Kabul: The stakes are very high in the Afghan peace process as with the stability of Afghanistan, there will be stability in the region, said Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to local media during an interview. “If there's progress, there can be peace and the region collectively will benefit from the outcome of a peace process," Qureshi said, adding that there is a

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Kabul: At a time when the US and NATO troops are preparing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the world is safer from terrorism now than when the United States was attacked almost 20 years ago. “We remain vigilant,” Morrison, however, said. “The safety has come at great cost as we lost 41 Australians in Afghanistan,” he added

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Kabul: At least 2.5 million afghanis (about $33,000) from CASA-CSP have been pooled with nearly 320,000 afghanis ($4,144) in community contributions to rebuild the irrigation canal in the Qala-e-Malik village in Laghman province, which is one of the hundreds of Afghan communities eligible for support of a cross-regional energy project. The Central Asia-South Asia Electricity and Transmission Trade Project (or CASA-1000) aims to boost

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Kabul: The 9th report of the steering committee on the implementation of Afghanistan and the United Nations joint action plan for children affected by armed conflicts held a meeting on Sunday at the Storai Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab chaired the meeting which was attended by deputy ministers and representatives from stakeholder departments of the committee.

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Kabul: In a big development for the Afghanistan peace process, General Scott Miller, commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters on Sunday that process to withdraw their forces from the war-ravaged country has begun. Miller said that after the withdrawal of forces from the ground, the Afghan administration and people must work together towards a consensus and with unity. When asked

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Kabul: First stage of the entrance exam for the solar year 1,400 has been scheduled to take place on April 28. Registration of the biometric information of the candidates of the first round started in 25 provinces of the country on Sunday. Examiners and biometric information registration technical team have been sent to the provinces, as per National Examinations Office. Abdul Qadir Khamush, head

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Kabul: At least 400,000 doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be provided to Afghanistan soon, said Wang Yu, China's ambassador to Kabul, at the signing ceremony of China's emergency humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Clarifying, Dastgir Nazari, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, added that these doses are not part of any new commitment and are rather the ones which had been promised

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Kabul: A high-level delegation led by Pakistan’s Special Representative on the Afghanistan peace process arrived in Kabul on Sunday for discussions with Afghan government officials, said Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador. Khan tweeted that the delegation arrived in the country to discuss Afghan reconciliation. “Pakistan’s Special Representative on Afghan Reconciliation Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq arrives in Kabul leading a high-level delegation for discussions with Afghan

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Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 172 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 10 deaths and 97 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases now stand at 59,015 while the number of reported deaths is 2,592 and the total number of recoveries is

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Kabul: A key commander of the Taliban was among the five insurgents killed in the Dand district of Kandahar province, the Ministry of Defense said. The Ministry of Defence stated that during the operation carried out by ANDSF and AAF in Takaneh and Pol-e-Mehrab areas of Jalriz district, Mawlawi Jafar, a key Taliban commander for Dand district along with four of his bodyguards were

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