Posts Tagged ‘afghan’

Austria postpones deportation of Afghan man after European Court of Human Rights ruling

Austrian authorities took note on Tuesday of a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to postpone the deportation of an Afghan man as the “security situation” in the country deteriorates. “The interior ministry is aware of this provisional injunction,” it said in a statement sent to AFP, while stressing that it “concerned […]

Afghan Gov’t Delegation, “Taliban” to Meet in Doha

Today July 25, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen Al Mayadeen reporter in Kabul says that the “Taliban” movement may soon accept to engage in the political process. The “Taliban” may soon accept to engage in the political process A high-powered Afghan government delegation will soon fly to Qatar’s capital to prepare for political negotiations with the […]

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating team, laid […]

Discussions on the Afghan Problem Continued in Tashkent

Another meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers held July 13-14 in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, mainly discussed the Afghan problem, where the level of uncertainty (and the danger to neighbors) is sharply increasing due to the accelerated withdrawal of the US and some NATO countries’ remaining military contingents from the country. […]

China explains its Afghan motivations

Flag of Afghan Taliban (in white) was raised on the Afghan side of the border with Pakistan at the major border crossing at Chaman, 14 July 2021. The ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan working group at Dushanbe on July 13-14 have thrown light on the templates […]

Taliban captures key Afghan border crossing with Iran

Taliban captures key Afghan border crossing with Iran – Tehran%20Times Taliban fighters have seized control of a key district in western Afghanistan that includes an important border crossing with Iran, Afghan security officials said, as the armed group continues its rapid military advances around the country. In the last week, the Taliban has overrun areas […]

Iran hosts intra-Afghan talks, says Afghans must take ‘tough decisions’

Iran hosts intra-Afghan talks, says Afghans must take ‘tough decisions’ – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — In its relentless efforts to broker peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban, high-ranking Afghan delegates comprised of the Taliban and government representatives have visited Tehran for negotiations. The intra-Afghan talks began on Wednesday morning by a speech from Iranian […]

Zarif says Iran stands with its ‘Afghan brethren’

TEHRAN – Writing on his Twitter page, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is happy to host talks between senior representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban, calling them Iran’s “brethren”. “Honored to be host of cordial & substantive dialog between senior Afghan reps. As foreign forces leave Afghanistan, no impediment remains for […]

Afghan Fiasco Caught Up with the US in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) estimates that during the 10 years of war in Syria 36% of the country’s 18 million inhabitants have lost their homes, 6.6 million people have become internal refugees, and 13.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 5.6 million people have left Syria since […]

Greek Pregnant Woman Raped by Afghan Asked for Help But 3 Pakistanis Passing by Raped Her Too

    An Afghan migrant raped a 25-year-old pregnant woman in an Athens neighbourhood, and when she begged for help from three Pakistanis passing by, they raped her, too. The horrific incidents took place in the Agios Panteleimonas neighbourhood of Athens early on Wednesday morning and saw the victim, who is three months pregnant and […]

Iran urges UN to facilitate peace process among all Afghan groups

Iran urges UN to facilitate peace process among all Afghan groups – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Iran has called on the United Nations to help facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan aimed at ending decades of bloodshed in the conflict-hit country, saying a more stable Afghanistan will benefit all of its citizens, the broader region and […]

Afghan Muslim Mass Stabs all Swedes in his Path after one Atheist Swede tells him ‘God Doesn’t Exist’

Home » Crimes, Eurabia, Europe, Terrorism » Afghan Muslim Mass Stabs all Swedes in his Path after one Atheist Swede tells him ‘God Doesn’t Exist’     The Afghan migrant behind a mass stabbing spree in the small Swedish town of Vetlanda admitted in court that he carried out the attack because an interaction with […]

Australia Fast-Tracks Protection Visas for Afghan Interpreters Targeted by Taliban

Australia is urgently processing up to 300 protection visa applications for Afghan interpreters who have been told they are on a Taliban hit list as allied troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government is aware of the situation and currently going through the paperwork. “We have done this before safely, and […]

Afghan nationalism faces existential challenge — Part 2

Afghan children walk past a Taliban Red Unit, an elite force, Alingar district, Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan (File photo)  India is hardly in a position to assert on the Afghan chessboard… The bottom line is that New Delhi is highly unlikely to do anything that may undermine the US strategy in Afghanistan, which, incidentally, […]

Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan

When President Joe Biden announced the “withdrawal” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the U.S. is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest […]

Death toll from Afghan explosion climbs to 68 as families bury victims

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Blast near girls’ school in Afghan capital kills at least 40

A bomb blast near a girls’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 40 people, many of them children, according to a government spokesman. The explosion struck a majority Shiite district in the west of the city. It was condemned by the Taliban, which denied any responsibility. No other group has claimed […]

An empire in love with its Afghan cemetery

MAY 06, 2021 The New Great Game 3.0 is just beginning with a hat tip to Tacitus and dancing to the Hindu Kush groove By Pepe Escobar with permission from the author and first posted at Asia Times One cannot but feel mildly amused at the theatrical spectacle of the US troop pullout from Afghanistan, its […]

Where are the US and NATO Withdrawing their Afghan Troops to?

On May 1, US President Joe Biden announced the beginning of the official withdrawal from Afghanistan of the remaining troops — about 3,000 American troops and about 7,000 fighters of NATO countries. There is no reason to talk about even a ghost of victory for the US in this war, and Joe Biden did not […]

Debunking Bloomberg: Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Isn’t A Blow To China

By Andrew Korybko Source It was hyperbole for Ghosh to claim that ‘Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Is A Blow To China’. It might only be so in the worst-case scenario, which is far from certain. Bloomberg published an op-ed last week provocatively claiming that “Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Is A Blow To China”. Opinion columnist Bobby Ghosh […]

The Politics of Heroin and the Afghan US Pullout

The Biden Administration has announced an Afghanistan US troop withdrawal date of September, 11, 2021, symbolically exactly two decades after the game-changing 911 attacks in New York and Washington. However the Pentagon and White House are saying nothing about one of the main reasons the powers that be who control Washington have remained in Afghanistan […]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

Above photo: U.S. troops in Afghanistan. President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details. An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in […]

A Way Out of the Afghan Stalemate?

For decades, Afghanistan has been one of the hottest spots on the planet. Twenty years of presence of American and NATO troops on its territory has unfortunately never solved the main problem of the peace settlement. Recall that under the Doha agreement, signed in 2020 by the Donald Trump administration and the radical Taliban (banned […]

U.S. Joins Past Empires in Afghan Graveyard

President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Global Research, April 16, 2021 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop […]

‘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 […]

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