Newsfeed: Monday, May 20

Latest news and happenings of Afghanistan and region…


  • 20 May 2019 Share this post

    US Ambassador John Bass: NUG Govt Must Close Gaps to End Impunity, Enforce Anti-Corruption Reforms

    US Ambassador to Kabul, John R. Bass tweeted on Monday that the National Unity Government in 2018 strengthened many laws and systems to address corruption, but he said that it is now time to implement those measures, and put the reforms into practice.

    Bass said that holding electoral commissioners accountable is a great step towards acting on the report on anti-corruption recently published by UNAMA.

    Bass conceded that “Government of National unity must close gaps that enable impunity. Rule of law= applying thr law equally and fairly to all”.

  • 20 May 2019 Share this post

    Four IS-K Terrorists Killed in Nangarhar

    Local officials have reported the killing of four IS-K terrorists, including two foreign national terrorists of the group in Nangarhar province.

    As a result of National Directorate of Security Forces operation was conducted on Sunday night in Dako area of Chaparhar district of the province, these IS-K terrorists were killed, said Nangarhar media office on Monday.

    Nangarhar media office added that, the center for suicide attacks of this group for Jalalabad city was also dismantled in this operation.

    In this operation some weapons and explosives were also confiscated by security forces, media office added.

  • 20 May 2019 Share this post

    Google Suspends Business with Huawei, Users’ Access to Android Apps in Jeopardy

    Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought to blacklist around the world.

    The move could hobble Huawei’s smartphone business outside China as the tech giant will immediately lose access to updates to Google’s Android operating system. The next version of its Android smartphones will also lose access to popular services including the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube apps.

    “Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google,” the source said.

    The Trump administration on Thursday added Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the company to do business with U.S. counterparts.

  • 20 May 2019 Share this post

    Three Prison Guards & 29 Inmates Killed by Daesh Terrorists in Tajikistan Prison

    Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Daesh terrorists started a riot, said the Tajik Justice Ministry said on Monday.

    The ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe.

    The incident happened when the Daesh terrorists armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.

  • 20 May 2019 Share this post

    Three Policemen Killed in Kabul PD7

    Firdows Faramarz, the spokesperson of Kabul police command told Reporterly that three policemen were killed in an attack on their outpost in Dogh Abad area of Kabul’s PD7 on Sunday.

    It was also added that three others were injured by the attack.

    Attacks on areas like PD7 which lies in interior of the city are a rarity.

    Nobody has claimed responsibility of the attack so far.