The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) says over five million electronic-IDs will be distributed to the citizens of the country by the end of the current year. Ahmad Javid Rasouli, NSIA chief, said to Afghan Senators on Sunday's session at the Upper House of Parliament. "1.7 million electronic identity cards have so far been issued and around 20 percent of the country’s total populations would

10 January 2021

Police say security forces have arrested the commander of Toofan, a gang leader of the armed robbers in Kabul. According to Kabul police, the man was arrested in a targeted police operation in PD16 of Kabul city and several weapons were seized from him. Kabul police say Toofan was a wanted criminal who has been accused of armed robbery, kidnapping and extortion.

10 January 2021

Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with his Turkmen counterpart Raşit Meredow, the Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan who is on a two-day visit to Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) in a press release said that FM Atmar welcomed Mr. Meredow and his accompanying delegation to Kabul, describing Turkmenistan as a friendly neighbor and brotherly country to Afghanistan. Calling Kabul-Ashgabat ties

10 January 2021

Afghan security officials say at least six security forces fled their outpost in Kotal Rawza area of Ghazni province for unknown reason and without any casualties with the insurgents on Saturday night. Ghazni police spokesman Ahmad Khan Sirat said that six security forces left their outpost with their weapons that three of them have gone missing and the next three have come to the

10 January 2021

Afghan security officials are investigating reports that an alleged airstrike on Saturday night killed at least 12 civilians in Nimroz province, the Maiwand 215 Corps said. The Maiwand 215 Corps has said in a statement that security and defense forces targeted a Taliban extortion zone on Highway No. 9 in Khashrud district of Nimroz province, as a result of which several Taliban were arrested. According

10 January 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 76 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1,427 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 9 deaths and 208 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 53,538 the number of total reported deaths is

10 January 2021

Presisent Ashraf Ghani has met with the CEO of G42 Analytics and discussed the potentials and need for bringing in robust digitalization inputs to uplift Afghan digital infrastructure and strengthen e-governance systems for service delivery and economic growth. Presidential spokesman, Sediq Sediqi said, "Both sides stressed on urgent need for implementing a digital strategy, upgrading the current IT, digital and e-governance platforms and bringing

10 January 2021

The 14th exclusive exhibition of Iranian products will be held in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul in the next month (begins on January 20), the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization announced. Holding this exhibition after a period of about one year due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions is a great opportunity to enter the Afghan market and reconnect with old customers and find new markets,

10 January 2021

Three people including Zia Wadan, a spokesman for the Public Protection Force were killed and two others wounded in an explosion in Karte naw area of PD8 of Kabul city around 8:30 AM on Sunday morning, the Kabul police spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed. Kabul police said the incident took place when Wadan was on his way to the office. According to Kabul police, One

10 January 2021

DABS – Afghanistan Electricity company announced that Uzbekistan power export to Afghanistan reinstated to 300 megawatts following Tashkent’s efforts to fix technical issues in its power plants. The company stressed on efforts to normalize the import of electricity from Uzbekistan so that the the total power supply for Afghanistan increase to over 450 MW. In the past

10 January 2021