Tolo News: Hizb-e-Islami has dismissed three senior members of the party after recent incidents and developments, the party said in a statement late Tuesday. The statement said that Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, Engineer Mohammad Khan and Dr Basir Anwar are the three members of the party who were dismissed after holding a recent meeting. Click here to read
Tolo News: At least seven people were killed in a road accident on Wednesday on the Kandahar-Herat Highway in the country’s south-west, local officials confirmed. The accident happened in Maiwand district when a passenger bus and car collided, the provincial governor’s spokesman Qudratullah Khoshbakht said. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV March 14, 2018 The top commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, says now is the “best time” for peace negotiations with the Taliban, because after years of war, the militant group is weary of an impasse in the battlefield. Nicholson, however, acknowledged that peace talks, which the Taliban definitively rejected
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 14, 2018 At least 10 members of Afghan security forces have been killed in separate attacks in western and southern Afghanistan, officials say. Militants attacked a security checkpoint in Farah Province early on March 14, killing at least eight security forces and wounding a number of others, according to provincial
VOA News / March 13, 2018: On March 11, 2001, Taliban insurgents destroyed two Buddha statues that stood 180 and 124 feet tall in Afghanistan’s central Bamiyan province. Activists commemorated the 17th anniversary of the loss by holding art and cultural events under the feet of one of the tallest Buddha statues known as Salsal.
Anadolu Agency: The increasingly cold, stalled and often tense ties between Kabul and Islamabad have practically wiped out Pakistan’s traditional market share, allowing new players such as Turkey, China and India to replace it in landlocked Afghanistan, traders said. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor after Nawroz (New Year), a source confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. However, government has not yet confirmed this. Click here to read more (external link). Related Khaama: Balkh gets new governor after months of govt and Jamiat-e-Islami controversies
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 13, 2018 ISLAMABAD — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made an unannounced visit to Kabul Tuesday, in the first trip by a Trump administration official to Afghanistan since President Ashraf Ghani offered to hold peace talks with the Taliban. Ghani, in a conference late last month called the Kabul Process, involving
VOA News March 12, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Iran has accused the United States of helping Islamic State militants in Afghanistan to fuel regional terrorism and threaten neighboring countries. Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the allegations while speaking to a gathering of diplomats, scholars and journalists in Islamabad. He said U.S. helicopters were found
Tolo News: Afghanistan lives to fight another day after Nepal’s five-wicket victory over Hong Kong in Bulawayo sent the national team through to the Super Six stage on Monday evening. The team will join Scotland, hosts Zimbabwe, Ireland, the UAE, and unbeaten West Indies in the next stage. The first Super Six match will see Afghanistan face