Trump may slap sanctions on ICC for scrutiny on Afghan war crimes

AT Monitoring Desk-Trump administration has threatened to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, if the panel persisted in probing into alleged war crimes committed by American troops in Afghanistan. Ultra-hawk National Security adviser John Bolton is set to announce on Monday the US will “fight …

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Police clamp down on rioting motorcades

AT Monitoring Desk-In the midst of euphoria for commemoration of death anniversary of national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud and hundreds of motorcades with overexcited and armed supporters, Kabul police have arrested over 100 people and confiscated weapons and vehicles, a local news agency ZamanNews reported. More than hundreds supporters of …

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Martyrs’ Week and Massoud’s 17th death anniversary marked in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Commemoration ceremony of the Martyr’s Week and 17th death anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the National Hero of Afghanistan held Sunday at Loya Jirga tent with participation of high-ranking government officials, politicians, jihaid leaders and hundreds of supporters of late Massoud. Political leaders highlighted Massoud’s political legacy and also talked …

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Signs of ‘systematic fraud’ in elections revealed

AT-KABUL: While 41 days are left for a complicated Wolesi Jirga and council districts election, criticism over electoral commission’s independence and system efforts of orchestrating ragging election, is still highly persist. Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan said government has submitted a list of 400 candidates to the Independent Election Commission …

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20 security forces dead in Taliban overnight attacks

AT Monitoring Desk-At least 20 security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on their checkpoints in northern Baghlan province, provincial official said Sunday. Taliban assaulted several checkpoints of Afghan security forces, in which 20 security forces were killed and their checkpoints captured by the militants, a provincial council member …

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