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Noor Warns He Will Not Stay Calm Over Balkh Tensions

Tolo News: One week after the de-escalation of tensions over the appoinment of the new police chief in Balkh, the former governor of Balkh and the CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Atta Mohammad Noor, called for implementation of agreement which has been made be
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Noor Warns He Will Not Stay Calm Over Balkh Tensions

Tolo News: One week after the de-escalation of tensions over the appoinment of the new police chief in Balkh, the former governor of Balkh and the CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Atta Mohammad Noor, called for implementation of agreement which has been made between him and acting ministers of Defense and Interior Affairs.  In a video messageRead More...

A Female Afghan Lawmaker Slapped A Cop. She Says He Deserved It. Now She’s Wanted For Questioning.

By Ron Synovitz & Khan Mohammad Seend Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 KABUL — A female Afghan lawmaker who slapped and cursed a police officer during a Kabul traffic stop is defending her actions, telling RFE/RL the officer first stru
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A Female Afghan Lawmaker Slapped A Cop. She Says He Deserved It. Now She’s Wanted For Questioning.

By Ron Synovitz & Khan Mohammad Seend Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 KABUL — A female Afghan lawmaker who slapped and cursed a police officer during a Kabul traffic stop is defending her actions, telling RFE/RL the officer first struck her with his fist, pushed her, insulted her, and smashed the butt ofRead More...

Ulumi Vows To Crash Possible Poll Riggings

Tolo News: Presidential candidate and Afghanistan’s former minister of interior Gen. Noorul Haq Ulumi, who also leads a newly established political party, Afghanistan People’s National Front (Jabha-e-Milli Mardum-e-Afghanistan), on Tuesday warned to resi
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Ulumi Vows To Crash Possible Poll Riggings

Tolo News: Presidential candidate and Afghanistan’s former minister of interior Gen. Noorul Haq Ulumi, who also leads a newly established political party, Afghanistan People’s National Front (Jabha-e-Milli Mardum-e-Afghanistan), on Tuesday warned to resist any kind of fraud and irregularities in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for July 20.  Ulumi said that he quit his position as ministerRead More...

Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict

BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe storie
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Afghanistan: The children caught in conflict

BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe stories of losing loved ones, physical injuries from mines, and having to flee their homes because of the fighting.Read More...

Moscow to warring parties: Strive for a genuine peace

AT News Report KABUL: Russia has asked the warring parties in Afghanistan to cease hostilities rather strive for a genuine peace to be prevailed in the country. Russia’s Foreign Minister Spokesman, Maria Zakharova in a briefing on recent development in Afgh
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Moscow to warring parties: Strive for a genuine peace

AT News Report KABUL: Russia has asked the warring parties in Afghanistan to cease hostilities rather strive for a genuine peace to be prevailed in the country. Russia’s Foreign Minister Spokesman, Maria Zakharova in a briefing on recent development in Afghanistan on Tuesday said that they have noted a considerable aggravation of the military-political situation …

Kabul, Beijing backing interconnectedness, free trade

AT News Report KABUL:  Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong held talks with Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister, where he greeted Andisha Afghan New Year and congratulated him on being appointed as the head of the Em
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Kabul, Beijing backing interconnectedness, free trade

AT News Report KABUL:  Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong held talks with Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister, where he greeted Andisha Afghan New Year and congratulated him on being appointed as the head of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN Office in Geneva. The ambassador thanked Andisha for …

Editorial: Journalists Day

Media personnel in war stricken Afghanistan have observed the Journalist National Day amidst mourning losses of scores of colleagues, including Sultan Mahmood Khairkhwa killed in Khost province on previous Friday. In connection with the Journalist Day, gather
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Editorial: Journalists Day

Media personnel in war stricken Afghanistan have observed the Journalist National Day amidst mourning losses of scores of colleagues, including Sultan Mahmood Khairkhwa killed in Khost province on previous Friday. In connection with the Journalist Day, gatherings arranged in Kabul, Jalalabad and other places, whereas the participants besides mourning losses of their fellow colleagues have …

Kabul’s Expanding Foreigner ‘Bubble’ Trades Safety for Isolation

Reuters: Kabul’s green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of
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Kabul’s Expanding Foreigner ‘Bubble’ Trades Safety for Isolation

Reuters: Kabul’s green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 meters. Click here to read more (external link).

U.S. ‘To End Contacts’ With Afghan Security Adviser Mohib Following Verbal Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 A senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghanistan’s president that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, Reuters news agency reports, citing four knowledgeable U.S. and Afghan sou
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U.S. ‘To End Contacts’ With Afghan Security Adviser Mohib Following Verbal Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 A senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghanistan’s president that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, Reuters news agency reports, citing four knowledgeable U.S. and Afghan sources. The report published on March 18 said the diplomat told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the UnitedRead More...

No one will be allowed to sabotage peace efforts

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: The Afghan political pundits on Monday said no one will be allowed to sabotage the ongoing peace push brokered by US administration, saying the spoilers have not hidden the fact that the interest of the country is not on their agenda
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No one will be allowed to sabotage peace efforts

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: The Afghan political pundits on Monday said no one will be allowed to sabotage the ongoing peace push brokered by US administration, saying the spoilers have not hidden the fact that the interest of the country is not on their agenda. They weighted behind current peace efforts, where recently the fifth …

TEFA concerned over weak management of electoral commissions

AT News Report KABUL: The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) expresses concerns over weak management in the electoral commissions, saying that the presidential election would not be held timely if the commissions do not pay attention to it
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TEFA concerned over weak management of electoral commissions

AT News Report KABUL: The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) expresses concerns over weak management in the electoral commissions, saying that the presidential election would not be held timely if the commissions do not pay attention to its administrative corruption. Mohammad Naim Ayoubzada head of TEFA on Monday called lack of good management in …

MoI probes female MP over slapping a police

AT News Report KABUL: The Ministry of Interior said Monday that a female member of parliament who slapped a police officer in Kabul, the capital city, would be probed seriously for her unlawful act thorough legal channels.  Kabul police spokesman, BasirM
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MoI probes female MP over slapping a police

AT News Report KABUL: The Ministry of Interior said Monday that a female member of parliament who slapped a police officer in Kabul, the capital city, would be probed seriously for her unlawful act thorough legal channels.  Kabul police spokesman, BasirMujahid said police stopped vehicle of ParwinDurrain to search in MassoudSqaure where she got anger …

Acting police chief of Baraki Barak district killed

1TV:  Acting police chief of Baraki Barak district in Afghanistan’s central Logar province was killed by a roadside bomb on Monday, officials said. Saber Khan was killed as he was on his way to inspect police checkpoints, said Shapoor Ahmadzai, a spoke
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Acting police chief of Baraki Barak district killed

1TV:  Acting police chief of Baraki Barak district in Afghanistan’s central Logar province was killed by a roadside bomb on Monday, officials said. Saber Khan was killed as he was on his way to inspect police checkpoints, said Shapoor Ahmadzai, a spokesman for provincial police. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the attack was carried outRead More...

Journalists in Afghanistan – VOA Dari Report

Related Afghan National Journalists Day marked across Afghanistan Afghanistan celebrates first national day of journalists Parties Involved in Afghan Peace Should Uphold Freedom of Speech: Danish
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Journalists in Afghanistan – VOA Dari Report

Related Afghan National Journalists Day marked across Afghanistan Afghanistan celebrates first national day of journalists Parties Involved in Afghan Peace Should Uphold Freedom of Speech: Danish

Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers Killed By Taliban As Government Suffers Setbacks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 17, 2019 Afghan officials on March 17 reported setbacks for government security forces in northwestern and northern parts of the country. In the northwestern province of Badghis, provincial council member Mohammad Naser N
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Dozens Of Afghan Soldiers Killed By Taliban As Government Suffers Setbacks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 17, 2019 Afghan officials on March 17 reported setbacks for government security forces in northwestern and northern parts of the country. In the northwestern province of Badghis, provincial council member Mohammad Naser Nazari said about 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan during aRead More...

Afghan refugee, hero of New Zealand attack

Related To stop the New Zealand gunman, Abdul Aziz needed a weapon. He picked up the first thing he found In Polarized Climate, Some US Muslims Feel Threatened UK government promoting hatred against Muslims: Analyst
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Afghan refugee, hero of New Zealand attack

Related To stop the New Zealand gunman, Abdul Aziz needed a weapon. He picked up the first thing he found In Polarized Climate, Some US Muslims Feel Threatened UK government promoting hatred against Muslims: Analyst

Afghanistan to sign six agreements with UAE

AT News Reports KABUL: The presidential palace says that six agreements would be signed with the United Arab Emirates duringPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to the country. President Ghani flew Sunday to Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to talk to the Unit
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Afghanistan to sign six agreements with UAE

AT News Reports KABUL: The presidential palace says that six agreements would be signed with the United Arab Emirates duringPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to the country. President Ghani flew Sunday to Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to talk to the United Arab Emirates’ leaders on different issues including the ongoing peace efforts. During Ghani’s …

Police besiege former Taliban official’s residence

AT News Report KABUL: Police on Sunday besieged the residence of a former Taliban official in Kabul. Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef who served as Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan during the Taliban government, said that his house was surrounded by police for seve
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Police besiege former Taliban official’s residence

AT News Report KABUL: Police on Sunday besieged the residence of a former Taliban official in Kabul. Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef who served as Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan during the Taliban government, said that his house was surrounded by police for several hours. Zaeef was in Qatar to attend the fifth round of negotiations between …

Daudzai terms regional role vital in peace process

AT News Report KABUL: UmerDaudzai, head of the High Peace Council’s secretariat, on his second day of visit to Tehran spoke at a roundtable held by the center for political and international studies of the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry on Sunday, ad
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Daudzai terms regional role vital in peace process

AT News Report KABUL: UmerDaudzai, head of the High Peace Council’s secretariat, on his second day of visit to Tehran spoke at a roundtable held by the center for political and international studies of the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry on Sunday, addressing the center about the recent developments and progresses on the Afghan peace process. …

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Killing Afghan TV Journalist

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 17, 2019 KABUL — An affiliate of the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing on March 15 of an Afghan TV journalist in the eastern province of Khost. The group did not say i
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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Killing Afghan TV Journalist

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 17, 2019 KABUL — An affiliate of the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing on March 15 of an Afghan TV journalist in the eastern province of Khost. The group did not say in its March 17 statement why it targeted Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhwa, aRead More...

Afghanistan summons Pakistani official over Imran Khan’s remarks

1TV: Afghan government has summoned Pakistan embassy counsellor after Prime Minister Imran Khan made remarks about formation of a new government in Afghanistan, following peace with the Taliban.”A good government will be established in Afghanistan, a g
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Afghanistan summons Pakistani official over Imran Khan’s remarks

1TV: Afghan government has summoned Pakistan embassy counsellor after Prime Minister Imran Khan made remarks about formation of a new government in Afghanistan, following peace with the Taliban.”A good government will be established in Afghanistan, a government where all Afghans will be represented. The war will end and peace will be established there,” Imran Khan saidRead More...

40 years after escaping war, Afghan killed in Christchurch mosque

Al Jazeera: Daoud Nabi, 71, spent his life helping refugees in New Zealand and recently reflected on his own death, says his son. In 1979, Haji Daoud Nabi escaped the Soviet-Afghan war and took his young family to safety in New Zealand. Almost 40 years lat
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40 years after escaping war, Afghan killed in Christchurch mosque

Al Jazeera: Daoud Nabi, 71, spent his life helping refugees in New Zealand and recently reflected on his own death, says his son. In 1979, Haji Daoud Nabi escaped the Soviet-Afghan war and took his young family to safety in New Zealand. Almost 40 years later, on Friday, he was shot and killed at Al Noor mosque inRead More...

Govt. bans private medical varsities

AT News Report KABUL: The government has banned a number of private universities where medical sciences are taught, ministry of higher education said Saturday. The ministry banned six of the universities from holding entrance exams, while another 20 ones wer
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Govt. bans private medical varsities

AT News Report KABUL: The government has banned a number of private universities where medical sciences are taught, ministry of higher education said Saturday. The ministry banned six of the universities from holding entrance exams, while another 20 ones were forbidden of enrolling students. “The decision was made in a cabinet meeting and ministry of …

Azerbaijan business ties help Afghan economy: MoCI

AT News Reports KABUL: The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) says that contracts were signed between Afghanistan and Azerbaijan with the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his trips to this country can vastly help the economy of Afgha
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Azerbaijan business ties help Afghan economy: MoCI

AT News Reports KABUL: The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) says that contracts were signed between Afghanistan and Azerbaijan with the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his trips to this country can vastly help the economy of Afghanistan. It said that commercial relations with Baku would help Afghan economy improve. The contracts …

Gunmen killed a journalist in Khost

AT News Report KABUL: Soltan Mahmood Khairkhwah, local report of the state-run RTA was shot by two armed men riding a motorcycle on Friday in Khost province, provincial officials said.Khairkhwah was shot to his head and died at the hospital. “Khairkhwah wa
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Gunmen killed a journalist in Khost

AT News Report KABUL: Soltan Mahmood Khairkhwah, local report of the state-run RTA was shot by two armed men riding a motorcycle on Friday in Khost province, provincial officials said.Khairkhwah was shot to his head and died at the hospital. “Khairkhwah was targeted Friday morning when he was leaving his home in the Ismaelkhil district …

Afghan hero died taking bullets to save worshiper during mosque shooting

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A hero grandpa who threw himself in front of a worshiper, a woman gunned down trying to save her quadriplegic husband and a 4-year-old boy are among those killed by a hate-filled extremist in the New Zealand mosque attacks, accordin
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Afghan hero died taking bullets to save worshiper during mosque shooting

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A hero grandpa who threw himself in front of a worshiper, a woman gunned down trying to save her quadriplegic husband and a 4-year-old boy are among those killed by a hate-filled extremist in the New Zealand mosque attacks, according to reports. Daoud Nabi, 71, was an Afghan who shot dead …

“Democratic values and human rights. These are my red lines”

#MyRedLine – A social movement cataloguing where Afghan’s stand on women’s rights and peace. “Democratic values and human rights. These are my red lines” – Dr. Orzala AT News Report KABUL: Farahnaz Forotan a Kabul-based journalist, in partners
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“Democratic values and human rights. These are my red lines”

#MyRedLine – A social movement cataloguing where Afghan’s stand on women’s rights and peace. “Democratic values and human rights. These are my red lines” – Dr. Orzala AT News Report KABUL: Farahnaz Forotan a Kabul-based journalist, in partnership with UN Women Afghanistan launched “#MyRedLine” – an online campaign cataloguing where Afghan’s stand on women’s rights …

Qalamudin calls on Taliban to step up for ceasefire

“Peace is important than election” By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: The former Taliban member on Saturday called on their ex-comrades to node for ceasefire in a bid to facilitate the ongoing peace talks that had recently concluded after 16 days of talks with US
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Qalamudin calls on Taliban to step up for ceasefire

“Peace is important than election” By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: The former Taliban member on Saturday called on their ex-comrades to node for ceasefire in a bid to facilitate the ongoing peace talks that had recently concluded after 16 days of talks with US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Leader of Harkat Islamic Party, …

Indonesia ready to facilitate intra-Afghan talks

AT News Report KABUL: The government of Indonesia on Friday lends support to the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process, and expressed readiness to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks, a joint statement said. Afghan Foreign Minister Sala
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Indonesia ready to facilitate intra-Afghan talks

AT News Report KABUL: The government of Indonesia on Friday lends support to the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process, and expressed readiness to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks, a joint statement said. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani’s visit Jakarta, the Indonesian capital in invitation extended by his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on March 14-15. …

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