1TV: Afghan government has rejected claim by Sayed Hamid Gilani, the leader of National Islamic Front of Afghanistan political party, that the Taliban leadership is in Afghanistan. “I don’t believe in rumours that the Taliban leadership is outside the country. They say it out of their weakness. They can’t do anything about it. They are making an
1TV: Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 56 runs in their first warm-up match on Monday ahead of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. Afghanistan will take on Namibia in their next warm-up match on Wednesday before they face Pakistan in their opening match of World Cup on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News
Khalil Noorzai Habibzada Mohammad VOA News January 7, 2018 Airstrikes on narcotics processing labs may be forcing the Taliban to seek new ways to finance their insurgency in southern Afghanistan. Taliban officials say they have established a new customs house in the Delaram district of southern Nimruz province in the southwestern part of Afghanistan. The
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced ODI and T20 squads for their series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February. The tour begins with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving into the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19. The matches will also include Mohammad Shahzad after one
Tolo News: Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor northern Balkh province says he would consider running for president in the 2019 presidential elections if the leadership of Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan asked him to. “If the leaders of Jamiat and members of Jamiat and our allies ask me to accept this responsibility, I will be a
Tolo News: Corruption is centered in the presidential palace and in the National Procurement Authority (NPA), said the executive director of Jamiat-e-Islami party Atta Mohammad Noor addressing a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif city on Saturday. Noor claimed he has documents that show millions of dollars have been embezzled in the security forces’ fuel contracts under the pretext of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 6, 2018 The Pentagon’s inspector-general has released a report sharply criticizing NATO-led, U.S. supported attempts to reform Afghanistan’s air force, citing gaps in training, support, and a lack of a coherent overarching strategy that has left coalition advisers insufficiently prepared. The report, dated January 4, was broken down into six
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 6, 2018 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he’s not worried about Islamabad retaliating against Washington over its suspension of as much as $2 billion in military aid this week. “I’m not concerned, no,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on January 5, when asked about concerns that the U.S.
Press TV January 5, 2018 Pakistan has denounced as “counterproductive” Washington’s decision to suspend millions of dollars in security aid to Islamabad. “Arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements and shifting goalposts are counterproductive in addressing common threats,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The statement said Islamabad was “engaged” with US officials and awaiting
WPR: Illegal mining has become so integral to the Taliban’s shadow government that it has established a fully functioning mining department, known as the Dabaro Comisyoon or “Stones Commission,” to manage the taxation of extracted minerals and ores. It even issues “official” Taliban-sanctioned mining licenses. Click here to read more (external link).