Ayaz Gul VOA News September 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have denounced Afghanistan and Pakistan for planning to convene a major bilateral conference of religious scholars in a bid to declare the Afghan insurgency as un-Islamic. An Afghan delegation composed of officials and clerics is visiting Islamabad and holding talks with Pakistani counterparts to prepare
Press TV September 29, 2018 A Taliban spokesman has rejected reports that the group’s representatives have met an Afghan government delegation this week in Saudi Arabia, after sources said a meeting was held to discuss security issues ahead of Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections. Zabihullah Mujahid, a self-proclaimed spokesman for the Taliban group, released a short statement
Frud Behzan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 4, 2018 Elderly, ill, and partially paralyzed, the founder of one of Afghanistan’s most notorious and brazen extremist organizations had been out of the insurgency game for years. But Jalaluddin Haqqani leaves behind a legacy of deadly violence that threatens to live on for decades. Haqqani, whose death
Tolo News: Kabul hosted Sunday’s friendly between the Afghanistan national football team and Palestine’s national team at the Afghanistan Football Federation’s stadium. Both teams had a number of opportunities at goal – but neither team scored. When the final whistle was blown, the score stood at 0-0. Click here to read more (external link).
The Business Insider: Bin Laden’s family believes his youngest son, Hamza, has followed in his father’s footsteps by traveling to Afghanistan, where the US, Afghanistan’s national army, and NATO have been locked in a brutal war with Islamic militants since shortly after the Twin Towers were destroyed. Click here to read more (external link).
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Sputnik) – A US diplomatic delegation led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells met with Taliban officials in Qatar to discuss launching new peace talks to end the almost-17-year-long Afghan conflict, media reported. The Wells-led delegation and members of the Taliban’s political commission during their
Maha Akeel via Arab News: More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world — including about 40 from Afghanistan itself, representing the diversity of the nation’s sects, ethnicities and regions — participated in the conference held in Jeddah and Makkah. For a country where more than 99 percent of the population is Muslim and which
Tolo News: Kabul will host a friendly match between Afghanistan and Palestine national football teams in August 19 to mark the Independence Day of Afghanistan, the football federation said on Friday. The match will be held in Afghanistan Football Federation’s stadium in Kabul. The match is a good chance for Afghanistan to prove it can host football events… Click here to read
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Islamic scholars from around the world opened a two-day conference in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to debate the Afghanistan war and urge the Taliban insurgency to seek a settlement through peace negotiations. But a Taliban statement issued just hours before the meeting has warned participants against declaring
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News July 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia is hosting an international Muslim scholars conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan next week, Afghan officials told VOA. Delegations from 57 Islamic countries are expected to participate in the two-day conference Tuesday and Wednesday in Jeddah and Islam’s holy city of Mecca, officials of