Kabul: Over 100,000 people in Afghanistan, including healthcare workers and security personnel have been vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Wednesday. Health officials said that Afghanistan has so far received over 900,000 doses of the India-made AstraZeneca vaccine. Based on the figures, 67,684 members of the health system, 18,447 teachers, 3,792 elderly people,  1,602 govt employees and

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Kabul: Afghanistan’s saffron exports to India increased by 80 percent during the past five years, participants of an event in Mumbai were told on Wednesday. In 2019, Afghanistan saffron exports to India were $17.38 million and in 2020, the exports reached $19.08 million. The Afghanistan Commercial Attaché office in Mumbai, in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US

7 April 2021

Kabul: After the first vice-president, Amrullah Saleh, announced on Wednesday that the perpetrators of Yama Siavash's assassination had been arrested, the Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan-Nai has called on the government to provide documents in this regard. "The government should provide documents related to this detention as soon as possible, which show the connection between the detainees and the murder of Yama Siavash," the

7 April 2021

Kabul: Russia and Pakistan have agreed to provide assistance to Afghanistan in creating inclusive power structures, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Wednesday after talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. "We have agreed to further contribute to creating conditions to ensure that the conflicting sides achieve constructive solutions, which will allow them to end the civil war in

7 April 2021

Kabul: Water management and construction of dams is the right of the Afghan people, said Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, on Wednesday. Rahmani’s remarks come in response to the resolution of the Assembly of Iran and the reaction of the country's representatives to the inauguration of the Kamal Khan Dam, located on the border between Iran and Afghanistan. The

7 April 2021

Kabul: Roshan Telecommunication Company on Wednesday has objected to the decisions of the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) while rejecting the allegations wherein ATRA accused the company of repeatedly violating the law and the terms of the license, violations, operational violations and incorrect financial reporting, as well as non-payment of loans. Roshan Company has denied the allegations made by ATRA's management regarding violations, misrepresentation,

7 April 2021

Kabul: The governor’s office in the capital of southern Kandahar province was attacked by mortar shells on Wednesday at 10:30am, a credible security source, aware of the developments said. According to local media reports, no casualties were reported even as at least two mortar shells hit the building while two other shells landed near former police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq’s tomb.

7 April 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 70 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported two deaths due to the virus and 11 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 56,943 and the total

7 April 2021

Kabul: An attempt to target a police post in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province through a car bomb was foiled, an official said on Wednesday. Kandahar police spokesperson Jamal Nasir Barakzai said that insurgents attacked the police post in the Salawat area of the district on Tuesday night. He added that the militants simultaneously planned to detonate an explosives-laden vehicle at the security

7 April 2021

Kabul: Two civilians have been killed and 18 others have been wounded in a bomb blast which took place in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Interior said. The incident happened at 6:30am local time in Jalalabad city's district when the security forces were passing from the area and a bomb was placed on a roadside.

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