Ayaz Gul VOA News January 31, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Top Afghan security officials have made a surprise visit to Pakistan, to discuss mutual cooperation with civilian and military leaders following a series of deadly Taliban and other militant attacks in Afghanistan. The visit Wednesday took place hours after U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan urged
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News January 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Eleven members of the Afghan National Army were killed and 16 others wounded in an early morning attack on a military academy in Kabul Monday. “The attack is against an army unit providing security for the academy and not the academy itself,” said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman
VOA News January 28, 2018 Afghanistan is holding a national day of mourning Sunday, the day after insurgents used an explosives-laden ambulance to carry out a deadly attack outside a government building in Kabul. Officials said Sunday the death toll has risen to 103 people, while 235 were wounded in the assault in the capital.
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD – The United States has denied Pakistan’s claim that an American drone strike targeted an Afghan refugee camp in the country, in a war of words between the uneasy allies. The denial Thursday came a day after missiles fired from an unmanned aircraft struck a militant hideout located
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 24, 2018 Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone attack on a house near the Afghan border has killed two militants from the extremist Haqqani network. Local police chief Ameer Zaman Khan said that the January 24 strike took place in the village of Dapa Mamuzai near the northwestern Kurram
DW: Trump’s first year as US president has been seen positively by Afghanistan, while Pakistan feels betrayed and angered by Washington’s censure of Islamabad. It’s unclear if Trump’s policies will bring lasting peace. Click here to read more (external link). Related Trump takes Modi very seriously on Afghanistan – but also mimics his Indian accent: Washington
PTI: Not disregarding the initial support given by Pakistan, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai says the BCCI has played a bigger role in the rapid rise of the game in the strife-torn nation. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV January 20, 2018 A senior Iranian diplomat says the US-led invasion of Afghanistan has merely led to the deterioration of the security situation in the Asian country, urging enhanced economic ties with Kabul to pave the way for an international fight against terrorism there. Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Es’haq Al-e Habib made
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani’s war-torn nation. Ghani spoke Wednesday, a day after more than 1,800 Pakistani clerics unveiled the edict at a government-sponsored event in Islamabad.
January 15, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at an