Fazel Mahmoud Fazli, the Director General at the Administrative Office of President says the new ministerial nominees will be introduced to the six ministries that are run by acting ministers. The six ministrial nominees who were introduced to the Lower House of parliament for gaining the vote of confidence were rejected by the lawmakers about a month and a half ago.

21 February 2021

At least two people were killed and five more were wounded in a magnetic IED blast in Kabul on Sunday afternoon, police said. Police said the balst targeted a ranger type vehicle and a woman and two children are among those injured in the explosion. According to police, the driver of the vehicle and a passerby were

21 February 2021

Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab met with Chinese ambassador to Kabul Wang Yu on Sunday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a press release said the two sides discussed strengthening the regional cooperation during the meeting. According to the press release, Mr. Nab and China's ambassador also discussed preparations of the two countries for the upcoming 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of

21 February 2021

Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) said the violence is taking its toll from Afghan people every day and the peace talks should begin at the earliest time as soon as possible to end the situation. Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Commission on Development Programs and seeking assistance for HCNR, Dr. Abdullah said that establishing a ceasefire

21 February 2021

National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib has called on the Taliban to stop destroying schools and educational centers. "On International Mother Language Day, I call on the Taliban to stop the destruction of schools and educational centers so that Afghan children can have access to education in their mother language," Mr Mohib wrote on Twitter on Sunday. According to him, burning and bombings of schools

21 February 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 13 new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported no death and 14 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,617 the number of total reported deaths remains ar 2,432 and the total number

21 February 2021

As the US government continues to assess the Doha peace agreement, the Office of the National Security Council (NSC) says that at the time of the signing of the peace accord between the United States and the Taliban, the necessary consultations were not conducted with the Afghan government. NSC spokesman Rahmatullah Andar said in a video message on Sunday that the US-Taliban peace agreement had

21 February 2021

At least 16 civilians including two children were wounded in an explosion in Lashkargah city of Helmand province today, Afghan local sources told Reporterly. According to sources, the blast took place when explosives attached to a motorcycle detonated in PD1 of Lashkargah city. In the meantime, the health authorities in Helmand emergency hospital said at least one

21 February 2021

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives have arrested a joint network cell of Haqqani-IS-K in PD17 of Kabul city. NDS in a statement said that the joint network is consists of five members. According to the statement, the detainees were identified as Jawid, Ahmad Murid, Rohullah, Abdul Hafiz, and Abdul Jabar. The statement added that the detainees

21 February 2021

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says Afghan Air Forces foiled three car bomb attacks in Khakriz district of Kandahar province yesterday. MoD in a statement said that the Taliban attempted to target security forces and civilians with the three bomb attacks. The statement added that Afghan forces also detected and defused 76 roadside bombs in Maiwand district

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