Kabul: While the Afghan government is fully prepared to attend the Turkish summit, they want regional and global guarantees on peace, said Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's first vice-president in an interview with the BBC. "We want global and regional guarantees of peace because the world owes Afghanistan. Because the deal that is being made should not mean that a group has entered from a window

8 April 2021

Kabul: Flights have resumed at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday after being suspended for more than an hour, said sources at the country's aviation authority. Aviation Authority spokesperson Mohammad Naeem Salehi said that the flights had been suspended on Thursday due to technical problems. He added that after the problem was resolved, operations resumed. Flights were suspended even as a Pakistani parliamentary delegation was

8 April 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced that Maulvi Hekmatullah Sabawoon, Taliban district governor, and Sayed Khan Tariq, Taliban deputy intelligence chief for Jeghato district of Maidan Wardak province, have been killed. The ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday said that the men were killed in airstrikes in the Akhtarkhil area of Jeghato district on Wednesday night.

8 April 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday reported 76 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported five deaths due to the virus and 16 recoveries from the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 57,019 and

8 April 2021

Kabul: The vision and readiness of the Afghan administration for the upcoming Istanbul Summit in Turkey was discussed during a meeting with Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Chairman of the Peace Negotiating Team of Afghanistan and some members of the delegation, including Francesco Maria Talo, Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO; Gianfranco Petrozella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Cooperation.

8 April 2021

Kabul: At least 2,490 tons of honey had been produced in the capital and provinces, as per statistics released by the statistics of the Department of Statistics and Information of the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday. The ministry added that Paktia, Nangarhar, Khost, Herat, Laghman, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Bamyan are the most important honey-producing provinces. According to

8 April 2021

Kabul: After the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the Kandahar airfield on April 7, the Pentagon stated that even though no casualties were reported, the attack is a threat to fragile peace discussions in the country. Preliminary reports showed the rockets landed outside the perimeter of the airfield, with no casualties and no damage, Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby said on Wednesday.

8 April 2021

Kabul: After Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), in a series of tweets expressed regret on the ongoing peace process saying that the consultations seem to be happening mainly with male political leaders on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch too on Thursday stated that women should have full participation in the talks between Afghan government officials, opposition political leaders, and

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