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UNAMA announces stance on announcement of final results of Afghan presidential elections

UNAMA announces stance on announcement of final results of Afghan presidential elections

May 19,2020

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced its stance on announcement of the final results of presidential elections....

Taliban reacts to signing of agreement of between Abdullah and Ghani

Taliban reacts to signing of agreement of between Abdullah and Ghani

May 19,2020

The Taliban group reacted to the signing of an agreement between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, calling it a repeat of the past failed experience. ...

47 killed, wounded in car bomb attack in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

47 killed, wounded in car bomb attack in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

May 19,2020

A car bomb attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. ...

Afghan government gets $200 million incentive grant from WB

Afghan government gets $200 million incentive grant from WB

May 19,2020

Afghan government has received $200 million from the World Bank (WB) incentive policy development grant after completing some reform programs, a statement...

Baghlanis demand uplift project in urban areas

Baghlanis demand uplift project in urban areas

May 19,2020

Hundreds of residents of northern Baghlan province on Monday attended a protest gathering and asked the government to launch development projects in urban areas of the province...

Agrees in principles with Presidential Palace: Abdullah

Agrees in principles with Presidential Palace: Abdullah

May 03,2020

Former Chief Executive Office Abdullah Abdullah on Friday said progress has been made during talks with Presidential Palace and an agreement in principles had been reached. ...

Taliban, Afghan government need to accelerate release of prisoners and lower violence: Khalilzad

Taliban, Afghan government need to accelerate release of prisoners and lower violence: Khalilzad

May 03,2020

The Taliban and the government need to accelerate efforts to release prisoners and lower violence, which is the fastest means to intra-Afghan negotiations and a comprehensive permanent ...

US troop drawdown ahead of schedule: CNN

US troop drawdown ahead of schedule: CNN

May 03,2020

The Trump administration is ahead of troop pullout from Afghanistan in line with the US-Taliban peace pact, CNN reports...

Union: 2 Million Afghans Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19

Union: 2 Million Afghans Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19

May 03,2020

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers & Employees said on Friday that approximately two million workers and employees have lost their jobs due to the spread of the coronavirus ...

Afghan Govt Assures Transparency in Allocating COVID-19 Funds

Afghan Govt Assures Transparency in Allocating COVID-19 Funds

May 03,2020

The Ministry of Finance on Friday reassured the international community of accountability and transparency in the spending of the foreign assistance ...

Helmand's Bost Castle to be Restored: Officials

Helmand's Bost Castle to be Restored: Officials

May 03,2020

Officials of the southern province of Helmand said that the historical Bost castle (Qala-e-Bost), and four other historical heritage sites in the province, will be rebuilt in ...

179 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Afghanistan, Total 2,469

179 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Afghanistan, Total 2,469

May 03,2020

The Ministry of Public Health spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said on Saturday that in the past 24 hours, 179 positive cases have been recorded across the country, and the country ...

EU Welcomes Afghan ‘Inclusive’ Negotiation Team

EU Welcomes Afghan ‘Inclusive’ Negotiation Team

April 01,2020

“The EU Delegation in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission based in Kabul welcome the agreement by political leaders on an inclusive negotiation team. This constitutes an important step ...

OIC urges all-Afghan talks, joint coronavirus fight

OIC urges all-Afghan talks, joint coronavirus fight

April 01,2020

KABUL: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chief Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen on Tuesday again appealed to all leaders and parties in Afghanistan to work together ...

Arghandiwal appointed as acting finance minister

Arghandiwal appointed as acting finance minister

April 01,2020

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal as acting finance minister through a presidential decree, an official said on Tuesday...

Badakhshan locks down for 3 weeks

Badakhshan locks down for 3 weeks

April 01,2020

FAIZABAD: The governor on Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus in northeastern ...

Ex-Canada Envoy in Kabul Replaces UNAMA Head

Ex-Canada Envoy in Kabul Replaces UNAMA Head

March 26,2020

KABUL - Former Canada ambassadress to Afghanistan Deborah Lyons has been appointed as the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) chief...

Govt, Taliban to Discuss Swapping Prisoners

Govt, Taliban to Discuss Swapping Prisoners

March 26,2020

KABUL - The government and the Taliban are expected to hold a video conference in the presence of Qatar, the US and Red Cross representatives on prisoners releases today (Wednesday)...

Civilians, Policeman Killed in Kapesa Mortar Shell Attack

Civilians, Policeman Killed in Kapesa Mortar Shell Attack

March 26,2020

MAHMOOD RAQI - Three civilians were killed and three others, including a child, wounded when mortar shell fired by militants landed on their vehicle in the Tagab district ...

Trade Ports with Uzbekistan to Stay Open: Ahmadi

Trade Ports with Uzbekistan to Stay Open: Ahmadi

March 26,2020

KABUL - Industry and Commerce Minister Ajmal Ahmadi on Tuesday said commercial ports between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan would stay open...

Kazakhstan Stops Flour Exports to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan Stops Flour Exports to Afghanistan

March 26,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Chamber of Commerce of northern Balkh province on Tuesday said Kazakhstan has stopped exporting flour to Afghanistan...

New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

March 26,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said a new positive coronavirus case has been detected in capital Kabul, taking the nation’s tall to 79 in Afghanistan.. .

MoI Has Insulted Our Tribe, Claim Pashaee Youth

MoI Has Insulted Our Tribe, Claim Pashaee Youth

March 26,2020

JALALABAD - A number youth from Pashaee tribe in eastern Nangarhar province accuse the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of insulting their tribe in a formal letter. . .

U.S. State Secretary Pays Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

U.S. State Secretary Pays Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

March 24,2020

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday and expected to meet Afghan leaders including President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ...

Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

March 24,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani's government has been angered by Tehran's Sunday statement on political developments in Afghanistan following the announcement of disputed election results...

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

March 24,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the need for public cooperation with the government on preventing the spread of coronavirus...

Moscow Encourages Inclusive Govt in Kabul

Moscow Encourages Inclusive Govt in Kabul

March 24,2020

KABUL - Russia has asked Afghan politicians to set aside their differences and create an administration acceptable to all.
This was stated in a written debate of the media ...

Women’s Rights, Girls’ Education Top Priorities: Maiwandwal

Women’s Rights, Girls’ Education Top Priorities: Maiwandwal

March 24,2020

SHARAN - The new Women Affairs Department head of Southeastern Paktia province on Monday pledged to work for the basic rights of women and provision of education and work opportunity...

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

March 24,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Traders and their representatives in northern Baklh province say no exports departed the province through the air corridor during the past six months...

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

March 24,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan will release some prisoners and detainees as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The matter was discussed during a cabinet meeting ...

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

March 24,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) late on Sunday said six more positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in Afghanistan, taking the number of patents to 40 across ...

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

March 23,2020

KABUL – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the U.N. special envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto late yesterday, the Afghan Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement....

Delay of Peace Process Persists

Delay of Peace Process Persists

March 23,2020

DOHA - Following eighteen months of marathon diplomacy in Doha, the US and the Taliban signed a deal on February 29 in Doha with the aim of bringing peace to Afghanistan, but the next ...

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

March 23,2020

KABUL – Ferozuddin Feroz, health minister, on Sunday reported 10 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including two in the capital Kabul for the first time, taking the total ...

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

March 23,2020

KABUL - The Independent Civil Services and Administrative Reforms Commission (ICSARC) strategy reduced working hours of government employees and increased precautionary measures ...