By Ron Synovitz & Freshta Jalalzai Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 KABUL — Mohammad Wali was just 12 years old when his widowed mother began arranging his marriage to a 24-year-old woman from their village in Ghazni Province. “I don’t want to be married,” the young Afghan boy is said to have pleaded
By Farangis Najibullah Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 A little-known, 31-year-old Tajik man who grew up in a Dushanbe suburb has emerged as a unit leader of the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Afghanistan as the extremist group tries to expand its footprint in the war-torn country. A recent report by the UN
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 U.S. and Taliban negotiators will consult their leaders following an eighth round of peace talks to end the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan, the Taliban says. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the negotiations in the Qatari capital, Doha, ended early on August 12, adding: “It was long and
Tolo News: Afghans around the country spent the first day of Eid al-Adha in peace as the Ministry of Interior says twelve security incidents were prevented on Sunday. Residents of different provinces called on the Taliban to quit violence and celebrate Eid together with other Afghans in a peaceful environment. Click here to read more (external
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 11, 2019 KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has rejected foreign interference and called for the presidential election to be held next month as planned, amid talks between the United States and the Taliban aimed at bringing the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan to an end. “Without a legitimate
1TV: Tourist arrivals in central Afghan province of Bamyan have declined 30 percent, local officials said. The decline is driven in large part by insecurity on Maidan Wardak-Bamyan and Ghorband Valley. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended by cricket board of the country for breaching the Player Code of Conduct. In a statement, Afghanistan Cricket Board said that Shahzad had travelled out of the country without its permission. The statement did not say which country Shahzad had travelled to. Click here to read