Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 23, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he discussed Washington’s new strategy to try to successfully conclude the 16-year war with President Ashraf Ghani. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement on October 23 that Tillerson and Ghani “reaffirmed the
Associated Press: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by President Donald Trump have tainted the case. Bergdahl faces up
SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 10 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes which erupted in northern Afghanistan’s province of Jawzjan, an official said Sunday. “Militants loyal to the Taliban and IS clashed with each other on Saturday night, resultantly 12 fighters including 10 IS
Tolo News: Officials from the Department of Physical Education and Sports (DPES) held a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday for the national Zurkhaneh team which won 13 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze at the South Asian Zurkhaneh Sports Championships in Nepal last week. Eight countries participated at the event – with Afghanistan scooping the overall cup in both group and individual
1TV: Five senior officials based at Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission have been dismissed, officials said Sunday. The dismissed officials are deputy head of ECC secretariat, head of analysis, head of human resources, records manager and manager of staff attendance. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / October 21, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A suicide blast Saturday outside the Afghan military academy in Kabul killed at least 15 cadets and wounded several others, said the defense ministry. The attack came a day after an Islamic State suicide bomber stormed a crowded Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the city, killing 50
Tolo News: Afghanistan lifted the cup after riding on impressive centuries from Javed Ahmadi – 108 off 113 balls – and Asghar Stanikzai – 125 off 129 balls. Afghanistan topped the ICC Intercontinental Cup table after cruising to a comprehensive innings and 173 run-victory against Hong Kong on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / October 20, 2017 Aman Azhar WASHINGTON — With the Trump administration’s revised South Asia strategy still in its infancy, the curtain has silently fallen on the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), ending months of speculations that the State Department planned to eliminate the unit. The office of the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 20, 2017 Afghan soldiers and police who train in the United States go “absent without leave,” or AWOL, at far higher rates than those of any other country, possibly jeopardizing efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog says. Out of a total of 320 foreign military trainees who
1TV: An explosion went off in a mosque in Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. The blast happened in Imam Zaman mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi, west of the city. Witnesses said that the blast was triggered by a suicide bomber and it targeted worshippers. At least two deaths, five injured people were taken to hospitals following the incident,