Local officials in Ghazni have confirmed that at least nine people were killed and wounded in the clashes between the Taliban and locals over the collection of Ushr and Zakat (illegal taxing) by the Taliban. Ghazni governor's spokesman Wadullah Juma Zadah told Reporterly on Monday that clashes between local residents and the Taliban had started two days ago in the Bala area of Andar

10 August 2020

The pilot project of the Iran-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan transit corridor became operational under the TIR system with two trucks started transporting goods from Iran to Afghanistan and finally to Uzbekistan on Monday. According to Iranian media, quoting IRICA Director of Transit Bureau Mostafa Ayati, following the recent successful opening of the KTAI corridor and the shipment of goods from Shahid Rajaee customs in south Iran to

10 August 2020

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that Afghanistan's exports have increased by 29% in the first seven months of this year. The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Monday (August 11th) that following the outbreak of the Corona virus and the precautionary measures taken by the other countries, trade and transit relations between the countries have reached their lowest level

10 August 2020

Citing credible sources, Afghan National TV (RTA) reports that the intra-Afghan talks between the Afghan government's negotiating teams and the Taliban will begin an August 16. The BBC also quotes Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar, as saying that the group was ready to start the intra-Afghan talks within a week of the prisoners' release.

10 August 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 56 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 37,162 cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed. "Within the past 24 hours, 332 suspected cases were tested, out of which 56 cases were tested coronavirus positive,” the ministry said in a statement. A total

10 August 2020

The government delegations of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan held talks via videoconference, which confirmed their mutual interest in expanding bilateral cooperation and ensuring stable economic and infrastructural development in the region. According to the Uzbek media, the current issues of interaction in trade, energy, transport communications and logistics, as well as the implementation of a number of important investment projects of regional significance were considered.

10 August 2020

The US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Twitter welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s decision and the declaration of the Loya Jirga, a traditional meeting of Afghan tribal elders and other stakeholders convened to decide the release of Taliban prisoners. Khalilzad cited that in "the next few days we expect the completion of prisoner releases, then travel of the Islamic Republic team to Doha, and from

10 August 2020