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US Military Launches First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since Ceasefire End
US Military Launches First Airstrikes Against Taliban Since Ceasefire End

The U.S. military said it had conducted two air raids on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan – the first since the

6 Jun 2020
RSF: Afghan Journalists Fall Victim to Both Bombings & Covid-19
RSF: Afghan Journalists Fall Victim to Both Bombings & Covid-19

Last week was deadly for media workers in Afghanistan, with two killed by a roadside bomb and two killed by

5 Jun 2020
Envoys to Kabul Call for Women’s Inclusion in Intra-Afghan Peace Talks
Envoys to Kabul Call for Women’s Inclusion in Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the U.K. and the European Union released a statement asking the Afghan government

4 Jun 2020
US, China, Russia, Pakistan Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks
US, China, Russia, Pakistan Discuss Intra-Afghan Talks

U.S., China, Russia and Pakistan held a consultation and vowed to accelerate the peace talks in Afghanistan and do their

4 Jun 2020
Afghanistan Forms Delegation to Investigate Kabul Mosque Suicide Bombing
Afghanistan Forms Delegation to Investigate Kabul Mosque Suicide Bombing

The Afghan government announced the formation of a six-member delegation to investigate the suicide bombing on the Wazir Akbar Khan

3 Jun 2020
Taliban Leader Receiving Treatment for COVID-19; Maybe Grave
Taliban Leader Receiving Treatment for COVID-19; Maybe Grave

The Supreme Leader of the Taliban Haibatullah Akhundzada has tested positive for Coronavirus and may have died while receiving treatment,

2 Jun 2020
NGO Warns of Humanitarian Crisis as COVID-19 Spreads Undetected in Afghanistan
NGO Warns of Humanitarian Crisis as COVID-19 Spreads Undetected in Afghanistan

With Afghanistan seeing a 684% jump in new COVID-19 cases in May, many more are going undetected and untested, said

1 Jun 2020
Mullah Omar’s Son Has ‘Reins of Taliban’: Former Afghan Intelligence Director
Mullah Omar’s Son Has ‘Reins of Taliban’: Former Afghan Intelligence Director

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of deceased Taliban founder and leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, has taken over as interim commander of

1 Jun 2020
Office Term Ends for ‘Best’ Minister of Public Health
Office Term Ends for ‘Best’ Minister of Public Health

Minister of Public Health (MoPH) Ferozuddin Feroz announced that his five-year-term at the Ministry leading Afghanistan’s healthcare had officially ended

1 Jun 2020
Taliban Claims Afghan Government ‘Distorting’ the Prisoner Exchange
Taliban Claims Afghan Government ‘Distorting’ the Prisoner Exchange

Amidst the continuation of the exchange of prisoners, Taliban claimed the Afghan government has been reporting an inflated figure for

1 Jun 2020
Taliban Says EU Peace Statement ‘Violates Afghan Sovereignty’
Taliban Says EU Peace Statement ‘Violates Afghan Sovereignty’

Taliban said it welcomed the EU peace efforts but criticized the declaration statement for containing measures that “violate the right

31 May 2020
Ghani and Abdullah Welcome EU Support and Hopes for Start of Intra-Afghan Talks
Ghani and Abdullah Welcome EU Support and Hopes for Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

Following the conditionality of the EU's assistance to the Afghan peace process, the Presidential Palace has announced that it welcomes

30 May 2020
Coronavirus Leaves Taliban Leadership in Disarray Before Peace Talks
Coronavirus Leaves Taliban Leadership in Disarray Before Peace Talks

Top Taliban leaders have been caught unawares by the spread of Coronavirus within their ranks, leaving control in the hands

30 May 2020
The 3 Million Hidden Victims of COVID-19 in Afghanistan
The 3 Million Hidden Victims of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

They had already lost their homes, communities and families to begin with but now the internally-displaced people in Afghanistan have

30 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

28 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

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
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

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

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 (AIHRC) echoed the international community

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

25 May 2020
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