Tolo News: U.S President Donald Trump on Sunday addressed leaders from across the Muslim world at the Arab Islamic American Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh where he explained America’s policies on issues currently facing the world but with the main focus on joint cooperation in the international sphere to combat terrorism and extremism. Click here
Human Rights Watch: At last year’s NATO Summit in Warsaw, member states endorsed a new policy on the protection of civilians. This policy came at a crucial time, as civilians are increasingly bearing the brunt of the armed conflict in Afghanistan, where civilian casualties have steadily risen since 2014. NATO’s Resolute Support Mission functions to “train,
VOA News May 21, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Unknown gunmen have killed a German aid worker and her Afghan security guard in Kabul before kidnapping a Finnish woman who worked for an aid organization. A Finnish Foreign Ministry spokesperson is reported to have confirmed a Finn has been taken hostage, and that there is no information yet
VOA News May 21, 2017 Nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced by the Iranian government to go home this year, heading to an uncertain future with the resurgent Taliban now holding more than 40 percent rural territory in Afghanistan. Hundreds more are ousted each day from Iran, in line with Iran’s target of
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 20, 2017 Afghan officials say controversial Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has left the country amid claims that he ordered his men to abduct, beat, and rape a political rival last year. Yaseen Khamosh, a media adviser to Dostum, told RFE/RL late on May 19 that Dostum had gone to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 20, 2017 Bruce Pannier For more than three years now, Qishloq Ovozi and the Majlis podcast have been following events in northern Afghanistan, in the provinces that border Central Asia, while the situation there went from concerning to unstable. This reporting benefited greatly from the work and dedication of one
Press TV / May 20, 2017 Gunmen have stormed a bank in southeastern Afghanistan, killing three people and wounding over 30 more, officials say, as the country struggles with a rise in violent attacks. Five attackers, armed with suicide vests and guns, forced their way inside after one of them blew themselves up at the
Press TV / May 20, 2017 Taliban militants have launched an attack from three directions on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni. Provincial police chief Aminullah Amerkhil said the overnight attack was the fiercest launched by Taliban militants, who have had a strong presence in the province of Ghazni for years. Amerkhil said
Reuters: Zan TV (“Women’s TV”) launches on Sunday (May 21) with an all-female staff of presenters and producers, following a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 19, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province. The victims were returning from a wedding party Friday afternoon when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Mohammad Agha district, according to the provincial governor’s office.