Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 22, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to express disappointment over the postponement of talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent group’s recent announcement of a “spring offensive.” Some 250 Afghan politicians and civil society figures had been due to meet
Press TV April 21, 2019 A highly-placed member of the Taliban militant group says the next round of negotiations between the outfit and the United States will focus on the timetable for the pullout of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. In an interview with AFP in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Saturday, the Taliban’s political spokesman Suhail
VOA News April 20, 2019 About a dozen people were killed during an attack Saturday on the Communications Ministry building in Kabul, authorities said, ending a spell of relative calm in the Afghan capital. The Interior Ministry said on Twitter the nearly five-hour attack had ended and that “all suicide bombers were killed.” The attack
Time: Fresh from a sold-out concert tour of the U.K. and Sweden, Afghanistan’s first female conductor is convinced music can help deliver peace to her war-torn country. If only the Taliban would listen. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 19, 2019 Disputes over the size of delegations have roiled critical peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with new talks in Qatar now suspended and Washington urging both sides to return to the table. The talks, which had been scheduled for April 19, were considered a
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News | April 18, 2019 Some information in this report came from Reuters. More than 1 million Afghan children, particularly in conflict-stricken regions of the country, were deprived of polio vaccinations in 2018 because of actions taken by Taliban and Islamic State militants, Afghanistan health officials tell VOA. “Overall, 1.2 million children
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 18, 2019 John Walker Lindh, an American who pleaded guilty in 2002 to fighting for the Taliban, is to be released in May after serving 17 years in prison. Court papers filed this month said the 38-year-old, dubbed the “American Taliban,” will be released from a prison in Indiana on
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with members of the delegation who will hold a meeting with the Taliban in Qatar on April 20. He said the Afghan delegation which is preparing to hold discussion with the Taliban in Doha are carrying an important mission which is a dignified peace within the framework of
Tolo News: Hours after the Afghan government announced a “finalized” list of Qatar delegation, some critics said the 250-member list requires to be inclusive and that it should represent people from all over the country. The list shows that 90 delegates have introduced by political parties and movements and 150 others have been introduced by government.
VOA News April 15, 2019 Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a gunman opened fire at a wedding, killing five people and wounding 15, before he fled the scene. Authorities say they are not aware of a motive for the attack Sunday in Khost province. The Taliban and other militant groups are active in the area