Tag: Afghan Government

February 1, 2019

Afghanistan’s Air Force: Soar...

The Afghan Air Force says its ready to take on more responsibility as the U.S. looks to scale back its military operations in the country. Critics say its small fleet of light helicopters and turboprop planes is ill-prepared to fill the void left if foreign troops and equipment are withdrawn

January 31, 2019

Afghan Commandos Free Dozens From T...

A member of the Afghan Special Operations Corps said civilians and Afghan service members were among those freed from a Taliban prison

January 29, 2019

US-Taliban deal may be close, but f...

The 14,000 U.S. troops remaining in the South Asian country advise the Afghan military and conduct counterterrorism operations. President Donald Trump has frequently questioned the value of U.S. troop involvement

January 24, 2019

Afghan Leader Calls On the World No...

Amid ongoing deadly violence in Afghanistan, the country’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is calling on the United States and the world not to give up on his people

January 4, 2019

‘Right To Be There’? Af...

Afghan journalist Parviz Kawa later suggested that Trump may have confused a “library” with the Afghan parliament, which was constructed by India and inaugurated by Modi in 2015

December 29, 2018

Threat to journalists at highest le...

NAI head Mujib Khalwatgar said more than 166 incidents of violence against journalists were reported in 2017 and 196 incidents in 2018, showing an 18 percent increase

December 19, 2018

The Forgotten Afghan Province That ...

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, Zabul was a main gateway for the anti-Soviet mujahedin fighters streaming into Afghanistan from Pakistan

December 18, 2018

The Story of an Afghan Boy Trying t...

After the trafficker dropped off Asef and about 10 other migrants near the Islam Qala border, they were forced to march non-stop toward Iran for several hours. “It was mountainous,” he says

December 14, 2018

Red gold: Afghanistan’s booming &...

Official figures showed that saffron cultivation has increased to 6,200 hectares of land in 2018, up 22 percent on last year

December 7, 2018

Appointment of young afghan woman a...

The appointment of a young Afghan woman as deputy interior minister has sparked mixed reactions as the government eyes increasing role of  women in the politics and other sectors. According to reports, the former acting director of policy in the minister of mines and petroleum, the 26-year-old Husna Jalil, has been appointed as deputy interior …

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