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COVID-19: Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to Reopen on May 31
COVID-19: Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to Reopen on May 31

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which had been closed for more than two months due...

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Iran to Reopen Border with Turkmenistan on June 1
Iran to Reopen Border with Turkmenistan on June 1

Iranian officials announced the opening of the Iran and Turkmenistan border from June 1 if...

28 May 2020
UN Chief Says Just ‘Support’ for Global Ceasefire not Enough
UN Chief Says Just ‘Support’ for Global Ceasefire not Enough

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres lamented the lack of support for his call for a global ceasefire amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. He expressed sorrow that countries were not taking up the initiative to protect their citizens...

28 May 2020
Troop Withdrawal not Moving as Quickly as Trump Wants: US Defence Secretary
Troop Withdrawal not Moving as Quickly as Trump Wants: US Defence Secretary

U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said it was unlikely that all American troops would be out of Afghanistan by early November. On Tuesday, senior military officials said they are preparing plans to for a scenario where more than 8,000 troops from Afghanistan would be back stateside by early November...

28 May 2020
Troop Withdrawal not Moving as Quickly as Trump Wants: US Defence Secretary
Troop Withdrawal not Moving as Quickly as Trump Wants: US Defence Secretary

U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said it was unlikely that all American troops would be out of Afghanistan by early November. On Tuesday, senior military...

28 May 2020
EU Chief to Unveil ‘Next Generation’ Trillion-Euro Recovery Plan
EU Chief to Unveil ‘Next Generation’ Trillion-Euro Recovery Plan

European Union (EU) chief Ursula von der Leyen is set to unveil a roughly one-trillion-euro...

27 May 2020
COVID-19: More than 12,000 Cases in Afghanistan
COVID-19: More than 12,000 Cases in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health announced 625 new Coronavirus positive cases were reported across the country in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 12,456. Afghanistan currently has 11,091 active cases of COVID-19...

27 May 2020
Roshan Launches Afghanistan’s First Customer Service ‘Chatbox’ on Facebook
Roshan Launches Afghanistan’s First Customer Service ‘Chatbox’ on Facebook

Telecommunication service provider, Roshan, launched Afghanistan’s first ever Facebook customer service support service...

27 May 2020
UK Authorises Ebola Drug for Treatment of Coronavirus
UK Authorises Ebola Drug for Treatment of Coronavirus

Anti-viral drug treatment remdesivir will be made available to people with Coronavirus in the U.K. Early data suggests it appears to shorten recovery time by about four days, but clinical trials are...

27 May 2020
No Justice for Harirud Incident Victims Yet
No Justice for Harirud Incident Victims Yet

Nearly a month after the torture and drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River along the Afghanistan and Iran border, the Iranian delegation is in Kabul to participate in the joint fact-finding mission...

27 May 2020
India and Pakistan Battle Locust Attack Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
India and Pakistan Battle Locust Attack Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Swarms of desert locusts have invaded parts of India and Pakistan amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The crop-devouring insects were reported by Pakistan...

27 May 2020
Trump Wants Full Pullout of Troops from Afghanistan ‘As Soon as is Reasonable’
Trump Wants Full Pullout of Troops from Afghanistan ‘As Soon as is Reasonable’

Senior Pentagon officials are drawing plans to pull out all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, including one to pull them out by the 2020 U.S. presidential elections in November...

27 May 2020
Afghan Human Rights Commission Calls for Extension of Ceasefire
Afghan Human Rights Commission Calls for Extension of Ceasefire

With the ceasefire set to end at midnight today, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission...

26 May 2020
Afghans’ Aim for Peace, Cessation of Violence are Essential More Than Anything: China
Afghans’ Aim for Peace, Cessation of Violence are Essential More Than Anything: China

China on Tuesday welcomed the release of Taliban prisoners and reduction of fighting and violence in Afghanistan and said it was conducive to promoting intra-Afghan...

26 May 2020
Iranian Delegation Arrived Kabul to Discuss Border Incident
Iranian Delegation Arrived Kabul to Discuss Border Incident

An Iranian delegation arrived in Kabul today to probe into Harirud incident which claimed the lives of a number of Afghan migrants near the Iran-Afghanistan border...

26 May 2020
Afghan Gov’t Calls for Ceasefire Extension
Afghan Gov’t Calls for Ceasefire Extension

The Afghan government has called on the Taliban to extend a three-day ceasefire set to end on Tuesday night to pave the way for better release of the prisoners...

26 May 2020
Indian-American Couple Develops Low-Cost Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients
Indian-American Couple Develops Low-Cost Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

An Indian-American couple has developed Open-AirVentGT, a low-cost portable ventilator, to help doctors deal with Coronavirus patients. Devesh Ranjan, a professor...

26 May 2020
Turkey and Pakistan to ‘Enhance’ Bilateral Cooperation Against COVID-19
Turkey and Pakistan to ‘Enhance’ Bilateral Cooperation Against COVID-19

Turkey plans to enhance cooperation to support Pakistan’s efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus. During a phone call on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

26 May 2020
Eid Greetings Mark new Phase of Afghan Politics
Eid Greetings Mark new Phase of Afghan Politics

Afghan political commentators were caught by surprise when photos emerged of Eid meetings between President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and former president Hamid Karzai...

26 May 2020
Nearly 900 Taliban Prisoners to be Released Today
Nearly 900 Taliban Prisoners to be Released Today

Nearly 900 Taliban prisoners will be released today, announced the Afghan National Security Council (NSC). A spokesman of the NSC, Javid Faisal, said this was a positive...

26 May 2020
WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Trial for COVID-19 Patients Over Safety Fears
WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Trial for COVID-19 Patients Over Safety Fears

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has halted its clinical trials using hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for Coronavirus because of safety fears...

26 May 2020
34 Afghans Among Asylum Seekers Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard
34 Afghans Among Asylum Seekers Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

he Turkish Coast Guard team has rescued at least 72 asylum seekers, including 34 from Afghans from four boats in the Aegean Sea. The asylum seekers were on board...

26 May 2020
COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to Lift Curfew on June 21; Except in Mecca
COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to Lift Curfew on June 21; Except in Mecca

The Kingdom has recorded 74,795 COVI-19 cases with 399 deaths. They have been reporting more than 2,000 new positive cases every day...

26 May 2020
Afghan Ceasefire to Continue For Another Week
Afghan Ceasefire to Continue For Another Week

The three-day Eid ceasefire announced by the Afghan government and the Taliban will be extended for another week, media reported on late Monday...

26 May 2020
Works Started on Establishment of Border Bazaars at Pak-Afghan Trade Routes
Works Started on Establishment of Border Bazaars at Pak-Afghan Trade Routes

A delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said the government is going to establish border bazaars Torkham, Ghulam Khan...

26 May 2020
Afghan Woman Killed in Greece Moria Camp
Afghan Woman Killed in Greece Moria Camp

An Afghan woman has died at the Moria migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos after reportedly being stabbed by another woman, according...

25 May 2020
Three Shot Dead During Eid Festivities in Northwest Pakistan
Three Shot Dead During Eid Festivities in Northwest Pakistan

Gunmen opened fire and killed three men, including two government officials, returning from Eid Al-Fitr celebration in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district on Sunday...

25 May 2020
Police Fires at Water Shortage Protest in Southwest Iran
Police Fires at Water Shortage Protest in Southwest Iran

Policemen fired and injured people protesting the lack of drinking water in Ahvaz, a city in Southwest Iran. According to local reports, running water in the entire...

25 May 2020
India Cautious yet Hopeful for Extension of Afghan Ceasefire Agreement
India Cautious yet Hopeful for Extension of Afghan Ceasefire Agreement

India welcomed the Taliban-initiated ceasefire in Afghanistan during the three days of Eid Al-Fitr, and hopes the truce would be extended beyond Eid. “We hope that this ceasefire would extend...

25 May 2020
Afghanistan ‘Closer to Peace Than Ever’ but Road ‘Far From Smooth’: China
Afghanistan ‘Closer to Peace Than Ever’ but Road ‘Far From Smooth’: China

“The Afghan people are entitled to a better life free from the shadow of war,” said China’s State Concillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 13th National People’s Congress on Sunday...

25 May 2020