Kabul: Local officials in Badghis province said that the Taliban have declared a ceasefire in the province. Badghis Governor Hesamuddin Shams said that the ceasefire had been accepted by the Taliban with the mediation of tribal elders. According to him, the ceasefire started at 12:00pm on Thursday. In the past few weeks, Badghis province has seen intense clashes. A few days ago, Taliban fighters attacked

15 July 2021

Kabul: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers have called on the conflicting sides in Afghanistan to abstain from using force or taking steps that can lead to destabilization in the republic’s border areas, a joint statement signed by the ministers on the outcomes of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group meeting on Wednesday informs. "We strongly call on all sides involved in the conflict in

14 July 2021

Kabul: Following the fall of a number of districts in the country to Taliban fighters, Ajmal Omar Shinwari, a spokesman for the armed forces, said that the lost areas would soon be recaptured. Shinwari told a news conference in Kabul on Wednesday that a clearing plan had been drawn up to reclaim the lost sites and that "we will see the recapture of these

14 July 2021

Kabul: Minister of Justice, Fazel Ahmad Manavi, went through the status of legal awareness of citizens and stressed on the need for change in this area. The meeting, which was held on Tuesday, was attended by the Deputy Minister of Social Affairs of the Ministry of Justice and a number of heads and officials of various directorates of the Ministry. The Minister of

14 July 2021

Kabul: The International Conference entitled, Central and South Asia; Connectivity Summit, is scheduled for July 15-16 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Latif Mahmoud, the deputy spokesman for the Presidential Palace, told the Hashte Subh daily on Wednesday, that President Ashraf Ghani will also attend the meeting. According to Mahmoud, the Tashkent International Summit will be attended by representatives of 40 countries, including the

14 July 2021

Kabul: Security officials in Kandahar province said that after a fierce battle between security forces and the Taliban on Tuesday night in the Spin Boldak district, the Vish market in the district has fallen to the Taliban. The police chief of Spin Boldak district in Kandahar told Hashte Subh daily that parts of the township had fallen to the Taliban after Tuesday night's fierce

14 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Wednesday that it has recorded 1,210 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 60 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in Afghanistan now stand at 137,853, while the death toll is 5,983. This comes even as the third wave of the

14 July 2021

Kabul: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar met, on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the Afghanistan Contact Group within the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to discuss political and security situation, peace process, and India's cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields, including the joint fight against

14 July 2021

Kabul: Afghanistan's Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced on Wednesday an increase in Afghanistan's exports to China, saying that in the first quarter of the 1,400 solar fiscal year, Afghanistan's exports to China increased by 64 percent, compared to the same period in 1399 (2020). According to the ministry, Afghanistan has exported $ 24.93 million worth of fresh and dried fruits, precious and

14 July 2021

Kabul: A security source at the Ghazni Police Command confirmed that the Taliban fighters' attack on the province's central prison had been repulsed. The source, who did not want to be named, told etilaat roz daily on Wednesday that the Taliban had launched an attack on the Ghazni Central Prison building in the city's PD3 on Tuesday night. According to him, the Taliban attack

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