The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation has been given a lifetime ban after "sexually abusing" players in the women's national team. Keramuddin Keram was also fined 1m Swiss Francs (£794,849) after the investigation carried out by world football's governing body Fifa. An independent ethics committee said he was guilty of "abusing his position" as AFF

8 June 2019

Afghan official says the Taliban have killed at least 14 members of a pro-government militant group in an attack on checkpoints in the western Ghor province according to TRT World. Abdul Hai Khateby, spokesman for the provincial governor, said in a statement that seven other pro-government militants were wounded in the attack late Friday, with two

8 June 2019

At the sidelines of the ‘Berlin Climate and Security Conference’, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman attended a lunch reception hosted by the Special Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Markus Potzel, as informed in a statement released by Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Minister Zaman provided a brief on the political

8 June 2019

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed a request on Friday seeking to overturn the rejection of her planned investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan allegedly committed by both Taliban insurgents and U.S. troops. In April, the court refused lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities by all sides during the nearly two-decade conflict. Bensouda's new filing,

8 June 2019

An explosion in western Farah province killed a famous Taliban commander Shah Maqsood who was also famous as Dentist. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said Shah Maqsood and one was his accomplices were killed in an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb. The statement further added that the two men were planting a roadside bomb

8 June 2019

Voter registration process has begun across the country on Saturday as per officials from the Independent Election Commission confirmed. The registration process is taking place for the upcoming presidential elections which are due to take place in the month of September. The date was finalised after two postponements. The candidates include: incumbent Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive, Abdullah

8 June 2019

The US Congress has asked the US State Department now to make sure that Afghan women are included in the ongoing peace process in which Taliban is involved. In a letter signed by several US Congress members, they have asked the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make sure the achievements of the Afghan women in the past 18 years should be protected. A

8 June 2019