Saudi Arabia has pledged to build 100 religious schools in Afghanistan and has approved financing of 35 development plans. Riyadh will also build a hospital in Afghan capital Kabul, worth $30 million, Saudi ambassador while meeting with Afghan Senate speaker. Ambassador JassimbinMohammed Al-Khalidi also said that Saudi Arabia will provide an assistance of 200 million riyals ($53

5 July 2020

India and Afghanistan on Sunday signed five agreements for developing educational infrastructure in four Afghan provinces, with the move seen as a reiteration of New Delhi’s support to Kabul at a time when the war-torn country’s peace process is facing challenges. The five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed under the high impact community development projects (HICDP) programme being implemented by India to further

5 July 2020

The British Embassy in Kabul on Sunday called for reduction in violence to create the conditions for intra-Afghan negotiations. The embassy said that it was deeply concerned about “high levels” of violence in Afghanistan. “As we move towards crucial negotiations, we urge the Taliban to listen to the clear demand of the Afghan people, demonstrate they are serious about peace, and reduce the violence,” the

5 July 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported a jump of 279 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, which have now taken Afghanistan’s tally to 32,951 confirmed cases. There were 38 patients who died of the virus during the past day. Those figures now stand at 19,366 recovered cases and 864 fatalities to date.

5 July 2020

A shipment of transit goods has, for the first time, been transported to India via a port in southern Iran. The consignment was sent to India through Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar in line with a trilateral agreement signed by Iran India and Afghanistan. During the transit operations, as many as 30 refrigerated containers and nine ordinary

5 July 2020

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has held a telephonic conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on ways to step up bilateral ties and also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry in a statement said the two leaders expressed hope that the next meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers Dialogue will

5 July 2020

The Special Representative of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Yoshinori Fujiyama, Uzbekistan MFA reports. During the conversation, the sides discussed the efforts of the two countries to expand cooperation in the Afghan direction, in particular, to launch a peace negotiation process in this country. The Japanese side expressed

5 July 2020

The Afghan Foreign Ministry has announced that the country is scheduled to hold three important meetings on Intra-Afghan talks which will be attended by regional countries including Iran. The Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan has announced that Afghanistan is scheduled to host three important regional,trans-regional and tripartite meetings on the peace and Inter-Afghani talks. Gran Hewad, the spokesman

5 July 2020

The US Defense Department says a soldier has died after a vehicle accident that occurred in Afghanistan. The DOD said Saturday the soldier was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel, part of the NATO-led mission fighting militants in that country. Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, from San Antonio, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident on Friday

5 July 2020