Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, the minister for the refugees and repatriation (MoRR) said Sunday at the “state accountability program to the nation” that in 1398 (lunar year) over 500,000 Afghan immigrants have returned to the country. During the FY 1398, the MoRR provided humanitarian assistance for 116657 families which are addressing the needs and other problems of these displaced families.

8 March 2020

The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum says the intra-Afghan talks would have effective results when the people's representatives are involved in the talks. Dostum in a press release on the occasion of the Women's International Day has expressed hope that the intra-Afghan talks to be started which led to a lasting ceasefire and overall peace in the country. Pointing to the Presidential elections,

8 March 2020

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) celebrated the International Women's Day in Afghanistan on March 8. The women's minister, Delbar Nazari has announced her support from Afghan women’s position and their achievements in the past 19 years in the country. According to the minister, she has shared the problems of Afghan women with the related institutions to

8 March 2020

In Afghanistan the education system has been gutted by four decades of conflict. Literacy is below 32 percent, so the government knows countering novel coronavirus misinformation is an uphill battle, though it is trying. "I heard from people and the internet that the source of this virus comes from an atomic bomb that has leaked somehow," said Abdul Qader in a narrow alley of Kabul's

8 March 2020

A camera drone belonging to the Taliban fell in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an official said. Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for provincial governor, said that the drone came down around 9:30a.m. in Kote Gird area of the provincial capital, also Kunduz. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban.

8 March 2020

The Presidential Palace in a message on the occasion of the Women's International Day said that no decision will be made in the peace process without the women's viewpoints. "Women's rights and their position on the issue of peace are importance to us; therefore, no decision will be taken without women's views on the issue of peace," President said as quoted in the message.

8 March 2020

Abdullah Abdullah, the current Cheif Executive and the rival of Ashraf Ghani, has issued invitations to a parallel swearing-in ceremony due to take place on Monday, his spokesman said. “We’ve sent the invitation to all national and international organizations and all necessary preparations have been taken,” Fraidoon Khwazoon, Abdullah’s spokesman said; a similar date as Ghani’s inauguration ceremony.

8 March 2020

NATO senior civilian representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Kay reaffirmed NATO's commitment to stand with Afghan women and support their rights. "On International Women's Day, NATO stands with the women of Afghanistan and supports an enduring peace, built upon respect for human rights and full respect for women’s rights," Kay said. "I respect the courage and determination of

8 March 2020

The Presidential Palace says it has assigned a fact-finding commission to investigate into the shooting took place on Friday at the memorial event in Kabul. Gunmen opened fire on a memorial ceremony Friday in Kabul, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the U.S. signed a peace framework with the Taliban late

8 March 2020

The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says no group or individual will be allowed to deny women's rights in the political future of Afghanistan. The Executive Office in a press release on the occasion of Women’s International Day said, "I pledge to the women of Afghanistan that I will make every effort to ensure justice, equality and will not allow any individual or group in

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