Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: It’s 100 years since the end of Afghanistan’s 1919 War of Independence, also known as the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Fought between Afghan and British-Indian forces, the conflict reestablished full Afghan independence after decades of British control over Afghan foreign policy.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 18, 2019 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned as “barbaric” an attack on a wedding party in Kabul that killed at least 63 people and left 182 others injured and called an extraordinary security meeting to discuss ways to avoid such “lapses.” The radical militant group Islamic State (IS) has
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 17, 2019 Afghanistan’s Taliban says the killing of the brother of their leader in an August 16 bomb attack in Pakistan will not derail peace talks with the United States. Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada was not in the mosque when the bomb went off but his younger brother, Hafiz Ahmadullah,
Michael Hughes: The United States handed bags of cash and awarded ministry posts to the most brutal warlords on earth in Afghanistan during the early post-9/11 era. The United States, for years, looked the other away as the Karzai family and tons of other Afghan government officials transferred millions of dollars into bank accounts in places
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami party who runs for president, says the incumbent government is “weak” and cannot decide on major issues in the country and that it will “collapse” if the US forces leave the war-ravaged Afghanistan. “There is no doubt in US forces withdrawal [from Afghanistan]. They will definitely leave [the country],”
By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal August 16, 2019 The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban is reported to have been among those killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan. Police said four people were killed and more than 20 injured on August 16 in the explosion at the mosque some
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 15, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass has said he is “disturbed by reports” that a former bank manager convicted of multimillion-dollar fraud has been moved into house arrest from prison in exchange for allegedly making a large campaign donation to the incumbent’s presidential-election campaign. “Countless Afghans suffered