WASHINGTON, July 12 (Sputnik) – An American troop was killed on Thursday after an operation in Afghanistan, the US military said in a press release. “A US service member died today of a wound sustained during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, July 12,” the release said. “In addition, an Afghan security force member was
Foreign Policy: As in Iraq and Syria, the long war in Afghanistan has been particularly harsh on religious minorities. Afghanistan once had thriving Sikh and Hindu communities, but today, the numbers have been reduced to only the most determined and persistent. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s only Jewish national said he was once part of a thriving Jewish community. Zablon Simintov is the last Afghan Jew still living in the country and said he is extremely concerned about the future of Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
AA: Political stability and peace-building are among the key concerns of today’s Afghan people, but also the areas they are most disappointed about. In recent years, the popular belief that the Afghan society could really progress toward peace and political stability has been severely shaken. The belief that the country could one day unite did not
VOA News / May 6, 2018: Afghan Sikh and Hindu faithful have a new home just outside Washington. The AsaMai Hindu Temple, the first shrine for Afghan Hindu and Sikh followers in the region, opened its doors earlier this month during the Vaisakhi’ festival, which is celebrated by both faiths. VOA’s Afghan service reporter Mohammad
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 6, 2018 The Taliban has closed at least 30 schools in an area under its control south of Kabul after a local militant commander was killed by government forces, Afghan officials say. Salim Saleh, a spokesman for Logar Province’s governor, said on April 6 that the Taliban closed the schools
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
Press TV March 20, 2018 Nowruz (New Day), the name of the Iranian New Year, is a traditional festival that marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. A 3,000-year-old Iranian tradition for people of all faiths, Nowruz is celebrated by the world’s Persian-speaking community and other ethno-linguistic groups across Western Asia, Central Asia,
Press TV March 17, 2018 Building on a notably-successful and long-running first experience, Iran has launched iFilm2 television channel for Dari speakers within and outside the country’s borders. The inauguration ceremony took place on Saturday in the presence of Abdol-Ali Ali-Asgari, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), and Peyman Jebelli, the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 14, 2018 An online campaign in Afghanistan calling for the boycott of the ancient festival of Norouz has prompted a backlash among many Afghans, who have vented their exasperation at the growing influence of fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the war-torn country. Heralding the arrival of spring, the pre-Islamic Persian new