The Washington Post: The decision by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to seek an investigation into alleged war crimes perpetrated by U.S. military forces and the CIA in Afghanistan has been widely described by some observers and legal scholars as a brave step toward global justice. Click here to read more (external link). Related America’s top
1TV: Afghanistan’s famous wicket-keeper and batsman Mohammad Shahzad could return to cricket as early as next month after a twelve-month suspension. The 29-year-old is suspended by the International Cricket council for doping violation as he inadvertently ingested a banned substance, the governing body announced Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghans on Friday launched big demonstrations in many provinces against the recent decision made by the United States President Donald Trump about the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump on Wednesday announced that he officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. His decision raised worldwide concern. Click here to read
1TV: Afghan government on Thursday expressed ‘deep concern’ over U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. On Wednesday, Trump announced that his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Click here to read more (external link). Related Trump’s Move On Jerusalem Is An ‘Irreparable Mistake’:
Sarah Zaman VOA News / December 7, 2017 The Pakistan-Afghanistan border must be secured to keep terrorists from crossing “at free will,” Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. says. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry told VOA Urdu in an interview that the Afghan government’s change in priorities — focusing on protecting urban areas — has given the Taliban
1TV: Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 138 runs in the opening of a three-match One-Day International series in Sharjah on Tuesday. It was Afghanistan’s first ODI match against an international side after they were given Test status along with Ireland in June. Click here to read more (external link).
IWPR: Although 25-year-old Nazia has a university degree and is desperate to find work, she spends her days at home raising chickens and tending cattle. The mother-of-three, who lives in the village of Taqi Shah in Logar’s Pul-e Alam district, said that after completing her high school education in Afghanistan she went on to graduate in
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2017 Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have discussed bilateral ties and regional security at a meeting in Tashkent. Joint efforts against terrorism, extremism, and drug trafficking were also on the agenda at the December 5 talks. Officials said several documents were signed after the talks,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2017 Afghan officials say they have killed dozens of Al-Qaeda officials during operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan, including senior leader Omar Khetab. The National Directorate of Security said in a statement on December 5 that some 80 members of the extremist Islamic group had been killed and 27
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 5, 2017 QUETTA, PAKISTAN — Ali Haris dreamed of getting a college degree and a well-paid job. Instead, he had to quit his education after high school. Going to Balochistan University, the only public university in the area that he could afford, would require him to travel through areas unsafe for