Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 21, 2019 The head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) says that militants from the extremist group Islamic State (IS) have been amassing in northern Afghanistan, near its borders with former Soviet republics in Central Asia. FSB chief Aleksandr Bortnikov spoke on May 21 during a visit to Tajikistan, which
1TV: Taliban gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday evening, killing three police while they were having their fast-breaking meal called iftar. The attack happened around 7:10p.m. in Doghabad area in Police District 7 of the city, two kilometres from the parliament building. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani’s former National Security Advisor and a leading presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar at a gathering on Monday called the continuation of the incumbent government “illegitimate” and made some offers to the head of the state. Addressing a group of presidential candidates, Atmar said the nation and the candidates are awaiting President Ghani’s
ESPNcricinfo: Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the World Cup. The former West Indies opener, who was appointed to the position in December 2017, said the time is right for him to move on as the target he was given – of helping Afghanistan reach the World Cup – has been achieved. Simmons is understood to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2019 A fight broke out during the first session of Afghanistan’s new parliament after disagreement on the election of a speaker. Online video showed lawmakers fighting on May 19 over the seating of businessman Mir Rahman Rahmani as the speaker of the lower house of parliament, known as the
Press TV May 19, 2019 US President Donald Trump has asked for immediate preparation of paperwork required to pardon several American troops convicted or accused of war crimes – including premeditated murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, a report reveals. The requests are for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs,
Ariana: Parents of two young girls from Andkhoi district of Faryab province on Sunday claimed that Taliban militants have gang-raped their daughters. The family has moved to the capital of Jawzjan province, seeking justice from the government. Mother of the victims told Ariana News that two of the culprits were living in their neighborhood in Faryab
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 19, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Taliban and American military officials have taken to social media to accuse each other of acting against peace building efforts in conflict-torn Afghanistan. The spar between the two adversaries via Twitter comes as American and representatives of the insurgent group are engaged in a months-long dialogue to