By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan | January 17, 2019: Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon’s close resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into a social media star after his debut on a national talent show. He says he’d love to meet his lookalike.
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — A global watchdog demanded Saturday international donors impose sanctions against Afghanistan’s new defense minister, Asadullah Khalid, saying there is “credible evidence” linking him to serious rights abuses. Khalid’s appointment in December was part of a shake-up President Ashraf Ghani ordered amid sustained countrywide battlefield setbacks inflicted on
Tolo News: Canada’s Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, quoted by Indian media, said on Thursday that the Canadian government is working on a plan to approve private sponsorship of Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan by a foundation and approved individuals will be welcomed to Canada in the coming year. Click here to
The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American aid has been lost to corruption, waste and futile efforts in Afghanistan suggests Canada has likely
Ottawa Citizen: Australia is investigating recent accusations from some special forces troops that a group of rogue soldiers in the Special Air Service Regiment executed an elderly Afghan prisoner and kept a running tally of the number of Afghans they killed. Members of Australian special forces are also alleged to have kept the prosthetic led of
CBC: Shakila Zareen praises Canada for accepting her as a refugee after the U.S. turned its back – Zareen was 17 years old when she said her brother-in-law forced her to marry a man many years older. She said the abuse started on her wedding night and continued for months. “From right then and there, he began
Macleans: Amidst claims of a ‘fake’ dispatch to Kabul, a ‘conspiracy’ against her and a staff revolt, the ambassador was recalled and may not return to Ottawa. In recent months, Ghani’s government has been subjected to withering criticism over what his critics have called the “Pashtunization” of his administration, and the political leaders of the country’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 9, 2017 The Canadian prime minister defended the government’s apology and multimillion-dollar payment to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Justin Trudeau on July 8 said the deal was not about the merits of the case against Canadian-born Omar Khadr but
AP: The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” Click here to read more (external link).
National Post: Maryam Monsef, the Trudeau government’s minister for democratic institutions, visited Iran in 2014. We know this because the minister herself talked about that visit in a profile written by Le Devoir Ottawa bureau chief Helene Buzzetti and published in that newspaper back in May. Click here to read more (external link).