Kabul: Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab met with Turkish Ambassador to Kabul to discuss the peace process and the expansion of bilateral relations. Nab praised the efforts of the Republic of Turkey in supporting the peace process in Afghanistan and stressed the importance of Turkey's effective role in the success of the negotiations and the provision of a lasting and just peace based on

8 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday recorded 1,226 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 84 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 131,586, while the death toll is 5,561 Meanwhile, Acting Public Health Minister Vahid Majroh held an emergency meeting with healthcare providers on Wednesday, to stress the need to strengthen the provision of

8 July 2021

Kabul: Local officials in Ghazni province said that Taliban fighters have been defeated in Nawur district of the province. Taher Zahedi, Nawur district governor, told the Etilaatroz daily on Thursday that when the reinforcements arrived from Jaghori and Malistan districts, the Taliban were pushed back from Hesarak area of Nawur district. Zahedi added that the situation in the district is currently under the control

8 July 2021

Kabul: Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani, senior Qatari official dealing with the Afghan peace process, is expected to arrive in Islamabad on Thursday for talks with Pakistani officials on ways to push the fragile peace process, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Qahtani is expected to hold talks with Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq and also meet Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, sources said.

8 July 2021

Kabul: Herat’s provincial military council announced that Zinda Jan and Kushki Kuhna district headquarters were relocated to a new location, in order to better use forces, coordinate the ANDSF and prevent civilian casualties. The council stated that 20 Taliban insurgents were killed and wounded during ANDSF operation in Pashtun Zarghun districts, Taliban attack against Shindand district repulsed, where insurgents sustained heavy casualties; however, the

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