Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 24, 2017 A UN report says cases of torture and mistreatment of detainees in Afghanistan have increased despite promises from President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted to curb the widespread practice. At least 39 percent of the conflict-related detainees interviewed by UN investigators “gave credible and reliable accounts” of
Tolo News: Consultations will be held between a number of political leaders over the next few days where they will discuss issues relating to early elections, the establishment of an interim government and the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani, said Rahmatullah Bezhanpor, spokesman for Ghani’s former special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud.
Tolo News: Ahmad Zia Massoud, who was sacked from his position as the president’s special representative for reforms and good governance, on Tuesday said the move could pave the way for political instability in the country. President Ashraf Ghani fired Massoud on Monday night, without giving any details. However, soon after the announcement, Ghani’s spokesman Shahhussain
Press TV April 15, 2017 Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai has slammed the government in Kabul over a recent US bombardment of suspected Daesh terrorists, saying allowing the US military to use its largest conventional bomb in the country was tantamount to treason. “If the government has permitted them to do this, that was wrong
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News April 10, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The future of Afghanistan’s unity government is “shaky,” according to a new report by the International Crisis Group. The Brussels based NGO says Afghanistan’s New Unity Government is beset with internal disagreements and discord, while facing a revived insurgency. The group blames the discord on what it
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday addressed a press conference in Kabul after a week-long tour to the Asia-Pacific region and briefed journalists on the outcomes of his visit to Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. However, Ghani took questions from journalists but refused to respond to a question by TOLOnews reporter Sharif Amiri about rule of
Global Research: Australian government officials are at it again, and the visit by President Ashaf Ghani to Canberra on Sunday piqued interest amongst various members of the Afghan community concerned about the next innovation in cruelty practiced by Canberra. Click here to read more (external link). Related Turnbull pledges Afghanistan support but forced return of asylum
1TV: President Ashraf Ghani has warned to ‘dissolve’ the parliament if it summons the security ministers. The issue was stated by Humayun Humayun, the first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga ( House of representatives) during the Wolesi Jirga’s Saturday session which was held behind closed doors. Ghani’s remarks sparked strong reactions of a number of
Tolo News: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has announced that president Ashraf Ghani has ordered the appointment of Atta Mohammad Noor, as the new governor of Balkh province. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Referring to recent negotiations between the president and Balkh’s acting governor, Jamiat’s leadership council said it supports discussions between Noor and Ghani. In a press release issued on Sunday, Jamiat-e-Islami party reiterated its call for the full enactment of the political agreement by President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah in order to meet