Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2018 The battle for the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni has entered its third day as government forces and Taliban fighters engage in intense clashes, reports say. Ghazni, the capital of the province of the same name, is located on the key highway between Afghanistan’s two largest cities, Kabul
Political commentators and cartoonists are taking aim at President Ashraf Ghani’s recent comment about offering ice cream to the Taliban. ***
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani on Sunday telephoned neighboring Pakistan’s would-be prime minister, cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, to congratulate him on his election victory and extend an “open invitation” to him to visit Kabul. Khan accepted the invitation and told Ghani he will undertake the visit soon
William Gallo VOA News July 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is on pace this year to drop a record number of bombs, according to Pentagon data. Through the first six months of 2018, the U.S. and its allies dropped 2,911 weapons on Afghanistan, according to data from the U.S. Air Force Central
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan hosted a new round of ongoing wide-ranging discussions with Pakistan Sunday in an effort to build mutual confidence and work together to bring an end to the Afghan conflict. The Kabul meeting took place under a framework agreement of bilateral engagement called the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action-Plan-for-Peace-and-Solidarity (APAPPS).
Mohammad Habibzada Barakwal Myakhel VOA News May 26, 2018 A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan. Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of
Mohammad Ahmadi Roya Zamani VOA News May 3, 2018 A mother of two in Afghanistan sold her five-month-old daughter to raise money for medical treatment for a relative. The case sparked deep concern in the country, and officials and others have raised money for both medical costs and to get the child back to her
Tolo News: An Afghan school girl was killed on Sunday after allegedly being hit by a foreign forces vehicle on the airport road in Kabul. Immediately after the incident, angry residents and school children converged at the scene to express their anger over the issue. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Officials from the Afghan power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Thursday said the company is working around the clock to rebuild the electricity pylon destroyed by the Taliban in Baghlan last week. DABS officials said power will be restored to Kabul in the next three days. Kabul, which is experiencing serious
Tolo News: A survey conducted last year by a Swedish organization estimates the population of Afghanistan to be over 34.4 million. According to the findings of the organization, at least half of Afghanistan’s population are eligible to vote. Click here to read more (external link). View Report in Dari below