Daily Archives: November 19, 2019

Minister Safi Chairs Media Violation, Complaints Commission Meeting

(BNA):  Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of commission for reviewing media-related violations and complaints was held yesterday. In the meeting, members of the commission reviewed four media related violations and complaints and made decision on each of them. Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said that

High-Level Taliban Figures Land In Qatar As Part Of Prisoner Swap

(Radio Free Europe): Three ranking Taliban prisoners have been released by the Afghan government and flown to Qatar for an expected swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group, Taliban sources say. The whereabouts of the two Western captives -- U.S. national Keven King and Australian Timothy Weeks -- were not immediately known.

Taliban frees two Western hostages

(One TV): The Taliban freed two Westerners they had held for more than three years on Tuesday, following the release of senior figures of the group, it has been reported. American Kevin King, 63, and Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, teachers at the American University in Kabul who were abducted in 2016, were released to US

UN Group Formed to Protect Afghan Women’s Rights

(TOLO News): The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed “Group of Friends”, co-chaired by the United Kingdom and comprised of women representatives to the United Nations and its senior officials. The group will highlight the importance of protecting and enhancing women’s rights and the role that women can play across society and government, including

Indian man charged with sexually assaulting a U.S. national in Afghanistan

(Khaama press): The Department of Justice of the United States has announced that a federal grand jury has charged an Indian national with two accounts of aggravated sexual abuse and one account of abusive sexual contact. According to a statement released by Department of Justice, the federal jury in the District of Columbia charted the

Two Western Hostages Are Freed in Afghanistan in Deal With Taliban

(The New York Times): The two Western teachers held by the Taliban are safe with American forces, officials say, and now three Taliban figures are to be freed. Some Afghans worry it won’t help renew peace talks. The Taliban freed two Westerners they had held for more than three years on Tuesday, in exchange for

Indian national charged with sexually assaulting American in Afghanistan

(One TV):  US authorities have charged an Indian national for sexually assaulting an American woman on a military base in Afghanistan. Lokesh Nail, 35, was charged by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, US Justice Department said in

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