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Afghan filmmakers union under fire for poor management

Afghan filmmakers union under fire for poor management

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

Some Afghan film makers are lambasting at leadership of the Afghan Filmmakers Union (AFU), for what they call violation of union’s approved procedures. They claim that contrary to AFU procedure, Jawan Sher Haidari is leading the union for more than ten years.  According to the endorsed procedure of the AFU, the union’s director, its leadership, … The post Afghan filmmakers union under fire for poor management appeared first on KabulNow.

US top Gen. Miller stress on ramping up military operations against Taliban

US top Gen. Miller stress on ramping up military operations against Taliban

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

In a meeting with Herat governor, Abdul Qayyum Rahimi, the US top General in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, stressed on ramping up military operations against the Taliban militants. During the meeting, which was held on Wednesday, January 15, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan expressed satisfaction with improvement of security conditions and achievements … The post US top Gen. Miller stress on ramping up military operations against Taliban appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghanistan national budget plan awaits parliament approval; MPs say it is unbalanced

Afghanistan national budget plan awaits parliament approval; MPs say it is unbalanced

14 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Nearly after a month-long assessments by the parliament’s finance and budget committee, Afghanistan national budget draft plan will be put for debate on Wednesday’s general assembly of the parliament. The draft plan had been approved by the senate nearly a month ago but it became controversial in the upper house, Wolesi Jirga, after the Ministry … The post Afghanistan national budget plan awaits parliament approval; MPs say it is unbalanced appeared first on KabulNow.

17 dead as result of heavy rains and snowfalls across Afghanistan

17 dead as result of heavy rains and snowfalls across Afghanistan

13 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as 17 people lost their lives and 22 others were wounded as result of flashflood, heavy rains, and snowfalls in different parts of the country, according to sources. Eight people were killed and 13 others wounded as result of roof collapses caused by heavy rains hit the southern Kandahar province on Sunday, January … The post 17 dead as result of heavy rains and snowfalls across Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan women, Taliban and peace talks

Afghan women, Taliban and peace talks

13 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghan women will protest if their demands are not taken into consideration at peace negotiating table, says Masouda Karokhi, a female MP who represents Herat in the parliament. With US-Taliban peace settlement is expected to resume, women rights activists in the western Herat city voice concerns over consequences of a peace deal that is likely … The post Afghan women, Taliban and peace talks appeared first on KabulNow.

Airstrike targeting Taliban breakaway commander causes civilian casualties in Herat

Airstrike targeting Taliban breakaway commander causes civilian casualties in Herat

12 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as seven people including four children and three women have been killedin airstrikes that targeted a commander of the Taliban breakaway faction, Mullah Nangyalai, in Shindand district of the western Herat province. This incident tool palace on Wednesday, January 08. Local security officials, on condition of anonymity, told Kabul Now that a drone … The post Airstrike targeting Taliban breakaway commander causes civilian casualties in Herat appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghanistan overflights increases by 25 percent following US-Iran tensions

Afghanistan overflights increases by 25 percent following US-Iran tensions

11 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghanistan overflights have increased by 25 percent as a result of rerouted airline flights caused by heightened tensions in the Middle East region, particularly between Iran and US, Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said in a statement issued today, January 11. According to the statement, the International Civil Aviation Organization and International Air Transport Association … The post Afghanistan overflights increases by 25 percent following US-Iran tensions appeared first on KabulNow.

Kabul residents protest against series of violent robbery

Kabul residents protest against series of violent robbery

09 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

With an estimated six million population, the Afghan capital Kabul is becoming more insure, with gang violence and robbery taking place quite frequently in its western Barchi neighborhood. An influx of rural population, mostly from conflict-torn provinces, has brought the capital under inflow of rural population who come to earn a living in a city … The post Kabul residents protest against series of violent robbery appeared first on KabulNow.

MFA is downsizing under new reform package

MFA is downsizing under new reform package

08 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, January 07, caretaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Idrees Zaman said that they have completed a reform package under which the ministry will undergo new reforms and changes in a wide range in different levels of the ministry. The reform package addresses all problems in the country’s … The post MFA is downsizing under new reform package appeared first on KabulNow.

Iran retaliates against US attack

Iran retaliates against US attack

08 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington, the Iranian state TV said early on Wednesday that Iran has hit military facilities in Iraq where US soldiers are stationed. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a military wing of Iranian army, has said that Iran has fired missiles at Ain al-Asad in Anbar province and a … The post Iran retaliates against US attack appeared first on KabulNow.

IECC races against clock to address election disputes

IECC races against clock to address election disputes

07 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghanistan Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) is running against the clock to meet the deadline set for assessment of election related complaints. The IECC began assessment of election complaints nearly three weeks ago. The IECC recently has asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to allow IECC provincial offices access to electoral database in election main … The post IECC races against clock to address election disputes appeared first on KabulNow.

Inside bureaucratic game; can anybody manipulate Kankor result?

Inside bureaucratic game; can anybody manipulate Kankor result?

06 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Though Afghanistan has come a long way in education sector, the quality of education is decaying in the country as the entire education system is facing corruption and misappropriation. It seems that the entire government is responsible for the poor state of affairs in education sector. Kabul Now has obtained government documents suggesting Kankor exam, … The post Inside bureaucratic game; can anybody manipulate Kankor result? appeared first on KabulNow.

Khalilzad visits Doha to resume peace talks

Khalilzad visits Doha to resume peace talks

05 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad landed in Doha, the Qatari capital, to resume Afghan peace process with the Taliban leaders. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the Taliban political office in Qatar, has told Radio Azadi that Mr. Khalilzad has arrived in Doha to resume Afghan peace process. The US-Taliban peace talks was … The post Khalilzad visits Doha to resume peace talks appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghans react to killing of Qassem Soleimani

Afghans react to killing of Qassem Soleimani

04 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The most powerful Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, 62, was killed in a US airstrike, directed by President Donald Trump earlier on Friday, January 03, at Baghdad’s International Airport, in the capital of Iraq. He was seen as the second most powerful figure in Iran who commanded the Quds Force, an elite unite and foreign wing … The post Afghans react to killing of Qassem Soleimani appeared first on KabulNow.

Bass: winner of Afghan elections will not have a ‘commanding mandate’

Bass: winner of Afghan elections will not have a ‘commanding mandate’

02 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John R. Bass has recently said that the winner of Afghanistan 2019 presidential elections with fewer than a million votes in a country of over 30 million people will not have a ‘commanding mandate.’ In an exclusive interview aired by TOLOnews on Wednesday, January 01, 2020, pointing to the low … The post Bass: winner of Afghan elections will not have a ‘commanding mandate’ appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan war intensifies ahead of likely ceasefire

Afghan war intensifies ahead of likely ceasefire

01 Jan 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Though the Taliban leadership council have reportedly agreed to a truce demand, the situation on the ground is speaking out the opposite—more hostilities, violence, and bloodshed. Against the backdrop of a normal reduction in violence during the winter season, the warring parties have increased military campaign unexpectedly across the country. 41 Afghan military forces along … The post Afghan war intensifies ahead of likely ceasefire appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan war victims desperately waiting for peace

Afghan war victims desperately waiting for peace

31 Dec 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

“I’m quite old and may not remain alive more than a few days. I wish I could see end of war and start of peace before my death,” says Sadiq Khan, 86, who lost his son, the only breadwinner of family, Nasser Sadiqi, earlier in 2007. Contrary to the dominant sense of revenge in the … The post Afghan war victims desperately waiting for peace appeared first on KabulNow.

NAI: Violence against journalists decreased by 42 percent in 2019

NAI: Violence against journalists decreased by 42 percent in 2019

30 Dec 2019 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Releasing its annual report on December 29, Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, said that the violence against journalists and media workers has decreased by 42 percent in 2019 comparing to 2018. According to the Afghan media watchdog, 198 cases of violence against journalists, including 20 murders, had been recorded in 2018 while the number has … The post NAI: Violence against journalists decreased by 42 percent in 2019 appeared first on KabulNow.