RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 9, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit, an Afghan government official has told RFE/RL on condition of anonymity. The July 9 visit is Pompeo’s first since becoming the top U.S. diplomat. Pompeo is expected to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News July 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia is hosting an international Muslim scholars conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan next week, Afghan officials told VOA. Delegations from 57 Islamic countries are expected to participate in the two-day conference Tuesday and Wednesday in Jeddah and Islam’s holy city of Mecca, officials of
Pajhwok: Health official in central Uruzgan provinces say Taliban insurgents have banned a polio vaccination campaign and warned the department to avoid administrating the drops to children… Bashir, a resident of Tarinkot City, hoped the Taliban did not create hurdles against health services to public. Click here to read more (external link).
MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, July 8 (Xinhua) — Two local policemen were killed and another injured after a police van ran over a mine outside Mehtarlam city, the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province on Sunday, the spokesman for provincial governor, Sarhadi Zawak said. According to Zawak, a mine planted by militants on a road outside provincial
VOA News July 7, 2018 NATO said Saturday that a U.S. soldier had been killed and two others wounded in what it called an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan. Alliance officials said the two wounded service members were in stable condition and receiving medical treatment. A Taliban spokesman said in a statement that the
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 7, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked several locations in a troubled southeastern province, overrunning a key district headquarters and killing, among others, the regional commander of Afghan special police forces. The pre-dawn, coordinated assault targeted eight areas in Ghazni province, including Jaghato district, officials confirmed Saturday. Khaliq
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 6, 2018 Three children have been killed and seven others wounded when two roadside mines exploded in residential areas in Afghanistan’s southern Ghazni Province. Arif Noori, spokesman for the governor of Ghazi, said on July 6 that the two separate incidents occurred on the same day in the remote Gilan
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News July 6, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan played a key role in the June cease-fire Afghanistan made with the Taliban designed to allow the country to celebrate the holy festival of Eid peacefully, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Islamabad said Thursday. “The recent cease-fire … I should acknowledge that Pakistan did have a role to
BBC News: People in Helmand Province might be exhausted and desperate after many years of war and violence. But every Friday night, they still gather in dimly-lit rooms for a laugh and card games – right under the Taliban’s nose. Click here for more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 5, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has urged the Taliban to accept the Afghan government’s unconditional offer of peace talks and rejected once again U.S. demands to single-handedly bring the insurgents’ leaders to the negotiating table. At a weekly news conference Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal reiterated Pakistan’s “full support” for