VOA News Ayaz Gul December 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD — China, Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a trilateral understanding Saturday to enhance counterterrorism security cooperation, and collectively reiterated their call for the Taliban insurgency to join Afghan peace talks. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, for a second round of talks,
VOA News | December 14, 2018: Hundreds of ethnic Uzbek residents were forced to flee their homes in northern Faryab province because of the recent expansion of Taliban in border areas with Uzbekistan. VOA’s Abdulbasir Ilg’or reports.
VOA News | December 13, 2018: The Afghan ministry of defense Wednesday released footage of a series of nighttime airstrikes carried out by Afghan security forces. Afghan officials told VOA the airstrikes were carried out in southern Uruzgan province against Taliban hideouts. The recent strikes mark the first time U.S.-trained Afghan pilots are carrying out airstrikes
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 11, 2018 KABUL – The death toll in a suicide attack targeting members of Afghanistan’s security forces on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, has risen to 12, officials say. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said four security forces and eight civilians were killed on December 11 when a suicide
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2018 The Taliban has attacked an army post in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers, officials say. The overnight assault lasted nearly three hours before the militants overran the outpost and took nine other soldiers hostage, council members Dadullah Qani and Gul Ahmad Faqiri
Middle East Monitor: Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused the US of transferring Daesh militants to war-torn Afghanistan in an attempt to trigger instability in Asia. Click here to read more (external link).
TIME: It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Afghanistan, the country of 35 million people where America has waged its longest war. The war was billed, in part, as “a fight for the rights and dignity of women.” The Taliban ruled in Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, a period in which women were essentially invisible
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 8, 2018 Three civilians have been killed after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s western Herat Province, officials said. A spokesman for the provincial governor said the December 8 attack occurred in the Guzra district. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the spokesman, Gelani Farhad,
BBC News: A young Afghan boy who became famous online for his devotion to footballer Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged seven, went viral in 2016 after being photographed wearing a homemade Messi shirt, fashioned out of a plastic bag. He later met his hero
Ariana: Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the U.S. of “pushing Pakistan away” and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a “hired gun”. Khan and Donald Trump were involved in a Twitter spat last month after the American president suggested Pakistan had harboured Osama bin Laden despite receiving