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Trump: “Taliban knows they made a big mistake”

Trump: “Taliban knows they made a big mistake”

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In a new tweet posted on Saturday, September 14, US President Donald Trump said that “the Taliban knows they made a big mistake, and they have no idea to recover!” “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was not a … The post Trump: “Taliban knows they made a big mistake” appeared first on KabulNow.

Homeless women, Afghanistan’s most vulnerable group

Homeless women, Afghanistan’s most vulnerable group

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In early 2012, Meena, then 21, was forced by her father to marry off a 51-year-old man, who already had two wives—each having three and four children. In the absence of their husband, the two wives beat up Meena out of sheer hatred. Meena underwent different types of domestic violence: she was being hit by … The post Homeless women, Afghanistan’s most vulnerable group appeared first on KabulNow.

Presidential vote is priority for Afghan government, says Ghani’s spokesperson

Presidential vote is priority for Afghan government, says Ghani’s spokesperson

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Speaking at a press conference held today, September 14, Sediq Seddiqi, spokesperson for President Ghani, said Afghanistan would see positive security changes in coming days.   Pointing to the reclaim of several districts from the Taliban in recent days, Seddiqi said the Afghan forces were capable of securing the country. The upcoming presidential election will … The post Presidential vote is priority for Afghan government, says Ghani’s spokesperson appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban express willingness to resume talks

Taliban express willingness to resume talks

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On Friday, September 13, a Taliban delegation visited Moscow to meet Russian officials and discuss development on peace process in Afghanistan. The visit came after the United States called off peace talks with the Taliban insurgents. According to Russian media, the Taliban delegation had held talks with Zamir Kabulov, Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan. The … The post Taliban express willingness to resume talks appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban car bombing kills four Afghan Special Forces in Kabul

Taliban car bombing kills four Afghan Special Forces in Kabul

12 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as four Afghan special operation forces were killed and three others injured after a vehicle laden with explosives went off at the entrance gate of Afghan Special Operation Corps headquarter in Chahar Asiab district of Kabul, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed in a statement. According to the statement, the incident took place … The post Taliban car bombing kills four Afghan Special Forces in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

US continue to hit harder Taliban than ever before, says Donald Trump

US continue to hit harder Taliban than ever before, says Donald Trump

12 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Delivering his 9/11 speech at the Pentagon early morning on Wednesday, September 11, US President Donald Trump reiterated that the US will continue to hit the Taliban harder than ever before. “If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are & use power the likes of which the … The post US continue to hit harder Taliban than ever before, says Donald Trump appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan forces reclaim Kuran Wa Munjan district in north of Afghanistan

Afghan forces reclaim Kuran Wa Munjan district in north of Afghanistan

11 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Local officials say the Afghan security forces have reclaimed northern Kuran Wa Munjan district of Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province early morning today. The district was under the control of the Taliban in the last two months. Nik Mohamad Nazari, spokesperson for Badakhshan governor, told Etilaat Roz that clearance operations were underway in the last ten days … The post Afghan forces reclaim Kuran Wa Munjan district in north of Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

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Afghan conflict can be resolved by direct intra-Afghan talks, says Yamamoto

Afghan conflict can be resolved by direct intra-Afghan talks, says Yamamoto

11 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Afghan conflict can be resolved by direct intra-Afghan talks, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto said on Tuesday, September 11, while briefing the UN Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan. He further noted that “it is imperative for direct Afghanistan govt. & Taliban talks to commence.” He said the UN … The post Afghan conflict can be resolved by direct intra-Afghan talks, says Yamamoto appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan forces reclaim Yamgan district of Badakhshan

Afghan forces reclaim Yamgan district of Badakhshan

09 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghan forces have reclaimed control over Yamgan district of the northeastern Badakhshan province which was under the control of the Taliban for four years, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. The statement noted that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties during the ground and air operations conducted by the Afghan security forces. The … The post Afghan forces reclaim Yamgan district of Badakhshan appeared first on KabulNow.

Drone strike kills seven civilians in Maidan Wardak province

Drone strike kills seven civilians in Maidan Wardak province

09 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Seven members of a single family were killed in a drone strike carried out by the foreign forces in Sayedabad district of Maidan Wardak province, local officials said. Akhtar Mohammad Taheri, chief of Maidan Wardak provincial council, told Etilaat-e-Roz that the incident took place around 09:00 PM on Sunday night, September 08, in Jawzarin village … The post Drone strike kills seven civilians in Maidan Wardak province appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan women express apprehension over peace with Taliban

Afghan women express apprehension over peace with Taliban

09 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As the US reached “at the threshold of an agreement” with the Taliban after ninth round of peace talks between the US’ Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation- Zalmay Khalilzad and representatives of the militant group in Doha, vulnerable Afghans, particularly women, have become increasingly concerned about the consequences of such a likely agreement. The marathon … The post Afghan women express apprehension over peace with Taliban appeared first on KabulNow.

Unfair agreement, unbalanced flight share: foreign airlines take advantage of dumping policy

Unfair agreement, unbalanced flight share: foreign airlines take advantage of dumping policy

08 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Daily Etilaat-e-Roz have got access to some evidences which suggest that the Afghan government has signed open sky agreement with the UAE airline company, Flydubai. The evidences show that the government has also signed an agreement with Turkish Airline, granting it unlimited access to airspace. The two agreements—giving upper hands to the foreign airlines—have … The post Unfair agreement, unbalanced flight share: foreign airlines take advantage of dumping policy appeared first on KabulNow.

Unknown gunmen kidnap local journalists in Paktia

Unknown gunmen kidnap local journalists in Paktia

07 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Unidentified armed men have kidnapped six local journalists in Zormat district of Paktia province, security sources said. Shah Mahmud Aryan, spokesperson for Paktia police chief, said that the journalists were kidnapped earlier yesterday while they were on their way to Gardez city to attend a workshop. He said all of them were working for local … The post Unknown gunmen kidnap local journalists in Paktia appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan forces reclaim Warduj district

Afghan forces reclaim Warduj district

07 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

On Saturday, September 07, the Afghan security forces reclaimed Warduj district of the north-eastern Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. The district was under Taliban control for the last five years. According to the statement, around 100 Taliban militants, including some foreign nationals, were killed and dozens others wounded in … The post Afghan forces reclaim Warduj district appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban suicide bombing leaves 10 dead, 42 wounded in Kabul

Taliban suicide bombing leaves 10 dead, 42 wounded in Kabul

05 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A car bomb attack claimed by the Taliban left 10 civilians dead and 42 others wounded in PD9 of Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. The MoI Spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said that the incident took place around 10:10 AM in Macroyan Awal neighborhood of Kabul. Rahimi added that 12 vehicles that were passing … The post Taliban suicide bombing leaves 10 dead, 42 wounded in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

45 Taliban militants including group’s shadow governor for Baghlan were killed

45 Taliban militants including group’s shadow governor for Baghlan were killed

05 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Mullah Obaidullah, Taliban’s shadow governor of Baghlan province, was killed in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan security forces in Pul-e-Khumri, capital city of the province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. As many as 45 Taliban militants were killed in this operation, the statement read.    According to the statement, … The post 45 Taliban militants including group’s shadow governor for Baghlan were killed appeared first on KabulNow.

Shaken Kabul residents are weary of repeated bloody blasts

Shaken Kabul residents are weary of repeated bloody blasts

04 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Abul Rahman had poured himself a cup of tea, and switched on TV to watch a nationally televised interview of American peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on peace talks with the Taliban. The entire family of Abdul Rahman gathered to learn about the latest development on ending 18-year long insurgency in the country. As Khalilzad was … The post Shaken Kabul residents are weary of repeated bloody blasts appeared first on KabulNow.

A primary ACJC court sentences 10 election commissioners to five years in prison

A primary ACJC court sentences 10 election commissioners to five years in prison

04 Sep 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A primary court of Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Justice Center (ACJC) has sentenced seven commissioners of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and three commissioners of the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) to five years in prison on Tuesday, September 03, on allegations of manipulating parliamentary elections’ result in the eastern Kunar province. Gula Jan Abdulbadi Sayyad, Wasima … The post A primary ACJC court sentences 10 election commissioners to five years in prison appeared first on KabulNow.