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Number of Afghan Children Needing Help to Survive in 2020 Jumps 40%
Number of Afghan Children Needing Help to Survive in 2020 Jumps 40%

The number of children in Afghanistan who will need humanitarian assistance in 2020 has jumped by 40 percent compared to

19 Feb 2020
Ashraf Ghani Wins Contested Presidential Election: Final Results
Ashraf Ghani Wins Contested Presidential Election: Final Results

Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani won the majority of votes in September elections, according to the final results by the Independent Election

18 Feb 2020
UN Chief Urges World to Step Up Climate Action, Praises Support to Afghan Refugees
UN Chief Urges World to Step Up Climate Action, Praises Support to Afghan Refugees

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country’s decades of “outstanding generosity and

17 Feb 2020
Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk: Esper
Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk: Esper

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could

16 Feb 2020
President Ghani Met Pompeo, Esper on Cusp of Taliban Deal
President Ghani Met Pompeo, Esper on Cusp of Taliban Deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met on Friday with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani amid

15 Feb 2020
US-Taliban Talks: Pompeo Hails ‘Pretty Important Breakthrough
US-Taliban Talks: Pompeo Hails ‘Pretty Important Breakthrough

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there has been a "pretty important breakthrough" in peace talks with the Taliban

14 Feb 2020
Emergency Mode Announced in Daikundi; 18 Killed By Avalanches
Emergency Mode Announced in Daikundi; 18 Killed By Avalanches

At least 18 people have been killed and two others were missing by avalanches in central Daikundi province, local officials

13 Feb 2020
Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished in Afghanistan: HRW
Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished in Afghanistan: HRW

Two recent cases in Afghanistan highlight the failure of authorities to prosecute sexual assault implicating powerful people, Human Rights Watch

13 Feb 2020
Trump Reportedly Gives ‘Conditional’ Approval to Afghan Deal
Trump Reportedly Gives ‘Conditional’ Approval to Afghan Deal

US President Donald Trump has conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban that may lead to the withdrawal of

12 Feb 2020
NATO Supports US Efforts to Achieve Peaceful Solution
NATO Supports US Efforts to Achieve Peaceful Solution

The NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg addressed Afghanistan at a press conference ahead of NATO’s two-day meeting on Tuesday, saying NATO

11 Feb 2020
More than 5,000 Killed, Wounded, Kidnapped Trying to Rebuild Afghanistan: SIGAR
More than 5,000 Killed, Wounded, Kidnapped Trying to Rebuild Afghanistan: SIGAR

More than 5,000 Americans, Afghans, and coalition service members have been killed, wounded, or kidnapped in Afghanistan since the United

11 Feb 2020
US Military Budget Request For Afghanistan Lowest In A Decade
US Military Budget Request For Afghanistan Lowest In A Decade

With a $14 billion dollar budget request for fiscal year 2021, the U.S. military is set to spend its lowest

11 Feb 2020
Afghans Celebrate ‘Skateistan’ Victory at Oscars
Afghans Celebrate ‘Skateistan’ Victory at Oscars

Afghans took to social media Monday to celebrate a rare piece of good news for the war-torn country, after a

10 Feb 2020
Taliban Ready to Enter Direct Talks With Kabul Only After Signing Deal With US: Moscow
Taliban Ready to Enter Direct Talks With Kabul Only After Signing Deal With US: Moscow

The Taliban express readiness to enter direct talks with Kabul only after signing a peace deal with the US, the

9 Feb 2020
ONDCP Data Reveals Drop in Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation
ONDCP Data Reveals Drop in Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has released the results of the annual U.S. Government estimate measuring

8 Feb 2020
Amnesty International Calls on Gov’t to Implement Access to Information
Amnesty International Calls on Gov’t to Implement Access to Information

The Afghan government must respect, protect and fulfill the right to information, Amnesty International said in a press release on...

5 Feb 2020
ESG Calls on Electoral Bodies to Act Impartially
ESG Calls on Electoral Bodies to Act Impartially

The Election Support Group (ESG) has said it recognized the patience all Afghans displayed awaiting the announcement of presidential election

5 Feb 2020
Trump Renews Vow to Withdraw from Afghanistan
Trump Renews Vow to Withdraw from Afghanistan

But last year he abruptly said that he had cancelled a previously unannounced summit at the Camp David presidential retreat

5 Feb 2020
Afghanistan Allies Announced Support For Free Access to Information
Afghanistan Allies Announced Support For Free Access to Information

Following the protest of Afghan media outlets on Tuesday, Afghanistan allies including UK, Germany, France, EU and UNAMA have announced

4 Feb 2020
Number of IDPs in Afghanistan Reaches to 436,935 in 2019: WHO
Number of IDPs in Afghanistan Reaches to 436,935 in 2019: WHO

According to a new report released by World Health Organization (WHO), conflicts in Afghanistan forced 6,772 people to flee from

4 Feb 2020
U.S. Demands ‘Evidence’ From Taliban On Cease-Fire Before Deal
U.S. Demands ‘Evidence’ From Taliban On Cease-Fire Before Deal

Pompeo told a news conference in Uzbekistan on February 3 that a deal was close but that they had been

3 Feb 2020
Khalilzad Briefs President Ghani on Taliban Talks
Khalilzad Briefs President Ghani on Taliban Talks

President Ashraf Ghani has met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul and the two held

2 Feb 2020
‘The Afghanistan Papers’ To Be Turned Into A Documentary & Scripted Series
‘The Afghanistan Papers’ To Be Turned Into A Documentary & Scripted Series

The Afghanistan Papers, a confidential trove of interviews with top U.S. national security officials obtained by the Washington Post that

1 Feb 2020
Gov’t Offices Reopened After 10 Days Protests in Ghor
Gov’t Offices Reopened After 10 Days Protests in Ghor

The governor of Ghor has confirmed that the government offices in Ghor province have been reopened after ten days of

1 Feb 2020
Insurgent Attacks Reach Record-High Level in Afghanistan
Insurgent Attacks Reach Record-High Level in Afghanistan

Attacks by the Taliban and other insurgent groups in Afghanistan reached record-high levels in late 2019 as peace talks between

1 Feb 2020
Afghan Civilians Continue to Pay the Price of Conflict in 2019: AI
Afghan Civilians Continue to Pay the Price of Conflict in 2019: AI

In 2019, Afghan civilians continued to pay the price of the ongoing conflict as justice proved elusive for the victims,

30 Jan 2020
Pentagon Slashes Black Hawk Numbers it Planned to Supply to Afghan Forces
Pentagon Slashes Black Hawk Numbers it Planned to Supply to Afghan Forces

In a new report, the Pentagon said it would be slashing the number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters it planned

29 Jan 2020
UN Seeks More Emergency Aid For Afghanistan As Poverty Grows
UN Seeks More Emergency Aid For Afghanistan As Poverty Grows

The dependence on aid underscores the challenges facing the Western-backed government in Kabul, which needs economic growth to help replace

28 Jan 2020
US Records Highest Airstrike Rate In Afghanistan For A Decade
US Records Highest Airstrike Rate In Afghanistan For A Decade

The US military dropped more munitions on Afghanistan in 2019 than in any other year over the past decade, figures

27 Jan 2020
QRCS Provides Modern Heating System at Kabul Asylum
QRCS Provides Modern Heating System at Kabul Asylum

The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has completed a project to establish a central heating

26 Jan 2020
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