Afghan female singer Aryana Sayeed spoke as a Human Rights Defender thru ‘Music’ at the ‘NATO Engages’, a side event to NATO Leaders Meeting in London, expressing her concerns and fear of returning ‘The Taliban’ back in power. Aryana Sayeed has welcomed the Afghanistan reconciliation process, but said is in ‘fear of’ women’s losing achievements and rights if the Taliban is back in power. “There

4 December 2019

Afghanistan would use the successful experiences of the world countries, especially Sri Lanka's to bring long lasting peace, President Ashraf Ghani has said. Ghani has made this remark at a meeting with outgoing Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Kabul Gagan P. Bulathsinghala, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. At the farewell meeting President Ghani extended gratitude to Ambassador Bulathsinghala for his endeavors during his mission

4 December 2019

The former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has met with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and discussed the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry’s statement issued here on Wednesday. During the meeting, the Chinese foreign minister said Afghanistan situation has come to a crucial point, and the top priority now is to achieve progress and results in both US-Taliban

4 December 2019

US General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about military operations in the Middle East. General Votel answered several rounds of questions regarding the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan. Asked about the main focus of US policy in Afghanistan, Gen. Votel said, “Our main focus in Afghanistan should be on implementing the President’s

4 December 2019

Tetsu Nakamura, head of the NGO Peace (Japan) Medical Services, has died from gunfire wounds from morning attack in Nangarhar, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for provincial governor confirmed. The head of Japanese NGO Peace Japan Medical Services Dr. Nakamora has been wounded and five others killed in an armed attack in PD1 of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province on Wednesday morning.

4 December 2019

The representation office of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has initiated Phase 2 of a project to support education in remote and poor provinces of the country. Educational aid has been distributed to five schools in Urozgan Province, southern Afghanistan. At a total cost of $180,000, the aid offered included 548 double chairs and desks, 38 classroom tents, 9,500 copies of textbooks,

4 December 2019

Nicolas Kay, the NATO senior civilian representative to Afghanistan in speaking with Afghan journalists and media representatives in London said that every party or group should accept the election results. “Despite the treats many Afghans went out to cast votes on September 28 and now we are two months after the voting day. It is important that we see very soon a decision by

4 December 2019

FIFA has banned a third Afghanistan soccer official implicated in a sexual abuse scandal alleged by women’s national team players. FIFA says its ethics committee judges banned Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam from soccer for five years for failing to report complaints over several years. Soccer officials have a duty to disclose wrongdoing. Sediqi Rustam was a secretarial

4 December 2019

The head of Japanese NGO Peace Japan Medical Services Dr. Nakamora has been wounded and five others killed in an armed attack in PD1 of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province on Wednesday morning, officials confirmed. The spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani told Reporterly that five including the guards and driver of Nakamora were killed and he himself was wounded in the incident.

4 December 2019