Ayaz Gul VOA News December 1, 2023 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban government announced Friday that China had formally accepted its ambassador to Beijing, hailing the move as an “important chapter” in growing ties between the two neighboring countries. The announcement, yet to be confirmed by China, would make it the first nation to host a Taliban
Ariana: Afghanistan’s Ali Reza Asahi won gold at the World Bodybuilding Championships in the senior category in Seoul this week. Afghanistan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (AFBBF) officials said Thursday on social media that Asahi competed in the 90 kg category. Asahi’s gold is the first ever for Afghanistan at these championships that were hosted by
Khaama: Ali Bilal, an Afghan fitness athlete, won the championship medal in the Flex Pro competition. He secured the gold medal in the men’s physique category at this competition held in Milan, Italy, as the official Flex Pro competition website reported. Ali Bilal is set to participate in the Mr. Olympia competition, the most significant
Daily Mail (UK): Afghanistan’s first female airline pilot who fled the country when the Taliban came to power has managed to regain a place in the skies after starting a new life in Europe. Mohadese Mirzaee, 24, made history in 2020 when she became the first woman to fly a commercial airliner in her native
Ariana: Afghanistan’s skipper Rashid Khan said on Saturday that he was “feeling super proud to have led my nation to this historic win.” Taking to twitter after Friday night’s historic win against Pakistan in their first T20I series match in Sharjah, Rashid also said: “Couldn’t have asked for a better performance from our bowlers.” Click
KUTV: The first Afghan woman to complete the Ironman World Championship in St. George crossed the finish line on Friday. Athlete Zeinab Rezaie, 27, made history over the weekend, but she said getting to that point wasn’t easy after a difficult year. Click here to read more (external link).
ICC: Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has overtaken Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood and re-claimed his place as the No.1 T20I bowler in the world following the latest update to the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings on Wednesday. Rashid earns top billing on the back of his strong start to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
The Guardian (UK): The Afghan journalist Zahra Joya has been named as one of Time’s women of the year 2022 for her reporting of women’s lives in Afghanistan through her news agency, Rukhshana Media. Now living as a refugee in the UK, Joya continues to run Rukhshana Media from exile, publishing the reporting of her
VOA News August 15, 2021 The Taliban have swept through most of the country, taking 25 of 34 Afghan provincial capitals over the past week. The insurgent offensive captured several of them Saturday, including the fourth-largest northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. City leaders surrendered Jalalabad to the Taliban on Sunday. Here is the latest: Aug. 15
Tolo News: For the first time, a completely Afghan-made movie will compete in the Cannes Film Festival in France. The documentary film, named Kocha-e-Parindaha (Birds Street), was funded by Afghan Film and directed by Hizbullah Sultani. Click here to read more (external link).