Daily Archives: April 3, 2021

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One Civilian Killed in Roadside Blast in Balkh

(TOLO News): The explosion targeted a vehicle in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif at around 8:30 am, the provincial police spokesman Adil Shah Adil said.  He said the civilian was wounded in the explosion but died after he was taken to hospital. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. This comes as violence continues to

US Lifts Sanctions on ICC Prosecutor Over Afghan War Crimes Probe

(TOLO News): Announcing the decision, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that assessment concluded that the measures adopted by the previous administration “were inappropriate and ineffective.” The Trump administration had imposed financial sanctions and a US visa ban on the ICC’s Gambian-born chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda last year after she launched an investigation into

President Ghani Praises Australian, Danish Supports for Afghanistan

(BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the credentials of new Australian and Danish ambassadors for Afghanistan during separate ceremonies here at the presidential palace on Thursday, a statement said, New Australian and Danish ambassadors to Afghanistan on Thursday pledged their countries’ support to ending war in Afghanistan and restoring durable peace, a statement from Presidential

Hekmatyar, His Supporters Ask President Ghani to Step Down

(TOLO NEWS): Hekmatyar, who addressed his supporters from an armored booth, said that those at the Presidential Palace are trying to disrupt the peace process.  “You should accept people’s demand and you should stop your ‘evil acts’ and be ready for the transition of power to a new government,” Hekmatyar added.  He said the rallies