Ayaz Gul VOA News May 13, 2019 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban’s chief negotiator says in newly released remarks that the United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon “either of their own accord, or they will be forced out.” Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai made the assertions in an April 28 speech
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 13, 2019 KABUL — The United Nations’ Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed “grave concern” about the impact on civilians from an “increase in violence around the country” during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In a statement on May 13, UNAMA condemned the Taliban for attacks which
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials are downplaying the significance of the United States diverting funds from its military mission in Afghanistan, as a senior American diplomat has arrived in Kabul for high-level discussions. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Friday approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build barriers
1TV: The United States will transfer $600 million to building border wall from an account meant for Afghan security forces, it has been reported. Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion from a variety of sources to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico. Click
TRT World: It is doubtful that their operations in Afghanistan will stop, even after a possible peace deal with the Taliban. The CIA backs both militias and other ones similar to them, and as history taught us, the intelligence services often doing what they want. Click here to read more (external link). Related Top US General Suggests
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 8, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say a car bomb-and-gun attack has targeted a U.S.-funded international relief organization in Kabul, causing casualties. Rescue workers transported at least nine injured to city hospitals Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of death. The Interior Ministry said the non-profit group Counterpart International, which
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 7, 2019 Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northeastern Takhar Province, killing eight members of the security forces, a local official has said. Provincial council chief Wafiullah Rahmani on May 7 said three soldiers and five police officers were killed in the May 6 attack in Khwaja Bahaudin district.
Al Jazeera: Conflict has displaced millions of Afghans, many of whom have lived in squalid camps for decades, and face the threat of eviction. But the government has embarked on an ambitious project across several provinces which aims to properly house and register them. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports from Jalalabad.
1TV: A key Taliban member has been arrested with 11 bottles of wine and a hookah in northern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. The militant identified as Yousuf was detained in an operation by special unit of the Afghan police in Balkh’s Nahr-i-Shahi district. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 5, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and the two leaders discussed ongoing Afghan peace efforts, security as and bilateral economic cooperation. Afghan and Pakistani officials said Ghani accepted Khan’s invitation to visit Islamabad “for a comprehensive exchange of views on all