‘Last year was the deadliest for journalists’

KABUL – With the March 17 being declared as National Day of Journalists, the fraternity believes last year was the deadliest for its members in Afghanistan. Humayoun Nazari, head of the Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists in the western part … Read More

American troops target Taliban in air raid in Kandahar

KABUL (SW) – The US Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) on Wednesday claimed to have targeted the Taliban in an aerial raid in Kandahar province. The USFOR-A spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett said the raid was aimed at the Taliban who were … Read More

China to foreign vacationers: Take our coronavirus vaccine, enjoy a streamlined visa process in return

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the latest move by China to promote its coronavirus vaccines and flex its soft power, Beijing will offer some foreigners inoculated with Chinese-made doses “conveniences” when applying for entry into the country. Notices of the new policy to … Read More

Taliban Violence Remains High in Afghanistan, Says Sopko

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security on Tuesday said that the Taliban have not significantly changed their high levels of violence, or military and … Read More

Iran blasts Johnson’s ‘utter hypocrisy’ for ‘concerns’ over Tehran plutonium risk after PM announces UK nuke warhead increase

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been branded a hypocrite by Iran’s foreign minister for raising concerns of the risk of Tehran developing nuclear weapons minutes after announcing an expansion to the UK’s own nuke arsenal. On Tuesday, Javad Zarif … Read More

8 killed in string of shootings at THREE different spas across metro Atlanta, Georgia

A series of shootings at three different spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area has left at least eight people dead and several others injured. A 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody following an intense manhunt. Police responded to reports of … Read More

Pashayi, Nuristanis threaten mass protests

KABUL: Representatives of the Pashayi and Nuristani tribes on Tuesday threatened mass protests in Kabul and provinces if they were not given representation in the Cabinet and peace talks. The representatives of the Pashayi and Nuristani tribes, tribal elders and … Read More

50/50 power sharing in interim setup not fair: HCNR source

KABUL : Fifty, fifty distribution of power between two sides in an interim government is not fair and there is no clarity about ceasefire in the strategy. Recently, the US government shared a participatory government strategy with the Afghan government … Read More

Australia Remembers Historic Afghan Cameleers

Afghanistan’s embassy in Australia is celebrating the arrival of Afghan cameleers to the country and is including some of the cameleer descendants living in Australia today. Several programs were held in the Australian cities of Adelaide and Canberra. Afghan cameleers … Read More

Opinion: High-speed trains. Fast internet. Clean water. Solar energy: These should be Biden’s goals now

CNN: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put her finger on the key economic issues facing the United States when she recently called for a “big, bold and transformational” infrastructure package to follow the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue bill. She wisely highlighted transportation, … Read More

European states chronically underfunded health systems & failed to invest in staff, allowing Covid to thrive – key WHO report

Sustained underfunding in health systems across Europe, and a failure to invest in medical staff left the continent wide open to the Covid pandemic, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The WHO report, prepared by former Italian … Read More

Khalilzad’s meetings continue, this time with peace advocates

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan peace advocates on Tuesday to hear their views on the importance of men and youth working together with women to protect the gains of the last two decades. They … Read More

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