KABUL, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — The war-torn Afghanistan on Thursday marked the 97th anniversary of its independence from the British occupation by holding meetings and celebrations across the country amid tight security. “On this historic day, I call on all Afghans to work for peace, prosperity and stability. And I urge Afghan people to stand
Khaama Press: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he does not want an apology from the British Prime Minister David Cameron for describing Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Ghani said Afghanistan was “one of the most corrupt countries on earth”. Click here to read more (external link). Related UK
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 11, 2016 British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Afghanistan and Nigeria had taken “remarkable steps forward” on corruption, after calling the countries “fantastically corrupt.” Addressing MPs on May 11, Cameron said the countries’ leaders were “battling hard against very corrupt systems.” Cameron’s original comments about the two countries came
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 10, 2016 British Prime Minister David Cameron has described Afghanistan and Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt.” It was not clear whether Cameron knew he was being filmed and recorded when he made the comments at a London reception on May 10. “We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming
Khaama Press: An Afghan asylum seeker has reportedly committed suicide in United Kingdom after his application was rejected by the British authorities despite he had served as a translator with the British forces in Afghanistan. According to the local media reports, the 29-year-old Nangyalai Dawoodzai was suffering from severe depression as he was told by the British
Press TV (Published on Feb 2, 2016): Hundreds of British forces are facing criminal investigation over 166 cases of alleged unlawful killing and maltreatment during the country’s military involvement in Afghanistan. The British soldiers are accused of killing 52 Afghans in over a dozen separate incidents. The alleged abuses took place between 2011 and 2013. The
Tolo News: According to British newspaper, The Telegraph, ministers fear lawyers are about to bring a new wave of cases against troops following a barrage of legal action seen after the Iraq war. This comes just days after Britain’s Chief of General Staff said such civil action could “undermine” Britain’s ability to fight future conflicts. The newspaper reports
The Washington Post: Barely a year after the last American advisors departed, Sangin, a rural district in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, is reportedly on the edge of falling to the Taliban, the last police there under siege in what used to be NATO’s Forward Operating Base Jackson. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 22, 2015 Britain has sent military personnel to the southern Afghan province of Helmand following reports the district of Sangin had largely fallen to the Taliban. Helmand’s governor said on December 21 that Afghan police were holding out against Taliban fighters who had surrounded their compound and the district governor’s
Tolo News: The United States and Britain have deployed at least four special-operations teams to the Afghan province of Helmand, stepping up their direct intervention in support of struggling Afghan government forces trying to fight off advances by Taliban militants, reports the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read more (external link).