A meeting is expected soon between Afghan and Russian health officials to discuss the supplies of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar told Sputnik in an interview. "We would like to have the Sputnik V vaccine [get] to Afghanistan, and we agreed that our health officials will be soon meeting and talking on a practical plan on how to get the

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Following the resumption of peace talks in Doha, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, who today arrived in Kabul, said the government should use the facilities to retake the districts collapsed to the Taliban. Marshal Dostum, on Saturday in a meeting attended by Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) and Mohammad Mohaqiq, the senior adviser to President Ghani, said that he

27 February 2021

Afghan private airline, Kam Air flew the country's first flight with an all-female crew, the Business Insider reported. Kam Air's first female Afghan pilot, 22-year-old Mohadese Mirzaee, joined Captain Veronica Borysova in piloting the Boeing 737 from the capital city of Kabul to Herat in western Afghanistan on Wednesday. While they were at work in the cockpit, four female cabin crew serviced passengers for

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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) says contacts between the Taliban and Islamic Republic Peace Negotiations Teams have increased in recent days. Speaking at a welcoming ceremony for Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum in Kabul on Saturday, Mr Abdullah said: "The negotiating parties have been in contacts in recent days; But the expectations of the Afghan people have not

27 February 2021

At least one person was killed and two more were wounded in an IED explosion in Kabul city this morning. Ferdaws Faramarz, Kabul Police spokesman said the blast happened on Kabul-Logar raod in Bagrami district at around 09:00am on Saturday. Faramarz noted that the IED blast targeted a Corolla type vehicle. He did not provide further details about

27 February 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported seven new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported no death and four recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,714 the number of total reported deaths is 2,443 and the total number of

27 February 2021

A senior Pakistan diplomat on Friday stressed the need for the United States to demonstrate urgency in concluding its reassessment of a February 2020 peace pact with Afghanistan’s Taliban to enable the ensuing reconciliation talks between Afghans to move forward. Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan advised U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration not to alter mutually agreed upon troop withdrawal timelines without consulting

27 February 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in his address at a ceremony on Armed Forces Day on Saturday said that the current war in Afghanistan has no religious legitimacy. Ghani praised Afghan forces efforts, saying ANDSF has remarkably progressed during the past six years. "Afghan forces carry out ovet 90 percent of counter-terrorism operations in the country and the level of support for Afghan forces is the

27 February 2021

An iodized salt factory and a plastic manufacturing factory have started operations in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, respectively. According to a statement from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the salt factory in Laghman province is built at a cost of USD 60,000. The factory has the capacity to produce one ton of salt in  a day.

27 February 2021

Iran's Director General of Dogharoun Border Customs Office Mahmood Koohgerd said over 200 trucks export Iranian products every day to Afghanistan as the border crossing has resumed activity after the huge fire in Herat province. As per Fars news agency, Koohgerd said the export of goods, especially fruits and vegetables, to Afghanistan from the important border crossing is going after the trade stopped at the

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