Safiullah Amiri, deputy head of the Kunduz provincial council and his bodyguard were wounded in a blast on Tuesday morning, local media reported. Muhammad Yusuf Ayoubi, the head of Kunduz Provincial Council said the blast happened in Haji Amiri valley in Kunduz city on Tuesday. According to Ayoubi, an IED placed in a bicycle detonated when the vehicle

26 January 2021

The Provincial Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the unions of craftsmen, doctors and money changers held a joint protest meeting on Monday and set a 7-day deadline for the government to remove the provincial Police chief. The Police chief of Herat province Sultan Dawood was appointed as the province's police chief in July last year. Kamran Alizai, head of the Herat Provincial Council, said that the

25 January 2021

The Former Finance Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal claims that certain circles at the presidential palace conspired against him in order to protect their interests. Arghandiwal in a press conference on Monday said, "With my presence at the Ministry of Finance, the interests of certain circles, of which in many cases even the president is unaware, were jeopardized and their way to gold was blocked." He

25 January 2021

The US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has suggested to the Afghan government to improve the screaning procedures at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The US watchdog in a report has stated that at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, non-VIP passengers go through five checkpoints and six inspection sites, while very important people (VIP) or commercially important person (CIP) passengers

25 January 2021

After the inauguration of the new US administration, President Ashraf Ghani said that a new chapter in Afghanistan-US relations had begun and that the United States considered the Islamic Republic as its key partner. Mr Ghani in today’s cabinet meeting said that the shape of Afghanistan-US relations will henceforth be at the highest level of government to government. Pointing to the recent telephone conversation between

25 January 2021

The US embassy in Kabul has announced that it will begin a phased resumption of immigrant visa interviews by early February. "The initial phase will involve rescheduling applicants who had their interviews canceled due to the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section halting in person appearances because of COVID," the US embassy said in a series of tweets. The US embassy said that once the phase is

25 January 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)says India has pledged to help Afghanistan with 500,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. MoPH on Monday held a meeting with the participation of the Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning, Dr. Bashir Noormal and representatives of World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF on implementing the Coronavirus vaccines made in India. Dr. Bashir Noormal said that with the supply of

25 January 2021

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says at least 42 Taliban militants were killed and wounded during Afghan forces' operations in Kandahar province. MoD in a statement said that 28 Taliban militants were killed and 12 more were wounded in Zherai and Andarghab districts on Sunday. According to the statement, two hideouts of the Taliban group and a

25 January 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Manday reported 78 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1991 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 4 deaths and 67 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 54,750 the number of total reported deaths is

25 January 2021

The speaker of Lower House of Parliament Mir Rahman Rahmani says the Afghan government has removed the lawmakers relatives from government positions in retaliation for the rejection of the budget for the 1,400 fiscal year. Rahmani during Monday's session at the Lower House said that the government, far from political and administrative ethics, had fired the relatives of a number of members of the

25 January 2021