Press TV July 5, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says providing the central government in Afghanistan with full support is one of the fundamental policies of the Islamic Republic. “We regard terrorist and extremist groups as a danger not only to the friendly and neighboring country of Afghanistan but to the entire region,” Rouhani said in
Tolo News: Security forces have been put on red alert ahead of Eid-al-Fitr festival to ensure the safety of the public during the event and to thwart possible plots of the insurgents, security officials announced on Tuesday. “Our duty is to maintain the security of Afghanistan, therefore all security forces are put on red alert to help
Al Jazeera: The Gulf Arab countries have announced that the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan, will be celebrated on July 6. The official news agencies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait quoted religious authorities as saying on Monday that the annual feast will begin
Tolo News: A depressed economy and poverty are among the reasons for the slump in shopping sales Kabul as Eid al-Fitr arrives. Afghans say increasing unemployment, the decrease in the value of the Afghani against dollar and prices hike have had a negative effect on the markets in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has asked his fighters to abandon insurgency against the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Hekmatyar’s instructions to renounce violence is yet another gesture by the group to join peace process which comes days after he declared the peace talks with the Afghan government is effectively
Xinhua: Of late, bazaars and shopping malls in all Afghan cities including the capital city of Kabul are all hustle bustle as faithful Muslim families are busy shopping to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitar, the second annual religious festival to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslims fasting month.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 2, 2016 The parents of an American woman who disappeared in Afghanistan four years ago while pregnant and backpacking with her husband are appealing to the Taliban to release the couple and their two young children. James and Lyn Coleman believe the insurgent group is holding their daughter, Caitlan, her
VOA News Ayaz Gul July 2, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The new Taliban chief has called for the United States to end its “occupation” of Afghanistan, saying the Islamist insurgency is determined to “salvage” the country from the claw of the infidel occupation and mischief.” Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada made the remarks Saturday in connection with the annual Eid