Tolo News: Leaders from three mainstream Afghan political parties, including Jamiat-e-Islami party, Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami party and Junbish-e-Milli party, have agreed to form a new coalition. A spokesman for Junbish-e-Milli said a joint statement by the new coalition will be issued soon and that the coalition will take practical steps towards implementing its agendas and programs in the
LA Times: Mohammad Mohaqeq has been doing something unusual in Afghan politics: posting pictures of wife Waheeda on social media. In one recent image, the senior government official poses beside her and their 7-year-old daughter, Hadiya, in front of a crystal-clear lake in the northern province of Bamian. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News Masood Farivar July 26, 2016 Tensions are rising in Afghanistan after a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State killed more than 80 members of a minority Shiite group, and IS’s top commander for the country threatened more violence to punish Afghan Shi’ites for fighting alongside the Syrian regime. The suicide attack Saturday,
The Diplomat: Mohammad Mohaqiq, CEO Abdullah Abdullah’s deputy, said the government rejecting public demands to use the Bamyan route “is a clear discrimination and bullying against the people of central provinces.” Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), as TOLOnews reports, blames the previous government for the confusion about routes. DABS says it inherited the decision to go through
1TV: Mohammad Muhaqqiq, the second deputy for Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, has claimed that rejecting Bamyan as the route for electricity transmission from Central Asia is ‘discriminatory’. Afghanistan’s cabinet on Saturday decided that the 500 kV electricity grid TUTAP would pass through Baghlan province despite demonstrations that demanded it to pass via Bamyan. Click here to read