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 27, 2016 The Qatar-based political office of Afghanistan’s Taliban has rejected media reports that a Taliban delegation sent to Pakistan is exploring the possibility of joining peace talks with the Afghan government. Muhammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban’s Qatar political office, said on April 27 that the issue
VOA News Ayaz Gul April 27, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghanistan’s Taliban has confirmed it has sent a “high-level’ delegation to Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials, saying it hopes the visit will have “fruitful results” and “in the interest of both countries.” A spokesman for the Islamist insurgency told VOA on Wednesday the Taliban delegation has traveled from
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 27, 2016 The Afghan Taliban claims to have sent a delegation to Pakistan for peace talks just as the Afghan government cooled to negotiations in the wake of last week’s massive bomb blast that killed 64 people in Kabul. “We are aware that Taliban delegations are in Pakistan, but we
Khaama Press: Afghan opener batsman Mohammad Shahzad has won the Nissan Play of the Tournament award for the ICC World Twenty20 2016, after receiving the highest votes during a competition against Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar. The two cricketers made it into the final of the three-week competition which concluded yesterday, with Shahzad receiving 53 per cent of all
VOA News Fatima Tlisova, Noor Zahid April 26, 2016 For decades, Afghanistan’s Abdul Rashid Dostum has been a powerful player in the remote north of the restive country. As an army general and warlord, he aligned himself with America’s CIA when the Taliban was in power and helped the U.S. oust the militant group in 2001.
Daily Mail (UK): Information about and access to contraception in Afghanistan has been hampered by years of conflict, widespread poverty and a lack of education, as well as active discouragement from some hardline religious figures who claim it is “haram” — forbidden by Allah. “We definitely have problems in Afghanistan. The biggest one about contraception is that
The New York Times: Women’s sports programs in Afghanistan, long a favorite of Western donors, have all but collapsed. Some consist of little more than a young woman with a business card and a desk, as one insider described the women’s version of cricket, Afghanistan’s most popular game. Others, like women’s soccer, have managed to field a few teams for practices
1TV: Afghanistan’s First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has been barred from visiting the United States, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The second-ranking Afghan official was not welcome apparently over accusations of war crimes against him. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan’s Vice President Is Barred From Entering U.S. – The New York
1TV: Afghan deaf footballers scored 28 goals against Pakistani teams who failed to make even a single goal as their three-match series ended on Monday. They defeated Peshawar 11-0, Lahore 10-0 and Punjab 7-0 and claimed the series title. Click here to read more (external link).