The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in its operational update report has said that nearly 8,000 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan as of November 30. “As of 30 November, 7,985 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan, out of which 6,048 returned from Pakistan, 1,863 from Iran and 74 from other countries,” UNHCR said in a report.

29 December 2019

The Senior Advisor to President Ashraf Ghani Waheed Omar says regarding the ceasefire, the Afghan government has "a clearly communicated stance." "It is a precondition for us. It’s upon Taliban to make up their mind. We cannot comment on speculations and rumors," Waheed Omar wrote on Twitter. The comments come as sources close to the Taliban have confirmed that the group's leadership has agreed on

29 December 2019

Afghan forces have launched a major military operation – under the name of (Toofan-e Harirod) - in Herat province, security officials reported on Sunday. Starting the operation, the governor of Herat, Abdul Qayoum Rahimi called the Afghan security forces the backbone of the government system, saying the ‘Toofan-e Harirod’ operation will completely suppress the insurgents. Rahimi warned the

29 December 2019

Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan-Nai says the violence against journalists in Afghanistan has decreased by 42 percent in the year 2019. Releasing its annual report, Nai has stated that a total of 115 cases of violence against the media were registered this year. “At least ten journalists have been killed and 21 others wounded in the year 2019 in Afghanistan, a 50 percent decrease compared

29 December 2019

Afghan security officials in the northern zone of the country say at least 13 Taliban insurgents including a key Taliban commander named Mullah Khaksar have been killed in Kunduz province. The 207 Pamir Corps in a press release said that the air forces have conducted several operations in “Ishan Toop” area of the Khanabad district. According to

29 December 2019

Afghan local officials say at least 17 members of the uprising forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on Khaja Bahawoddin district of Takhar province. The spokesman of Takhar governor, Jawad Hejri told Reporterly that the Taliban insurgents stormed a base of the uprising forces’ commander, Malek Tatar in Lala Guzar village late on Saturday night.

29 December 2019

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says a Taliban commander for guerrilla attacks in Nawa district of Helmand province has been arrested by the security forces. MoI in a press release on Sunday said that the Police Special Unit conducted a special operation in Terikh Nawar village of the Nawa district. According to the press release, the commander

29 December 2019

A senior Iranian official says a major railway connecting Iran and neighboring Afghanistan will be ready in March as construction of a key cross-border line is nearing completion. Abbas Khatibi, a deputy to Iran’s transportation minister, said on Saturday that the Iran would link up Afghanistan to its railway once construction for the line connecting the city of Khaf in eastern Iran to the

29 December 2019

Afghan MMA fighter, Hussain Bakhsh Safari has defeated his Russian fighter Peter Berg in a breathtaking fight in Moscow. Afghanistan’s Hussain Bakhsh Safari and Russian’s Peter Berg faced each other in the weight class of 65kg, inside a martial art cage in Moscow on Saturday evening. Hussain Bakhsh defeated his Russian opponent Peter Berg in ‘Night Fight Global’

29 December 2019