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Explosion on Islam Qala Border Damages IOM Reception Centre, Stalls Services to Afghan Returnees
Explosion on Islam Qala Border Damages IOM Reception Centre, Stalls Services to Afghan Returnees

A massive fire on the border between Afghanistan and Iran, which caused USD millions worth of destruction on Saturday, also

16 Feb 2021
Killing of Human Rights Defenders, Media Workers Generated Fear Among Afghan Population: UN
Killing of Human Rights Defenders, Media Workers Generated Fear Among Afghan Population: UN

the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in it's new report released on Monday said that the killing of human

15 Feb 2021
Huge Losses Claimed as Herat Customs Office Blaze Put Out: Probe Launched
Huge Losses Claimed as Herat Customs Office Blaze Put Out: Probe Launched

A day after a massive fire which as broke out at Islam Qala port of Herat province, local officials say

14 Feb 2021
Germany’s FM Suggests Afghanistan Military Deployment Should be Extended
Germany’s FM Suggests Afghanistan Military Deployment Should be Extended

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has suggested that Berlin's military deployment in Afghanistan should be extended beyond its expiration in

13 Feb 2021
Biden Administration Facing ‘Serious Dilemmas’ on Afghan Troop Withdrawal: US Official
Biden Administration Facing ‘Serious Dilemmas’ on Afghan Troop Withdrawal: US Official

US President Joe Biden faces "serious dilemmas" in Afghanistan as a deadline to withdraw troops nears and the Taliban show

13 Feb 2021
Taliban Must Honour Commitments, Reduce Violence & Cut Ties with Terror Groups: Stoltenberg
Taliban Must Honour Commitments, Reduce Violence & Cut Ties with Terror Groups: Stoltenberg

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference thanked the Defence Minister for Belgium’s contributions to NATO’s

11 Feb 2021
Biden Indicates May 1 Deadline for Afghan Withdrawal Could be a Nonstarter
Biden Indicates May 1 Deadline for Afghan Withdrawal Could be a Nonstarter

In his first visit to the Pentagon as commander-in-chief, President Joe Biden indicated he could abandon the approaching May 1 exit deadline

11 Feb 2021
Rights Groups in Germany Demand Halt to Deportations to Afghanistan
Rights Groups in Germany Demand Halt to Deportations to Afghanistan

The right groups in Germany have renewed calls for a freeze on deportations of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan. As per

10 Feb 2021
Taliban Halts Intra-Afghan Talks: Dr. Abdullah
Taliban Halts Intra-Afghan Talks: Dr. Abdullah

The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation announced that the Taliban had halted the intra-Afghan talks in Doha...

9 Feb 2021
Afghanistan, India Signed Agreement on Shahtoot Dam Project
Afghanistan, India Signed Agreement on Shahtoot Dam Project

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to sign a project

9 Feb 2021
Level of Violence in Afghanistan Remains Too High: Gen. McKenzie
Level of Violence in Afghanistan Remains Too High: Gen. McKenzie

The commander of the United States Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, says the level of violence in Afghanistan remains too

9 Feb 2021
Ad Blitz Urged Biden Administration to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan
Ad Blitz Urged Biden Administration to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan

An ad blitz by American war veterans, urging the Biden administration to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, is set to begin

8 Feb 2021
Ex-Haqqani Network Member Appointed As IS-K Chief: UNSC Committee Report
Ex-Haqqani Network Member Appointed As IS-K Chief: UNSC Committee Report

Afghanistan faces a “challenging” security landscape, according to a new report by the United Nations monitoring team for the ISIL (Da'esh) &

6 Feb 2021
U.S. Should Delay Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Report to Congress
U.S. Should Delay Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Report to Congress

The United States should extend the May 1 deadline for pulling all its troops from Afghanistan, and make force cuts

4 Feb 2021
Torture Allegations Remain High in Afghanistan, With Detainees’ Procedural Rights Ignored: UN
Torture Allegations Remain High in Afghanistan, With Detainees’ Procedural Rights Ignored: UN

Allegations by detainees of torture in Afghan detention facilities continue at high rates with the procedural rights of those detained

3 Feb 2021
Foreign Troops Withdrawal Should be Tied to Intra-Afghan Talks Progress: Germany
Foreign Troops Withdrawal Should be Tied to Intra-Afghan Talks Progress: Germany

The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan should be tied to progress in stuttering peace negotiations between the Kabul government

3 Feb 2021
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Holds Virtual Talks with Special Representatives Of NATO Member States
IRA Peace Negotiations Team Holds Virtual Talks with Special Representatives Of NATO Member States

Afghanistan State Ministry for Peace Affairs says the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations Team had an online meeting with

2 Feb 2021
Kabul Serial Blasts: 7 Killed, Wounded in Three Separate IED Explosions
Kabul Serial Blasts: 7 Killed, Wounded in Three Separate IED Explosions

Afghanistan's capital, Kabul witnessed three separate explosions today, which killed two people and wounded five others. The spokesman of Kabul Police,

2 Feb 2021
Taliban Attacks Increased in Kabul, Says SIGAR
Taliban Attacks Increased in Kabul, Says SIGAR

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the

1 Feb 2021
EU, NATO, Diplomatic Missions Condemn Continuation of Violence in Afghanistan
EU, NATO, Diplomatic Missions Condemn Continuation of Violence in Afghanistan

The EU Delegation and the diplomatic missions of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the NATO

31 Jan 2021
US New NSA is Skeptical of US Troop Exit from Afghanistan
US New NSA is Skeptical of US Troop Exit from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, on Friday said that they are “taking a hard look” at

30 Jan 2021
Taliban Have ‘Not Met Their Commitments’ in Peace Deal: Pentagon
Taliban Have ‘Not Met Their Commitments’ in Peace Deal: Pentagon

The Pentagon has said that the Taliban have “not met their commitments” in the Afghan peace deal with the United States, including reducing violence

29 Jan 2021
Inclusion of Women Voices in Peace Talks Stressed at ‘Global Open Days’ Discussions
Inclusion of Women Voices in Peace Talks Stressed at ‘Global Open Days’ Discussions

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations and other decision-making processes has been the focus of a series of discussions

28 Jan 2021
Systematic Weaknesses in Afghanistan Can Increase Risk of Waste, Fraud, Abuse: US GAO
Systematic Weaknesses in Afghanistan Can Increase Risk of Waste, Fraud, Abuse: US GAO

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) says its work on Afghanistan reconstruction from 2002 through 2020 identified systemic weaknesses in

28 Jan 2021
8500 Civilians Killed, Wounded in 2020: AIHRC
8500 Civilians Killed, Wounded in 2020: AIHRC

The findings of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) show that 2020 has been a bloody, challenging and costly

27 Jan 2021
NATO Announces Change of Command in Italian-Led (TAAC-W) in Herat Province
NATO Announces Change of Command in Italian-Led (TAAC-W) in Herat Province

Italian Army Brigadier General Alberto Vezzoli, Commander of the “Julia” Brigade and Multinational Land Force, officially handed over the command

27 Jan 2021
EU Provides 35 Million Euros to Support Afghans in Fight Against COVID19
EU Provides 35 Million Euros to Support Afghans in Fight Against COVID19

The EU-Delegation in Kabul today announced an additional support of 35 million euros to tackle the ongoing pandemic and mitigate

26 Jan 2021
Al-Qaeda ‘Gaining Strength’ in Afghanistan: US Treasury
Al-Qaeda ‘Gaining Strength’ in Afghanistan: US Treasury

The US Treasury Department has issued a memo stating al-Qaeda is “gaining strength” in Afghanistan under the Taliban’s “protection”. In answer

26 Jan 2021
380,000 People in Afghanistan Displaced by War in 2020: OCHA
380,000 People in Afghanistan Displaced by War in 2020: OCHA

In 2020, almost 380,000 people in Afghanistan have left their homes due to fighting, many remain displaced as conflict and

25 Jan 2021
Taliban Not Living Up to Commitments: NSA Mohib
Taliban Not Living Up to Commitments: NSA Mohib

Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib has announced the re-arrest of 600 Taliban insurgents, saying national security intelligence information

24 Jan 2021
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