Hindustan Times: Pakistan has been targeting Indian professionals working in Afghanistan in a variety of ways, and several Indians working on development projects have been attacked and kidnapped over the past 12 years, the government informed Parliament on Monday. Since September last year, Pakistan has also attempted to designate four Indian nationals, who had previously
By Todd Prince Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2020 As negotiators for the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban militants hold historic peace talks in Qatar, few are expecting a deal to be easy or even successful. The two sides — who have been at war for nearly two decades and continue to kill
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2020 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “there should be no compromise” on the right to education for Afghan girls in ongoing peace negotiations between the government and Taliban militants. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal on September 21, Yousafzai said that “peace is precious”
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2020 At least nine Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack late on September 20 despite ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government. Taliban militants killed the nine soldiers during the night in the northern province of Takhar, security officials said. The attack took place in the
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 165 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 39,074, the total reported deaths is 1,444, and the total number of recoveries is 32,576. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A survey by a Kabul institution of 4,912 Afghans taken by phone conversations across the country indicates that 75 percent of the respondents prefer a republic-style government as an outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha. 75% of the respondents said they prefer a republic system, 7% said they prefer an emirate,
Tolo News: Local officials on Sunday confirmed civilian casualties in an airstrike in the northern province of Kunduz that happened on Saturday. Kunduz governor’s spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said that 20 people, including Taliban fighters and civilians, were killed and 15 others were wounded in the airstrike in Khan Abad district, but he did not give