The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has welcomed the U.N. Security Council statement condemning in the strongest terms “the alarming number of attacks deliberately targeting civilians in Afghanistan.” MoFA in a statement on Saturday said that as the statement rightly notes, heinous attacks against civil servants, media, judiciary, human rights defenders, prominent women figures, humanitarian and health workers have increased following the start of

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The Army Chief of Staff has confirmed that the 217th Pamir Corps in Kunduz province will be merged with the 209th Shaheen Corps in Balkh province. Speaking at a press conference with senior security officials on Saturday, Army Chief of Staff Mohammad Yasin Zia said the Ministry of Defense was also working on reforms in times of war. According to the Chief of Staff, the

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President Ashraf Ghani today in a meeting with the presence of Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum evaluated the security situation of the northern provinces of the country. The Presidential Palace in a statement on Saturday said that in addition to evaluation of security situation, President Ghani also praised the performance of Afghan security forces. Attracting people to the

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Hamdullah Mohib, the National Security Adviser (NSA) says the Afghan government will attend the Moscow and Istanbul peace summits. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Saturday, Mr. Mohib said that the Foreign Ministry and the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) are currently working to increase the level of participation of other countries and the Taliban in the upcoming meetings in Moscow

13 March 2021

Russia has invited Qatar as an honorary guest to a meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow, the country's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. A multi-nation meeting on the Afghan peace process will take place on March 18 at the level of the special envoys, Maria Zakharova said at a news conference in Moscow. Russia, the US, China and Pakistan will attend the meeting.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situations in Afghanistan, this week and agreed to remain in close contact on the issues, Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said on Friday. "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday to discuss Afghanistan. On Afghanistan,

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The situation of women journalists is worsening in Afghanistan, according to the annual report that the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) which has recently published. The report blames threats, violence, targeted killings, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the peace talks with the Taliban, as well as traditional attitudes towards the place of women in Afghan society. The CPAWJ has

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Saturday reported two new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported no deaths and three recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Kabul and Kandahar provinces. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,959 the number of total reported deaths is 2,457

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The Afghanistan Meteorological Department has issued a rain, snow and flash flood warning for 20 provinces from today to tomorrow. According to a warning posted on the AMD’s website, the department stated between 10 and 40mm of rain forecast for a number of provinces. The provinces include Herat, Badghis, Faryab, Ghor, Sar-e Pul, Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Kunduz,

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Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar met with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod via video conference on Thursday evening. The Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) in a statement said that the two sides discussed the finalization of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the two countries, advancing the Afghan peace process, good governance, and the continuation of Denmark's valuable assistance to Afghanistan. Calling Denmark a valued partner, Mr.

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