Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belarus to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov paid a working visit to Afghanistan on 1-6 November, said the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Oleg Ivanov held meetings with acting Afghan Minister of Economy, co-chair of the joint Belarus-Afghanistan committee on trade and economic cooperation Karima Hamid Faryabi, acting Afghan Minister of Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmad

9 November 2020

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has met with the special representative of the UN secretary-general for Afghanistan affairs Deborah Lyons discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan. The two officials also shared views on the country's political and security situation and intra-Afghan dialogue which is currently underway in Doha. Referring to close ties between Iran and Afghanistan, Araghchi

9 November 2020

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has discovered a Taliban drone and seized a large number of arms and weapons during an operation in Barmal district of Paktika province. Media reported that the operation was carried out in Murghi area of Barmal district and two Taliban militants were killed in the operation. The reconnaissance drone was equipped

9 November 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 138 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 594 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 12 death and 263 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 42,297, the number of total reported deaths is

9 November 2020

Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday said this year they have collected about 142 billion and 685 million AFs in national revenue. According to the Ministry of Finance, 7 billion and 170 million AFs have been collected in the last two weeks. Similarly, 142 billion and 685 million Afs have been collected from national revenues since the beginning of the fiscal year. Revenues collected over

9 November 2020

Criticizing the escalating violence, Sarwar Danish, the second vice president, said the majority of released Taliban prisoners had returned to the battlefield in defiance of their commitments. Speaking at the "National Conference on Strengthening the Information Process" in Kabul on Monday, he said that the government fully supports peace with lasting dignity and security. Danish added that the Taliban is “the main hurdle” for the

9 November 2020

A number of youth, students, civil society activists and residents of Herat, in reaction to the bloody attack on Kabul University, called for the cancellation of peace talks in Doha, Qatar and the punishment of the perpetrators of this deadly incident. They condemned the attack on students and academic centers at a protest rally in front of the Herat governor’s provincial building. Students of Herat

9 November 2020

Children are increasingly being used for smuggling purposes at Torkham following Pakistan's decision to fence the border with Afghanistan and undertake tougher anti-smuggling measures, Pakistani officials said. As per TheNews report, children risk their lives by travelling and hiding in undercarriage of the trucks to cross the border. Authorities pointed out that the kids’ involvement in smuggling

9 November 2020

Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president, said investigations into the attack on Kabul University, the Kowsar Danesh training center, and targeted assassinations had been progressed. Saleh wrote on his Facebook page on Monday that the assailants who attacked the Kabul University blew themselves up with hand grenades when they saw security forces approaching them through the roof and making holes. "This shows that they were

9 November 2020

At least eight civilians were killed and seven more were wounded after three mortars hit near residential houses in Naw Abad area in the city of Ghazni yesterday evening, the provincial police spokesman Wahidullah Juma said. He said that the incident happened when the first mortar “shelled by the Taliban” hit a house in the area

9 November 2020