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Continued Intl Support As World Bank Predicts 7.4% Contraction Of Afghan Economy
Continued Intl Support As World Bank Predicts 7.4% Contraction Of Afghan Economy

Afghanistan’s economy is set to contract by between 5.5 to 7.4% in 2020 because of COVID-19, exacerbating poverty, and leading

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US Troops Withdraw From 5 Bases In Afghanistan As Part Of Taliban Peace Deal
US Troops Withdraw From 5 Bases In Afghanistan As Part Of Taliban Peace Deal

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the U.S. has withdrawn from and closed down five military bases in Afghanistan, as part

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Post FETÖ Coup Attempt, Turkish-Afghan Brotherhood Proved To Be Time-Tested
Post FETÖ Coup Attempt, Turkish-Afghan Brotherhood Proved To Be Time-Tested

It all started under the disguise of a charitable education effort. They presented themselves as a benign education movement, when

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NATO Calls On All Parties To Resolve Outstanding Demands For Intra-Afghan Talks To Start
NATO Calls On All Parties To Resolve Outstanding Demands For Intra-Afghan Talks To Start

NATO called on all parties in Afghanistan to resolve their outstanding demands and push forward with the intra-Afghan peace talks

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Sediqqi: Taliban Holding 1,000 Security Forces Prisoners May Be Untrue
Sediqqi: Taliban Holding 1,000 Security Forces Prisoners May Be Untrue

Following the release of prisoners, presidential spokesperson Seddiq Seddiqi said that the Taliban's claim that they held 1,000 members of

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US And NATO Comment On ‘Unacceptable Levels’ Of Taliban Violence
US And NATO Comment On ‘Unacceptable Levels’ Of Taliban Violence

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ross Wilson and NATO Senior Civilian Representative Stefano Pontecorvo both spoke about the high

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NDS Warns Taliban: Revenge For Samangan Attack Will Be Taken
NDS Warns Taliban: Revenge For Samangan Attack Will Be Taken

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) warned the Taliban that they would be launching attacks as soon as possible, in

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AIHRC: 2,957 Civilians Killed, Wounded In 880 Security Incidents In 2020
AIHRC: 2,957 Civilians Killed, Wounded In 880 Security Incidents In 2020

In the first six months of 2020, a total of 2,957 civilians were killed and wounded, with Taliban responsible for

14 Jul 2020
Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan With Russia, Floats Summit For UN Anniversary
Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan With Russia, Floats Summit For UN Anniversary

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov about Afghanistan, following reports that Russian military

14 Jul 2020
Khalilzad Condemns Taliban Attack In Samangan, Talks About Doha Agreement
Khalilzad Condemns Taliban Attack In Samangan, Talks About Doha Agreement

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, in a series of tweets on early Tuesday morning, condemned Taliban’s attack

14 Jul 2020
International Community Joins Ghani In Condemning Taliban Suicide Attack In Samangan
International Community Joins Ghani In Condemning Taliban Suicide Attack In Samangan

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the “inhuman and criminal” Taliban bombing and attempted siege of the National Directorate of Security (NDS)

13 Jul 2020
Trilateral Meeting Of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan FM Held
Trilateral Meeting Of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan FM Held

A trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan was held on Monday to discuss and develop

13 Jul 2020
Badakhshan Reports First Joint Attack By Taliban, Al Qaeda, IS
Badakhshan Reports First Joint Attack By Taliban, Al Qaeda, IS

For the first time, local officials in Badakhshan announced a joint offensive by the Taliban, Al Qaeda and IS in

13 Jul 2020
Rights Organisations Concerned About Surge in Civilian Deaths
Rights Organisations Concerned About Surge in Civilian Deaths

Amid the peace efforts, the recent surge in roadside bombings and civilian deaths has left rights groups concerned...

13 Jul 2020
Abdullah: Significant Contribution Of Women In Government And Peace Will Be Preserved
Abdullah: Significant Contribution Of Women In Government And Peace Will Be Preserved

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), said the advancements made by women in government and

12 Jul 2020
Taliban: Demand For Ceasefire Before Negotiations ‘Illogical’
Taliban: Demand For Ceasefire Before Negotiations ‘Illogical’

The Taliban responded to the Presidential Palace’s call for an end to the violence and the start of the intra-Afghan

12 Jul 2020
Presidential Palace, NSC: Taliban Disrupting Peace Dialogue By Escalating Violence
Presidential Palace, NSC: Taliban Disrupting Peace Dialogue By Escalating Violence

The Presidential Palace and the Office of the National Security Council (NSC) said on Sunday, that the Taliban had disrupted

12 Jul 2020
Women’s Group Calls For Appointment Of Women Governors In 5 Secure Provinces
Women’s Group Calls For Appointment Of Women Governors In 5 Secure Provinces

The Afghan Young Women Forum called on the government to appoint women as governors in at least five safe provinces

11 Jul 2020
Regional, International Partners Unhappy With High Level Of Taliban Violence: Foreign Ministry
Regional, International Partners Unhappy With High Level Of Taliban Violence: Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the partner nations who are monitoring the situation in Afghanistan, are dissatisfied with

11 Jul 2020
NSC: Taliban Killed 23 Civilians Last Week
NSC: Taliban Killed 23 Civilians Last Week

The Office of the National Security Council (NSC) said the Taliban killed at least 23 civilians and wounded 45 more

11 Jul 2020
Afghan Refugees Ask UNHCR For COVID-19 Aid In Pakistan
Afghan Refugees Ask UNHCR For COVID-19 Aid In Pakistan

Afghan refugees in Pakistan have asked the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other agencies to help those dislocated people who

11 Jul 2020
World Bank Provides $200 Million for Afghanistan to Protect People, Support Businesses Amid COVID-19
World Bank Provides $200 Million for Afghanistan to Protect People, Support Businesses Amid COVID-19

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $200 million grant to help Afghanistan mitigate COVID-19 impacts and

10 Jul 2020
Sapidar Palace Lists 14 Candidates For The Cabinet
Sapidar Palace Lists 14 Candidates For The Cabinet

The office of Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, has reportedly shortlisted 14 cabinet nominees, local

9 Jul 2020
Akhundzada Inducts New Members Into Taliban Negotiation Team
Akhundzada Inducts New Members Into Taliban Negotiation Team

Taliban’s supreme leader Mawalwi Hibatullah Akhundzada has inducted four senior members of the group’s leadership council into the Qatar...

9 Jul 2020
Reporters Without Borders Condemns Arrests, Harassment Of Journalists
Reporters Without Borders Condemns Arrests, Harassment Of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrests of journalists in Zabul and Khost by the National Department of Security

9 Jul 2020
Afghanistan In Oxfam’s 10 Worst Extreme Hunger Hotspots
Afghanistan In Oxfam’s 10 Worst Extreme Hunger Hotspots

Afghanistan follows Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo as the world’s worst extreme hunger hotspots where people are facing

9 Jul 2020
Kabul To Host Third International Meeting On Peace
Kabul To Host Third International Meeting On Peace

With representatives from 20 neighbouring and regional nations, along with international organisations, the Afghan government is set to host their

9 Jul 2020
Bounty Claims ‘Downright Lie’ Said Russian Ambassador To US
Bounty Claims ‘Downright Lie’ Said Russian Ambassador To US

U.S. media reports alleging that Russian intelligence offered bounty to Taliban for killing soldiers in Afghanistan were a "downright lie,"

9 Jul 2020
US Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Equipment In Kandahar Military Base
US Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Equipment In Kandahar Military Base

A U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to his role in a theft ring on a military installation in

9 Jul 2020
WFP Receives $49 Million To Feed Vulnerable Communities in Afghanistan
WFP Receives $49 Million To Feed Vulnerable Communities in Afghanistan

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution of $49 million for programmes that help meet the food and

8 Jul 2020
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