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Latest Stories is a portal that reflect major current affairs issues of Afghanistan. In latest stories, we provide more than news. Hot political, security, economic and social daily stories of Afghanistan are published through the Latest Stories section.

Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees
Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees

Seven Afghan women leaders and activists, who were assassinated in 2020, will be presented an honorary International Women of Courage

5 Mar 2021
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan
RSF Urges UN to take Urgent Measures to Rein in Growing Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the United Nations to take urgent measures to rein in the growing violence against

4 Mar 2021
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan
IFJ, AIJA Calls for Urgent Measures to Rectify Deplorable Safety Situation for Media Workers in Afghanistan

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) have strongly condemn the attacks

3 Mar 2021
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ
Afghan Govt Should Thoroughly Investigate Killings of Three Female Media Workers in Nangarhar: CPJ

Afghan authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold to account the killings of three employees of Enikass Radio and TV and

3 Mar 2021
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month
US Subcommittee on National Security to Hold Hearing on SIGAR’s Report This Month

The Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the US Subcommittee on National Security, issued a statement on Monday in response

2 Mar 2021
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process
President Ghani Met US Peace Envoy Khalilzad, Discussed Next Steps in Peace Process

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today met with the US Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss the intra-Afghan talks...

1 Mar 2021
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns
Any Attempt Against Doha Peace Accord Will Face Failure: Taliban Warns

On the first anniversary of the Doha agreement on Sunday, the Taliban warned that any attempt against the Doha peace

28 Feb 2021
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence
Russia FM Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a press conference with the Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar in Moscow on Friday

27 Feb 2021
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan
German Cabinet Today Approved Law to Extend Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan

The Germany's federal cabinet today (Thursday) approved a law that aims to extend the mandate for the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The Germany's

25 Feb 2021
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan
US Senate Armed Services Chairman Expects ‘Some Extension’ of Troops in Afghanistan

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday he expects “some extension” of the U.S. troop presence in

25 Feb 2021
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House
US President Biden Would Not Be Okay If Taliban Ruled Afghanistan: White House

US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House has said, underlining that there is

24 Feb 2021
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent
AIHRC: Violence Against Children in Afghanistan Increased by 16 Percent

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) today released its annual report on children's human rights situation in 2020 in the

23 Feb 2021
Afghanistan’s Civilian Casualties Rise Following Start of Intra-Afghan Talks: UN Report
Afghanistan’s Civilian Casualties Rise Following Start of Intra-Afghan Talks: UN Report

There was a rise in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan following the start of peace negotiations in September, although

23 Feb 2021
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Held Virtual Meeting with Afghan Civil Society Forum
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Held Virtual Meeting with Afghan Civil Society Forum

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations Team had a an online meeting with the Afghan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo)

22 Feb 2021
Afghan Air Force Won’t be Combat Effective ‘Within Months’ If Advisers Leave: IG Report
Afghan Air Force Won’t be Combat Effective ‘Within Months’ If Advisers Leave: IG Report

The Afghan air force, a key factor in the government’s ability to keep Taliban insurgents at bay, won’t be able

21 Feb 2021
US Strongly Supports Afghanistan Peace Process: Joe Biden
US Strongly Supports Afghanistan Peace Process: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden while addressing the Munich Security Conference on Friday said that the United States strongly supports Afghanistan

20 Feb 2021
Nato Chief Dismisses Early Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan
Nato Chief Dismisses Early Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the alliance will leave Afghanistan only when security conditions allow, as

18 Feb 2021
World Bank Approves $97.50M Grant to Provide Food Security, Lessen Drought & COVID19 Impacts for Afghans
World Bank Approves $97.50M Grant to Provide Food Security, Lessen Drought & COVID19 Impacts for Afghans

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of $97.50 million

17 Feb 2021
New Zealand Troops To Conclude 20-Year Deployment to Afghanistan by May
New Zealand Troops To Conclude 20-Year Deployment to Afghanistan by May

The final six personnel, three deployed at the Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy and three deployed at the NATO Resolute

17 Feb 2021
Defense Ministers Meet to Address NATO 2030, Missions in Afghanistan
Defense Ministers Meet to Address NATO 2030, Missions in Afghanistan

NATO defense ministers will meet via secure teleconference on Wednesday and Thursday (17-18 February 2021) to address NATO's missions in

16 Feb 2021
Explosion on Islam Qala Border Damages IOM Reception Centre, Stalls Services to Afghan Returnees
Explosion on Islam Qala Border Damages IOM Reception Centre, Stalls Services to Afghan Returnees

A massive fire on the border between Afghanistan and Iran, which caused USD millions worth of destruction on Saturday, also

16 Feb 2021
Killing of Human Rights Defenders, Media Workers Generated Fear Among Afghan Population: UN
Killing of Human Rights Defenders, Media Workers Generated Fear Among Afghan Population: UN

the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in it's new report released on Monday said that the killing of human

15 Feb 2021
Huge Losses Claimed as Herat Customs Office Blaze Put Out: Probe Launched
Huge Losses Claimed as Herat Customs Office Blaze Put Out: Probe Launched

A day after a massive fire which as broke out at Islam Qala port of Herat province, local officials say

14 Feb 2021
Germany’s FM Suggests Afghanistan Military Deployment Should be Extended
Germany’s FM Suggests Afghanistan Military Deployment Should be Extended

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has suggested that Berlin's military deployment in Afghanistan should be extended beyond its expiration in

13 Feb 2021
Biden Administration Facing ‘Serious Dilemmas’ on Afghan Troop Withdrawal: US Official
Biden Administration Facing ‘Serious Dilemmas’ on Afghan Troop Withdrawal: US Official

US President Joe Biden faces "serious dilemmas" in Afghanistan as a deadline to withdraw troops nears and the Taliban show

13 Feb 2021
Taliban Must Honour Commitments, Reduce Violence & Cut Ties with Terror Groups: Stoltenberg
Taliban Must Honour Commitments, Reduce Violence & Cut Ties with Terror Groups: Stoltenberg

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference thanked the Defence Minister for Belgium’s contributions to NATO’s

11 Feb 2021
Biden Indicates May 1 Deadline for Afghan Withdrawal Could be a Nonstarter
Biden Indicates May 1 Deadline for Afghan Withdrawal Could be a Nonstarter

In his first visit to the Pentagon as commander-in-chief, President Joe Biden indicated he could abandon the approaching May 1 exit deadline

11 Feb 2021
Rights Groups in Germany Demand Halt to Deportations to Afghanistan
Rights Groups in Germany Demand Halt to Deportations to Afghanistan

The right groups in Germany have renewed calls for a freeze on deportations of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan. As per

10 Feb 2021
Taliban Halts Intra-Afghan Talks: Dr. Abdullah
Taliban Halts Intra-Afghan Talks: Dr. Abdullah

The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation announced that the Taliban had halted the intra-Afghan talks in Doha...

9 Feb 2021
Afghanistan, India Signed Agreement on Shahtoot Dam Project
Afghanistan, India Signed Agreement on Shahtoot Dam Project

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to sign a project

9 Feb 2021
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