Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Saudi Arabia made a splash when it announced the formation of a 34-country “Islamic” alliance against terrorism in December — and followed it up with a massive military exercise that ended last week. The mainly Sunni Muslim coalition — which includes regional power and NATO-member Turkey, the region’s most populous state in
Khaama Press: A Qatari prince has pledged $140 million comprised of non-refundable aid and capital for joint investment in key housing sectors in Afghanistan. Two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between the Qatari prince Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, head of the Al-Gharafa Non-governmental Organization, and the Minister of Urban Development Affairs of Afghanistan
Al-Manar: Saudi Arabia’s Major General Mansour Al-Turki, Ministry of Interior spokesman, admitted on Monday that the Saudi money has been used to fund al-Qaeda terrorist group in Afghanistan with billions of dollars. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Qatar has agreed to help Afghanistan establish the first standard academy, AFF (Afghanistan Football Federation) said, adding that Qatar will also provide all Afghan national teams with training camps during the next five years. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News Ayaz Gul January 22, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghan government and Taliban representatives are expected to meet in the gulf state of Qatar Saturday for an unofficial two-day discussion on ways to end the conflict in Afghanistan. Pugwash Conferences, a Nobel Prize-winning science group promoting solutions to armed conflicts, is hosting the meeting. Afghan civil society
Khaama Press: Distressing reports have emerged regarding the recruitment of Afghan youths from Saudi Arabia to fight in the ongoing war in Yemen. The Afghan youths are mainly recruited to fight against the Houthi rebels amid ongoing campaign by Saudi-led coalition, according to BBC Persian findings. Click here to read more (external link).
AOPNEWS | January 7, 2016 As relations continue to sour between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Afghan leaders, such as Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are expressing their concerns about the escalating tensions. Abdullah stated that the increased tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia will harm Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Ulema Council, which includes both Sunni and Shiite religious
Tolo News: “Saudi Arabia’s intention is to pave the way for a full scale war against the Islamic republic of Iran, 36 Arab and non Arab countries have created a group with Saudi Arabia leading it claiming that we are fighting Daesh and al-Qaeda, but they want to fight against Iran,” Sayed Hussain Mazari, head of
Khaama Press December 16, 2015 Saudi Arabia has invited Afghanistan to join its newly formed Islamic military alliance against terrorism. The invitation was given to Minister of Foreign Affairs by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Kabul Abdulrahman al- Ghaseb on Tuesday. Salahuddin Rabbani told al- Ghaseb that Afghanistan will comprehensively assess the issue and adopt
VOA News December 15, 2015 Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday what it called a new Islamic military alliance made up of 34 countries to fight terrorism. The state-run Saudi Press Agency published a statement saying the initiative will include an operations center in Riyadh to coordinate military operations. The statement said terrorism is a “serious violation