Monthly Archives: November 2020

I want peace, stop fighting, says orphaned boy

(Pajhwok): A 12-year-old boy, who sells junk scavenged from garbage heaps, says “I wish our leaders reconcile so that no other child like me becomes orphaned and is forced to collect discarded waste.” The boy, Nasir Ahmad, is a resident of Gerizwan district of Faryab province, but last year after the killing of his father,

Afghan, Taliban Teams Agree on Terms for Conducting Peace Talks

(BNN Bloomberg):  The government of Afghanistan and the rebel Taliban movement have agreed on procedural rules for peace talks to end the country’s 19 years of conflict. The terms, which consist of 21 articles, have been “approved” by both parties to break weeks of stalemate, Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban in Doha, Qatar,

Only peace can resolve our problems: War victim

(Pajhwok): Nasreen, 21, has been looking after two families after her father and uncle were killed in the on-going war. Nasreen, a resident of Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, said after the killing of her father and uncle, she has been bearing the responsibility to provide food and other needed things to

1 Wounded in Kabul IED blast

(KHAAMA Press): At least one police officer was wounded in a magnetic IED blast in PD5 of Kabul city Saturday night, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The Improvised Explosive Devices had been placed on a police vehicle, he said. Ministry of Interior also said, at around 07:45 Am this morning a roadside bomb planted

Spike support for Afghan peace process, OIC asked

(Pajhwok): Minister of Foreign Affairs Haneef Atmar has urged the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to ramp up support for the Afghan peace process. Atmar, speaking at the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey, the capital of Niger, called on Muslim scholars to condemn “unjustified” violence in Afghanistan He

Framework for peace talks yet to be finalised

(Pajhwok):  Kabul’s negotiating team claims having agreed in principle with the Taliban delegation on rules and procedures for the Doha peace talks. However, this does not mean a framework for the peace negotiations has been finalised, the government team said in a statement on Saturday night. “The negotiating teams have only agreed in principle to

Doha Yields Agreement on Ground Rules: Intra-Afghan Negotiations

(KHAAMA Press): DOHA, Qatar – The Afghan and Taliban negotiating teams have agreed on the procedural rules after months of struggle, said Mohammad Naeem Wardar, a spokesman for Taliban’s political office in Qatar, Saturday evening. This came days after an exclusive interview with Khaam Press Wardak said the Afghan and Taliban negotiating teams met on peace dialogues

Brother, Sister Killed in Kabul Rocket Attacks

(TOLO News): A brother and a sister, Mashal and Shaqayiq, were among the eight civilians killed in rocket attacks in Kabul on Saturday morning. The attack shocked the entire city.  The rocket attacks happened one hour after two explosions in the city. The rockets landed in various parts from downtown Kabul to the north of

Karzai condemns Kabul rocket attacks

(Afghanistan Times): Former President, Hamid Karzai “strongly” condemned Saturday’s rocket attacks on different parts of the capital. More than 20 rockets landed in residential and business areas in different areas Saturday morning that killed eight people and wounded another 30, according to security and health officials. The former president denounced the attacks as an inhumane

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