Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ghani Adviser Earns $150K On The Side From US University

(TOLO news): TOLOnews has obtained a document showing that Shad Mohammad Sargand, a senior adviser to President Ghani, also received a salary from the US’s Ohio University—while serving as adviser—over the past two years. Sargand, who was a professor at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University in the US state of

US Ambassador Bass Condemns Arrest of Logar Activists by NDS

(TOLO news): The US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass, followed by envoys from other nations including Germany and the Netherlands, on Tuesday night strongly reacted to the arrest of Afghan activists who exposed reports of alleged sexual abuse of children and youth in multiple schools in Logar province. Their reactions came minutes after President Ashraf

Taliban to Face Same Fate as Daesh if Not Accept Peace Talks: President Ghani

(BNA): Welcoming the Afghan security forces for entering offensive position from defense one, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan said that Taliban will face Daesh fate if were not ready to accept peace talks, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Tuesday. Addressing a Women Military Peace and Security Conference, the president on Tuesday

Cooperation to promote peace, security and stability: Raz

(The Kabul Times): Addressing the “The United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations said Cooperation to promote peace, security and stability; preventing the linking of terrorism with organized crime and its financing through drug trafficking” Afghanistan views the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Afghan Forces Receive Five More MD530 Helicopters From US

(TOLO News): The Afghan Air Force received five MD-530 Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters on November 22. The helicopters were delivered to Kandahar via a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft on October 27 and were reassembled for active service within ten days, according to a statement by the US-based defense contractor MD Helicopters Inc., as quoted

Without Security, Justice Cannot Be Served: Officials

(TOLO News): Figures provided by the Supreme Court revealed that 138 lawyers have been killed and 66 others have been wounded over the past three years.  The conference was titled “Reducing the Impact of Poor Security on the Afghan Legal System,” and Attorney General Farid Hamidi said security threats have affected the government’s ability to

Taliban Militants Detained in Herat Air & Ground Raids

(BNA) Three Taliban militants were detained and another was killed by security officials in Herat province. The militants were suppressed by air and ground raids of security forces in Shendand, Chasht-e-Sharif and Ghoryan districts. Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, three militants have been detained and another was killed in the air and

Afghan Air Force receives more light attack helicopters from MD Helicopters

(KHAAMA PRESS): According to a statement released by MD Helicopters, the helicopters, part of a 30-aircraft order arrived in Kandahar Airfield on 27th of October. Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters said “The vigilant efforts of the Afghan Air Force to protect their country and their citizens from the expanse of terrorism are

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