Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Kabul, May 20 (Reuters): Afghanistan’ first all-women TV station, Zan TV ("Women's TV"), goes on air on Sunday ,May 20. The launch has been preceded by a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. Female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, but an entire station for women is a novelty. Its arrival highlights the fact...

US drops world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

US drops world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

Washington, April 13 (Reuters): The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal, the GBU-43, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. The apparent target of the air strike was a network of caves used by the militant Islamic State (IS). It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from...

Pakistan opens border with Afghanistan after Kabul threatens airlifting of refugees

Pakistan opens border with Afghanistan after Kabul threatens airlifting of refugees

Islamabad, March 6, (Dawn): Pakistan will temporary open border crossings at Torkham and Chaman for two days to allow stranded Afghan nationals to return to their country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Monday. Afghanistan's Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had earlier said that Afghanistan would make arrangements to airlift thousands of Afghan nationals who are stranded in...

Afghanistan says it will airlift Afghan refugees if Pakistan does’nt open border in two days

Afghanistan says it will airlift Afghan refugees if Pakistan does’nt open border in two days

Islamabad, March 5 (The Express Tribune): Afghanistan’s envoy in Pakistan said here on Saturday, that he will urge his government to arrange special flights to airlift Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan if the country does not reopen the border within two days. Pakistani authorities closed the border with Afghanistan on February 16 after 88 people were killed in a suicide...

Unfair to accuse Afghanistan of supporting terrorism: Afghan CEO Abdullah

Unfair to accuse Afghanistan of supporting terrorism: Afghan CEO Abdullah

Kabul, February 21 (Outlook Afghanistan): The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah said at the Council of Ministers' meeting here on Monday, that Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of supporting terror and violence. “The only solution is to cooperate with our anti-terror campaign and to stop supporting terrorism,” Abdullah said. He...

World’s largest unlawful expulsion of refugees taking place in Pakistan

World’s largest unlawful expulsion of refugees taking place in Pakistan

By Sanaa Alimia/Dawn BY expelling millions of Afghans, Pakistan is engaged in one of the world’s “largest unlawful mass forced return of refugees”. From Fortress Europe’s human rights violations on refugees to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, anti-refugee trends are at a global peak. Yet whilst the Syrian refugee crisis and Trump’s anti-Muslim policies generate moral outrage in Pakistan, there is...

After terror strikes, Pakistan kills over 100 Islamic militants, US Commander in Afghanistan spoken to

After terror strikes, Pakistan kills over 100 Islamic militants, US Commander in Afghanistan spoken to

Islamabad, February 17 (Dawn):The Pakistan military's media wing on Friday evening claimed to have killed more than 100 suspected militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab, in the past 24 hours. “The intelligence agencies are making progress to unearth networks behind the recent terrorism incidents,” read a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations....

Pakistan seals border with Afghanistan and seeks return of 76 terrorists

Pakistan seals border with Afghanistan and seeks return of 76 terrorists

Islamabad, February 17 (Express Tribune): The Pakistan Army on Friday asked Afghanistan to hand over 76 terrorists hiding in that country, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The head of the military’s media wing ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said Afghan Embassy officials were called to General Headquarters and given list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan. They were asked to...

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