The Minister of Public Health, Firozuddin Firoz says the Coronavirus is spreading very fast, but is less deadly than the Mers virus. The Health Minister delivered his speech at the first inter-institutional committee meeting to prevent the transmission and control of Coronavirus which was held on Saturday with the aim of further coordination for preventing the virus. During the meeting, Dr. Firoz and the Afghan

8 February 2020

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) in its new research said that 65 percent of Afghan people have no access to electricity due to the lack of an effective governance structure in the energy sector. Based on the new report of IWA, the severe electricity shortages in cities and villages have slowed overall economic growth, air pollution and deforestation in villages. In 2015, however, the Afghan

8 February 2020

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says at least 50 civilians including 17 children were killed and wounded by airstrikes during the past month in January 2020. AIHRC in its recent report has cited about seven air operations during the January 2020 which were conducted in Herat, Farah, Laghman, Balkh, Kunduz, Badghis and Uruzgan provinces. “At least

8 February 2020

The Germany’s Federal Foreign Office has supported Skateistan from the outset: it provided funding for the construction of a skate hall with a half pipe and ramps when the first school was set up, and is financing the further development of the new school in Bamiyan, where a dedicated building is to be constructed in 2020. In 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich arrived in

8 February 2020

The Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid and the Resolute Support Commander General Scott Miller visited Herat province on Thursday, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. MoD in a statement said that Mr. Khalid along with Gen. Miller met Maj. Gen. Zabihullah Mohmand, commander of the 207th Corps and dicussed the ongoing security operations in the province. The

8 February 2020

Following the arrest of six senior Afghan Police officials in accusation of drug smuggling, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells urged the Afghan government to take action against the corrupt officials. “Dispirited that six Afghan counter-narcotics police officials are allegedly involved in drug smuggling,” Wells said in a tweet.

8 February 2020

Oriental ceramics expert, Hanne Sutcliffe, will examine the Ancient Art of Afghanistan at Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, on Tuesday, February 11. The lecture for The Arts Society Wensleydale, considers the magnificent gold, silver, ivory, bronze and glass objects excavated in the kingdom of Bactria (ancient Afghanistan) that illustrate a unique fusion of Greek, Persian and Indian motifs.

8 February 2020

Afghan local officials have confirmed that at least one person was killed and seven others were wounded in a traffic accident in Ghazni province. The office of Ghazni governor in a statement said that a Mazda type vehicle has collided with a 204 bus on Kabul-Kandahar highway near the Ghazni gate to Maidan Wardak. According to the

8 February 2020

The commander of the Operational Unit of Herat Police Headquarters, Ahmad Shah Jalali has been killed in Afghan National Army forces shooting, local officials confirmed. The spokesman of Herat Police, Abdul Ahad Walizada told Reporterly, “Jalali was in his friend’s vehicle in Naw Abad area that was killed by ANA soldiers by mistake after he failed to stop the car at a security checkpoint

8 February 2020

The trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan has increased by 33 percent recently, Pakistani news agencies reported. Last year Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had formally inaugurated the Integrated Transit Trade Management scheme 0n 18th of September to keep open the Pak-Afghan sharing Torkham border, for 7/24 hours. Khyber Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Muhammad Sadeeq while

8 February 2020