1TV: The Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced West Indian Phil Simmons as head coach. The 53-year-old has served as consulting coach for the Afghan side since February. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / December 31, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people in an attack targeting the funeral of former district chief in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. Afghan forces have had frequent clashes with Islamic State militants in the area in recent weeks. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Taliban
VOA News / December 30, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — A powerful Afghanistan governor returned to his office Saturday and chaired an official meeting in violation of a presidential decree that ousted him from his post earlier this month. The escalating political uncertainty comes as the United States and its allies step up military efforts in
Tolo News: The study entitled Psycho-physical Effects of Environmental Pollution on the Health of Kabul Citizens, shows that at least 10 percent of water in 22 districts of Kabul is contaminated with nitrate substances, which according to the study, it can cause kidney damage and other ailments. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Yunus started his career in the 1980s and is known as one of the founders of folk music in Afghanistan. One of his songs which made him famous during the 1980s in Afghanistan, was titled Bewafawee. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News / December 30, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says that almost 92 percent of its 2,611-kilometer largely porous frontier with Afghanistan will be fenced by end of 2018, hoping the massive unilateral undertaking will effectively address mutual complaints of militant incursions. The military-led construction effort went into action earlier this year. It has
Tolo News: Bamiyan resident: Atta Mohmmad Noor is the brightness of our eyes; General Abdul Raziq is in our heart. Tribal elders from central, eastern and southern provinces at a big gathering in Kabul on Friday announced their support to Atta Mohammad Noor, who was recently removed as Balkh governor by President Ashraf Ghani. Click here to read more (external link). Related Sayyaf Warns Against Negative Outcomes Of
The Diplomat: According to research by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), the simple logic of “competitive elections” does not exist in Afghanistan’s electoral process. Therefore, “in their current manifestation, elections have the potential to destabilize” the country. Moreover, research from the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) on countries with upcoming elections shows that applying
BBC News: Despite the absence of official statistics in Afghanistan, anecdotal evidence suggests that the tests are a common occurrence. Bobani Haidari, a gynaecologist practising in Bamiyan Province, told the BBC that she can be asked to carry out 10 virginity tests in a single day. Some women are reported to have undergone multiple tests. Click
VOA News / December 28, 2017 Hasib Danish Alikozai Afghan religious leaders Wednesday called on the Afghan Taliban to sever ties with terror groups and join the Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process. The High Peace Council (HPC), a government-funded body tasked with bringing insurgents to negotiations, invited more than 700 religious scholars from all 34