Khaama Press: Afghanistan has reportedly deported 250 Pakistani workers as deadlock persists along the Durand Line near Chaman with the crossing remaining closed for the 10th consecutive day. The crossing, Friendship Gate, was closed ten days ago after the Pakistani officials claimed that several Afghan demonstrators attacked the gate and set the Pakistani flag on fire. Numerous
Tolo News: The Afghan foreign minister and the Iranian ambassador to Kabul said Sunday that a prisoner exchange program has been finalized between the two countries based on an agreement signed few years ago. According to the Afghan-Iran prisoner agreement, prisoners swapped will serve out their sentences in prisons in their own countries. In the first phase of
ESPNCricinfo: Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play their first-ever bilateral ODI series in September, the Afghanistan Cricket Board and BCB confirmed on Sunday. The two sides will play the three-match series on September 25, 28 and October 1 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Click here to read more (external link). Disabled Athlete On His
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 28, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Afghan security forces are preparing to launch an operation to retake an eastern border district a day after it fell to the Taliban, officials said Sunday. The Islamist insurgency overran and captured Janikheil district in the eastern Paktia province on Saturday, and local authorities confirmed that dozens
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 28, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Pakistani security forces have raided a madrassa, or Islamic seminary, in the southwestern city of Quetta and rounded up around 100 Afghan nationals for suspected links to militant groups, officials said. Provincial government spokesman Anwar ul-Haq Kakar told VOA the detainees did not posses any identity documents.
Press TV August 27, 2016 A US drone attack has killed 22 Afghan soldiers held by Taliban militants in the southern Helmand province, while Taliban have overrun a strategic district elsewhere. Provincial officials announced the fatalities on Saturday. Taliban also confirmed the death toll, saying the airstrike had killed three of the group’s members in the Nad-e-Ali district on Thursday.
Noor Zahid VOA News August 27, 2016 The war in Afghanistan has long been a dangerous assignment for journalists, but groups say the country’s deteriorating security situation is making things more dire, especially in areas held by the Taliban and Islamic State fighters where the government is struggling to regain control. “The overall situation in
The Guardian (UK): A controversial FBI program targeting Muslim teenagers has drawn criticism from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), claiming it leads to bullying and profiling. The union, which represents 1.6 million teachers in the US, sent an open letter to FBI director James Comey earlier this month to call for an end to the agency’s
1TV: After Syria, Afghanistan is one of the World’s largest producers of refugees; a staggering 12.96 percent of all citizens of Afghanistan lived outside their country of origin, according to the International Organization for Migration, in 2015. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reports that there are approximately 2.6 million registered Afghan refugees that are dispersed throughout 70
1TV: Afghanistan are in talks with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to tour Bangladesh for their first bilateral ODI series against them in Dhaka on September, ESPNcricinfo reported citing ACB officials. Although, the officials of both sides have not yet decided on the number of matches to be played but the series could be held around September