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Most of those returning have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and will need support from the government and humanitarian Actors both on arrival and as they seek to reintegrate. As the rate of return is influenced by a number of political, security and other related factors both in Afghanistan and ...

Afghanistan will play their inaugural Test between June 14 and 18 in Bengaluru against India. The announcement was made after officials from both the BCCI and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) met in Delhi on Tuesday. Never before has a Test match been played in India in the month of June.
What is surprising, experts say, is the alarming new trend in places like Afghanistan. The struggling country, which is a routine offender on the list, climbed into the second worst spot--a frustrating development for nations like America that continue to pour resources and troops into the area. Even in the Bush ...
the Marines in southern Afghanistan are tasked with helping Afghan security forces from inside the wire, but their commander said it is also possible for them to go into combat. Marine Brig. Gen. Benjamin Watson leads the second rotation of Task Force Southwest, which assumed the mission of advising ...

A monstrous pact between these two countries has destroyed another country called Afghanistan, twice over. The destruction of Afghanistan didn't start, as most experts tell us, just after 9/11. It first happened nearly 40 years ago, in 1979, when an American president and Pakistani generals walked hand in ...
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Atta Muhammad Noor, a strongman who has ruled a prosperous northern Afghan province more like a king than a governor for 13 years, was driving between meetings in Dubai last month when he got the call: President Ashraf Ghani was firing him. For three years, Mr.
15 January 2018 - The United Nations Security Council, during a weekend mission to Afghanistan, reiterated its support for the Central Asian country's efforts to restore peace, stability and progress. Council members aimed to get a first-hand account of progress made by the Afghan National Unity government, with the ...
An audit by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction released this past week revealed that a Department of Defense task force to support economic development squandered hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars. The audit of the Task Force for Business and Stability ...
Christmas greetings and best wishes from a friend in Afghanistan. He's been a colleague and friend for years, a member of the national Independent human rights Commission. A professional who could find opportunities elsewhere, he chooses to remain in his country, Afghanistan. And his seasonal ...
The video, which Colonel Thomas said had caused "serious concern", comes as the US has stepped up operations in Afghanistan against both Taliban insurgents and radical fighters from Islamic State and other militant groups. Commanders have been very sensitive to reports of civilian casualties, mindful ...
"We would like them to feel the situation there and work with the Afghan government on what the needs are," said Umarov, president of the 15-member Security Council for this month. A political expert, Javed Ghafoori, hailed the UNSC team's visit to Afghanistan as important, hoping the visitors would focus ...
Kabul, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A slight quake jolted Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan, Takhar and the northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces on Sunday, but no casualty has been reported. The tremor, according to locals and officials, occurred at around 01:40 p.m. local time in the said areas.
An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is behind the attacks, he said. General Mohammad Radmanesh, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, told VOA the ...
Batting first, the Pakistanis -- two time champions -- were bowled out for 188 runs and set the Afghanistan -- the current Asian Cup holders -- a 189 runs target in the 50 overs game. Afghan chased down the target in 48 over to record a five-wicket win -- thanks to an unbeaten 76 by Darwish Rasouli, who ...

Afghanistan, regardless of this quick development in the instruction division amid the previous decade, experiences extreme difficulties in its instructive advancement. These difficulties incorporate absence of access to advanced education for most of the nation's childhood, comes about arranged norms of ...
NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed there had been an airstrike, but said it had targeted insurgents after they opened fire on an Afghan militia leader, a US soldier and an interpreter. It said 10 insurgents were killed but denied reports from local sources saying that American soldiers ...
Chasing 189, Afghanistan were reduced to 50 for 3, before Rasooli, in the company of wicketkeeper Ikram Ali Khil, staved off Pakistan's challenge. Rasooli shared partnerships of 75 with Khil (46), 42 with Nisar Wahdat (19) and 27* with Azmatullah Omarzai (12*) to carry Afghanistan home with 15 balls to ...
Several features of the military vehicle suggest it is a variation of an RG33 MRAP Special Operations Vehicle, commonly used by U.S. forces in Afghanistan: the wheel mounted on the side of the vehicle, the winch above the wheel, the side-facing flood light to the rear, space for two upward hatches, the ...
The US invaded Afghanistan 16 years ago. The Taliban were swiftly driven out, but after decades of war, the country's roads, schools, and cities were destroyed, so the US and partnering countries poured billions of dollars into rebuilding Afghanistan. One of the highest priorities, most touted by the US, was ...
NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an "active ground engagement." The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in Nangarhar, said the mission's public affairs director, Capt. Tom Gresback, but he did not discuss the nature of the ...
United Nations (AP) -- The president of the U.N. Security Council said Thursday that members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to show solidarity with the Afghan people, meet government officials and see firsthand the situation in the war-torn country. Kazakhstan Ambassador Kairat Umarov, who ...
According to the Washington Post, Umarov did not give any date for the visit, which he said would be the first to Afghanistan by the full council in seven years. "We would like them to feel the situation there and work with the Afghan government on what the needs are," said Umarov, the 15-member Security ...
PEOPLE want to keep their money safe. Rather than stash it under the mattress, they turn to banks, often in return for interest on their cash. But the financial system can really only function if people can trust that strangers will not run off with their money. In Afghanistan, earning that trust is not easy.
Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament's MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018.
No insurgent group has commented on the incident so far. On Monday, at least three terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in the airstrikes carried out in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. Earlier this week, at least 20 militants affiliated with the IS were killed in an airstrike in the ...
Ending the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan has been fraught with trouble for two U.S. presidents and the leaders of its allied governments. Now the Trump Administration is trying to get United Nations help, after reversing course on campaign promises to end the $700 billion conflict. On Tuesday, the Trump ...
Dawlat Waziri of the Afghan Defence Ministry as saying that China will provide financial support to build the base, whose precise location inside Badakshan, in northern Afghanistan, is yet to the determined. Gen. Waziri said that the Chinese side would cover all material and technical expenses for this base ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Five personnel of Afghan Local police (ALP) were killed and two others wounded following a brutal attack from the Taliban militants in the country's troubled northern province of Kunduz, a local official said Thursday. "The incident took place in Archi, a restive ...
"Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of high levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), it said. Attacks have ...
Kabul, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been attempting to strengthen their grip and boost their presence in militancy-plagued Afghanistan, local analysts have warned. "Since the defeat of IS fighters in Iraq and Syria, the hardliner group is obviously focusing on ...
The increase in insecurity and instability in Afghanistan has had a direct impact on media and reporting. An unprecedented increase in threats and violence against journalists has created serious concern about the survival of freedoms of expression and press. Because freedom of expression, freedom of ...
U.S. commanders have launched an investigation into video footage that appears to show an American service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck as the two vehicles pass on a road in Afghanistan, an action that could have violated the military's rules of engagement and may hamper the alliance ...
After fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be possible? How could the world's sole superpower have battled continuously for more than 16 years - deploying more than 100,000 troops at the conflict's peak, sacrificing the lives of nearly 2,300 ...
The Tolo News quoted officials from the Ministry of commerce and Industries as saying that the delegations from the two countries were working to make this happen. The spokesman for the ministry, Musafir Qoqandi, said that the new route would help to send Afghan goods from Uzbekistan to other parts of ...
Even those who know their real birth date often choose January 1 because they do not want the hassle of converting their birthday from the solar Hijri, an Islamic calendar used only in Afghanistan and Iran. The first day of the year in Hijri usually corresponds to March 21. "When I first created my facebook ...
At least 17 people were killed in an apparent terror attack on a funeral procession in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. Another 13 people were injured. Initially, officials stated a suicide bomber was responsible for the attack, but later said the explosive device was attached to a motorcycle and detonated ...
Precipitation received during the early part of the wet season through December 17th has been below average, particularly across the north and northeast (Figure 3). The weak start of the wet season delayed planting of winter wheat in most areas. As of mid-December, the planting process was not yet ...
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have launched an operation, destroying four drug laboratories in the country's northern province of Badakhshan, a military official said Monday. The drug laboratories have been functional in the militancy-affected Argo ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber walked into a cemetery in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday and blew himself up during the funeral of a local official, killing at least 17 people and wounding 14 others, an official said. The attacker set off an explosive vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of ...
Phil Simmons is Afghanistan's new head coach. He takes over the role that was left vacant when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) terminated the contract of Lalchand Rajput, barely three months after the former Indian batsman was appointed. Simmons starts work from January 8, and will join the ...
"Resolute Support has no evidence of migration of foreign fighters into Afghanistan from Syria, Iraq. We are aware of the ISIS threat, opportunistic nature and barbaric resilience. ISIS will be eliminated, and Resolute Support will support ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) in achieving ...
Even those who know their real birth date often choose January 1 because they do not want the hassle of converting their birthday from the solar Hijri, an Islamic calendar used only in Afghanistan and Iran. The first day of the year in Hijri usually corresponds to March 21. "When I first created my facebook ...
THE top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan has a colourful way of describing what is becoming a real problem. "It's like a balloon, we squeeze them in this area, and they'll try to move out elsewhere," says General John W Nicholson Jr. He is of course talking about the presence of fighters from ...
Pakistan says that almost 92 percent of its 2,611-kilometer largely porous frontier with Afghanistan will be fenced by end of 2018, hoping the massive unilateral undertaking will effectively address mutual complaints of militant incursions. The military-led construction effort went into action earlier this year.
"My life has been turned upside down. I used to have a good life. But now everything has changed for me." Neda sits on a threadbare Afghan rug. A shy 18 year old from Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, she adjusts her headscarf as she recalls the day doctors forcibly subjected her to an intimate and ...
So while the Islamic State's attacks in Afghanistan are shocking, none of them should be the least bit surprising. After all, the type of geopolitical stability that the West takes for granted is rare in the vast majority of the world. The U.S. has taken upon itself to bring stability to many of these places--with mixed ...
Islamic State claimed responsibility for three suicide bomb attacks in Kabul which killed as many as 41 people and wounded 80 others at the Afghan Voice Agency and the Shiite-run Tebyan cultural center. The latest attack on Afghanistan took place during a panel discussion to mark the 38th anniversary of ...


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