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Even At A Crossroads For Peace, More People Are Wounded In Afghanistan War: ICRC
Even At A Crossroads For Peace, More People Are Wounded In Afghanistan War: ICRC

On the occasion of the 2020 Afghanistan Conference held in Geneva 23-24 November, President Peter Maurer of the International Committee of the Red Cross said ICRC has been...

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Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan Skyrocket Amid Unrelenting Violence & COVID19: IRC
Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan Skyrocket Amid Unrelenting Violence & COVID19: IRC

The humanitarian needs in Afghanistan skyrocket amid unrelenting violence and the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Afghanistan Conference is a critical opportunity...

23 Nov 2020
Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva; Financial Assistance & Political Support for Afghanistan’s Next 4 Years
Afghanistan 2020 Conference in Geneva; Financial Assistance & Political Support for Afghanistan’s Next 4 Years

The 2020 Afghanistan Conference entitled "Peace, Prosperity and Self-Sufficiency" for financial assistance and political support...

22 Nov 2020
Ahead Of Troops’ Withdrawal, US Secretary Of State Asks Taliban And Afghan Government To Speed Up
Ahead Of Troops’ Withdrawal, US Secretary Of State Asks Taliban And Afghan Government To Speed Up

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday in a meeting with Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, asked them to expedite discussions over peace talks...

22 Nov 2020
Human Rights Watch Urge Foreign Donors To Support Girl Education in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch Urge Foreign Donors To Support Girl Education in Afghanistan

The Human Rights Watch on Saturday stated that Afghanistan’s foreign donors should ensure that priority with regards to financial aid is given to education and health...

21 Nov 2020
US Senators Divided Over Troops’ Drawdown, Some Call It “Nonsensical”, Some Back It
US Senators Divided Over Troops’ Drawdown, Some Call It “Nonsensical”, Some Back It

US Acting Defence Secretary Chris Miller’s confirmation over President Donald Trump’s decision to retract American forces from Afghanistan has garnered mixed reactions from senators as some laud...

18 Nov 2020
Afghanistan Welcomes 10 Key Principles of 12 Allied Countries for Future Assistance
Afghanistan Welcomes 10 Key Principles of 12 Allied Countries for Future Assistance

The Afghan government has welcomed the position of its major international partners to raise ten key principles as a condition for continued and sustained international...

18 Nov 2020
Geneva Conference Must Ensure Protection Of Human Rights in Afghanistan: Amnesty International
Geneva Conference Must Ensure Protection Of Human Rights in Afghanistan: Amnesty International

Ahead of The Geneva Quadrennial Pledging Conference this month, Amnesty International has sought full commitment towards protecting and building Afghanistan’s human rights...

18 Nov 2020
‘We Are Not Sure of Any Positive Outcome From Qatar Peace-Talks’, Khalid Says
‘We Are Not Sure of Any Positive Outcome From Qatar Peace-Talks’, Khalid Says

Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid stated that he is not confident whether the Qatar peace talks will lead to a positive outcome, saying the Taliban has no will to bring peace to Afghanistan...

17 Nov 2020
Peace With Taliban Does Not Mean End to International Terrorism: Atmar
Peace With Taliban Does Not Mean End to International Terrorism: Atmar

Afghan Acting Foreign Minister, Haneef Atmar says peace with Taliban does not mean an end to international terrorism...

16 Nov 2020
US Defense Secretary Signals Troop Drawdown Ahead: ‘All Wars Must End’
US Defense Secretary Signals Troop Drawdown Ahead: ‘All Wars Must End’

President Donald Trump's new defense secretary signaled to the military in a late Friday message that he may be there to carry out one of the president's early campaign promises...

14 Nov 2020
Food Crisis Deepens in Afghanistan with 42% of Population Now Facing Acute Hunger
Food Crisis Deepens in Afghanistan with 42% of Population Now Facing Acute Hunger

A new report reveals Afghanistan has been pushed deeper into an already dire food security crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events...

12 Nov 2020
Afghan Officials Expect Change in US’ Handling of Government-Taliban Peace Talks
Afghan Officials Expect Change in US’ Handling of Government-Taliban Peace Talks

Afghan officials expect a change in the United States' handling of the government-Taliban peace talks should the projected winner of the presidential elections Joe Biden take office...

11 Nov 2020
Taliban to New US Administration: Implementing Doha Deal To End War in Afghanistan
Taliban to New US Administration: Implementing Doha Deal To End War in Afghanistan

The Taliban group has called on the new US administration to pave the way for an end to the war in Afghanistan by implementing the Qatar agreement...

10 Nov 2020
Afghan Women Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19: IRC
Afghan Women Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19: IRC

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) says COVID-19 has taken a toll on all Afghans, but women have been disproportionately impacted, from employment...

9 Nov 2020
President Ghani Says Relations with US to Deepen after Biden Win
President Ghani Says Relations with US to Deepen after Biden Win

President Ashraf Ghani has said that ties between Kabul and Washington are expected to deepen in areas of counter-terrorism and building peace as he congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory....

8 Nov 2020
IMF Approves $370 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement to Support Afghanistan
IMF Approves $370 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement to Support Afghanistan

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 42-month arrangement for Afghanistan under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) in an amount...

7 Nov 2020
SIGAR: Violence Surges In Afghanistan By 50% Despite Peace Talks
SIGAR: Violence Surges In Afghanistan By 50% Despite Peace Talks

Two temporary ceasefires over the summer did little to reduce the violence, as average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were up 50% in the third quarter of 2020...

5 Nov 2020
EU, Pakistan Call For Lasting Ceasefire In Afghanistan
EU, Pakistan Call For Lasting Ceasefire In Afghanistan

The European Union (EU) and Pakistan on Wednesday released a joint statement, reaffirming their determination to strengthen their ties and called on warring parties in Afghanistan...

5 Nov 2020
Saleh: Have Evidence To Identify, Arrest Taliban Collaborators Of Kabul University Attack
Saleh: Have Evidence To Identify, Arrest Taliban Collaborators Of Kabul University Attack

Two days after the deadly terrorist attack on the Law Faculty of Kabul University, first Vice President Amrullah Saleh said that evidence showed the attack was pre-planned and the Taliban are the perpetrators...

4 Nov 2020
Khalilzad Says IS Responsible For Kabul University Attack, Afghan Leaders Say Otherwise
Khalilzad Says IS Responsible For Kabul University Attack, Afghan Leaders Say Otherwise

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad once again urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to call for a ceasefire and asked them to unite against...

3 Nov 2020
Saleh: Tactics Of Kabul University Attackers Similar To New Taliban Group
Saleh: Tactics Of Kabul University Attackers Similar To New Taliban Group

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Tusday said that the tactics of the Kabul University attackers were those of a new Taliban group created in Khost under the name “Fateh Zwak...

3 Nov 2020
Saleh: Those Who Disrespect Security Forces Will Pay The Price
Saleh: Those Who Disrespect Security Forces Will Pay The Price

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said that those who disrespect and are violent towards security...

2 Nov 2020
Iran Goes Into Lockdown To Stem Third Wave Of COVID-19
Iran Goes Into Lockdown To Stem Third Wave Of COVID-19

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced new COVID-19 restrictions that will take effect on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces for the next 10 days as the nation battled...

1 Nov 2020
Human Rights Watch Needs The ‘Right Glasses’ Says Saleh
Human Rights Watch Needs The ‘Right Glasses’ Says Saleh

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Sunday that Human Rights Watch (HRW) need to check their facts and are misjudging the issue of the two women journalists being allegedly mistreated by Kabul Police...

1 Nov 2020
Car Crashed Into The Gate of Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Driver Arrested
Car Crashed Into The Gate of Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Driver Arrested

A car crashed into the door of Masjid Al Haram, the grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi, causing no casualties...

31 Oct 2020
Human Rights Watch: Afghan Police Raid On Kabul Journalists’ Home Act Of Intimidation
Human Rights Watch: Afghan Police Raid On Kabul Journalists’ Home Act Of Intimidation

An Afghan police raid on the home of two female journalists in Kabul in mid-October raises concerns about rising threats to women in public life and questions the Kabul police...

31 Oct 2020
UN Official Warns Al Qaeda Remains ‘Heavily Embedded’ Within Taliban
UN Official Warns Al Qaeda Remains ‘Heavily Embedded’ Within Taliban

A UN official told BBC that despite the signing of the Doha agreement and the pledge to break ties with all foreign terrorist groups, the Al Qaeda remains "heavily embedded" within the Taliban in Afghanistan...

29 Oct 2020
Rula Ghani: Afghan Women Don’t Want Peace ‘At Any cost’
Rula Ghani: Afghan Women Don’t Want Peace ‘At Any cost’

First Lady Rula Ghani said that while Afghan women want peace, the progress they have made in the past 19 years should not be risked in the peace negotiations with the Taliban as the talks continue in Doha...

29 Oct 2020
Afghan Arrested For 2008 Abduction of American Journalist
Afghan Arrested For 2008 Abduction of American Journalist

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday said charges have been filed against Haji Najibullah for the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of an American journalist for The New York Times...

29 Oct 2020