Kabul: Condemning the “high level of violence” and the security situation in Afghanistan, BRICS member states called for an immediate, permanent and comprehensive cease-fire in the war-torn country, during a virtual meet of BRICS foreign ministers. The meeting was convened by Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and was attended by Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Alberto Franco Franca; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey

2 June 2021

Kabul: The entry of passengers via the Torkham border crossing remained suspended between Pakistan and Afghanistan after the decision taken by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) two weeks ago, sources said on Tuesday. However, the border authorities said that patients with serious illness were granted permission to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan. Sources at Torkham confirmed that Pakistanis with valid travel documents were allowed

2 June 2021

Kabul: To discuss the latest developments in the political and security affairs in Afghanistan and the peace process, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mirwais Nab; EU Political and Security Committee Head Sofia Emmesberger, and Ambassadors of the European Union member states in Belgium, met during a virtual meeting. The dynamics of the cooperation between Afghanistan and the EU were also discussed and

2 June 2021

Kabul: Explaining that terrorists attacks continue unbated across the country because the perpetrators are not deterred of the results, Mohammad Mohaqiq, the president's top adviser on political and security affairs, said that most perpetrators are released after being arrested, either through "bribes" or "by the mercy of the government." Speaking on the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Salem Izadiar, son of Mohammad Alam

2 June 2021

Kabul: During a meeting with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace in Afghanistan is important for trade and economic growth between the two countries. “Pakistan and Tajikistan face common challenges when it comes to peace in the Central Asian region. We suspect that if there’s no political settlement achieved in Afghanistan after foreign troops leave, it

2 June 2021

Kabul: According to the Afghan government’s media center, at least 21,000 tons of Afghan products have been exported to the region and the world, including India, China, the Gulf, Turkey and the European Union, through air corridors. There have been 1,800 flights to transport Afghan exports to world markets, according to figures released by the government media center. The government's information and media center

2 June 2021

Kabul: In a move that comes as a massive relief for major international players and even the Afghan government, the Turkish government has agreed to take over responsibility for Kabul’s international airport in a $130 million deal with NATO, an Afghan government official told The National. Turkey had earlier been uncertain about providing support after the withdrawal of foreign troops which led many stakeholders

2 June 2021

Kabul: The acting Minister of Public Health has expressed serious concern about the lack of oxygen in the country as the number of coronavirus cases increase exponentially. The warning comes even as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 1,118 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours. Acting Minister Vahid Majrooh wrote on his social media

2 June 2021

Kabul: Various members of the Lower House of Parliament have said that the government should prevent the genocide of Hazara people and not allow the catastrophe that occurred in Iraq to be repeated in Afghanistan. Mohammad Arif Rahmani, Ghazni's representative in the House of Representatives, at a meeting on Wednesday criticized the silence of the representatives and said, "The Afghan parliament should not witness

2 June 2021

Kabul: At least eight people drowned in the Panj river after a car veered off the road in Badakhshan province at 8:30am on Wednesday, said Nik Mohammad Nazari, spokesperson for the governor of Badakhshan. According to him, a Land Cruiser traveling from Mahmi district of Badakhshan to Faizabad, the capital of the province, deviated from the road in Rig Ravan area of Maimi district.

2 June 2021