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EU Welcomes Afghan ‘Inclusive’ Negotiation Team
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
KABUL - The Independent Civil Services and Administrative Reforms Commission (ICSARC) strategy reduced working hours of government employees and increased precautionary measures ...
Afghan Embassy in Australia Urges for Impartial Investigation on Allegations of War Crimes in Afghanistan
KABUL – Afghan Embassy in Australia asked for impartial investigation on allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan...
Herat Man with Covid-19 Symptoms Dies
HERAT - A man in the western province of Herat, who was suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, died shortly after he was admitted to the regional hospital in Herat dedicated ...
‘People with Corona Symptoms Must Pray at Home’
KABUL - Religious scholars on Sunday urged the government and Taliban to create a joint commission on combating coronavirus and advised people to follow guidelines...
Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan
KABUL - I depart Kabul with one wish, a wish that I share with millions of Afghans: for peace to return to Afghanistan.
May 2020 be the year that the war ends and Afghans ...
‘No COVID-19 Case Reported in Afghanistan in Last 24 Hours’: MoPH
KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday announced that "no positive case of the coronavirus was reported in the country in the last 24 hours," but results ...
Chinese Billionaire Sending 1.8m Masks to Afghanistan, 9 Other Countries to Combat Coronavirus
BEIJING - Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, pledged 1.8 million face masks, 210,000 test kits and 36,000 protective suits plus ventilators and thermometers to combat ...
Doha Accord to Help Stabilise Afghanistan: Morrison
KABUL - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani on winning a second term in office.
A statement from Ghani’s office on Friday ...
Ambassadors to Kabul Concerned Over Afghan Leaders’ Political Dilemmas
KABUL - The ambassadors of some foreign countries to Kabul, in their Nawroz welcoming notes, expressed their concerns regarding the ongoing tensions between the Afghan political leaders...
Karzai, Sayyaf Attempt Mediation of Political Stalemate
KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai and former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf have begun mediation efforts to solve the tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and ...
Afghan Airlines Intl Flights 90% Halted: ACAA
KABUL - Almost two weeks have passed since Afghan aviation companies announced a near-total shutdown of international flights, but some foreign companies are still flying in and out of ...
President Ghani Allocates Afgs400 Million for Herat to Combat Coronavirus
KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at decree announced AFGs400 million commitment to help Herat province contain the spread of novel coronavirus...
Afghanistan's First Coronavirus Patient Has Recovered: Health Ministry
KABUL - Afghanistan's first coronavirus patient has recovered from the disease, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.
As 21 others confirmed to have coronavirus ...