Kabul: With foreign troop withdrawal imminent, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the US administration to support human rights in Afghanistan. With peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban at a deadlock, fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key gains in the fields of human rights, in particular women's rights, education and press freedom. "President

19 April 2021

Kabul: Several rockets were launched by the Taliban at the Jabul Saraj district building in the Parwan province at 8:10pm on Sunday. Saifullah Bidar, Jabul Saraj district governor of Parwan, said that the rockets were fired from the Garz Payeen area. According to the district governor, a security guard was wounded and windows of the district building

19 April 2021

Kabul: Dismissing criticism of Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US completed its goals of ensuring the country doesn’t become a haven for terror attacks and killing Osama bin Laden. “America went to Afghanistan 20 years ago, and we went because we were attacked on 9/11, and we went to

19 April 2021

Kabul: At least one person has been killed and two others have been injured in two separate incidents reported from the city of Jalalabad of Nangarhar province on Sunday evening. In the first incident, unidentified gunmen shot at a National Directorate of Security official in the PD4 of the city and fled the scene, local officials said.

19 April 2021

Kabul: Even though the former US President Donald Trump released a statement on Sunday that the US government is doing a “wonderful and positive” thing by withdrawing all its forces, he stressed that the timeline was not right. Trump said that the US “should get out earlier”. The former US president even suggested US President Joe Biden to consider pulling out all troops by

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