Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 29, 2017 The European Union has announced over 44 million euros ($49 million) in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said in a statement on May 29 that the funding will support Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan, help
VOA News / May 29, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Immigration authorities in Pakistan have arrested three Afghan women before they were boarded a flight to London using fake British passports. Officials told VOA two employees of the state-run Pakistan International Airline have also been arrested for assisting the Afghan nationals at the Islamabad airport
Tolo News: Yasin Zia was appointed as governor of Takhar province on the proposal of IDLG and the decision of President Ghani last year in October. The reason behind Zia’s move to resign is not clear so far. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / May 28, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A Taliban infiltrator has gunned down six government forces in southern Afghanistan, raising the number of army and police personnel killed by insurgents in the past week to nearly 100. Afghan and insurgent officials said Sunday the overnight “insider attack” incident took place at a
Reuters: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner
Al Jazeera: Mohammad Shoaib Hosseini thought he was the luckiest man in Germany. Seven years after fleeing his home in war-torn Afghanistan, he had a full-time job at a timber factory, rented a modest apartment and had friends who were like family. But on March 27, his life imploded. Click here to read more (external link).
DW: The reality TV competition “Afghan Star” is Afghanistan’s most popular television show. The first female finalist so far was a young woman from a Taliban stronghold. Her success has put her life in danger. Click here to read more (external link).
Pakistan cricketers will play their first Twenty20 match in Afghanistan’s capital later this year, officials from the nations said on Saturday, as the neighbours put aside political tensions for two upcoming friendlies. The announcement of the games, the first of which is scheduled for July or August, comes as Islamabad and Kabul face off over
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 27, 2017 Pakistan’s military says authorities have reopened the main Chaman border crossing on May 27 at Afghanistan’s request after it was shut down earlier this month after bloody clashes broke out, killing 15 people on both sides. The moves comes on the first day of the fasting month of
Tolo News: At a meeting, the Tajik minister of transport signed a number of trade and economic agreements in the hope of further boosting trade between the two counties. Tajikistan’s Minister of Transport Khudoyorzoda Khudoyor, on Friday signed trade and economic agreements with Afghanistan during a two-day visit to the country. Click here to read more