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“The Afghan people are tired of the bloodshed and want violent and force policy to be replaced by an effective policy, that is the reason I voice on you to be serious about elections.” “The Taliban can appear as a political party and participate in this process and can follow their intellectual differences through ...
Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks. ... the overnight destruction of the electricity tower plunged a vast area into darkness, including much of the Afghan capital, a city of more than 5 million people.

The people of Afghanistan continue to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of events that transpired one year ago when the US military ... However, Afghan political analyst Wahid Mozhdah told Sputnik Afghanistan that the United States does not really seek to battle terrorists in the country and ...
KABUL, April 10, 2018 -- H.E. Eklil Hakimi, Afghanistan's Minister of Finance and Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan today signed a new $691 million grant package to help Afghanistan revitalize its economy and improve access to quality healthcare. The new financing, which ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Fourteen people including a district governor were killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's southeastern Ghazni province Thursday, the head of security for the province said. The Taliban claim to ... He said Taliban fighters had killed about 20 Afghan security force members.
... Afghanistan — Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and ... The official, Nasruddin Saadi, district governor of Dasht-e-Archi, said that the helicopters attacked a religious ceremony for which about 1,000 people ...

The strike, in a bid to get the Taliban to make peace with the Afghan government, started late on Thursday in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, after more ... Afghanistan suffered more than 10,000 civilian casualties in 2017, as deadly attacks killed and injured more people than any previous year in the ...
The High Peace Council believes that the Taliban should not set preconditions for talks with the Afghan government, a spokesman for the council, Ehsan Taheri ... “The people of Afghanistan have proved that they want peace between themselves and with all involved groups in the country,” Abdullah said.
Four people including three in a family who are believed to have joined terror outfit Islamic State in Afghanistan, are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack. A police intelligence officer in Kasargode, the district from where several people have joined IS, told IANS that they have heard the news but ...
Afghan photojournalist Massoud Hossaini, who has been working for the Associated Press in Kabul, said he survived what he called an ... Hossaini also was trapped inside the American University of Afghanistan during a terror attack on the university in 2016, which killed 13 people and injured several ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Within 24 hours of a recent suicide bombing in Helmand Province, which added at least 14 names to the long list of the dead in a bitterly contested corner of Afghanistan, a group of local activists began a sit-in at the site of the carnage. In their moment of anger and sorrow, they asked ...
“Your resistance against the terrorists is a legitimate defense, today the entire world stays alongside the people of Afghanistan in this defense,” said Abdullah. Meanwhile Afghanistan's Army Chief of Staff Gen. Sharif Yaftali said the Afghan National Army (ANA) is fully prepared to secure the country's ...
Perception and composite indicators show that political instability and uncertainty have heightened in Afghanistan since around 2013. The Survey of Afghan People indicates that the percentage share of people who are optimistic about the country's situation has fallen since its peak in 2013 to a record low ...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Senior diplomats have gathered to talk about peace in Afghanistan dozens of times through the years, and the Taliban have ... The difference this time, many of the delegates said at an unusually optimistic conference, was a sweeping offer from the Afghan government on Feb.
India said today the Afghan people are victims of ideological extremism and brutal terrorism, often sponsored from beyond their borders, by elements trapped in regressive doctrine and cynical interests, in an apparent reference to Pakistan. Speaking at Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan, Minister of State ...
She is the first woman in Afghanistan to reach the rank of general. For years, the Afghan National Army has been considered a man's army. Khatol said, “When I move around the city with my uniform, people show great affection…I have motivated many young people to join the army. People from the ...
HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide attack near a Shiite mosque in western Afghanistan killed at least one person and wounded seven others Sunday. ISIS has claimed ... This attack comes after another blast claimed by the group last week, which killed 30 people near a shiite shrine in the Afghan capital.

Javad was born in Afghanistan during the war with the Soviet Union. His family fled to Iran because the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan made it too dangerous to stay. “We left in 1989 when I was two during the Soviet-Afghan War because it was too dangerous for my family to stay,” he said. “We came to Iran ...
Once they know which businesses the women are interested in, they work with them on specific training, said Azimi. More than 1,100 people, half of whom are women, set up beekeeping business in Afghanistan with the help of the charity, Azimi said. Every fortnight, Frozan's father takes several kilograms ...
“India use Afghanistan and use its soil against Pakistan. There is no doubt about this. They do this and why has this context been provided to them? Why has such a condition come that Afghan government and a number of people provide the situation for India to interfere in Pakistan,” said Gailani. Gailani's ...
Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of Afghanistan's Balkh Province, has agreed to resign, ending a long standoff with the country's president. Noor, who for ... "I say goodbye today, but I will still be here and always with my people," Noor said during a rally in the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif.
Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign ... A two-time prime minister, he is accused of responsibility for the death of thousands of people during Afghanistan's 1992-1996 civil war. Other such figures include General Abdul Rashid Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek linked to multiple human ...
Kabul (CNN) A suicide bomber killed 29 people Wednesday in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks to rock the Afghan capital since the start of the year. ... The US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John R. Bass, condemned the attack as "shameful" on his official Twitter account and said the United States was ...
ISLAMABAD, March 17 (KUNA) -- At least three civilians were killed on Saturday and four others injured in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's capital ... Earlier this week, top US commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson said security would be "the main effort" for international powers helping Afghan ...
Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since the US invasion in 2001. Last year 9,000 tonnes were produced, an increase of 87 percent. As a result, the record number of people turning to drugs in desperation is also increasing. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.
But now he is at the centre of a social media firestorm in Afghanistan after a photo of his ID papers was posted on Facebook. ... "I didn't know at the beginning that Afghan people would be so sensitive about a name," Sayed told AFP, as Donald played with a music app on his father's Samsung smartphone ...
In a significant setback, an Afghan War veteran and green card holder who later served time in prison on a felony drug conviction has been denied citizenship, ... Perez was deployed to Afghanistan and served with the 2nd Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group, where he participated in numerous classified ...
In this Saturday, March 10, 2018 photo, a bus library is parked on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan. From sunrise to sunset, the bus drives around Kabul's neighborhoods, stopping in each place for a couple of hours at a time. The mobile library was the initiative of 25-year-old Freshta Karim who wanted to give ...
March 14, 2018 Kabul, Afghanistan—Her body shaking and tears flowing, Maghul is the epitome of what it means to be among the latest crop of war victims in Afghanistan. Taliban militants came to her town in central Wardak province in mid-2017, and during battle with the Afghan police, burned her home ...
But American lensman Steve McCurry has become almost as well known as his work, thanks in part to the fame of “Afghan Girl” – his remarkable portrait of Sharbat Gula, the bright-eyed teenager he captured on film while operating under cover in troubled Afghanistan, in 1984. The photo has a Mona ...
“The strongest enemy of Afghanistan's people is organized tribal divisions, tension and discrimination for a specific purpose,” Abdul Wali Massoud, head of Massoud Foundation said. Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah at the event said the upcoming election should be held transparently and that he urges people to ...
Security personnel carry human remains at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Friday, March 9, 2018. A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan's minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding more than a dozen, officials said.
Police said in a statement that the 23-year-old said he committed all four stabbings, and denied that any of his attacks were politically motivated. The attacker was detained shortly after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, on Wednesday night, police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer told ...
An Afghan man who played a major role in organising the transport of more than 200 asylum seekers from Indonesia to WA has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, but ... Abbas said he had no employment prospects in Afghanistan and wanted to provide for his mother and sister but had to flee the Taliban.
Police in Austria say a 23-year-old man has admitted carrying out knife attacks in Vienna which left four people seriously injured on Wednesday evening. The man, an Afghan national, has denied a political motive for the attacks. Three members of the same family were hurt in the first attack at Nestroyplatz ...
He set up the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA), which provides support, skills and knowledge to help Afghan and any other people settling into the country. Volunteering at my father's charity has been an eye-opener and has allowed me to understand the challenges that some people face ...
Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin. Almost 157,000 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2017. This was considerably less than the 618,000 returnees in the previous year, notably due to an ...
Officials from Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) on Thursday said religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia are set to meet in ... the Afghan Millat party has described the move as a positive step to inform insurgents of their faults as they fight against the country and its people under ...
Austrian police say they have detained a 23-year-old Afghan suspect in connection with knife attacks in Vienna in which four people were injured. March 8 ... The 23-year-old was detained shortly after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, on Wednesday night, police spokesman Patrick ...
In an indirect reference to tensions between the Presidential Palace and former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, he said: “People are worried about political polarisation, besides the presence of terrorist groups in the country.” According to the speaker, the current security situation in the country ...
A suicide bomber has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan, including the local head of the Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the March 7 bombing in Nangarhar Province's capital, Jalalabad, through its Amaq news agency. Attahullah ...
All other arguments and objectives for staying, such as establishing a Western-style democracy, developing Afghanistan's hobbling economy, and improving the lives of the Afghan people, are both laudable and important. But none of them alone can justify the continued commitment of US troops and ...
“We have to separate personalities from performance," said Jason Dempsey, a former combat adviser to Afghan army units who is now at the Center for ... be a better person to lead this effort at this particular time," added Christopher Kolenda, a retired Army colonel who served with Nicholson in Afghanistan ...
War is a reality of life in Afghanistan, but it's not all-consuming, say a delegation of Afghan women leaders who recently visited Washington. ... And the first few weeks when I had assumed my position, a lot of people looked at me and thought, oh, OK, government wants to look diverse, they have just brought ...
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,400 people have been killed and wounded in 153 attacks in Afghanistan last month showed a 32 percent decline in the number of casualties compared to January. Pajhwok Afghan News reports based on different sources showed the February attacks happened in 27 out of 34 ...
The U.S. involvement in the Afghan conflict is now in its 17th year, and 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in 2017 alone. All sides are hung up on even the format for potential negotiations. The Obama administration's peace push, which relied heavily on Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan, ...
Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingsong (5th R) shakes hands with a representative of an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 2, 2018. Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingsong on Friday met with representatives of an internally displaced persons ...
Sharif worked for US forces in Afghanistan like his cousin. Sharaft Ray said, “If he would have stayed there he definitely would have lost his life. Your life is on the line, your family's life is on the line." But now a new life full of advantages for the family thanks to the congregation of St.Thomas Lutheran Church.
A suicide car bombing in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 22, Afghan officials ... The Taliban claimed the ambulance attack, as well as an attack a week earlier in which militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people, ...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded six people, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Alim Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance services did not immediately have more details on the ...


 

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