Posts Tagged ‘afghan’

‘What happened next?’ CIA roasted after bragging about arming Afghan Mujahideen, aka the Taliban

The fact that the CIA armed the same Afghan militants who now kill US troops is not a conspiracy theory, and the agency was roasted after it took to Twitter to boast about its covert 1980s arms shipments to jihadists. In a Twitter post on Tuesday, the CIA proudly displayed a shoulder-fired FIM-92 Stinger missile […]

Afghan Leader Proposes Peace Road Map in Three Phases-Document

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul, Afghanistan March 21, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document […]

Comedy about Afghan interpreter moving to the US sparks backlash

A new CBS comedy about an Afghan military interpreter moving to the US has sparked a backlash online. The sitcom, United States of Al, by The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre, was criticised for its handling and depiction of its main character, and for casting a non-Afghan actor in the role. The show is […]

US Defense Secretary meets Afghan president in Kabul

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday, as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. Austin said on Twitter he had come to “listen and learn,” on his first trip to Afghanistan since his appointment. “This visit been very […]

Pakistan envoy holds talks with Iran FM over Afghan peace process

TEHRAN – A senior Pakistani official met on Sunday evening with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan. The Pakistani prime minister’s special envoy, who was visiting Iran at the head of a political-security delegation for consultations on the Afghanistan affairs, held a meeting with Zarif at the end […]

US Envoy Seeking Support to Shakeup Afghan Peace Process, Warring Parties Object

US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani The US special envoy to Afghanistan proposed a shakeup of the stalled peace process this week, including an interim government and a conference of key players, according to diplomatic and […]

Satellite images show devastation from fuel tanker blast on Afghan-Iran border

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Swiss Police Arrest Afghan Migrant for Acid Attack on Female Model

    Police in Switzerland have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan migrant suspected in a vicious acid attack upon a young woman in Neuchâtel, according to reports. The 24-year-old victim, a beauty contest model, was walking through the parking garage of her apartment building before 8 a.m. on Thursday when a hooded suspect armed with caustic […]

Huge blaze on Afghan border didn’t damage Iran’s customs post

TEHRAN – A fuel tanker blast at the Iran-Afghanistan border that caused massive fire did not affect a key crossing on the eastern border with Afghanistan, a local Iranian official has said. The local official from Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province said that the fire in Afghanistan’s Islam Qala border crossing had not spread to Iran’s […]

Fuel tanker blast causes massive fire at Afghan-Iran border

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Taliban Assassinate 2 Afghan Female Supreme Court Judges While on their Way to Work

    Two Afghan women judges have been assassinated in the country’s capital in an attack that has been blamed on the Taliban. Gunmen shot dead the two unnamed judges, who worked for the Supreme Court, on Sunday in Kabul, where a new trend of targeted killings of high-profile figures have sown fear in the […]

Afghan president calls for long-term relations with Iran

TEHRAN – President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday that the Afghanistan government must have short-term, medium-term and long-term relations with Iran. But the U.S. sanctions, the Afghan president noted, have overshadowed the Tehran-Kabul relations. Two million Afghans live in Iran, and our relationship must be based on mutual interests, President Ghani said in an interview […]

Official: Large car bomb kills 9 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan’s capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 others, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the […]

Nine dead as Kabul car bombing targets Afghan lawmaker

A car bombing in Kabul targeting an Afghan lawmaker killed at least nine people, officials said. Lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak survived the blast but is among 20 injured including women and children, Afghan Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said. It is unclear whether the explosive was planted in a car parked on the lawmaker‘s route or […]

Afghan coach wins Nansen Award for empowering refugees in Iran

TEHRAN – Rozma Ghafouri, a 29-year-old sports coach, won the UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honors those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people. She is the co-founder of the Youth Initiative Fund project, a community-based initiative that seeks to get refugee children in […]

Is Trump’s Afghan Drawdown Driven By Principles Or Machiavellian Motives?

By Andrew Korybko Source Trump’s decision to cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan from 4500 to 2500 raised questions about whether he’s simply fulfilling a campaign promise out of principle or whether he’s hedging his bets in a Machiavellian way by preemptively attempting to obstruct Biden’s possible foreign policy in the event that […]

ISIS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

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Trump may settle for partial Afghan withdrawal, despite Pentagon shakeup-sources

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Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job

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Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations Begin in Qatar as Pompeo Meets Taliban, Afghan Government

DOHA, Qatar — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Afghans not to squander an opportunity for lasting peace in remarks to the summit between Afghan government and Taliban leaders here that represents the beginning of peace negotiations. “As we look toward the light, we recall the darkness of four decades of war, and the lost […]

‘Historic’ peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban begin after decades of war

Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations on Saturday for the first time aimed at ending decades of war, bringing together delegates appointed by the Afghan government and the Taliban. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the opening ceremony, which was held in Qatar where the meetings will take place. It’s the latest in a flurry […]

Afghan peace talks with Taliban begin after decades of conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan’s warring sides started negotiations on Saturday for the first time aimed at ending decades of war, bringing together delegates appointed by the Afghan government and the Taliban. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the opening ceremony, which was held in Qatar where the meetings will take place. […]

Germany: Afghan Migrant Arrested for Rape of 11-Year-Old is Released Within Two Weeks, Commits Second Rape of 13-Year-Old

It seems that mind-fucked German judges want little German children to be raped by Taliban goat herders. Daily Mail: A man who raped an 11-year-old girl in Germany was released from custody after 12 days and then went on to rape a 13-year-old just five weeks later, it is alleged.   The Afghan migrant’s alleged sex crimes have […]

17 years on from the invasion, Afghan leader pleads for more British troops to tackle Taliban

Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government’s chief executive, who met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday, called for a renewed long-term military commitment by the UK and its NATO allies. His plea comes as UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly considering increasing the number of troops in the country by 400 following […]

Suicide bomb targets Kabul meeting of 2,000 Afghan clerics who denounced terrorism

The incident is the latest in a string of terrorist attacks to hit the Afghan capital. According to security officials, the suicide blast targeted the entrance of a Kabul compound where the Afghan Ulema Council was meeting in the city’s 5th District. A group of around 2,000 Muslim clerics, scholars and leaders had issued a […]

Photos: Iran’s Defense Minister meets Afghan counterpart in Tehran

ISNA- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami meets Afghanistan’s Minister of National Defense Lieutenant General Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Saturday.           Source Article from https://theiranproject.com/blog/2018/05/12/photos-irans-defense-minister-meets-afghan-counterpart-in-tehran/ 00 Hits: 1

Sweden: Afghan Migrant Who Raped 16-Year-Old Girl Gets Just Two Months Jail

Sweden: Afghan Migrant Who Raped 16-Year-Old Girl Gets Just Two Months Jail Victim frantically texted parents begging for help Paul Joseph Watson PrisonPlanet.com May 10, 2018 An Afghan migrant who gang raped a 16-year-old girl with another “refugee” in Sweden was sentenced to just 2 months in jail. The girl’s ordeal began when she invited […]

Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight

Hospitals in Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London resemble those in a war zone, a senior surgeon working to save victims of the capital’s surging violent crime wave has said. The shock comments made Thursday morning come after two more men were killed overnight, a couple of days after another night of violence saw a boy, 16, stabbed to […]

10 killed, 29 injured in blast at Afghan mosque – police

57 killed, over 100 injured in Kabul suicide blast – health official (VIDEO) The Sunday blast occurred in the eastern province of Khost while people were gathered after afternoon prayers, police spokesperson Basir Bina told Reuters, adding that the number of casualties could rise. The mosque is also being used as a voter registration center […]

Lesbos, Greece: Police Remove Afghan Invaders after Clashes in Town Center

Greek police have been forced to remove several thousand Afghan invaders who had taken over the central square in Mitilini, the capital of the island of Lesbos, following physical clashes between locals and the fake refugees earlier this week. The Afghans, who had been living at the nearby Moria “refugee” camp ever since invading Greece […]

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