Tolo News: The seven members of the Independent Election Commission voted on Wednesday to elect their new leaders. Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayyad has been elected as the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV January 31, 2018 A new study finds that the Taliban militants are openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan’s soil, fully controlling four percent of the country and having presence in another 66 percent. The study released by the BBC on Tuesday shows that the Taliban forces are in full control of 14
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 31, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Top Afghan security officials have made a surprise visit to Pakistan, to discuss mutual cooperation with civilian and military leaders following a series of deadly Taliban and other militant attacks in Afghanistan. The visit Wednesday took place hours after U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan urged
VOA News January 31, 2018 A young Pakistani girl was killed Wednesday by a strong earthquake that struck several thousand kilometers away in northeast Afghanistan. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the 6.1 magnitude quake was located about 35 kilometers south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region near the border with Tajikistan,
Jafar Haand VOA News January 30, 2018 Afghanistan is asking the U.S. government to stop deporting Afghan nationals, saying it has no repatriation agreement with the United States. “We did not sign any such agreements with the United States of America,” Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the VOA
TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the United States has been relocating the so-called Islamic State (IS) to Afghanistan to justify its military presence in the region. By transferring the IS terror group from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the United States seeks “to justify the continuation
Ken Bredemeier VOA News January 30, 2018 WASHINGTON — A new report paints a bleak picture of U.S. efforts to secure Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the United States invaded the South Asian nation following the September 11 terrorist attacks. U.S. involvement in Afghanistan now amounts to the longest conflict in American history, but the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 29, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected the possibility of negotiations with the Taliban anytime soon following a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. “We don’t want to talk with the Taliban,” Trump said at a January 29 luncheon with representatives of the UN Security Council. “There may be
1TV: Afghanistan’s impressive run at Under-19 World Cup ended on Monday as they lost to Australia at the semi-final stage. Afghanistan played their historic U-19 World Cup semi-final after beating hosts New Zealand in the quarter-finals stage. In the group stage, their wins came against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News January 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Eleven members of the Afghan National Army were killed and 16 others wounded in an early morning attack on a military academy in Kabul Monday. “The attack is against an army unit providing security for the academy and not the academy itself,” said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman