Tolo News: Rabbani who also serves as head of Jamiat-e-Islami party was speaking to his parity members in Kabul on Saturday where he said that the future political stability of Afghanistan is linked with the implementation of the political agreement, calling on the NUG leaders to ensure the implementation of electoral reforms in the election system,
Asia Times: Even though the selection of Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the Taliban amir after the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar had caused deep frictions in the Taliban ranks, they have moved swiftly this time to fill the gap, with the newly chosen amir, Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada, pledging to follow his predecessor’s policy of rejecting
KABUL, May 27 (Xinhua) — Afghan security forces have pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces and killed 79 militants in the latest operations, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Afghan army, police and personnel of intelligence agency carried out several joint cleanup operations within the past 24 hours, killing 79 armed
Global Voices: Last week thousands of ethnic Hazaras held demonstrations in various parts of the world to protest against a proposal to change the planned route for a new electricity transmission line Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP). Hazaras, who may number anywhere between 10 and 20% of Afghanistan’s total population (no official census has ever been conducted) endured more persecution
Khaama Press: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the Afghan government to halt further execution of the prisoners charged with the terror offences. In an online statement issued following the death of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Karzai has said ‘brotherhood’ and ‘unity’ are the only way to achieve peace in the country. He
PTI: Designing and selling handmade jewellery fashioned from tiny beads of the semi precious lapis lazuli stone has helped Khala Zada, a widow from Afghanistan, support her family of eight for the last 17 years. In her fifties, Khala Zada, who first learnt the art of bead making from a neighbour and now runs a small-scale
VOA News Akmal Dawi, Masood Farivar May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON—Days after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, near the Afghan border, killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, it remains unclear how the slain leader’s location was discovered. Mansoor was killed in a remote part of Baluchistan, a province that has been thought off limits for U.S.
Khaama Press: US Senator Dana Rohrabacher has said Pakistan is a reliable partner for terrorists and not the United States, warning that the provision of millions in aid to Pakistani government in fight against terrorism would have a reverse outcome. The US Senator was speaking to Voice of America’s Afghanistan during an exclusive interview. Click here to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 26, 2016 RFE/RL has obtained video footage that purportedly shows a group of Taliban commanders pledging loyalty to the newly named Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. The video shows a group of turbaned and bearded men declaring allegiance to Akhundzada and expressing their agreement with his appointment as the
Press TV May 26, 2016 A study has found that Muslim women face a double bind of religious and gender discrimination in the British society, which subjects them to harassment and abuse. Britain’s Faith Matter group and the European Network Against Racism conducted a research about the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women across the UK.