Tuesday,
04 August 2020

Afghanistan

Nearly 30 dead in militant attack at Afghan prison (4)
Clyde Hughes Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 30 people were killed and 50 injured when militants attacked a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, leading to an 18-hour battle. Hundreds of prisoners escaped, but most were recaptured. Eight militants were killed in the attack that started when one suicide bomber blew up a vehicle full of explosives in front of the prison Sunday evening.
Afghan President phones PM Imran Khan, extends Eid felicitations (1)
Pakistan APP Tue, Aug 04, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Prime Minister Imran Khan and extended felicitations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The prime minister reciprocated the Eid greetings and observed that this year, Eid-ul-Azha came when the international community was facing a number of challenges, including COVID-19. He commiserated with President Ghani on the loss of lives in Afghanistan
Taliban's Top Negotiator Meets With Pompeo Via Video Conference - Spokesman (1)
Sumaira FH Tue 04th August 2020 | 12:00 AM KABUL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 04th August, 2020) Mullah Baradar Akhund, the Taliban's political deputy and chief negotiator, talked with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo via a video conference to discuss intra- Afghan negotiations, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said on Monday. "This evening, Mullah Baradar Akhund, the deputy chief of political affairs
Despite Taliban Reaction, Loya Jirga Date Announced (1)
August 03,2020 KABUL - Afghanistan's national television station, RTA, on Sunday in a tweet announced that a Loya Jirga will convene on August 7, 2020, and could last between 3-5 days. On Saturday, after Eid prayer, President Ashraf Ghani called for a Loya Jirga so that Afghans could decide on the fate of 400 disputed Taliban prisoners on a Taliban list. These prisoners are on a list given by the Taliban to the government as
Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans Who Waved Group's Flag in Park (1)
August 03,2020 TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have arrested a group of Afghans who waved a flag in celebration of Eid al-Adha in a park in Tehran. MENAFM reported that Iranian intelligence and police officials confirmed to local media outlets that the security forces arrested the group during an operation. The officials also said that the individuals were arrested in connection with the publication of the pictures of the Taliban flag which they had
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