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As the dust settles after the latest string of ghastly bombings in Kabul that took nearly 150 lives, including foreigners, the failure to prevent the attacks should be debated through one important prism: fixing the Afghan intelligence. By any measure, the new wave of violence across Afghanistan is a forceful ...
Pashtun refugees that have crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan mostly live in squalid refugee camps in poverty. Also, many local Pashtuns from the Afghan border area -- the federally administered tribal area (FATA)- are internally displaced in their own country due to military operations related to the ...
Seen by some as a new political awakening among the long suppressed Ethnicity, the protest has been unprecedented. Pashtun ... In another post, Khpalwak tweeted the Afghan government believed in people's participation for strengthening democracy and the peace process in the region. "Now the time ...
He criticized government for President Ashraf Ghani's recent move to pension off army generals and said the process is dependent on 'ethnic interests'. "The 85-year-old uncle (of President Ashraf Ghani) is the ambassador (of Afghanistan) in Russia. Meanwhile, in many other positions, individuals have ...
It means Taliban's territorial gain is not because of support of local people but because of the weaknesses of the Afghan Army and the fear which they have ... During the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, the resistance was launched by all the ethnic communities of that country as war against ...

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Accusing Washington of hijacking Afghan democracy, former President Hamid Karzai says both the U.S. and Pakistan has brought his country to its knees to ...
Jowzjani, the provincial police chief, said several Uzbek members of IS have settled in the north of Afghanistan with their families. The region is ethnically dominated by Afghan Tajiks and Uzbeks, with enclaves of ethnic Pashtuns and also ethnic Hazaras. The Pashtuns live mostly in the country's east and ...
Politicians from Afghanistan's main ethnic group, the Pashtuns, say nationalities should be recorded as "Afghan". But that is a term that in the past was used to refer to Pashtuns, and members of other ethnic groups object to its use. "Our Ethnicity is our identity and any ID card with the name 'Afghan' on it, will ...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have earned respect among some political circles thanks to his impressive educational background. ... has long been portrayed as Plato's "philosopher king" - someone who can lead multi-ethnic Afghanistan towards much-needed civic nationalism and transform the ...
At the heart of the standoff is a rivalry between leaders of the two ethnic groups that dominate Afghan politics -- Pashtuns and Tajiks. Noor is a senior leader of the Tajik-dominated Jamiat Party, whose candidate Abdullah Abdullah lost a bitterly contested presidential election to Ghani, a Pashtun, in 2014.
There are an estimated 5,000 IS fighters in northern Afghanistan between Sar-e-Pul province and eastern Badakhshan province, said Brian Glyn Williams, the author of "Counter jihad, The American military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria." He cited Afghanistan Vice President Rashid Dostum for ...
The formation of this coalition is notable due to the implications it has for the upcoming 2019 Afghan presidential election. As voting in Afghanistan is primarily conducted along ethnic lines, the coalition for the salvation of Afghanistan could become a force to reckon with in the elections next year. In order to ...
A stand-off between President Ghani and a powerful provincial governor has cast a dark shadow over Afghan politics over the past several weeks and triggered .... "One of the longstanding fears about Afghanistan's security forces is that they could fragment along ethnic or other fault lines," he told DW.
Kabul, Afghanistan -- Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on one of the thorniest issues in Afghanistan's complex politics on Wednesday by urging the peaceful resolution of a power struggle ... Members of Atta's Jamiat party are predominantly from the Tajik Ethnicity, while Ghani is an ethnic Pashtun.
The political crisis started a month ago when Afghan President Ashraf Ghani removed longtime governor of Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, and ... Observers say the political confrontation could refuel traditional ethnic rivalries in Afghanistan, undermining national counterinsurgency efforts and ...
Kabul: Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country. IS has claimed nearly 20 attacks across Kabul in 18 months, with ...

(Pajhwok): Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday blamed the delay in starting distribution of the electronic national identity cards (e-NICs) on 'ethnic extremists.' Danish, who addressed a gathering marking the 14th anniversary of the Constitution, said the existing supreme law had ...
For the past three decades, Afghanistan , located on this geo strategic highway, is America's Coquihalla wreck that USA is in no hurry to clear. Attempts at ... To gel Afghanistan into a modern federation, Pakistan provides the only family, ethnic, language and cultural link to the majority of Afghan people.
Afghan Taleban and Haqqani network: militant groups behind US suspension of military aid to Pakistan ... The hardline group predominantly made up of ethnic Pashtuns - the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan - governed Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when it was toppled by a US-led invasion for ...
Daesh has emerged as a complex and murky phenomenon in Afghan militancy as the group stepped up and expanded its attacks in Afghanistan recently. ... His assertions come amid growing division within the Ghani government and ethnic tension stirred up mostly by politicians and factional leaders.
Afghanistan's current predatory political system, operated by an active Afghan political mafia, is the consequence of the post-9/11 Western intervention that helped create and ... Local strongmen openly promote factional, ethnic and identity politics, stoking dangerous sectarian tendencies and polarization.
"If some lawmakers want amendment to the law, they should do it through legal procedure," said Osoli, in a reference to lawmakers opposed to the addition of ethnicity and tribe in the ID cards. "A law which is approved should not be debated based on a few signatures," he said, alleging mafia groups were ...
The culinary scene in Tallahassee was bittersweet in 2017. We welcomed a host of new restaurants, including our first cat adoption cafe, but we also said goodbye to a few faves. On the plus side, we savored new flavors but also discovered we still love comfort food (and tacos). Here are some of the ...
The 2004 Afghan Constitution invests the president with more powers than former Afghan kings had before the republican period. Among ... Afghanistan inherited this trend towards centralisation from decades of political leaders trying to personalise power and exacerbating ethnic tensions. The political ...
As protests against not mentioning the two words in the ID cards continued, the president issued a legislative decree adding nationality and Ethnicity to the cards. The decree then was rejected by the Wolesi Jirga but was approved by the Senate. To resolve the disagreement, a joint committee comprising ...
The presidential palace said on December 18 that it had approved the resignation of Atta Mohammad Noor, who goes by the nickname "King of the North" and is a leading figure in Jamiat-e Islami, a party which represents Afghanistan's Tajik ethnic minority. But Noor, addressing several thousand people on ...
His removal, at a time when tensions between Tajiks and Pashtuns, Afghanistan's two biggest ethnic groups, have been rising, injects extra uncertainty to the already fractured political landscape ahead of presidential elections in 2019. "My dismissal has no legal or legitimate basis," Noor said on Afghan ...
Increasingly, however, IS has gained in strength in northern Afghanistan, where ethnic Uzbeks have been recruited into their ranks. There are an estimated 5,000 IS fighters in northern Afghanistan between Sar-e-Pul province and eastern Badakhshan province, said Brian Glyn Williams, the author of ...
A senior U.S. official said Wednesday the Trump Administration's Afghanistan strategy is working. "They [the Afghan government] are starting to see the Taliban concede, they are starting to see them move towards coming to the table," said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Haley made ...
He recently called for the return of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek warlord who fled to Turkey in May after he was accused of arranging the rape and torture of a political rival in 2016. Dostum has denied the allegations. Tensions between Afghanistan's ethnic groups can often ...
Over 50 members of parliament on Saturday signed a petition against the decision taken to include nationality and Ethnicity in the new electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC). The MPs said the inclusion of such information was not necessary and urged government to review the decision. Following the ...
The Associated Press. People carry an injured man into a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Authorities say attackers stormed the Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off multiple bombs and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)more ...
The deal made ethnic Pashtun Ghani president and created a new post, similar to prime minister, for Abdullah, a central leader of Noor's party, which represents mostly Afghan Tajiks. But the political standoff has apparently refueled the ethnic-based divisions, worrying Afghanistan's Western partners.
... legitimate and its leaders are the main violators of Afghanistan's Constitution. ... meanwhile accused certain individuals of provoking ethnic division in order to ...
Afghan students stormed social media and mobilised for a march at ... The scandal appeared to force the resignation of Afghanistan's ... Hazara minority -- may have been a victim of ethnic discrimination. ... For years, lecturers have engaged in prejudicial behavior based on language, race and Ethnicity.
Kabul blames Pakistan for its inability to eliminate the Afghan Taliban, ... the historical and ethnic linkages between Pakistan and Afghanistan?
Documents received by Pajhwok Afghan News show that former interior ... ARF formation said nothing about the ethnic structure of the force.
Afghanistan's Senate on Sunday approved a legislative decree issued ... electronic identity cards will note religion and Ethnicity information of ...
ArtLords, based in the Afghan capital, grew from a small group of ... kind of situation -- war, corruption, civil conflict, ethnic conflict," said Ahmad.
Afghanistan's government estimates that as many as a third of the country's ... The Afghan population Registration Department is now planning to ... both nationality and Ethnicity should be written on the electronic ID cards.
The 2017 Survey of the Afghan People polled 10,012 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure ...
An MP said the war in Afghanistan is being fueled by the remnants of Hekmatyar's fighters who raise the flags of Daesh and Taliban in parts of ...
Defense Ministry Dismisses Hekmatyar's Comments On 'Ethnic' war ... Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, that the ongoing war in Afghanistan was ethnic conflict. ... this is not a war of Ethnicity, language or religion, we render sacrifices of our ... "The Afghan war is not an ethnic war, it is the war of our sovereignty," said ...
Defense Ministry Dismisses Hekmatyar's Comments On 'Ethnic' war ... Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, that the ongoing war in Afghanistan was ethnic conflict. ... this is not a war of Ethnicity, language or religion, we render sacrifices of our ... "The Afghan war is not an ethnic war, it is the war of our sovereignty," said ...
The Afghan President raucously demanded access of Afghanistan to ... to have been looking at Afghanistan through its archaic ethnic glasses ...
Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek warlord linked to multiple human rights abuses in Afghanistan, fled to Turkey in May after he was accused of ...
The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the ... to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but ... ethnic group as an implicit denial of Afghanistan's place in the wider Persian-speaking world. ... Tajiks and Hazaras as favoring his own Pashtun Ethnicity.
Afghan TV network attacked, anchor returns with hands bandaged ... Kabul, Afghanistan -- gunmen disguised as police officers stormed the ... is mostly in the Pashto language spoken by Afghanistan's largest ethnic group, ...


 

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