Ariana: Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday described the release of Taliban’s top prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani as a national treason. Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, said it was “a shameful deal” for the releasing of the killers of Afghan people. “If peace is an excuse, the releasing of 850 prisoners was enough.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan November 12, 2019 KABUL — The Afghan government has released three key Taliban prisoners, including Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of Sirajjuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, in exchange for two professors of the American University of Afgahnistan in Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced. The prisoners
Ariana: Pakistan prefers a weak government in Kabul and has played an active, and by many accounts, a negative role in Afghan affairs for decades, a U.S. Congressional report has said. In its latest report on Afghanistan, the independent and bipartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) identified Pakistan, the most important neighbor of Afghanistan. However, it said,
Tolo News: The Taliban has demanded the release of 80 prisoners, including Anas Haqqani and Hafiz Rashid–two leaders of the Haqqani Network–for a swap with two US professors, sources close to the Taliban said on Wednesday. The sources said a prisoner exchange would offer a restart to the US and Taliban peace talks that were halted
Ariana: The Afghan government says it has no plan to release any Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani, a high-profile member of the Haqqani Network. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the U.S. and Taliban representatives have begun discussing ways to resume the Afghan peace talks. The report added that the two sides have
1TV: US presidential hopeful Joe Biden has said that Afghanistan is three countries and it cannot be put together. Speaking at a debate, Democratic Biden, who is a former US vice president, claimed that Pakistan owns three provinces in the east of Afghanistan. “Pakistan owns the three counties — the three provinces in the east. They’re
The National Interest: Pakistan’s objectives for Afghanistan have always been different than those of the United States. Not only has Pakistan not helped the United States in Afghanistan, but from the very beginning through its support of the Taliban, Pakistan has actively worked against our interests and is responsible for prolongation of the war and the
1TV: Thirty-three Pakistani members of the Taliban were killed in an operation in Afghanistan’s central-eastern Ghazni province last night, officials said Tuesday. They were among 42 Taliban insurgents who were killed in a joint operation by Afghan Special Forces and international forces in Sardi area of Andar district, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News February 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Both the United States and Taliban are indicating that the current round of negotiations in Doha that started Monday may prove more crucial than any other meeting till now. The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called the Taliban’s new negotiating team “more authoritative,” adding
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 23, 2018 An explosion inside a mosque at an Afghan military base in the volatile eastern province of Khost has killed at least 27 people and wounded 50, officials say. The blast occurred on November 23 in the Ismail Khel district of Khost. The victims had all gathered to attend