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Suicide Bomber Kills Three Security Forces in Kandahar

Suicide bomber kills three security forces in Kandahar

KANDAHAR – A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed military vehicle on the approach to the provincial governor’s residence and police headquarters in the Afghan province of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing at least three people, local authorities said in a statement. “At around 4 a.m., a suicide bomber driving a …

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New Governors Appointed, Cabinet Member Not Finalized

New Governors Appointed, Cabinet Members Not Finalized

KABUL – The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Wednesday said that eleven governors have been appointed by the Afghan government in less than three months. The IDLG spokesperson said that the appointments were made on the basis of separate orders by the president and in response to the …

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Deh Yak District Police Chief Killed in a Mine Blast

Deh Yak District Police Chief Killed in a Mine Blast

GHAZNI – Ghazni’s Deh Yak district police chief, Habibullah, was killed in a roadside mine blast on Wednesday morning, said the office of the provincial governor in a statement. The incident happened as Habibullah was on the way to support security forces in a fight with the Taliban in the …

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UK ‘Jobs Crisis’ is Underway, Recruiters Warn

UK 'jobs crisis' is underway, recruiters warn

LONDON – The collapse in Britain’s labor market slowed slightly last month, according to a survey conducted Wednesday by the Confederation of Recruitment and Employment (REC) body warning that a “labor crisis” is underway. The figures from REC and KPMG accountants underscore the challenge facing Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, before …

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Agreement Signed in Pakistan for Hydropower Project Under CPEC

Agreement signed in Pakistan for hydropower project under CPEC

ISLAMABAD – The concession agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydroelectric Project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was signed, a step forward for project implementation, according to China Gezhouba Group. The signing of the agreement between China Gezhouba Group, the project investor, and the Pakistani side was witnessed …

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Turkey Tested its S-400s on US F-16 Jets: Russia

Turkey Tested its S-400s on US F-16 Jets: Russia

ANKARA – Turkey tested the Russian-made S-400 air defence system on US-made F-16 aircraft during a drill in November 2019, Russian state media TASS reported Wednesday. The use of the S-400 against the F-16s was already reported last year. The new details from the Russian media seem to consolidate the …

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Ghani Appoints New Governors for Five Provinces

Ghani appoints new governors for five provinces

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani has appointed new governors for five provinces of Afghanistan, the Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG) said. According to IDLG statement, President Ghani issued a decree appointing governors for Khost, Laghman, Nuristan, Baghlan and Samangan provinces. Based on President Ghani’s decree, Mohammad Sadiq Patman …

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