The Hill: Saber Rock appeared Tuesday morning on “Rising” on Hill.TV, where he accused the Afghanistan government of “censoring the facts” about the war to the U.S. He encouraged the U.S. to “stop supporting the fraud government of Afghanistan.” He added that the U.S. has remained loyal to one particular group in its 17-year war on the Taliban.
AFP: Avtar Singh Khalsa will represent Afghanistan’s tiny Sikh and Hindu minority in the next parliament, where he says he hopes to serve the entire country. Few Afghans are as invested in the government’s quest for peace and stability as the dwindling Sikh and Hindu minorities, which have been decimated by decades of conflict. The
Press TV June 6, 2018 Authorities in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants. An unnamed senior government official in the city of Peshawar said on Wednesday that the curfew had been “tightened and extended” to the entire South Waziristan region along the Afghan border.
Press TV June 4, 2018 Several Pashtun ethnic activists have been killed in an attack by the Taliban and a following police operation in Pakistan’s border region of South Waziristan. Local sources in Wana, the main administrative center for South Waziristan, said two Pashtuns had been killed and 25 others injured on Sunday after the
Arab News: [Rula Ghani] found herself in the middle of controversy, after her recent statement that “Sadaat” or “Sayeds” are only a group, not a specific ethnicity. This has sparked anger among the followers of the tribe who have demanded an apology, in the streets and over social media platforms. Click here to read more
Ariana: “Some individuals shamelessly say we don’t accept the name of Afghanistan and want to change it to Khorasan. Khorasan is a province in Iran. There is no one to hold them accountable and give them a lesson,” Hekmatyar said while speaking at a mosque in Kabul. Recently, Abdul Latif Pedram, leader of the National
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s only Jewish national said he was once part of a thriving Jewish community. Zablon Simintov is the last Afghan Jew still living in the country and said he is extremely concerned about the future of Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Madeeha Anwar VOA News May 24, 2018 More than 3,000 members of the Hazara minority have been killed in targeted killings and terror attacks in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province since 2001, leaders of the community told the country’s Senate Thursday. The Senate’s Committee for Human Rights held a special session to hear the grievances of
Ariana: Harrakat-e-Islami Afghanistan party on Sunday called on the government to write Sadat ethnicity in the new electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC) and suggested the word “Afghanistani” as the national identity for all citizens. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Sayed Mahdi Anwari the head of the political party said that Afghanistan’s Sadat ethnic group will
1TV: A local media outlet reported that Mohaqqiq and Hekmatyar entered into verbal clash over electronic identity cards during the meeting. It happened after Mohaqqiq criticized the president for distribution of the cards and Hekmatyar stood in his defiance, based on the report which said that Hekmatyar quit the meeting shortly after the argument. Click here