India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Afghanistan for contributing to the Covid-19 emergency fund for SAARC countries, saying the challenge can be overcome by working together. He thanked Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani for his contribution to the emergency fund. "Thank you Afghanistan, for contributing $1 million to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund in solidarity with our

23 March 2020

The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has welcomed the cooperation of regional countries in accelerating the Afghan peace process. Karzai in a press release said that the cooperation of regional countries is also in interests of the them. He also called on the United States to not misuse its presence in Afghanistan to compete against other

23 March 2020

Abdullah Abdullah met the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, the Sapidar Palace said. The Sapidar Palace in a statement said that the two sides discussed about the importance of the peace process and solving the current political crisis in Afghanistan. This comes as Mr. Pompeo has earlier met President Ghani at the Presidential Palace. Pompeo

23 March 2020

The deputy of UN special representative for Afghanistan who visited Herat province has assured about cooperation with the Afghan government in fight against coronavirus. The Herat governor's press office in a press release said that the deputy of UNAMA in Afghanistan has met with the governor Abdul Qaium Rahimi. According to the press release, the UN officials

23 March 2020

President Ashraf Ghani met the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday and discussed the ongoing political issues in the country, the Presidential Palace said. "Both sides had conversations about the peace process, next steps in the process, regional consensus for Afghanistan peace, security situation and ongoing political issues," Sediq Sediqqi, President's spokesman said. This comes as Mr. Pompeo is expected to have a

23 March 2020

The Afghan government will give martyrs' compensation to the health workers who will die of coronavirus, Herat local officials quoted President Ghani as saying. Herat governor's press office says President Ghani had a video conference with the Herat governor and Herat authorities on Sunday and instructed of giving compensations to health workers. President Ghani has also assured

23 March 2020

Afghan security officials in Balkh province say at least nine insurgents have been killed as the Afghan forces thwarted Taliban’s attacks. The 209 Shahin Corps in a press release said that the Taliban insurgents launched complex attacks on security forces' outposts in Barmazid village of the Balkh district. According to the press release, at least four other

23 March 2020

The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a written message from the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), Jens Stoltenberg. In the message, which was delivered through diplomatic channels, the Nato secretary general congratulated the Amir on Qatar's efforts to reach an agreement to bring peace to Afghanistan. He affirmed that during

23 March 2020

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called on all parties involved in Afghanistan conflict to pay respect to Afghan citizens' rights, particularly the children. AIHRC in a series of tweets said that the commission's findings indicate that the Police of Mata Khan District of Paktia province have arrested a child in accusation of cooperating with the Taliban, but shortly after the child's Corpse

23 March 2020

At least one security guard of a University was killed and another guard was wounded in a motorbike bombing in Paktika on Monday. According to Paktia Police, the explosion happened about 11am in Gardiz City of Paktia province. Officials said explosives had been packed in a motorbike. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

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