Khatir Pardes Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty KABUL — Mohammad Younas is nostalgic about his time fighting with Azerbaijani forces in the war against Armenians for the Nagorno-Karabakh territory in the early 1990s. “If possible, I would again join the Muslims of Azerbaijan to defend them against non-Muslims,” he said, alluding to the predominantly
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 26 new cases of the coronavirus out of 160 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 38,520, the total reported deaths is 1,418, and the total recoveries is 30,715. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: An urgent manhunt is underway for an Afghan father who abducted his three sons from their foster home in London. Imran Safi, 26, is said to have threatened a foster carer with knife in Coulsdon, south London, on August 20 before taking the children, according to a statement issued by UK Embassy in Kabul
BBC News: Two Americans attempted something unconventional. Lyricist Charlie Sohne and composer Tim Rosser created a musical about a subject even Afghans would consider too sensitive and unsettling – “bacha bazi” or “boy play”. The show has also faced criticism for promoting bacha bazi as a tradition that is accepted in Afghanistan. “Bacha bazi is
Tolo News: Afghan writer, poet and former politician, Suleiman Layeq, passed away at the age of 90 on Friday, according to his family. His family said Layeq’s death was due to the wounds he received in an explosion in the Shash Darak area in downtown Kabul last year. Layeq was the founder of the Parcham
Xinhua: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday confirmed 324 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of the patients in the country to 29,481. “A total of 953 tests were conducted within the past 24 hours, and 324 cases were positive for COVID-19 in 10 provinces of 34 Afghan provinces,” the ministry said
1TV: Afghanistan will witness a rare partial solar eclipse tomorrow (Sunday), which will last around three hours. In Kabul, the eclipse will start at 9:16a.m. and will go on until 12:25p.m. The maximum eclipse will take place at 10:46a.m., according to timeanddate.com. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Tribal vigilantes in southeast Afghanistan have burned down the houses of four families whose male members they accused of killing seven members of a rival family. The incident on June 16 came two days after the killings, which local police said involved a land dispute.
1TV: Afghanistan is ranked the least happy country in the world, according to an annual survey released on Friday. The 2020 World Happiness Report, released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, showed that Afghanistan fell two places to the lowest position (153) of the list. The report ranks countries considering GDP per capital, social
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 9, 2020 Police in the Afghan capital say a son of Mohammad Mohaqeq, the ethnic Hazara leader and second deputy to Afghanistan’s chief executive, has died after a gunfight broke out at the family home in Kabul on February 9. Mohaqeq is a former anti-Taliban mujahedin commander, a lawmaker