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,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 19, 2017 Zan TV is Afghanistan’s first and only TV station run by and for women. When it went on air in May, some Afghans doubted that it would succeed. Five months on, the station’s ratings are soaring. RFE/RL’s Frud Bezhan met some of the professionals who are braving the
VOA News / October 19, 2017 Ayaz Gul ANGOOR ADDA, PAKISTAN — Pakistan’s military is installing a robust fence along its largely porous 2,600-kilometer border with Afghanistan and establishing new forts as well as outposts on mountain peaks. Officials hope the fortification plan of hundreds of millions of dollars will effectively prevent militant infiltration and stabilize
Press TV / October 17, 2017 The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 70 people dead and nearly 170 others injured. Militants with explosives-laden vehicles had initially attacked a police training center in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province in southeast Afghanistan,