Monthly Archives: March 2017

Community leaders resolve to work toward peace in eastern Afghanistan -Reliefweb

LAGHMAN – In a UN-backed three-day Peace Jirga, community leaders from three districts of Afghanistan’s east said they are committed to working with opposing groups to find peaceful outcomes to the area’s conflicts.

The focus of the Jirga, which drew more than 100 men and 25 women from Laghman and Nuristan, was to bring peace to the area, specifically along the main road from Laghman to Western Nuristan, and to ensure humanitarian assistance and development activities could continue there.

In Afghanistan’s eastern region, which once hosted the passing armies of Alexander the Great, as well as a booming international tourist trade in the… Read More on the Reliefweb

Peace-making in Afghanistan: Heart of Asia is in Question? – South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)

For the given of its geographical location and strategic significance in the geopolitical landscape of the Asia, Afghanistan has been popularly known as ‘Heart of Asia’. It is a landlocked with an area of 652,230 km², located at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West corridors in the Asia. It is a bridge between the South, Eastern, Western and Central Asia. Therefore, Afghanistan has been holding the pivotal position for connectivity and economic integration to these adjacent regions of the Asian continent. It has been very rich… Click to Download the File 

OIC plans to host Afghan Ulema Conference in a few months – Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — With the support of the Afghan government, High Peace Council and Ulema Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has started preparation to hold the International Muslim Ulema Conference in the next coming months to support peace, security, stability and national reconciliation of Afghanistan.

Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, secretary general of the OIC, noted that the planned conference will address the issue of… Read More On Saudi Gazette

Afghan conference to be held in Saudi – Bahrain News Agency

Jeddah, Feb. 28(BNA): The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen has reiterated that his organization with the support of the Afghan Government, High Peace Council and Ulema Council has started preparation for holding the International Muslim Ulema Conference in the next coming months to support peace, security, stability and national reconciliation of Afghanistan.

In a speech delivered on his behalf by Amb. Tarig Bakheit, Director General of Political Affairs at the Organisation during a meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan (ICG) hosted by OIC in Jeddah and attended by delegates from more than… Read More On Bahrain News Agency

OIC to host Ulema Conference in Afghanistan – The Gulf Today

JEDDAH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has started preparations for holding the International Muslim Ulema Conference in the coming months to support peace, security, stability and national reconciliation in Afghanistan.

The conference will be held in cooperation with the Afghan Government, High Peace Council and Ulema Council, said the Secretary-General of the Organisation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, in a speech during a meeting of the International Contact Group on… Read More on The Gulf Today