Kabul: China can play a major role in the regional peace process as the US withdraws from Afghanistan, said Afghan Ambassador to China Javid Qaem on Tuesday. A prominent advantage that China enjoys is that it has good relations with both Afghanistan and Pakistan and can play a critical role in building trust between these two neighboring countries, and the trust is the real

1 June 2021

Kabul: At least 50 graduates of the Kabul school which was targeted by terrorists on May 8, have been selected for scholarships from the Al-Zahra University in Tehran. Following the explosion near the girls’ school in Kabul, Al-Zahra University’s board members approved a plan to support the education of talented and influential women and promote the status of women in Afghanistan. Under the plan, 25

1 June 2021

Kabul: At least three soldiers had been killed and five were wounded in a mine explosion in Charikar, the provincial capital, at 2:30am, said Abdul Qassem Sangin, head of the Parwan District Hospital, on Tuesday. According to him, the injured have already been transferred to Parwan District Hospital. The incident was caused by a collision between a

1 June 2021

Kabul: The Anti-corruption department of the Ministry of Interior has arrested three senior officials (current and former) of the Samangan province along with their colleagues on charges of abuse of authority, illegal executions, usurpation of government property and embezzlement. Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said that the men were arrested on Tuesday. Firuzaldin Tagin, the mayor of

1 June 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 1,045 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 33 deaths and 112 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 74,026, while the number of reported deaths is 3,007 and the total number of recoveries is 57,742. MoPH

1 June 2021

Kabul: After the New Kabul Command base was handed over last week to the Afghan forces, there are reports that the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Bagram air base, will now be handed over to the Afghan security forces, as per BBC. The Afghan Ministry of Defense also confirmed to the BBC that the base will be handed over to Afghan forces as

1 June 2021

Kabul: On International Children's Day, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said that according to the National Strategy for Children, more than six million children are currently at risk in 23 categories. Ghulam Haidar Jilani, Deputy Minister of Social Affairs at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, said at a Children's Day celebration in Kabul that the number of children, included orphans,

1 June 2021

Kabul: Ross Wilson, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul, said that his country will continue to work together to secure Kabul International Airport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release that the Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul raised the issue on Monday during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Mohammad Hanif Atmar. Referring to the bilateral

1 June 2021

Kabul: After weeks of deadlock in the intra-Afghan talks, a number of members of the negotiating team of the government are heading to Doha from Kabul to advance the peace talks, said Najiya Anwari, spokesperson for the government ministry for peace. Anwari added that the rest of the members of the government's peace negotiating team will join the other members of the delegation soon

1 June 2021

Kabul: Iran’s Parliament on Monday passed the Iran-Afghanistan Rail Cooperation Agreement which allows rail connection between the neighboring countries. Both the countries had agreed to create a direct connection through railroad to transfer passengers and goods. According to the agreement, the two sides have agreed to provide rail vehicles and services and implement sanitary supervision in accordance with international rules, while domestic rules are

1 June 2021