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“All scholars from the Muslim countries should attend the meeting and assess the Afghan war and bloodshed from religious point of view,” Taherisaid. A lawmaker said Islamic scholars can play a significant role in finding a solution to the crisis in Afghanistan. “Muslim countries can have influence on the ...
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom cited more than two dozen countries as main contributors to an “ongoing downward trend” in ... its members consider severe religious freedom violators: the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS; the Taliban in Afghanistan; and al-Shabab ...

Islamic State propaganda videos seized by the U.S. appear to show masked militants training inside a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan, doing pushups, ... The group seems secure in the belief that Afghan forces and their allies won't strike them in religious or civilian-occupied buildings, said Gen.
Islamic State propaganda videos seized by the U.S. appear to show masked militants training inside a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan, doing pushups, ... The group seems secure in the belief that Afghan forces and their allies won't strike them in religious or civilian-occupied buildings, said Gen.
Focusing on Pakistani hardline religious scholars, Afghanistan is in the process of convening an international religious conference in a bid to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the county, the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) said. The HPC told VOA it is very important that Pakistani scholars, who ...
... in the western province of Herat, community leaders discussed improving ways to protect children from the impact of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. ... authorities and the international community to help us clear landmines and other explosives,” said Mohammad Faqiri, a religious scholar from Herat.

However, North Carolina's HB 2 had nothing to do with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and has not been a focus of legislation in Georgia. ... Furthermore, free exercise of religion has been downgraded in court cases since then, lowering the burden of proof state or local governments must reach to ...
The office was originally established to give the Taliban a permanent location in a neutral country where Afghan government officials and the Islamic militants could engage in peace talks. The ultimate goal was to negotiate a settlement regarding the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. But to date, Taliban ...
An Afghan official said the airstrike was on a Taliban training camp in northern Afghanistan and killed at least 35 insurgents and wounded many more, while the Taliban said the airstrike hit a religious school during a graduation ceremony, killing dozens of civilians. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)more +.
An Afghan Muslim officer has filed a formal complaint against the San Francisco Police Department, alleging he has been a target of discrimination because of his religion and ethnicity. (KGO-TV) ... Afghan Muslim officer charges he was targeted by fellow officers because of his religion and ethnicity. Called ...
Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Sarfraz Bugti, while condemning the bombing of the religious seminary, said the Afghan government was itself involved in this barbarian act as its own forces ... He said that the enemy county of Pakistan was using Afghanistan's soil to conduct terrorist attacks in Quetta.
ISLAMABAD: The Afghan forces bombing of a religious school in the strategic northern Kunduz province on April 2 could be seen as a serious blow to efforts in the region for political negotiations to end the conflict in the war-ravaged Afghanistan. The aerial strikes reportedly by the Afghan military ...
Dozens of civilians, including children, have been killed in an Afghan air attack on a gathering at a religious school in the northern province of Kunduz, eyewitnesses and an official said. A religious school in the Dasht-e-Archi district of the Kunduz province was targeted by air raids late on Monday, resulting ...
The United Nations has announced it has dispatched a human rights team to Kunduz, Afghanistan, where an airstrike on Taliban-controlled territory appears ... the presence of its fighters in the area, saying in a statement that more than 100 clerics and other civilians were killed at an Islamic religious school.
An Afghan military air strike targeting the Taliban in northern Kunduz province is reported to have killed civilians. Eyewitnesses said that helicopters targeted a gathering at a religious school in Dasht-e Archi district. The government says at least 25 Islamists were killed or injured, but a doctor in Kunduz city ...
However, later religious scholars urged the protesters to end their hunger strike. The protest has been ongoing. Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Sunday discussed the Helmand's youth protest tent in support of the peace process. Senator Mohammad Hasham Alokozai supported the ongoing ...
A hunger strike that called for peace in Afghanistan's southern province has ended after the country's Council of Religious Scholars, known as the Ulema Council, vowed to help reach a deal between the government and Taliban. The strike, a desperate bid to get the Taliban and Afghan government reach a ...

Abbasi is likely to visit Afghanistan on Friday and is expected to hold talks with Afghan officials on areas of mutual interest including security, war against terrorism, peace talks with the Taliban and ... This comes ahead of a planned conference of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia.
After four hunger strikers were taken to the hospital on Friday night for treatment, organisers of the sit-in called it off after religious leaders intervened. "Tens of Afghan ulemas came to our protest camp. We have ended our hunger strike conditionally, and we asked the ulema to support or back us in the ...
Afghan photojournalist Massoud Hossaini, who has been working for the Associated Press in Kabul, said he survived what he called an ... for a series of terror attacks against Shiite mosques and religious centers in different parts of Afghanistan, killing and injuring hundreds of people, mainly Shiites.
KABUL, March 24 (Xinhua) -- President Ashraf Ghani said here on Saturday that the Afghan school system had seen a significant progress but more efforts were needed to improve the quality of education in the poverty-stricken country. "There have been significant progress in terms of quantity in Afghan ...
Last month Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered them peace talks "without preconditions" - but so far there has been little sign of them taking up the offer. "The enemies of Afghanistan cannot prevent the celebration of traditional, religious and cultural events in the country," Mr Ghani said on Friday after the ...
As FDD's Long War Journal previously noted*, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has documented a sharp uptick in the number of attacks on Shiite civilians and places of worship since ... The jihadists regularly hit other, non-religious targets inside the Afghan capital as well.
General John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan said the United States held a series of private talks with Pakistani officials about the ... Nicholson went on to say that alongside the military pressure, holding the country's parliamentary elections and the upcoming conference of religious ...
Afghanistan's children are becoming innocent victims of the escalating conflict,” said NRC's country director in Afghanistan, Christopher Nyamandi. ... ago the Islamic State group claimed responsibility of an attack on a Shia cultural and religious school some five kilometers away from yesterday's attack.
ASADABAD, Afghanistan -- Religious scholars have joined government officials in a remote eastern province to convince the insurgents to allow children in the regions they control to be vaccinated against the crippling infectious disease polio. The ulema, or Islamic clerics, have approached the Taliban, ...
The Afghan Taliban say they are deeply skeptical that a proposed three-nation conference in Indonesia will be a step toward peace. Jakarta is preparing to host a trilateral conference where religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia would seek ways to bring peace to war-torn ...
conference in Indonesia on Afghan peace process later this month, a statement from the group said on Sunday. The establishment of peace was only possible through the mediation of Ulema and religious scholars, the statement said. The Mullah Rasoul's groups thanked the Indonesian government for ...
Taliban urge religious scholars to boycott peace conference: The Taliban urged Islamic scholars on Saturday not to take part in a conference due to take place in Indonesia aimed at building agreement and support for possible future peace talks in Afghanistan. The call follows President Ashraf Ghani´s offer ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber killed 10 people when he set off explosives on Friday in a crowd of Shiite Muslims near a mosque complex in Kabul, the latest attack to target ethnic and religious minorities in the Afghan capital. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the strike, which also ...
A suicide bomber has killed a senior religious official in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad while 27 Taliban fighters died in a US drone attack in Kunar ... A member of Kunar's council told the German news agency (dpa) on Wednesday that Taliban fighters had gathered at a religious school when the ...
"Empowering urban and rural Afghan women is essential to reducing poverty, inequality, and violence against women," said Toby Lanzer, acting head of the UN in Afghanistan. Human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, ...
The High Peace Council strongly supports the involvement of Indonesia for peace in Afghanistan and the timeframe for the conference will be announced by Indonesian officials sometime in the near future, said HPC spokesman Ehsan Tahiri. In response to the announcement, the chairman of the Afghan ...
A suicide bomber has killed two people in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, including the local head of the Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs. Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says 10 people were also wounded by the March 7 bombing in the provincial capital ...
Kamal Singh Kalsi served on active duty as an emergency medicine specialist in Afghanistan for seven months, and was also a member of the active ... Deseret News reporter Kelsey Dallas last year, as she detailed the struggle and the win for religious accommodation in her story headlined: "The long road ...
“The ground is shifting,” John Schmalzbauer, a sociologist of religion at Missouri State University, said, pointing to a national survey showing that nearly half of young .... There is nothing illegal about what OCC or other religious-based colleges and universities are doing in enforcing such policies. On the ...
She continued, “An Afghan religious leader once told me, 'Every year, we've held funerals for mothers and children who died, but because of your efforts ... Afghanistan is a large recipient of Korea's foreign aid, and Kang said, “We conducted mother and child health services using Korean money, and I felt ...
Afghan civilians are becoming casualties of war in alarming numbers. More than 28,000 civilians have been killed and more than 50,000 injured since 2009, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). This number does not include thousands of others who died between ...
"Conflict never benefits anyone, therefore it's high time for Afghanistan and for all of us to spare no effort in assisting the Afghan people in their pursuit for peace," Kalla said during his speech, as seen by the Jakarta Globe in a video issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Kabul Process was first held in ...
The following year, Omar's successor, Mullah Akthar Muhammad Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Under Mansour's successor, a religious scholar named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, Taliban insurgents have all but abandoned their political pretenses and ...
Representatives from government, women organizations, the Afghan Human Rights Commission, civil society and religious institutions are taking part in numerous events around Afghanistan to discuss the impact of the war on civilians. Panelists taking part in a radio discussion in the eastern province of ...
KHOST, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- A religious scholar has been killed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, local police said Sunday. "Hazrat Gul was shot dead by unknown armed men in Nadir Shah Kot district late Saturday and the district police department has launched an investigation into ...
Indonesia is set to host talks among Indonesian and Afghan Islamic clerics in Bogor, south of Jakarta, at the end of March. This dialogue, part of Indonesia's bid to mediate the peace process in the long-standing Afghan conflict, will involve the Indonesian Ulema Council and Afghanistan's Islamic clerics.
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said a combination of religious, social, diplomatic and military pressure will be applied to the Taliban this ... Nicholson pointed to the increased number of U.S. troops and airpower in the country, as well as the strengthening of Afghan special forces and air ...
Habibullah Rafi, a researcher and prominent Afghan writer, says Norouz has no religious connection to Zoroastrianism, the world's first monolithic religion. "The inhabitants of this land have been celebrating Norouz for thousands of years," he told Radio Free Afghanistan. "It is a national and cultural day, ...
NILI – Peace-building is the responsibility of each community across Afghanistan, said participants in a UN-backed radio discussion broadcast in the central highlands province of Daikundi. Religious scholars and other community leaders participating in the recorded discussion, which was later broadcast ...
However, he rejected claims by the Taleban in the original story that they sent their own religious scholars to district schools in order to teach students. ... The position and policy of the ministry of education is to promote only the Afghan education curriculum and we will not allow others to disseminate ...
Could they mean, in Italy's case, Muslims from such war-devastated, poverty-stricken nations as Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, plus Africa's Sahel, the ... such as the ones I mentioned above, are cited instead of the immigrants primary religious affiliation, even though religion is far more of factor in Italy's ...
Turkish Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari completed the handover at a ceremony in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. Turkey enjoys good military and diplomatic relations with Afghanistan after taking part in a NATO force in Kabul for many years after the ...
Prior to that, at a time when few people in Central Asia ventured very far from their villages, there were Afghan kingdoms. But they were ruled by ... Not surprisingly, when the "Taliban" controlled most of Afghanistan in the late 1990s, their government was composed of rural Pashtun religious figures. The opposition was ...


 

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