The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the leader of the “Stability and Partnership” visited the Enlightening Movement (Junbish-e Roshnayee) hill on Thursday. The Executive Office in a statement said that the CE Abdullah along with his supporters visited the Enlightening Movement hill and said, “We gather here in remembrance of the martyrs of the enlightenment movement and declaring our support for the enlightenment and

5 December 2019

Afghan presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil on Thursday said the Presidential election process is based on politics, not on a legitimate, fair procedure and the process is deadlocked. During a press conference in Kabul, Nabil said, “There are efforts underway to draw in the security forces to take sides in the election.” He emphasized that he had lost hope that clean votes would be separated from

5 December 2019

The World Bank has warned that the war-stricken country will still require billions of dollars in international aid over many years after a peace deal to deliver basic services and sustain any potential peace. As per the NYT report, eighteen years of expensive American and NATO military presence marked by inefficient funneling of billions of dollars has shaped an economy almost entirely dependent on

5 December 2019

Afghans across the country are shocked at the killing of Japanese physician Tetsu Nakamura, who was gunned down with five Afghans in a roadside shooting the previous day in eastern Nangarhar province. A candlelight vigil is planned in Kabul for later on Thursday. Hundreds of social media posts have expressed sorrow and outrage over the attack. One post

5 December 2019

Afghan security officials say at least ten civilians were killed during the past 24 hours in Faryab province. The Faryab Police Press office in a press release said that at least ten civilians were killed and wounded during the clashes, mortars firing by Taliban on three districts of the province. According to the press release, at least

5 December 2019

The Turkistan Islamic Movement, a largely Uighur jihadist group that is affiliated with al Qaeda and also operates in Syria, has released a new video showcasing it’s men fighting in Afghanistan. As per the Long War Journal report, the video, dated for November 2019, is largely a photo montage featuring its fighters and their families. However, it also serves to tout its spoils taken

5 December 2019

Two decades after fleeing Taliban-ruled Afghanistan with her family, Nadia Nadim is ready to go home. “I don’t know if it’s ever going be safe,” the Paris Saint-German striker said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But I’ll take the chance.” The risks are worth it for the 31-year-old Nadim, who is planning her first trip back to Afghanistan since leaving the country as

5 December 2019

The International Criminal Court was packed Wednesday as hearings began over whether prosecutors can investigate potential war crimes in Afghanistan. Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer representing a group of 86 victims, told the court for atrocity crimes that it is “the only jurisdiction in the world…that can offer the victims a prompt and impartial investigation into the brutal crimes committed against them.”

5 December 2019

The US State Department on Wednesday said that Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will rejoin the talks with the Taliban in Doha to discuss steps that could lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the ongoing conflict in the country. “In Kabul, Special Representative Khalilzad will meet with Afghan government representatives and other Afghan leaders to follow up on President

5 December 2019