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Civilians Targeted Amid Peace Talks & COVID19 Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: HRW
Civilians Targeted Amid Peace Talks & COVID19 Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: HRW

Afghanistan remained the deadliest country for civilians in 2020, as peace talks began between the Afghan government and the Taliban and the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically

13 Jan 2021
British, NATO Forces Must Not Leave Afghanistan Before Peace-Talks Conclude: UK Parliament
British, NATO Forces Must Not Leave Afghanistan Before Peace-Talks Conclude: UK Parliament

The International Relations and Defence Committee of UK Parliament in a report said that the British and NATO forces should

13 Jan 2021
18.4 Million People Are in Need of Assistance in Afghanistan: OCHA
18.4 Million People Are in Need of Assistance in Afghanistan: OCHA

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says across Afghanistan, about 18.4 million people are in need of assistance,

12 Jan 2021
Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Ignores Congress Ban
Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Ignores Congress Ban

The U.S. military has not halted a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Department of Defense told Reuters on Monday,

12 Jan 2021
Revised Humanitarian Appeal Requests $1.3 Billion to Reach 15.7 Million Afghans
Revised Humanitarian Appeal Requests $1.3 Billion to Reach 15.7 Million Afghans

The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) says the humanitarian organisations have an ambitious plan to reach 15.7 million people with life-saving

10 Jan 2021
Ghani Stresses to Legally Hand Over Power to His Elected Successor
Ghani Stresses to Legally Hand Over Power to His Elected Successor

President Ashraf Ghani has said that his basic goal is to hand power to his elected successor and through the

9 Jan 2021
Afghanistan Must “End Spiral of Violence” After Another Journalist Murdered: RSF
Afghanistan Must “End Spiral of Violence” After Another Journalist Murdered: RSF

The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a press release published on Thursday urged Afghanistan’s authorities to make every effort to

7 Jan 2021
2021 Is A Pivotal Year for NATO to Decide on Presence in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg
2021 Is A Pivotal Year for NATO to Decide on Presence in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press point with Alexander Dobrindt, Chairman of the CSU Parliamentary Group has

6 Jan 2021
Supported Vaccinators Won’t Stop Until They Eradicate Polio In Afghanistan: UNICEF
Supported Vaccinators Won’t Stop Until They Eradicate Polio In Afghanistan: UNICEF

After the wild poliovirus was officially eliminated in Africa in August, Afghanistan and Pakistan became the only countries in the

6 Jan 2021
UNAMA Welcomes Afghan Peace Negotiators Return to Resume Peace Talks
UNAMA Welcomes Afghan Peace Negotiators Return to Resume Peace Talks

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed today’s return of negotiators to Doha and looks forward to the

5 Jan 2021
IFJ, AIJA Urged Afghan Gov’t to Urgently Set Up An Independent Inquiry & Punish Prepatrators of Journalists Killings
IFJ, AIJA Urged Afghan Gov’t to Urgently Set Up An Independent Inquiry & Punish Prepatrators of Journalists Killings

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its local affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) condemn the assassination of

5 Jan 2021
Biden’s NSA Pick Supports US Policy on Afghanistan
Biden’s NSA Pick Supports US Policy on Afghanistan

Jake Sullivan, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for national security adviser has exexpressed support for peace diplomacy on Afghanistan. Speaking in an

4 Jan 2021
Presidential Palace Reacts to Pompeo’s Remarks on Zero Number of US Troops’ Casualties in Afghanistan
Presidential Palace Reacts to Pompeo’s Remarks on Zero Number of US Troops’ Casualties in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Presidential Palace has reacted to the recent remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said that no

3 Jan 2021
Pompeo Supports Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Hails Peace Negotiations
Pompeo Supports Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Hails Peace Negotiations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that no American soldiers have been killed in almost a year in

3 Jan 2021
Qatar Tries to Broker Ceasefire Between Afghan Gov’t-Taliban
Qatar Tries to Broker Ceasefire Between Afghan Gov’t-Taliban

As the second round of intra-Afghan talks approaches, the Presidential Palace announced that the Emir of Qatar had promised in

2 Jan 2021
300,000 Children Face Illness From Afghanistan’s Winter Conditions: Save the Children
300,000 Children Face Illness From Afghanistan’s Winter Conditions: Save the Children

More than 300,000 Afghan children face freezing winter conditions that could lead to illness, in the worst cases death, without

31 Dec 2020
Afghan & Indian Ulema Condemn War in Afghanistan & Call for Immediate Ceasefire
Afghan & Indian Ulema Condemn War in Afghanistan & Call for Immediate Ceasefire

The Islamic religious scholars and Ulema from various Islamic institutions in India and Afghanistan, in a gathering titled “The First

31 Dec 2020
Afghan Forces Abandon Nearly 200 Checkpoints in Afghanistan: Report
Afghan Forces Abandon Nearly 200 Checkpoints in Afghanistan: Report

Afghan security personnel have abandoned nearly 200 checkpoints in restive Kandahar province in recent weeks, officials said Wednesday, in some

31 Dec 2020
No Guarantee Afghan Peace Process Will Succeed: Stoltenberg
No Guarantee Afghan Peace Process Will Succeed: Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says there is no guarantee that the Afghan peace process will succeed. “Whatever we decide, there is

30 Dec 2020
50 Journalists Killed in 2020, Most of Them Deliberately Targeted: RSF
50 Journalists Killed in 2020, Most of Them Deliberately Targeted: RSF

At least 50 journalists worldwide have lost their lives on the job this year, according to the annual report of

29 Dec 2020
AIHRC Expresses Concern Over Continuation of Journalists Assassinations, Limitation of Access to Information
AIHRC Expresses Concern Over Continuation of Journalists Assassinations, Limitation of Access to Information

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says the freedom of expression is one of the most important achievements of Afghanistan

28 Dec 2020
Second Round of Intra-Afghan Talks is Scheduled to Begin in Qatar: Abdullah
Second Round of Intra-Afghan Talks is Scheduled to Begin in Qatar: Abdullah

The second day of the meeting of the Leadership Committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) was held

27 Dec 2020
Peace Talks to Resume on Jan. 5, Abdullah Says
Peace Talks to Resume on Jan. 5, Abdullah Says

The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the venue for peace talks should not be

26 Dec 2020
Last US Troops in Afghanistan Will Be Special Operations Forces: Miller
Last US Troops in Afghanistan Will Be Special Operations Forces: Miller

Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller after visiting US forces and American military leadership in Kabul on Tuesday said that

24 Dec 2020
EU Calls for Transparent, Thorough Investigations of Attacks & Assassinations in Afghanistan
EU Calls for Transparent, Thorough Investigations of Attacks & Assassinations in Afghanistan

The European Union says it expects transparent and thorough investigations of all attacks and assassinations in Afghanistan. EU in a statement

24 Dec 2020
International Community Slams Killing of FEFA Head
International Community Slams Killing of FEFA Head

Afghan officials say gunmen on Wednesday killed the head of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) Yousuf Rashid. The

23 Dec 2020
Number of Journalists Killed for Their Reporting Doubled in 2020, Finds CPJ; Afghanistan Deadliest Country
Number of Journalists Killed for Their Reporting Doubled in 2020, Finds CPJ; Afghanistan Deadliest Country

The number of journalists killed as a result of their work more than doubled in 2020, an international media watchdog

22 Dec 2020
42% of Afghan Population is in Emergency Levels of Food Insecurity
42% of Afghan Population is in Emergency Levels of Food Insecurity

Over the past five years, the food security situation in Afghanistan has steadily deteriorated with the percentage of food insecure

21 Dec 2020
US Special Envoy Condemns High Level of Violence in Afghanistan
US Special Envoy Condemns High Level of Violence in Afghanistan

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in a series of tweets has condemned the ongoing high level of

20 Dec 2020
Save the Children ‘Appalled’ By Blast in Ghazni That Killed Many Children
Save the Children ‘Appalled’ By Blast in Ghazni That Killed Many Children

Save the Children says it is appalled and sickened that so many children have been killed in the recent explosion

19 Dec 2020
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