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Reconciliation Council: Government’s Negotiating Team Will Leave For Qatar By Tomorrow
Reconciliation Council: Government’s Negotiating Team Will Leave For Qatar By Tomorrow

The High Council for National Reconciliation said that with the process of prisoner exchange almost completed, the government’s negotiating team

2 Sep 2020
Reconciliation Council: Prisoner Exchange Will End Soon, Intra-Afghan Talks To Begin
Reconciliation Council: Prisoner Exchange Will End Soon, Intra-Afghan Talks To Begin

The Afghan government will complete the prisoner exchange process with the intra-Afghan talks to begin soon after, the High Council

2 Sep 2020
Access To Information Commission Deducts Salary Of MoD, NSIA Head
Access To Information Commission Deducts Salary Of MoD, NSIA Head

The Access to Information Commission (AIC) announced on Tuesday they would deduct one-month salaries of the head of the Ministry

1 Sep 2020
US Urges Afghanistan To Not Delay Intra-Afghan Peace Talks
US Urges Afghanistan To Not Delay Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

President Ashraf Ghani spoke to U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on Monday, who urged Afghanistan to start the peace

1 Sep 2020
US Lawmakers Demand Witnesses From Pompeo, Esper On Afghan Strategy Hearing
US Lawmakers Demand Witnesses From Pompeo, Esper On Afghan Strategy Hearing

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark

1 Sep 2020
Taliban Violated Doha Deal By Shelling US Bases: NYT
Taliban Violated Doha Deal By Shelling US Bases: NYT

The Taliban is believed to be responsible for the recent rockets launched at a joint U.S.-Afghan airfield and another U.S.

31 Aug 2020
Ghani Appoints Members To The High Council Of National Reconciliation
Ghani Appoints Members To The High Council Of National Reconciliation

President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree appointing members and the leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation, which

30 Aug 2020
UN Sec-Gen Calls On All Parties To Reduce Violence ‘Immediately, Without Preconditions”
UN Sec-Gen Calls On All Parties To Reduce Violence ‘Immediately, Without Preconditions”

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Afghan government and the Taliban to reduce violence and start the

29 Aug 2020
NSC: Taliban Has To Release Commandos For Govt To Proceed With Prisoner Exchange
NSC: Taliban Has To Release Commandos For Govt To Proceed With Prisoner Exchange

The Office of the National Security Council (NSC) said on Saturday, that the Taliban has to release the 22 Afghan

29 Aug 2020
Afghan Leaders Express Concern Over ‘Threats’ By ‘Cell’ Of Officials Close To Ghani
Afghan Leaders Express Concern Over ‘Threats’ By ‘Cell’ Of Officials Close To Ghani

A group of Afghan leaders and activists have written a letter to President Ashraf Ghani claiming that a group close

27 Aug 2020
Flash Floods Across Afghanistan Claim Lives Of Over 100 People
Flash Floods Across Afghanistan Claim Lives Of Over 100 People

In the past day, flash floods across Afghanistan have killed over 100 people and left nearly as many wounded...

27 Aug 2020
Ombudsperson: Ventilators Not Smuggled But Widespread Corruption In COVID-19 Budget
Ombudsperson: Ventilators Not Smuggled But Widespread Corruption In COVID-19 Budget

The Ombudsperson Office said that no ventilators have been smuggled out of Afghanistan, but investigations showed widespread corruption in the

26 Aug 2020
Danesh: Taliban Are Making Excuses To Not Start Talks With Afghan Government
Danesh: Taliban Are Making Excuses To Not Start Talks With Afghan Government

Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh said the Taliban were making excuses to delay the peace talks with the Afghan government

26 Aug 2020
Illegal Mining Costs Millions Annually, Fuels Conflict: UN
Illegal Mining Costs Millions Annually, Fuels Conflict: UN

The government of Afghanistan is losing $123 million annually due to illegal mining which is eating into the royalties and

26 Aug 2020
Pakistan’s FM Qureshi Meets Taliban Delegation To Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks
Pakistan’s FM Qureshi Meets Taliban Delegation To Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister. Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with the delegation from the Taliban’s political office, led by Mullah Baradar, on

25 Aug 2020
Atmar: All Released Taliban Prisoners Dangerous, That’s Why They Were In Prison
Atmar: All Released Taliban Prisoners Dangerous, That’s Why They Were In Prison

Acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar said that the international community would have to work together to find a solution for

25 Aug 2020
Over 60 Security Personnel Killed, Wounded In Attacks Across Afghanistan
Over 60 Security Personnel Killed, Wounded In Attacks Across Afghanistan

Taliban claimed to have killed or wounded as many as 49 security personnel, and shooting down a helicopter during clashes

22 Aug 2020
Pakistan Officially Orders Compliance With UN Sanctions Against Taliban
Pakistan Officially Orders Compliance With UN Sanctions Against Taliban

Pakistan has ordered full compliance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions that imposed sanctions against the Afghan Taliban and

22 Aug 2020
Integrity Watch: COVID-19 Data Unreliable, Health Facilities Need Urgent Attention
Integrity Watch: COVID-19 Data Unreliable, Health Facilities Need Urgent Attention

Integrity Watch Afghanistan said that the Afghan government and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) need to take urgent steps

20 Aug 2020
Ghani To Taliban: We Have Removed Hurdles, So Accept Ceasefire And Start Talks
Ghani To Taliban: We Have Removed Hurdles, So Accept Ceasefire And Start Talks

President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to accept a permanent ceasefire and to start the intra-Afghan talks as soon

20 Aug 2020
Over 20 Civilian Casualties In Attacks Across 8 Afghan Provinces
Over 20 Civilian Casualties In Attacks Across 8 Afghan Provinces

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and local authorities reported over 20 civilian casualties in the past day, along with almost

19 Aug 2020
COVID-19 Worsens Situation For 4.1 Million IDPs In Afghanistan: Amnesty
COVID-19 Worsens Situation For 4.1 Million IDPs In Afghanistan: Amnesty

Over 4.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan have been adversely affected by COVID-19 as the country faces a

19 Aug 2020
COVID-19 Could Push Afghan Poverty Rates To 70%: UNDP
COVID-19 Could Push Afghan Poverty Rates To 70%: UNDP

The COVID-19 pandemic so gravely threatens already impoverished Afghanistan that warring factions should do “whatever it takes” to defuse conflict

19 Aug 2020
US: Taliban Reneged On Doha Deal As It Still Supports Al Qaeda, Violence Has Increased
US: Taliban Reneged On Doha Deal As It Still Supports Al Qaeda, Violence Has Increased

The Taliban has not honoured its commitment to cut ties with al Qaeda and while attacks on U.S. coalition forces

19 Aug 2020
Envoys, International Leaders Wish Afghanistan On 101st Independence Day
Envoys, International Leaders Wish Afghanistan On 101st Independence Day

President Ashraf Ghani laid a wreath at the Independence Minaret in the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on Tuesday morning,

18 Aug 2020
Saleh: Taliban Would Shoot Entire Afghan Govt Negotiating Team If Possible
Saleh: Taliban Would Shoot Entire Afghan Govt Negotiating Team If Possible

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh condemned Friday’s “terrorist attack” on Fawzia Koofi, a member of the government's peace negotiating team

16 Aug 2020
Fighting Intensifies With Attacks Across Daykundi, Ghazni, Helmand, Baghlan, Uruzgan
Fighting Intensifies With Attacks Across Daykundi, Ghazni, Helmand, Baghlan, Uruzgan

At least 15 Taliban insurgents were killed along with nine members of the Afghan security forces and five of the

15 Aug 2020
Death Of 9 Human Rights Defenders An Alarming Trend: UN Experts
Death Of 9 Human Rights Defenders An Alarming Trend: UN Experts

Afghanistan must take early, decisive action to prevent the further killings of human rights defenders said independent experts from the

15 Aug 2020
Surge in Explosions on the Eve of Intra-Afghan Talks; No Group Takes Responsibility
Surge in Explosions on the Eve of Intra-Afghan Talks; No Group Takes Responsibility

As intra-Afghan talks approach, in recent weeks, bombings and the use of magnetic IEDs in Kabul and a number of

13 Aug 2020
Pompeo Says He Warned Russia Against Offering Bounties for US Soldiers
Pompeo Says He Warned Russia Against Offering Bounties for US Soldiers

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he warned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that there would be “an

13 Aug 2020
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