Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 7, 2018 NATO says it is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a U.S. air strike during a battle against Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi earlier said nine police were killed and 14 wounded in the strike in the
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 31, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say insurgents attacked security forces and government buildings in the country’s eastern and western provinces killing and wounding scores of people. In western Farah province, officials said a roadside bomb early Tuesday killed at least 11 passengers and wounding around 40 others. A provincial government
Ariana: Abdul Baseer Salangi, the governor of Farah province said Sunday that Pakistan’s intelligence service, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is deciding for Taliban to either fight or make peace with the Afghan government. According to Mr. Salangi, Taliban militants are tired of war and are willing to join peace talks. Click here to read more (external
Arab News: The trade of scorpion hunting in Afghanistan, though unregistered, has been around for years but has become a lucrative business in the past few months. A local dealer from western Herat province said Herat and neighboring Farah, with vast scorching deserts, have become the common hunting ground for shepherds and poor local residents who
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 23, 2018 The UN says more than 108,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year due to conflict and natural disasters. A total of 108,440 people were displaced between January 1 and May 13, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on May
Tehran Times: In an interview with Ariana Television Network, Mohammadreza Bahrami said that Iran and Afghanistan have “common threats and interests”. Iran seeks “long lasting and comprehensive” relations with Afghanistan, Bahrami noted. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Amid reports of Tehran’s involvement in deteriorating security in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Iran ambassador in Kabul says his country has no links with the Taliban but have contacts to bring the group to the negotiation table. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 19, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban has dismissed concerns its recent battlefield gains in western Afghanistan threaten security of a multibillion-dollar gas pipeline being laid through the area to link Central and South Asia. The project, known as TAPI, is planned to move natural gas from the world’s fourth-largest reserves in
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News May 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s western Farah province has been the scene of fierce fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan government in recent days. Afghan officials blame Iran for the unrest. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Shirzad, provincial police chief of western Farah province, told reporters on Wednesday that Iran is supporting