By Ron Synovitz & Khan Mohammad Seend Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 KABUL — A female Afghan lawmaker who slapped and cursed a police officer during a Kabul traffic stop is defending her actions, telling RFE/RL the officer first struck her with his fist, pushed her, insulted her, and smashed the butt of
BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe stories of losing loved ones, physical injuries from mines, and having to flee their homes because of the fighting.
Tolo News: Presidential candidate and Afghanistan’s former minister of interior Gen. Noorul Haq Ulumi, who also leads a newly established political party, Afghanistan People’s National Front (Jabha-e-Milli Mardum-e-Afghanistan), on Tuesday warned to resist any kind of fraud and irregularities in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for July 20. Ulumi said that he quit his position as minister
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 A senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghanistan’s president that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, Reuters news agency reports, citing four knowledgeable U.S. and Afghan sources. The report published on March 18 said the diplomat told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the United
Reuters: Kabul’s green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 meters. Click here to read more (external link).
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1TV: Acting police chief of Baraki Barak district in Afghanistan’s central Logar province was killed by a roadside bomb on Monday, officials said. Saber Khan was killed as he was on his way to inspect police checkpoints, said Shapoor Ahmadzai, a spokesman for provincial police. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the attack was carried out
Tolo News: Afghanistan National Cricket Team has beaten Ireland by seven wickets inside four days in Dehradun, Indian on Monday and claimed their first Test win. It was Afghanistan’s second Test outing after making their five-day debut last year when they lost to India in Bangalore. Click here to read more (external link).