Kabul: The newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan Melinda Good joined the Kabul office on July 1, succeeding Henry Kerali, who completed his term. Melinda Good, a United States national, joined the World Bank in 2005 and has worked in several leadership positions across the World Bank, including in South Asia. “I am honored to take on my new position as the

1 July 2021

Kabul: The Shahzada Exchange Market announced that the value of a US dollar has risen to 80 Afghanis on Thursday. This is the second time in two years (last time in mid-2019) that the price of the US dollar has reached 80 Afghanis, which has raised some concerns among the people. Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Afghanistan

1 July 2021

Kabul: Following the interparliamentary meetings between women members of the Afghan parliament and parliaments of other countries of the world, the second meeting between Afghanistan and Canada was held through VTC. The meeting was attended by Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Canada Hassan Soroush, Acting Minister of Women's Affairs Hasina Safi, Deputy State Minister for Peace Dr. Alema, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Women and

1 July 2021

Kabul: The Deputy Public Health Minister for Policy and Planning Mohammad Shafiq Mirzazada met with parliamentarians, representatives of private schools, the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, and Hajj and Religious Affairs on Wednesday, to review the plan for the reopening of private schools. Representatives of the private schools called for the implementation of the plan and shared their recommendations with the Ministry of Public

1 July 2021

Kabul: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stressed that Pakistan can partner with the United States in peace but not in war or conflict. “The US was defeated in Afghanistan and they tried to shift the blame of their defeat on us,” Imran Khan told the Pakistani National Assembly. He said that the Afghans are brothers of Pakistanis and Islamabad knows them

1 July 2021

Kabul: Local officials in Herat province reported that Taliban attack to capture Ghoryan district has been repulsed. Provincial Governor Abdul Saboor Qane said that dozens of Taliban fighters gathered in Ghoryan district from various provinces and launched an attack against the district on Wednesday night. Qane added that the Taliban used a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) to launch the attack, however, the ANDSF

1 July 2021

Kabul: The Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Mumbai, in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), World Trade Center Kabul, World Trade Center Mumbai, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, and Indian Chamber of International Business (ICIB) hosted the Afghan Fresh Fruits - Virtual B2B Matchmaking Event

1 July 2021