By Rikard Jozwiak Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 13, 2019 BRUSSELS — The European Parliament has endorsed a legal framework for cooperation between the bloc and Afghanistan, taking the agreement one step closer to ratification. A total of 513 lawmakers on March 13 backed the EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD), with 85
1TV: EU anti-money laundering commission added Afghanistan to the list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. The central bank of the country, however, reports efforts and acts taken against anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing in compliance with EU anti-money laundering rules. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: European countries must not rush to repatriate Afghan refugees to their increasingly insecure homeland or blame their community for isolated crimes such as recent deadly attacks in Germany and in France, the top U.N. refugee official [Filippo Grandi] said on Monday. “There is a lot of pressure for Afghans to return. Our advice is to carry
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2018 Police in Germany have detained two Afghan suspects in the death of a German man in the eastern city of Kothen. The 22-year-old victim in Kothen died of heart failure overnight on September 9 following an alleged fight with Afghan men. However, police and prosecutors said that “the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 31, 2018 Dutch far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders has cancelled a planned contest calling for cartoon caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad amid mass protests against the event in Pakistan. Wilders, who had received death threats over his plans, said late on August 30 that he decided to cancel the event
1TV: Geert Wilders, the anti-Islam MP who leads the Netherlands’ second largest party, announced the November contest earlier this year. “Holding of the contest for creating, publishing and disseminating disrespectful cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the beloved Prophet of Muslims around the world is not only a source of deep offence for the
Ariana: “The European Union and Norway takes note of the return of 1st Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum to Afghanistan. We expect the conclusion of the legal proceedings against General Dostum, in full respect of the law and due process. Nobody should be above the law,” the EU and Norway heads of missions in
The Telegraph (UK): Elin Ersson took action after learning that the man on the Gothenburg to Istanbul flight would be transferred to another plane and sent to Afghanistan, where she insisted he would probably be killed… The activist now faces fines or up to six months in jail for failing to comply with the instructions of the
MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) – A prominent human rights watchdog on Monday denounced the deportations of Afghan asylum seekers at a time when the number of civilian casualties in the conflict-torn country has hit a new record as an “unconscionable” act and a “brazen” breach of international law. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Tolo News: Some of the returnees were deported by the Turkish authorities. Currently, there are 100,000 Afghans living in Turkey, according to Alima, deputy minister of refugees. Rights groups have criticized Turkey for deporting migrants back to conflict-torn countries, including Afghanistan, saying it was putting their lives at risk. Click here to read more (external link).