Kabul: At least 35 of the 609 prisoners who had been deported from Iran a month ago, have been released from prison in Herat on Monday. Under the Afghan law, the length of their detention has been considered sufficient and hence, they are released. Local officials said that the case of other detainees exchanged with Iran is also under process currently and will be

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Kabul: Preparing for the impending troop withdrawal, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Monday announced that there is a need for transition of responsibilities from NATO to ACAA, adding that, "we would like to take over the full operations of Control Tower at Hamid Karzai International Airport by May 1”. ACAA in a statement said, "We have to look at ways to make

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Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday reported 139 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported five deaths and 74 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 58,037 while the number of reported deaths is 2,550

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Kabul: In order to make the global leaders believe that the Taliban seek to ensure peace in the country, the Taliban must include human rights and women's rights in their future plans, the Human Rights, Civil Society and Women's Affairs commission of Parliament issued a joint statement on Monday. The joint statement, read by Nahid Farid, chairperson of Parliament's women affairs commission, also called

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Kabul: Now, with the foreign troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the sole burden of protecting the sovereignty of the country left with the government, Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has called on all the regional and global players to encourage all stakeholders, including the Taliban to participate in the Istanbul Summit. The Summit, led by UN will see participation of

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Kabul: At least 1,000 families have been displaced by the Taliban in the district center due to the raging clashes in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province for a week now. Ghazni governor's spokesperson Wahidullah Jumazada said on Monday that the Taliban are using civilian homes as strongholds and that people have been forced to flee from their homes. He said that about 150 families had

19 April 2021

Kabul: In a devastating development, a rising star was crushed too soon as Nooria Tabesh, the captain of the "Peacekeepers" handball team in the Sar-e-Pul province, was killed by her ex-husband in Sar-e-Pul city, as per local sources. Noor Agha Faizi, spokesperson for the Sar-e-Pul Police , said that the incident took place two days ago in the "Imam Kalan" area of the third

19 April 2021

Kabul: On the second day of his three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that facilitation by Pakistan led to the US-Taliban peace agreement in Doha and subsequent intra-Afghan negotiations. Qureshi said Pakistan hopes that Afghan parties would work constructively to achieve shared objective of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan through an orderly and

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Kabul: With the emergence of the new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Afghanistan and increasing number of daily patients, the Ministry of Public Health has said that the prevalence of the virus in the country has increased, though it is not the third wave yet. It added that vaccine implementation is the priority currently. According to officials at the ministry, a new

19 April 2021

Kabul: The Taliban launched a group attack on the Baghlan industrial sugar factory on Sunday night, said Baghlan police spokesperson Ahmad Javid Besharat. Besharat added that the Taliban attack was countered and two security forces have been killed and six others have been wounded in the clashes. He said that six Taliban insurgents have been killed and

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