President Ashraf Ghani says Afghanistan is poised to serve as a roundabout between central, east, south and west Asia and a platform of international and regional cooperation. Speaking at the 14th ECOSummit which was held virtually on Thursday, President said the people and government of Afghanistan and the international partners, have a true sense of urgency to make and build peace. "Your support for an

4 March 2021

The Eurasian Economic Union will consider Uzbekistan's proposal to build the Trans-Afghan Railway by joint efforts, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Iya Malkina told a press briefing on Wednesday, BelTA has learned. “Harnessing the transport and logistics potential is a priority for the union, due to our geographical location,” Iya Malkina said. “Measures and mechanisms for the

4 March 2021

The 11th round of the International Ski Competition was held on Thursday in Bamiyan and was attended by dozens of national and international athletes. The Bamiyan governor's office in a statement said that on the first day of the competition, a women's Ski competition was held with the participation of 13 athletes and a wooden Ski competition held with the participation of 60 local

4 March 2021

Following hours of clashes between security forces and individuals affiliated with Habibullah Ghoriani, officials at the Herat Public Health Department say 41 people, including five security forces, were wounded. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, the spokesman of Herat Public Health Department, said on Thursday that 41 in the Jabriel township of Herat province. According to Sherzai, three children, a woman and five security forces were among the

4 March 2021

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-e Islami part today announced of a widespread protest in Kabul on Friday. The protest comes as a ten-day deadline of the party to the government about the release of its prisoners concluded today. Hekmatyar stated that no excuse remained for the government after the deadline and the supporters of the party

4 March 2021

The Supreme Court has announced that anti-terrorism justice center confirmed the death sentence for Adel, one of the culprits of the Kabul University attack. The court also charged those accused of involving in Kabul University attack to pay three million Afghanis in compensation to Kabul University. According to the Supreme Court press release published on Thursday, a

4 March 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday reported 24 new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported two deaths and three recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,827 the number of total reported deaths is 2,449 and the total number

4 March 2021

Sarwar Danesh, the second Vice President, says that no peace plan should be considered in the absence of the Afghan government, without considering national interests and based on foreigners' decision. Speaking at th 26th death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari in Kabul on Thursday, Danish said, "Any peace plan must be proposed based on continuation of the Afghan constitution and maintaining of the political

4 March 2021

President's senior adviser, Muhammad Mohaqiq says the Taliban have called on political leaders to pledge allegiance to the group. "I have not accepted such demand and will never pledge allegiance to any group," Mohaqiq said. Speaking at the 26th death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, Mohaqiq said, "Taliban suggested us three options; allegiance, covenant or neutrality. We have not accepted any of it."

4 March 2021

After 35 years of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have reconfirmed their commitment to continue jointly providing lifesaving assistance to communities affected by war and violence. ICRC in a press release on Wednesday said that over the past several decades, the

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