1TV: Groundwater levels have declined in Afghan capital Kabul by meters, officials said Monday. Mohammad Naeem Tokhi, the director of hydrology department at Ministry of Energy and Water, said that the rate of decline in groundwater levels is between 1 and 22 meters. Apart from quantity, the quality of ground water in the city is also deteriorating.
Tolo News: Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, Afghan freestyle wrestler, won a bronze medal in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat late Monday. Afghanistan has so far won one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals and is placed 24th on the medal list – out of 65 countries. Click here to read more
Press TV / September 25, 2017 Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will face new restrictions in travelling to the United States based on the latest proclamation signed by President Donald Trump. The new rules, announced on Sunday, will go into effect on October 18. The range of restrictions
Press TV / September 24, 2017 Taliban militants have targeted a military convoy of Danish NATO forces in the Afghan capital of Kabul. There have been no reports of casualties among the foreign forces but at least three civilians have sustained injuries. Afghan officials said the incident took place early on Sunday when a bomber
Press TV September 23, 2017 An American government watchdog has found several serious flaws in the fifteen-year-old US training mission in Afghanistan that has ultimately designed a force unable to provide security in the Asian country. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a 283-page report, which concluded that the mission was a
Tolo News: Ulema council members said using a mosque for political campaigns was unacceptable and that mosques were to be used only for praying. The young man who threw his shoes at Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Herat on Friday, during an event at a mosque, was arrested by security forces on Saturday. Click here to read
1TV: Band-e-Amir Dragons defeated Mis Ainak Knights in a thrilling final to win the Shpageeza Cricket League season 5 in Kabul on Friday. Band-e-Amir registered four-run victory in front of a packed crowd at Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground to lift SCL trophy for the first time. Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: Trump and Ghani hold talks in New York as report says US approach to Afghanistan lacked ‘whole of government approach’. Deficiencies in Afghanistan’s security forces, including the military and police, are getting renewed attention as the US administration considers sending more than 3,000 additional troops to the country. Click here to read more (external
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 22, 2017 Pakistan’s new prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his first address before the UN General Assembly, rejected the new U.S. war strategy in neighboring Afghanistan while praising China’s growing economic role in the region. An important component of the White House’s recently unveiled strategy to try to win
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Futsal Team beat Uzbekistan 4-2 in their third match in the fifth Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat on Wednesday. Uzbekistan, a fierce opponent, had been listed as among the top two winners at last year’s games. Afghanistan will play the United Arab Emirates on Friday in the last of their