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Afghanistan v India: Asia Cup match ends in tie

BBC News: Afghanistan bowled India out off the penultimate ball of the game to earn a thrilling tie in the Asia Cup in Dubai. India, who had qualified for Friday’s final, needed seven off the final over and one from the last two balls in the dead-rubbe
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Afghanistan v India: Asia Cup match ends in tie

BBC News: Afghanistan bowled India out off the penultimate ball of the game to earn a thrilling tie in the Asia Cup in Dubai. India, who had qualified for Friday’s final, needed seven off the final over and one from the last two balls in the dead-rubber Super Four match. Afghanistan 252-8 (50 overs): Shahzad 124,Read More...

UN: ‘Credible Report’ Shows Latest Airstrikes Killed Afghan Civilians

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations announced Tuesday it has received “multiple, credible allegations” the latest anti-Taliban airstrikes by pro-government forces in Afghanistan killed at least nine civilians, mostly wom
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UN: ‘Credible Report’ Shows Latest Airstrikes Killed Afghan Civilians

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations announced Tuesday it has received “multiple, credible allegations” the latest anti-Taliban airstrikes by pro-government forces in Afghanistan killed at least nine civilians, mostly women and children. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan expressed its concern about the rising number of civilian casualties from airstrikes thisRead More...

Pentagon Adjusts Tactics Amid Rise In Govt Forces Casualties

Tolo News: The US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the US military is adjusting tactics in Afghanistan as the Taliban continue to inflict heavy casualties on local forces. “So far, they have taken hard casualties over the last year,” Matti
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Pentagon Adjusts Tactics Amid Rise In Govt Forces Casualties

Tolo News: The US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the US military is adjusting tactics in Afghanistan as the Taliban continue to inflict heavy casualties on local forces. “So far, they have taken hard casualties over the last year,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon as quoted in a report by AFP. “But theyRead More...

The Afghan government is failing to deliver on its promises

Eisa Khan Ayoobi via Al Jazeera: The NUG is struggling with containing the Taliban and addressing internal divisions – [Ghani’s] intra-Pashtun clan politics seems to have made reaching out to the Taliban more difficult. The Taliban leadership ar
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The Afghan government is failing to deliver on its promises

Eisa Khan Ayoobi via Al Jazeera: The NUG is struggling with containing the Taliban and addressing internal divisions – [Ghani’s] intra-Pashtun clan politics seems to have made reaching out to the Taliban more difficult. The Taliban leadership are Durrani Pashtun from Kandahar who take pride in being the descendants of “conventional” Afghan rulers like Ahmad Shah Durrani.Read More...

Report: Trump not happy with Ghani; will not meet with him

Tolo News: … Ghani canceled his trip because US President Donald Trump refused to meet him on the sidelines of the general assembly. A number of international affairs analysts meanwhile said Trump is reluctant to meet Ghani because he feels Ghani ha
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Report: Trump not happy with Ghani; will not meet with him

Tolo News: … Ghani canceled his trip because US President Donald Trump refused to meet him on the sidelines of the general assembly. A number of international affairs analysts meanwhile said Trump is reluctant to meet Ghani because he feels Ghani has not contributed enough to  implement the US’s strategy.  Click here to read more (external link). Related Pajhwok: Ghani cancels NY trip after TrumpRead More...

Taliban Detainee Goes on Killing Spree in Afghan Prison

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 24, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Monday a Taliban prisoner has killed at least eight policemen, including three senior officers, after covertly seizing an assault rifle from a guard at the detention facili
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Taliban Detainee Goes on Killing Spree in Afghan Prison

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 24, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Monday a Taliban prisoner has killed at least eight policemen, including three senior officers, after covertly seizing an assault rifle from a guard at the detention facility in southern Zabul province. The incident happened while security guards were offering evening prayers late SundayRead More...

13 Civilians Killed In Foreign Forces Operation In Kapisa

Tolo News: Mahfoz Safi, the provincial council’s deputy chief, said the incident occurred on Sunday night in the Badrab village during a foreign forces operation against Taliban and as a result civilians were killed. According to Safi, children and women
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13 Civilians Killed In Foreign Forces Operation In Kapisa

Tolo News: Mahfoz Safi, the provincial council’s deputy chief, said the incident occurred on Sunday night in the Badrab village during a foreign forces operation against Taliban and as a result civilians were killed. According to Safi, children and women were also among the victims and three others were wounded in the incident.  Safi said that allRead More...

Flags The Only Difference Between Daesh And Taliban: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Monday said during a meeting visit with Nangarhar residents that Taliban and Daesh are the same – and only their flags differ.  “Talib and Daesh are the same, only their flags and names have ch
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Flags The Only Difference Between Daesh And Taliban: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Monday said during a meeting visit with Nangarhar residents that Taliban and Daesh are the same – and only their flags differ.  “Talib and Daesh are the same, only their flags and names have changed. They were friends of one stronghold and they have shared aims and similarRead More...

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs

The Indian Express: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs in a thrilling encounter. Mustafizur Rahman is the hero of the match, conceding just four from the last over. Shenwari’s bat went flying in the final delivery. It is yet another thriller by
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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs

The Indian Express: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs in a thrilling encounter. Mustafizur Rahman is the hero of the match, conceding just four from the last over. Shenwari’s bat went flying in the final delivery. It is yet another thriller by Afghanistan, who are now eliminated from the Asia Cup tournament. Click here to readRead More...

Poliovirus that originated in Afghanistan detected in Rawalpindi

Dawn (Pakistan): Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication National Coordinator Rana Mohammad Safdar said the virus has been detected in Peshawar and other cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well. “This shows that there is a threat because of the viru
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Poliovirus that originated in Afghanistan detected in Rawalpindi

Dawn (Pakistan): Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication National Coordinator Rana Mohammad Safdar said the virus has been detected in Peshawar and other cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well. “This shows that there is a threat because of the virus, which is travelling with people from Afghanistan to Pakistan, so we need to ensure our children’sRead More...

Afghan Beach Soccer Team leaves for Thailand for an international tournament

Khaama Press: The Afghan National Beach Soccer Team left Kabul on Sunday to participate in the International Beach Soccer Tournament due to kick off in Thailand on 27th September. The Afghanistan Football Federation in a statement said that the Internationa
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Afghan Beach Soccer Team leaves for Thailand for an international tournament

Khaama Press: The Afghan National Beach Soccer Team left Kabul on Sunday to participate in the International Beach Soccer Tournament due to kick off in Thailand on 27th September. The Afghanistan Football Federation in a statement said that the International Beach Soccer Tournament will continue until the 29th of September in Thailand. Click here to readRead More...

Former Afghan Refugee Uses Telemedicine to Save Lives

VOA News | September 23, 2018: A former Afghan refugee turned doctor in the United Kingdom is using technology and the web to save lives in war-torn and low income countries. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo has more on what the doctor has dubbed “
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Former Afghan Refugee Uses Telemedicine to Save Lives

VOA News | September 23, 2018: A former Afghan refugee turned doctor in the United Kingdom is using technology and the web to save lives in war-torn and low income countries. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo has more on what the doctor has dubbed “Teleheal,” the charitable organization he recently founded.

‘Too much money, too fast,’ U.S. watchdog says of struggling efforts to aid Afghanistan

The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American ai
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‘Too much money, too fast,’ U.S. watchdog says of struggling efforts to aid Afghanistan

The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American aid has been lost to corruption, waste and futile efforts in Afghanistan suggests Canada has likelyRead More...

Rashid Khan, Asghar Stanikzai, and Pakistani player fined in Asia Cup

AFP: Pakistan’s paceman Hasan Ali and Afghanistan’s Asghar [Stanikzai] and Rashid Khan have all been fined on Saturday for violating the players’ code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said Saturday. The ICC said: “Rashi
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Rashid Khan, Asghar Stanikzai, and Pakistani player fined in Asia Cup

AFP: Pakistan’s paceman Hasan Ali and Afghanistan’s Asghar [Stanikzai] and Rashid Khan have all been fined on Saturday for violating the players’ code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said Saturday. The ICC said: “Rashid was charged and fined for giving a sendoff to Asif Ali in the 47th over of Pakistan’s innings by holding up aRead More...

Afghan Orchestra Flourishes Despite Violence, Social Pressure

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The consequences of Afghanistan’s increasingly deadly war are weighing heaviest on the nation’s civilians, with women bearing the brunt of the violence. The Taliban banned music and girls education, and
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Afghan Orchestra Flourishes Despite Violence, Social Pressure

Ayaz Gul VOA News September 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The consequences of Afghanistan’s increasingly deadly war are weighing heaviest on the nation’s civilians, with women bearing the brunt of the violence. The Taliban banned music and girls education, and restricted outdoor activities of women when the group was controlling most of Afghanistan. But violence and socialRead More...

Pakistan Rallies To Defeat Afghanistan In Asia Cup Cricket

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2018 Pakistan, led by veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, defeated Afghanistan by three wickets in the Asia Cup cricket Super Four tournament in Abu Dhabi. Malik hit a six and a boundary to rally his squad past the Afgh
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Pakistan Rallies To Defeat Afghanistan In Asia Cup Cricket

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 21, 2018 Pakistan, led by veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, defeated Afghanistan by three wickets in the Asia Cup cricket Super Four tournament in Abu Dhabi. Malik hit a six and a boundary to rally his squad past the Afghans for the thrilling victory on September 21 at Abu Dhabi stadiumRead More...

At Least 15 Killed By Bus-Truck Crash In Western Afghanistan

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 21, 2018 Authorities in western Afghanistan say at least 15 people, including three women and two children, were killed early on September 21 when a bus hit a truck on Afghanistan’s Highway 1 — the r
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At Least 15 Killed By Bus-Truck Crash In Western Afghanistan

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 21, 2018 Authorities in western Afghanistan say at least 15 people, including three women and two children, were killed early on September 21 when a bus hit a truck on Afghanistan’s Highway 1 — the ring-road highway that links the city of Herat to Kabul. At least 30 other peopleRead More...

U.S. Retreats on Publicizing Body Count of Militants Killed in Afghanistan

New York Times: The body counts served as a grisly contrast to other metrics that paint a grimmer reality of the war effort — including high attrition rates in the Afghan military and the loss of territory to Taliban militants. Click here to read more (ext
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U.S. Retreats on Publicizing Body Count of Militants Killed in Afghanistan

New York Times: The body counts served as a grisly contrast to other metrics that paint a grimmer reality of the war effort — including high attrition rates in the Afghan military and the loss of territory to Taliban militants. Click here to read more (external link).

Excellent Teamwork Helps Afghanistan Trounce Bangladesh

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team defeated Bangladesh by 136 runs in the 2018 Asia Cup as they showed an excellent team performance on Thursday evening. A rapid half-century and 2/13 from Rashid Khan saw his side canter to a 136-run win over B
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Excellent Teamwork Helps Afghanistan Trounce Bangladesh

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team defeated Bangladesh by 136 runs in the 2018 Asia Cup as they showed an excellent team performance on Thursday evening. A rapid half-century and 2/13 from Rashid Khan saw his side canter to a 136-run win over Bangladesh. Click here to read more (external link). Related ‘Special Day’ For RashidRead More...

Inside Doctors Without Borders’ Afghanistan ‘baby factory’

AFP: Women often arrive in extremis at the maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily. The Taliban are active in the region and roads are often dangerous after dark, so when 25-ye
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Inside Doctors Without Borders’ Afghanistan ‘baby factory’

AFP: Women often arrive in extremis at the maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily. The Taliban are active in the region and roads are often dangerous after dark, so when 25-year-old Asmad Fahri felt her contractions begin at night she knew she wouldRead More...

Afghanistan Ambassador to India quits

The Hindu: As the Afghanistan President left at the end of his one-day visit to Delhi, Ambassador Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali announced his resignation in a tweet. The timing of his resignation has strengthened speculation that he has differences with the Gh
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Afghanistan Ambassador to India quits

The Hindu: As the Afghanistan President left at the end of his one-day visit to Delhi, Ambassador Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali announced his resignation in a tweet. The timing of his resignation has strengthened speculation that he has differences with the Ghani government and will run for office on return. Click here to read more (external link).

The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors

New York Times: The bay windows in the Bost Hotel’s dining room looked out across the Helmand River. For all the river’s immensity, the current, borne hundreds of miles from up in the Hindu Kush, spoke only in whispers. The air hummed with mosquitoes. Be
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The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors

New York Times: The bay windows in the Bost Hotel’s dining room looked out across the Helmand River. For all the river’s immensity, the current, borne hundreds of miles from up in the Hindu Kush, spoke only in whispers. The air hummed with mosquitoes. Beyond the river, on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital ofRead More...

Azizullah Fazli Introduced As New ACB Chief

Tolo News: Azizullah Fazli was formally introduced as the new head of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) at a ceremony on Wednesday.  Fazli said he wants to review the incumbent structure of the cricket board and the selection committee and that he will establ
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Azizullah Fazli Introduced As New ACB Chief

Tolo News: Azizullah Fazli was formally introduced as the new head of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) at a ceremony on Wednesday.  Fazli said he wants to review the incumbent structure of the cricket board and the selection committee and that he will establish a system through which best employees will be appreciated and admired for theirRead More...

Hundreds of Shi’ite Civilians Armed to Protect Mosques

VOA News | September 18, 2018: In the face of growing threats posed by Islamic State, the Afghan government has taken extra precautions to protect Shi’ite religious minorities and their neighborhoods in the capital, Kabul. The government is relyi
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Hundreds of Shi’ite Civilians Armed to Protect Mosques

VOA News | September 18, 2018: In the face of growing threats posed by Islamic State, the Afghan government has taken extra precautions to protect Shi’ite religious minorities and their neighborhoods in the capital, Kabul. The government is relying on hundreds of civilians it armed last year to protect Shi’ite mosques in the city, as Muslims observeRead More...

Disrupting elections is treason: VP Danish

1TV: After the government’s opposition closed election offices in several provinces, Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Tuesday described the move as a “futile recourse” against democracy.  According to Danish, clos
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Disrupting elections is treason: VP Danish

1TV: After the government’s opposition closed election offices in several provinces, Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Tuesday described the move as a “futile recourse” against democracy.  According to Danish, closing election offices is against national interests and against the Constitution. “Any act to disrupt the elections is considered treason against the nation,” Danish said.Read More...

Govt Planning ‘Massive Fraud’ In Elections: Politicians

Tolo News: A number of Afghanistan’s major political parties and movements on Tuesday accused government of planning a “massive fraud and vote rigging” in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. The parties also claimed that gove
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Govt Planning ‘Massive Fraud’ In Elections: Politicians

Tolo News: A number of Afghanistan’s major political parties and movements on Tuesday accused government of planning a “massive fraud and vote rigging” in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. The parties also claimed that government wants to have its favorite in the parliament. The political parties threatened to close offices of the IndependentRead More...

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Cricket.com.au: Afghanistan continued their rise in international cricket with an upset 91-run win over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup.  Sri Lanka needed to win the Group B match to stay in the tournamen
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Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Cricket.com.au: Afghanistan continued their rise in international cricket with an upset 91-run win over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup.  Sri Lanka needed to win the Group B match to stay in the tournament but were outwitted by smart batting from Afghanistan who put up a fightingRead More...

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