Ariana: Afghan swimmer Abbas Karimi won a silver medal at the World Para Swimming Series tournament in Texas on Friday evening in the men’s 50m butterfly S5 category. The Afghan-born swimmer is competing as part of his bid to get into the Refugee Para Athletes Team for the Tokyo Olympics. Click here to read more
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 72 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,124 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported that the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 57,793, the total number of reported deaths is 2,539, and the total number of recoveries is 52,115.
The Guardian (UK): The longest, most pointless and unsuccessful war that Britain has fought in the past 70 years – its intervention in Afghanistan – is to end in September. I doubt anyone will notice. Nations celebrate victories, not defeats. What has the US and UK intervention achieved? The military theorist Gen Sir Rupert Smith,
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that US President Joe Biden and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s decision to withdraw foreign forces set the context for a “reset” of assumptions, alignments, and actions and that the Afghan government is “not at risk of collapse”. According to him, Afghan commandos, special forces, and air force alone
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 16, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging the United States to commit to expanded support for human rights in Afghanistan amid what it calls “fears of increased insecurity” fueled by its announced plan to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan later this year. The U.S. government “should boost assistance for
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 109 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,124 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported that the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 57,721, the total number of reported deaths is 2,539, and the total number of recoveries is 52,105.
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS | April 15, 2021 *Breaking News* The US military will be able to focus more resources on perceived challenges in the Indo-Pacific region after exiting Afghanistan, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Thursday. Biden, in a major address on Wednesday, announced that U.S. troops would exit Afghanistan by September 11,
Steve Herman VOA News April 15, 2021 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit Thursday to Kabul where he told Afghan leaders that while the United States will soon begin withdrawing its remaining troops from the country, it remains committed to Afghanistan. “The partnership is changing, but the partnership is enduring,” Blinken said as