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Pakistan Hosts Unusual Meeting of Regional Spymasters

Ayaz Gul VOA News July 11, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hosted an unprecedented meeting Wednesday of heads of intelligence agencies from Russia, China and Iran to discuss counterterrorism cooperation, with particular focus on the buildup of Islamic State in t

At Least Eight Afghan Soldiers Killed, Nine Captured In Taliban Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2018 The Taliban has attacked an army post in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers, officials say. The overnight assault lasted nearly three hours before the militants ov
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At Least Eight Afghan Soldiers Killed, Nine Captured In Taliban Attack

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 9, 2018 The Taliban has attacked an army post in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers, officials say. The overnight assault lasted nearly three hours before the militants overran the outpost and took nine other soldiers hostage, council members Dadullah Qani and Gul Ahmad FaqiriRead More...

Educational, Judicial Institutions ‘Most Corrupt’ : IWA Survey

Tolo News: The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) survey shows that Afghanistan’s legal, judicial and educational institutions remain the “most corrupt” among government institutions. Based on the IWA, the overall amount of money used in corrup
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Educational, Judicial Institutions ‘Most Corrupt’ : IWA Survey

Tolo News: The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) survey shows that Afghanistan’s legal, judicial and educational institutions remain the “most corrupt” among government institutions. Based on the IWA, the overall amount of money used in corruption in Afghanistan in 2018 is estimated at $1.7 billion. Click here to read more (external link). Related Articles Afghanistan has made tangibleRead More...

مذاکره طالبان با طالبان؛ روزهای خونین تری در انتظار غیر پشتون ها است

کابل پرس: گروه های پشتونیستی، زیر نام صلح، سرگرم مذاکرات مخفیانه با یکدیگر می باشند که نشان دهنده ی روزهای خونین تری برای غیر پشتون ها می باشد.
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مذاکره طالبان با طالبان؛ روزهای خونین تری در انتظار غیر پشتون ها است

کابل پرس: گروه های پشتونیستی، زیر نام صلح، سرگرم مذاکرات مخفیانه با یکدیگر می باشند که نشان دهنده ی روزهای خونین تری برای غیر پشتون ها می باشد. در یک سوی مذاکرات گروه تروریستی طالبان قرار دارد که از آن به عنوان بازوی نظامی پشتونیزم یاد می شود. طرف دیگر این مذاکرات زلمی خلیلزاد یکی از پشتونیست های سرسخت که در سال های گذشته مسیر مبارزه با تروریزم را منحرف کرده و باعث گسترش یافتن قدرت نظامی طالبان شد. سوی دیگر این مذاکرات پشتونیست های حکومتی چون غنی احمدزی، حنیف اتمر (در یک تاکتیک استخباراتی فعلن استعفا داده است) و معصوم استانکزی می باشند که پلان های شوم (...) - خبر و گزارش / تروريزم، کوچی طالبان، طالبان، القاعده و داعش, هایلایت

Iran: US moved Daesh militants to Afghanistan

Middle East Monitor: Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused the US of transferring Daesh militants to war-torn Afghanistan in an attempt to trigger instability in Asia. Click here to read more (external link).
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Iran: US moved Daesh militants to Afghanistan

Middle East Monitor: Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused the US of transferring Daesh militants to war-torn Afghanistan in an attempt to trigger instability in Asia. Click here to read more (external link).

Ahmad Zahir: The enduring appeal of the Afghan Elvis

BBC News: A new documentary celebrates Ahmad Zahir, the ‘60s and ‘70s icon who mysteriously died in 1979. Arwa Haider talks to the people making the film, including Zahir’s daughter, about how the singer combined popularity with protest. Click here to
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Ahmad Zahir: The enduring appeal of the Afghan Elvis

BBC News: A new documentary celebrates Ahmad Zahir, the ‘60s and ‘70s icon who mysteriously died in 1979. Arwa Haider talks to the people making the film, including Zahir’s daughter, about how the singer combined popularity with protest. Click here to read more (external link).

HPC praises US, region for Afghan peace efforts

AT-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) praises efforts made by the United States as well as some regional countries as a move “making us closer”. It also called the third visit of the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalil
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HPC praises US, region for Afghan peace efforts

AT-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) praises efforts made by the United States as well as some regional countries as a move “making us closer”. It also called the third visit of the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to Russia “important” for accelerating peace efforts. “Moscow has newly increased interested for peace …

Warring parties should utilize opportunities for peace: Religious scholars

AT-KABUL: Hundreds of religious scholars gathered Friday in the Maiwand district of the southern province of Kandahar to raise voice for peace, saying the warring parties needed to utilize the opportunities for peace. These clerics called on the sides of war
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Warring parties should utilize opportunities for peace: Religious scholars

AT-KABUL: Hundreds of religious scholars gathered Friday in the Maiwand district of the southern province of Kandahar to raise voice for peace, saying the warring parties needed to utilize the opportunities for peace. These clerics called on the sides of war to agree on a ceasefire. The religious scholars dismissed the current as “against Islamic …

2019 Afghanistan Humanitarian Needs Overview; 6.3m in need of assistance: UN

Now entering the 18th year of crisis, humanitarian needs in Afghanistan show no signs of abating. A chaotic and unpredictable security situation, combined with a severe drought, have prompted an almost doubling in the number of people in need compared to thi
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2019 Afghanistan Humanitarian Needs Overview; 6.3m in need of assistance: UN

Now entering the 18th year of crisis, humanitarian needs in Afghanistan show no signs of abating. A chaotic and unpredictable security situation, combined with a severe drought, have prompted an almost doubling in the number of people in need compared to this time last year, newly displacing more than 550,000 civilians and pushing 3.3 million …

Afghanistan’s ‘Little Messi’ flees home after Taliban threats, says family

BBC News: A young Afghan boy who became famous online for his devotion to footballer Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged seven, went viral in 2016 after being photographed wearing a homemade Messi shirt
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Afghanistan’s ‘Little Messi’ flees home after Taliban threats, says family

BBC News: A young Afghan boy who became famous online for his devotion to footballer Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged seven, went viral in 2016 after being photographed wearing a homemade Messi shirt, fashioned out of a plastic bag. He later met his heroRead More...

10 Killed in Herat Traffic Accident

Ariana: At least 10 people were killed in a traffic accident in western Herat province of Afghanistan, a local official said on Thursday. According to the official, the incident took place when two Toyota Corolla vehicles collided with each other. Click her
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10 Killed in Herat Traffic Accident

Ariana: At least 10 people were killed in a traffic accident in western Herat province of Afghanistan, a local official said on Thursday. According to the official, the incident took place when two Toyota Corolla vehicles collided with each other. Click here to read more (external link).

NATO reiterates support of Afghan peace, calls on Taliban to abandon violence

AT-KABUL: Foreign Ministers of the countries contributing at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan reaffirmed their countries’ “steadfast commitment” to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan. The diplomats who gathered in Brussels on
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NATO reiterates support of Afghan peace, calls on Taliban to abandon violence

AT-KABUL: Foreign Ministers of the countries contributing at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan reaffirmed their countries’ “steadfast commitment” to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan. The diplomats who gathered in Brussels on Wednesday, called on Taliban to say ‘YES’ to Afghan government’s peace offer and join the peace negotiations. “We remind the Taliban …

Lawmakers worried about worsening security situation

AT-KABUL: Members of parliament say the security situation was as worrying as government has only control on the centers of provinces and districts. The legislators said in the parliament’s Wednesday session more districts in the provinces of Zabul, Ghazni
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Lawmakers worried about worsening security situation

AT-KABUL: Members of parliament say the security situation was as worrying as government has only control on the centers of provinces and districts. The legislators said in the parliament’s Wednesday session more districts in the provinces of Zabul, Ghazni and some others were under Taliban control and government forces had failed to retake them. Separately, …

Peace talks turning into a tool for politics or another chance for Pakistan

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai-U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is once again in Pakistan, trying to convince Islamabad for halting its support to the insurgent group. Khalilzad trip begins after Pakistan’s Prime Minist
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Peace talks turning into a tool for politics or another chance for Pakistan

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai-U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is once again in Pakistan, trying to convince Islamabad for halting its support to the insurgent group. Khalilzad trip begins after Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan has received a letter from the U.S. president Donald Trump, asking Pakistan’s help in Afghan peace talks. Trump’s …

NATO Vows To Stay In Afghanistan Despite ‘High’ Afghan Forces’ Losses

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2018 Meeting in Brussels, NATO’s foreign ministers have reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to Afghanistan’s “long-term security and stability” despite mounting Afghan casualties in the
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NATO Vows To Stay In Afghanistan Despite ‘High’ Afghan Forces’ Losses

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2018 Meeting in Brussels, NATO’s foreign ministers have reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to Afghanistan’s “long-term security and stability” despite mounting Afghan casualties in the 17-year conflict. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made the comments following the two-day talks ending on December 5, the day after a top U.S. general saidRead More...

US Should Not Deal With Pakistan On Afghan Peace: Karzai

  Tolo News: “If the US is serious about bringing peace in Afghanistan, then it should reach a conclusion with China and Russia and major countries. If the US does not coordinate about peace in Afghanistan with these countries, the peace process woul
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US Should Not Deal With Pakistan On Afghan Peace: Karzai

  Tolo News: “If the US is serious about bringing peace in Afghanistan, then it should reach a conclusion with China and Russia and major countries. If the US does not coordinate about peace in Afghanistan with these countries, the peace process would mean something else, but not an effort for peace in Afghanistan,” said Karzai. Read More...

Defying history, Moscow moves to defend Soviet war in Afghanistan

The Washington Post: The war lasted for nearly a decade. Among its consequences were 1 million civilian casualties; the rise of Islamist fundamentalist groups (backed by the West as a counterweight to the Soviets); and the collapse of the Soviet economy, whi
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Defying history, Moscow moves to defend Soviet war in Afghanistan

The Washington Post: The war lasted for nearly a decade. Among its consequences were 1 million civilian casualties; the rise of Islamist fundamentalist groups (backed by the West as a counterweight to the Soviets); and the collapse of the Soviet economy, which precipitated the end of the Soviet Union, which is now so lamented by bothRead More...

Afghan Forces’ Losses May Not Be Sustainable, U.S. General Warns

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 4, 2018 The death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will no longer be sustainable unless urgent measures are taken to address recruiting and training issues, a top U.S. general has said. “They are fi
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Afghan Forces’ Losses May Not Be Sustainable, U.S. General Warns

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 4, 2018 The death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will no longer be sustainable unless urgent measures are taken to address recruiting and training issues, a top U.S. general has said. “They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem,” Lieutenant-GeneralRead More...

Turkish aid agency helps Afghan women with job skills

Some 350 women are expected to benefit from vocational training offered in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkey’s state-run aid agency is helping women in northern Afghanistan gain valuable skills for jobs. The aid is going to wome
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Turkish aid agency helps Afghan women with job skills

Some 350 women are expected to benefit from vocational training offered in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Turkey’s state-run aid agency is helping women in northern Afghanistan gain valuable skills for jobs. The aid is going to women’s vocational training in Baghlan, a city in northern Afghanistan, said a statement by the Turkish …

UN calls for women’s meaningful participation in Afghan peace

AT-KABUL: Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security. “Gender inequality continues to preva
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UN calls for women’s meaningful participation in Afghan peace

AT-KABUL: Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security. “Gender inequality continues to prevail in Afghanistan with regard to women’s participation in peace processes, despite the fact that women are as affected by …

Kabul hopes Khalilzad’s Islamabad trip be useful

AT-KABUL: Afghan government hopes that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation to Pakistan be useful with practical achievements. Khalilzad started the third round of his trip to regional countries with the aim of persuading different sta
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Kabul hopes Khalilzad’s Islamabad trip be useful

AT-KABUL: Afghan government hopes that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation to Pakistan be useful with practical achievements. Khalilzad started the third round of his trip to regional countries with the aim of persuading different states to help the Afghan peace process from Pakistan, where he met Tuesday with Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mehmood …

Afghanistan Qualifies For 2019 AFC Futsal Championship

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U20 National Futsal Team defeated Tajikistan 4-1 on Tuesday in the qualifying round of the 2019 AFC U20 Futsal Championship and for the first time qualified for the Asian nations’ next year tournament. Click here to read more (ex
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Afghanistan Qualifies For 2019 AFC Futsal Championship

Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U20 National Futsal Team defeated Tajikistan 4-1 on Tuesday in the qualifying round of the 2019 AFC U20 Futsal Championship and for the first time qualified for the Asian nations’ next year tournament. Click here to read more (external link). Cricket  News We Can Reach World Cup Semifinals, Asserts Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad OnRead More...

A renewed commitment to Afghanistan requires a reinvigorated approach

Shazar Shafqat via the Hill: So, President Trump seems to have paid heed to what the “experts” have been saying, as he no longer appears ready to cut and run in Afghanistan. At least, that’s what we’ve been told. Now that the operation in Ghazni is i
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A renewed commitment to Afghanistan requires a reinvigorated approach

Shazar Shafqat via the Hill: So, President Trump seems to have paid heed to what the “experts” have been saying, as he no longer appears ready to cut and run in Afghanistan. At least, that’s what we’ve been told. Now that the operation in Ghazni is intensifying and the insurgents will likely have to regroup afterRead More...

Abdali Opens Up About Issues in ARG During His Term as Envoy to India

Ariana: Shaida Abdali says during his term as Afghan Ambassador to India he couldn’t report on embassy-level issues to Foreign Affairs Ministry but instead had to directly brief the President’s office…  [Abdali] said that corruption still exists
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Abdali Opens Up About Issues in ARG During His Term as Envoy to India

Ariana: Shaida Abdali says during his term as Afghan Ambassador to India he couldn’t report on embassy-level issues to Foreign Affairs Ministry but instead had to directly brief the President’s office…  [Abdali] said that corruption still exists in the government and that insecurity has reached its peak in the country. Click here to read more (external link).

“To end conflict, Afghans need a solution beyond reconciliation with a single extremist faction”

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Political pundits believe that Afghanistan is in dire need of a wiser and more comprehensive solution to unlock the lingering conflict and to end the grilling war, rather than merely getting reconciled with a single extremist factio
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“To end conflict, Afghans need a solution beyond reconciliation with a single extremist faction”

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Political pundits believe that Afghanistan is in dire need of a wiser and more comprehensive solution to unlock the lingering conflict and to end the grilling war, rather than merely getting reconciled with a single extremist faction – the Taliban. Political analysts who participated at the periodical session of the Rana Think …

ED: Kandahar explosion

A recent explosion in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan has killed dozens of Taliban insurgents. The identity of blast victims yet to be determined but reportedly all of them were Taliban militants and they were on way for carrying out a deadly attack against th
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ED: Kandahar explosion

A recent explosion in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan has killed dozens of Taliban insurgents. The identity of blast victims yet to be determined but reportedly all of them were Taliban militants and they were on way for carrying out a deadly attack against the Afghan security forces, guarding the motherland from a check post. However, before …

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