Asia Times: Leaked pitch to Trump administration warns of China’s goal to control key tech resource – In a presentation given to the Trump administration, published in full by Buzzfeed on Thursday, Prince outlined a plan to privatize US military operations in Afghanistan and mine rare-earth elements in the country. In addition, Prince’s Hong Kong-listed company, Frontier
Press TV December 9, 2017 At least three soldiers have been killed after Taliban militants launched an attack on a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni. At least two other soldiers were injured in the gun battles that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, said Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor,
Tolo News: The ministers include the following: Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak Information and Technology Minister Shahzadgul Aryubi Economy Minister Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor Border and Tribal Affairs Minister Gul Aqa Shirzai Agriculture Minister Nasir Ahmad Durani Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Mujib Rahman Karimi Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Hamidullah
The Washington Post: The decision by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes perpetrated by U.S. military forces and the CIA in Afghanistan has been widely described by some observers and legal scholars as a brave step toward global justice. Click here to read more (external link). Related America’s top
1TV: Afghanistan’s famous wicket-keeper and batsman Mohammad Shahzad could return to cricket as early as next month after a twelve-month suspension. The 29-year-old is suspended by the International Cricket council for doping violation as he inadvertently ingested a banned substance, the governing body announced Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghans on Friday launched big demonstrations in many provinces against the recent decision made by the United States President Donald Trump about the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump on Wednesday announced that he officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. His decision raised worldwide concern. Click here to read
1TV: Afghan government on Thursday expressed ‘deep concern’ over U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. On Wednesday, Trump announced that his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Click here to read more (external link). Related Trump’s Move On Jerusalem Is An ‘Irreparable Mistake’:
Sarah Zaman VOA News / December 7, 2017 The Pakistan-Afghanistan border must be secured to keep terrorists from crossing “at free will,” Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. says. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry told VOA Urdu in an interview that the Afghan government’s change in priorities — focusing on protecting urban areas — has given the Taliban
1TV: Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 138 runs in the opening of a three-match One-Day International series in Sharjah on Tuesday. It was Afghanistan’s first ODI match against an international side after they were given Test status along with Ireland in June. Click here to read more (external link).
IWPR: Although 25-year-old Nazia has a university degree and is desperate to find work, she spends her days at home raising chickens and tending cattle. The mother-of-three, who lives in the village of Taqi Shah in Logar’s Pul-e Alam district, said that after completing her high school education in Afghanistan she went on to graduate in