Press TV / April 30, 2017 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the US-led military alliance is considering boosting its troop strength in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The NATO chief told Welt am Sonntag, a German newspaper, on Sunday that the 28-nation alliance is expected to make a decision by June on a possible troop increase in the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 30, 2017 A 15-member delegation from Pakistan’s National Assembly has arrived in Kabul, with its leader saying his country is committed to aiding peace and stability in Afghanistan. Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and his delegation will meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other officials during a two-day visit.
VOA News / April 29, 2017 So-called Islamic State has wreaked havoc in eastern Afghanistan since 2015, mostly through its loose affiliates — attacking government installations and villages, killing and abducting hundreds of people, and keeping schools shuttered and replacing them with IS religious seminaries. It also claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks in the
Khaama Press: The government of India is planning to make a movie regarding the two Afghan cricket stars, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, currently playing in the world’s largest cricket league, the Indian Premier League, it has been reported. The movie is expected to be released in three formats, including a 10 minute format, a 5
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 29, 2017 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords, has called on the Taliban to stop fighting government troops and begin peace talks. “I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war,” Hekmatyar, a former prime minister, told a gathering of Afghan politicians
VOA News / April 28, 2017 The emir of the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan is likely dead, targeted in a U.S.-Afghan raid on a cave-and-tunnel complex that left two U.S. special operations forces soldiers dead. Pentagon officials said Friday that they suspected IS Khorasan province leader Abdul Hasib was killed in a brutal,
VOA News / April 28, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A 15-member Pakistan parliamentary delegation will travel to Afghanistan on Saturday on a two-day official visit. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, will lead the delegation that will meet with their Afghan counterparts and the Afghan leadership, an official announcement said Friday.
Tolo News: Cyclists from a number of provinces on Saturday took part in a 70km cycling race that saw Rohullah Nazari scoop first place. About 70 cyclists on Saturday successfully completed a 70km cycle race from Kabul to Parwan province. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 28, 2017 Notorious former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has held talks with government representatives in eastern Afghanistan after years outside the country, his first public meetings with officials from the Western-backed government since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The meetings on April 28 came after Hekmatyar’s Hezb-e Islami militant group
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 28, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban has unleashed its annual so-called “spring offensive” in Afghanistan, saying it will mainly target U.S.-led foreign “occupation” troops to force them to quit the country. In a formal announcement released Friday, the Islamist insurgency claimed “Operation Mansouri” went into action early Friday morning across all