Afghan National Directorate of Security has busted 10 Chinese citizens over espionage, these detainees are linked to a Chinese spy agency, Hindustan Times reported. These Chinese spy agency members were caught for operating a terror cell in the capital of Kabul city, this crackdown turned a huge embarrassment for Beijing, as the Chinese government demanded to put the matter at rest, diplomats and security

26 December 2020

Imports of top five smuggling-prone items under the Afghan transit trade (ATT) have dropped by more than half in the current fiscal year, which increased tax collection besides protecting domestic industries from the injurious effects of illegal trade, the Tribune reported. Imports of black and green tea, tyres, textile and electronic goods under ATT fell by Rs86 billion or 51% during first five months

26 December 2020

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says the repeated attacks on media, civil and human rights activists are of grave concern and have challenged the hope for the success of the peace process and confidence in the effectiveness of responsible government institutions. AIHRC in a series of tweets said, “In one of those criminal and inhumane attacks, Fereshteh Kouhestani, a civil and women's rights

26 December 2020

President Ashraf Ghani has instructed the relevant authorities to identify and punish the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks on political, civil, social activists and other civilian. According to a statement issued by the Presidential Palace on Saturday, Mr. Ghani instructed the security and defense institutions in order to better ensure the security of Afghan activists. Recently, targeted attacks and assassinations of journalists, civil society

26 December 2020

Afghan security officials in Balkh province have confirmed that the garrison commander of army's third brigade has been killed in an IED explosion in Sholgra district. Police in Sholgra district said that Muhammad Tariq, the garrison commander was killed in a mine explosion in Bodana Qala village and two more soldiers were wounded. Based on Police information,

26 December 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 83 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 978 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 10 deaths and 148 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 51,847 the number of total reported deaths is

26 December 2020

Following the increase of explosions in Kabul, the first Vice-President Amrullah Saleh says there are good news for the nation and shocking consequences for enemies on the way. Mr. Saleh said on Saturday that the 6am meetings will continue with better focus, more facilities and broader competence. Saleh noted that from now on, as in the past two months, he will not publish the details

26 December 2020

Kabul on Saturday morning witnessed four explosions in less than three hours, in which two people were killed and at least six others, including a civilian, were wounded. The first explosion took place at around 07:00am which targeted a ranger vehicle in PD6, in which three people were injured. The second blast, which was a magnetic mine, occurred near the Chaman-e Hozori area in PD8,

26 December 2020

Afghanistan will be invited to the next meeting of India, Iran and Uzbekistan on joint use of strategically-located Chabahar port, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said. The dates for the meeting, to be hosted by India, were being finalised, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said. Located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich Iran's southern coast, the Chabahar port is being increasingly

26 December 2020

Iran's Deputy Tourism Minister and his Afghan counterpart conferred on the expansion of tourism between the two countries. According to media outlets, Iran's Deputy Tourism Minister Vali Teymouri and his Afghan counterpart Mojgan Mostafavi discussed the expansion of tourism between the two countries in a videoconference on Friday. Teymouri stressed the significance of promoting cooperation in the field of tourism education by holding training workshops.

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