Afghanistan



Devastating floods in Ghor risk collapse of Minaret of Jam

Khaama: Following the devastating floods in Ghor province, concerns have increased over the potential collapse of the “Minaret of Jam,” an 800-year-old structure and the oldest mud-brick minaret in the world. Local sources in Ghor province report that rec
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Devastating floods in Ghor risk collapse of Minaret of Jam

Khaama: Following the devastating floods in Ghor province, concerns have increased over the potential collapse of the “Minaret of Jam,” an 800-year-old structure and the oldest mud-brick minaret in the world. Local sources in Ghor province report that recent floods have submerged the Minaret of Jam and nearly destroyed its protective walls. Click here toRead More...

Rashid Khan returns to Kabul with warm welcome after 4 years

Khaama: The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced Rashid Khan’s return to Kabul after four years. Khan is the captain of the national cricket team and a prominent world-class bowler. Officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board reported his return to Afghan
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Rashid Khan returns to Kabul with warm welcome after 4 years

Khaama: The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced Rashid Khan’s return to Kabul after four years. Khan is the captain of the national cricket team and a prominent world-class bowler. Officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board reported his return to Afghanistan on Saturday, May 18th. Rashid Khan could not travel to the country in recent yearsRead More...

3 Taliban Members Killed In Attack On Group’s Leader’s Guards In Kabul, Claims AFF

Afghanistan International: The Afghanistan Freedom Front (AFF) announced that in an attack by its members on the guards of Mullah Hibatullah, the Taliban leader, in Kabul, three members of the group’s special security guard were killed and another Talib
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3 Taliban Members Killed In Attack On Group’s Leader’s Guards In Kabul, Claims AFF

Afghanistan International: The Afghanistan Freedom Front (AFF) announced that in an attack by its members on the guards of Mullah Hibatullah, the Taliban leader, in Kabul, three members of the group’s special security guard were killed and another Taliban member was injured. The front said that the attack occurred at 8:15pm on Friday near theRead More...

Gunmen kill 3 Western tourists, translator in central Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News May 17, 2024 ISLAMABAD — Taliban authorities in Afghanistan said Friday that unknown assailants fatally shot three Western tourists and their local translator in the central city of Bamiyan. The late-afternoon shooting in a busy central m
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Gunmen kill 3 Western tourists, translator in central Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News May 17, 2024 ISLAMABAD — Taliban authorities in Afghanistan said Friday that unknown assailants fatally shot three Western tourists and their local translator in the central city of Bamiyan. The late-afternoon shooting in a busy central market also injured four people, including a foreigner, a spokesman for the Taliban-led Afghan Interior MinistryRead More...

Intense Border Clashes Between Taliban, Pakistan Cause Deaths, Destruction

By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi and Abubakar Siddique May 17, 2024 At least one Taliban border guard and one Pakistani soldier have been killed and several more injured in the latest border clashes between them. The clashes conti
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Intense Border Clashes Between Taliban, Pakistan Cause Deaths, Destruction

By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi and Abubakar Siddique May 17, 2024 At least one Taliban border guard and one Pakistani soldier have been killed and several more injured in the latest border clashes between them. The clashes continued into the early hours of May 17 after they first erupted five days ago. Pakistani and Taliban forcesRead More...

U.S. ‘Peace’ Institute Calls for Lethal Action in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes: A U.S. congressionally-funded think tank, insidiously named the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), has called on Washington to boost counterterrorism operations, enhance ties with Pakistan, and conduct more lethal strikes inside Afghan territory
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U.S. ‘Peace’ Institute Calls for Lethal Action in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes: A U.S. congressionally-funded think tank, insidiously named the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), has called on Washington to boost counterterrorism operations, enhance ties with Pakistan, and conduct more lethal strikes inside Afghan territory. Although more likely to come from a national security research outfit, the USIP recommendations are not so unreasonable. But itRead More...

Tehran, Kabul to ditch US dollar in bilateral trade

Tehran Times: The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said that talks are ongoing between the two countries for the implementation of “offshore rial’ in Afghanistan. Mohsen Karimi pointed out that ‘offshore rial’ is used with the aim of
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Tehran, Kabul to ditch US dollar in bilateral trade

Tehran Times: The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said that talks are ongoing between the two countries for the implementation of “offshore rial’ in Afghanistan. Mohsen Karimi pointed out that ‘offshore rial’ is used with the aim of supporting the economic activists and exporters of the private sector of the country.Read More...

Women in Afghanistan struggle with soaring mental health issues: Report

Khaama: Officials from the Mental Health Department of the Herat Regional Hospital have reported a concerning increase in the number of women suffering from mental illnesses. According to the report, at least eighty per cent of those seeking help at the Hera
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Women in Afghanistan struggle with soaring mental health issues: Report

Khaama: Officials from the Mental Health Department of the Herat Regional Hospital have reported a concerning increase in the number of women suffering from mental illnesses. According to the report, at least eighty per cent of those seeking help at the Herat Psychotherapy Hospital are women and girls. According to a United Nations report, sinceRead More...

Has Abdul Hamid Khorasani’s Term Expired?

8am: Abdul Hamid Khorasani, a Tajik-origin member of the Taliban originally from Panjshir province, who has been widely supported by Serajuddin Haqqani, has always been a prominent figure within this group, frequently appearing in the media and social network
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Has Abdul Hamid Khorasani’s Term Expired?

8am: Abdul Hamid Khorasani, a Tajik-origin member of the Taliban originally from Panjshir province, who has been widely supported by Serajuddin Haqqani, has always been a prominent figure within this group, frequently appearing in the media and social networks. Over the past three years, Abdul Hamid Khorasani has been actively involved in the identification andRead More...

Taliban Helicopter Crash Results in Multiple Deaths & Injuries

Afghanistan International: Sources told Afghanistan International that a Taliban helicopter crashed into the Firozkoh-Harirud river, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries. The helicopter was reportedly on the way to Ghor province to rescue two people who
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Taliban Helicopter Crash Results in Multiple Deaths & Injuries

Afghanistan International: Sources told Afghanistan International that a Taliban helicopter crashed into the Firozkoh-Harirud river, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries. The helicopter was reportedly on the way to Ghor province to rescue two people who had drowned in the river. The Taliban are currently “gathering information about this incident” and have not yet madeRead More...

Taliban Exploitation of Women: Militants Extort Female Kabul Residents with Some Women

8am: Abdullah (pseudonym) is one of the residents of the fourth security district of Kabul City. Speaking to the Hasht-e Subh Daily, he says that the Taliban exploited some women associated with them for extorting detained individuals. Abdullah states: “Som
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Taliban Exploitation of Women: Militants Extort Female Kabul Residents with Some Women

8am: Abdullah (pseudonym) is one of the residents of the fourth security district of Kabul City. Speaking to the Hasht-e Subh Daily, he says that the Taliban exploited some women associated with them for extorting detained individuals. Abdullah states: “Some Taliban checkpoint commanders, especially in the fourth security district, gather information about individuals beforehand, andRead More...

Australian war crimes whistleblower sentenced to 5 years in prison

Khaama: The Guardian reported that David McBride, a former Australian army lawyer, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for leaking “classified documents” related to the Afghan war. On Tuesday, May 13, The Guardian announced the con
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Australian war crimes whistleblower sentenced to 5 years in prison

Khaama: The Guardian reported that David McBride, a former Australian army lawyer, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for leaking “classified documents” related to the Afghan war. On Tuesday, May 13, The Guardian announced the conviction of the former lawyer, stating that he shared the classified documents with journalists afterRead More...

Pakistan, US discuss how to counter Afghan-based IS and TTP terrorists

Ayaz Gul VOA News May 13, 2024 ISLAMABAD — The United States and Pakistan have concluded their latest round of counterterrorism talks, agreeing to intensify their collaboration in the fight against terrorist organizations like the Pakistani Taliban and a r
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Pakistan, US discuss how to counter Afghan-based IS and TTP terrorists

Ayaz Gul VOA News May 13, 2024 ISLAMABAD — The United States and Pakistan have concluded their latest round of counterterrorism talks, agreeing to intensify their collaboration in the fight against terrorist organizations like the Pakistani Taliban and a regional Islamic State affiliate. Washington and Islamabad issued a joint statement simultaneously on Monday, saying the MayRead More...

Iranian official: Gemstones from Afghanistan smuggled into Iranian market

Khaama: Qadir Qiafeh, deputy head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, stated that gemstones from Afghanistan are smuggled into Iran and sold illegally, as reported by Iranian media. In an interview with an Iranian media outlet, Qiafeh stated that gemstones mine
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Iranian official: Gemstones from Afghanistan smuggled into Iranian market

Khaama: Qadir Qiafeh, deputy head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, stated that gemstones from Afghanistan are smuggled into Iran and sold illegally, as reported by Iranian media. In an interview with an Iranian media outlet, Qiafeh stated that gemstones mined in Afghanistan enter Iran through unofficial channels and trade in their markets. Click here toRead More...

National Resistance Front Reports Killing Three Taliban Members in Herat

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) has declared that it conducted two separate attacks in Herat city and Tulk district, resulting in the deaths of three Taliban members and the injury of another. The Taliban has not yet issued any
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National Resistance Front Reports Killing Three Taliban Members in Herat

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) has declared that it conducted two separate attacks in Herat city and Tulk district, resulting in the deaths of three Taliban members and the injury of another. The Taliban has not yet issued any response to this assertion by the National Resistance Front. The statement revealed that MawlawiRead More...

Taliban Cancels Pakistani Delegation’s Visit To Kandahar Following Air Strikes In Paktika

Afghanistan International: Information obtained by Afghanistan International reveals that the Taliban has cancelled a scheduled trip of a Pakistani army delegation to Kandahar, in response to recent air and missile strikes by Pakistan in Paktika province. Ori
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Taliban Cancels Pakistani Delegation’s Visit To Kandahar Following Air Strikes In Paktika

Afghanistan International: Information obtained by Afghanistan International reveals that the Taliban has cancelled a scheduled trip of a Pakistani army delegation to Kandahar, in response to recent air and missile strikes by Pakistan in Paktika province. Originally, the delegation was to travel from Rawalpindi to Kandahar on Sunday. Security sources from Pakistan, confirming to AfghanistanRead More...

Search For Victims Under Way As Death Toll Hits 315 In Afghan Flooding

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 12, 2024 Emergency crews battled the elements as they searched for victims in hard-to-reach areas of northern Afghanistan, where at least 315 people have died in flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall. The Taliban, Afghanis
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Search For Victims Under Way As Death Toll Hits 315 In Afghan Flooding

By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 12, 2024 Emergency crews battled the elements as they searched for victims in hard-to-reach areas of northern Afghanistan, where at least 315 people have died in flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall. The Taliban, Afghanistan’s de facto rulers, on May 12 said at least 1,630 people were injured in Baghlan Province,Read More...

Non-Pashtun Taliban Members Warn of Split Up If Insults Against Tajik Commander Continue

Afghanistan International: Following Abdulhamid Khorasani’s protest against “Taliban ethnocentrism,” several non-Pashtun Taliban members warned that if the insults against him continue, they will split up from the Taliban. This Tajik-origin
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Non-Pashtun Taliban Members Warn of Split Up If Insults Against Tajik Commander Continue

Afghanistan International: Following Abdulhamid Khorasani’s protest against “Taliban ethnocentrism,” several non-Pashtun Taliban members warned that if the insults against him continue, they will split up from the Taliban. This Tajik-origin commander, through a video, supported the protests in Badakhshan and opposed the suppression of protesters. Click here to read more (external link).

George W. Bush Institute Report: Taliban Relying on the Throne of Corruption and Theft

8am: The George W. Bush Institute, led by the former US President, has uncovered the involvement of Taliban members in extensive financial corruption and also identified the influential role of foreign actors in sustaining the financial corruption of this gro
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George W. Bush Institute Report: Taliban Relying on the Throne of Corruption and Theft

8am: The George W. Bush Institute, led by the former US President, has uncovered the involvement of Taliban members in extensive financial corruption and also identified the influential role of foreign actors in sustaining the financial corruption of this group. Click here to read more (external link).

Three Taliban Members Killed In Kabul, Says NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) has announced that in an attack on a Taliban checkpoint in Kabul, three members of the group were killed and four others were injured. The front stated that this attack took place o
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Three Taliban Members Killed In Kabul, Says NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) has announced that in an attack on a Taliban checkpoint in Kabul, three members of the group were killed and four others were injured. The front stated that this attack took place on Friday night in the 17th police district of Kabul city. Click here toRead More...

Three million children suffer from malnutrition in Afghanistan: WFP

Khaama: The World Food Programme has recently published statistics showing that currently, three million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition. On Friday, May 10, the organization announced on its social platform X that the World Food Progra
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Three million children suffer from malnutrition in Afghanistan: WFP

Khaama: The World Food Programme has recently published statistics showing that currently, three million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition. On Friday, May 10, the organization announced on its social platform X that the World Food Programme can only support one of every three children. The World Food Programme has emphasized that the reductionRead More...

Take Action Against TTP Instead of Making Irresponsible Statements, Islamabad Raps Taliban

Afghanistan International: The Pakistani Foreign Ministry dismissed Taliban’s claim about ISIS activities in Pakistani territory and termed the statement as irresponsible on Thursday. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Pakistan foreign ministry’s spokesperson,
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Take Action Against TTP Instead of Making Irresponsible Statements, Islamabad Raps Taliban

Afghanistan International: The Pakistani Foreign Ministry dismissed Taliban’s claim about ISIS activities in Pakistani territory and termed the statement as irresponsible on Thursday. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Pakistan foreign ministry’s spokesperson, stated that the Taliban should take effective action against terrorist groups operating from Afghanistan instead of making such irresponsible claims. Recently, Pakistan and the TalibanRead More...

Taliban’s Ethnocentrism and Citizen Fury: Catalysts for Regime Change Brewing in Afghanistan

8am: Over the past nearly three years, the Taliban have extensively deprived the people of Afghanistan of their fundamental rights and civil liberties. This group has confiscated all civil, political, and religious freedoms from the people and deemed any for
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Taliban’s Ethnocentrism and Citizen Fury: Catalysts for Regime Change Brewing in Afghanistan

8am: Over the past nearly three years, the Taliban have extensively deprived the people of Afghanistan of their fundamental rights and civil liberties. This group has confiscated all civil, political, and religious freedoms from the people and deemed any form of political and civil activity a crime. In addition to completely excluding women from allRead More...

Killed 3 Taliban Fighters in Kapisa Attack, Claims NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) reported that their forces conducted an attack in the Najrab district of Kapisa province, resulting in the death of three Taliban members. Two other Taliban members have also been wounded in the i
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Killed 3 Taliban Fighters in Kapisa Attack, Claims NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) reported that their forces conducted an attack in the Najrab district of Kapisa province, resulting in the death of three Taliban members. Two other Taliban members have also been wounded in the incident. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Taliban fighters were ambushed by the NRF.Read More...

3 Taliban Members Killed in Herat, Claims NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) reported a successful assault on a Taliban checkpoint in the Shindand district of Herat province on Saturday evening, resulting in the deaths of three Taliban members.The NRF confirmed that their
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3 Taliban Members Killed in Herat, Claims NRF

Afghanistan International: The National Resistance Front (NRF) reported a successful assault on a Taliban checkpoint in the Shindand district of Herat province on Saturday evening, resulting in the deaths of three Taliban members.The NRF confirmed that their forces suffered no casualties during the operation.  Click here to read more (external link).

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