Ariana: Russia warns that the Islamic State, known as Daesh in Afghanistan, is building up its potential in Afghanistan to propagate extremist activities in the Central Asian countries. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 17, 2020 Farangis Najibullah Mumin Ahmadi Tajikistan has deployed additional troops along its southern border with Afghanistan after Afghan authorities claimed a group of militants from Tajikistan played a major role in the Taliban’s capture of an Afghan district last month. Afghan officials said the majority of the militants who
Stars and Stripes: A military program that gave troops advising and language training in an effort to develop cultural experts in Central Asia shut down Wednesday, the Pentagon said. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands program closed after more than a decade of training advisers in languages such as Dari, Pashto or Urdu, said Richard Osial, spokesman for
RFE/RL’s Tajik Service September 18, 2020 Afghanistan says it plans to sign a strategic partnership agreement with neighboring Tajikistan. The Afghan Foreign Ministry made the announcement on September 17, but did not specify when and where the document would be signed. The statement came hours after visiting acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar
Ariana: Tajikistan has resumed the supply of electricity to Afghanistan after water levels in the reservoir powering the Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant reached the required levels. Tajikistan suspended the supply of electricity to Afghanistan in July due to a dramatic drop in water levels in the Nurek reservoir. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Two new key trade corridors between Iran and Central Asian countries, through Afghanistan, have been launched and are expected to considerably boost trade activities in the region. According to Ruhollah Latifi, spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the two corridors are the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) route and the Iran-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan corridor. He
Ariana: Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov have agreed on an electricity transmission contract between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday. “The two sides agreed on the signing of a power transmission agreement between Breshna Shirkat and the Uzbek Ministry of
By RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service July 9, 2020 Turkish authorities have moved the Fourth World Nomad Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The games, an international competition dedicated to ethnic sports, were scheduled to be held in the Turkish city of Bursa in autumn this year. The President of the Turkey-based World Ethnosport Confederation, Bilal Erdogan, said
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 2, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has temporarily closed a key southwestern crossing point with Afghanistan, saying the move is meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus on both sides of the border. An official announcement Monday said the Chaman crossing in Baluchistan province was being shut for “an initial period
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 6, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani laid foundation stone Thursday for building a key transmission line linking Central Asia and South Asia under a four-nation electricity generation project, known as CASA-1000. The $1.2 billion plan aims to bring some 300 megawatts (MW) annually of much-needed electricity to Afghanistan