At least one civilian was killed and 10 others were wounded in a bicycle bomb explosion in PD6 of Kabul City, security officials confirmed. The spokesman of the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi said an Improvised Explosive Device attached onto a bicycle parked at the side of a road in Sarkarez area PD6 was detonated at around 18:20pm (local time) on Thursday.

27 February 2020

At least six civilians were wounded in a bicycle bomb explosion in PD6 of Kabul City, security officials confirmed. The spokesman of the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi said an Improvised Explosive Device attached onto a bicycle parked at the side of a road in Sarkarez area PD6 was detonated. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident

27 February 2020

HerCode Global Partners has announced their collaboration with USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Digital Citizen Fund in Afghanistan to launch a program providing over one hundred Afghani high-school girls education in blockchain technology. HerCode in a report said that this program furthers HerCode’s mission to empower women to have a prominent role in this new era of technology through blockchain education. “With a

27 February 2020

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Thursday welcomed the European Union’s generous humanitarian aid of €21 million for Afghan refugees and their host communities in Iran and Pakistan. This funding will be channelled towards basic services, such as health, education and access to water. The announcement of the additional humanitarian funding was made at the Refugee Summit

27 February 2020

Afghanistan Attorney General's Office has said it rejected dozens of complaints about comments on social media that allegedly insulted Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president-elect. In a statement, AGO said that Green Trend, an organization led by Saleh, had referred 39 individuals to it for investigation over insults against Saleh. AGO said that insulting people is considered

27 February 2020

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Minister for South Asia Lord Ahmad has commented on the outcome of the Afghan presidential elections. The FCO Minister in a press release said that the UK notes the announcement of the results by the Independent Election Commission on 18 February. “I commend the bravery of the people who exercised their democratic right to vote, and pay tribute to the military

27 February 2020

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah's sides have entered negotiations, Abdullah's side said. Enayatullah Babur Farehmand, who ran for first vice president post alongside Abdullah, said that the sides started negotiations following the mediation of US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. He said that the postponement of swearing-in ceremony and stopping the

27 February 2020

Special Representative of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev met with the Acting Minister of Transport of Afghanistan, Yama Shams, Uzbekistan MFA reports. Yama Shams expressed his sincere gratitude to the leadership of Uzbekistan for efforts to restore the national economy of Afghanistan, assistance in launching a peaceful political process in the country, as well as implementation of various economic projects in the interests of

27 February 2020

A NATO airstrike that killed scores of Afghan civilians in 2009 has gone before the European Court of Human Rights. The plaintiff, who lost two sons, challenges Germany's refusal to prosecute a German commander. Strasbourg-based judges began hearing a complaint Wednesday by the father Abdul Hanan over Germany's refusal to prosecute a German colonel who ordered US warplanes to bomb Taliban-hijacked tanker trucks carrying

27 February 2020

Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov is Moscow’s observer at the US-Taliban accord expected to be signed on Feb. 29. The Russian embassy in Qatar said in a statement that Russia’s President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan will oversee US-Taliban peace accord. US Secretary of State had earlier said that America was preparing to sign a

27 February 2020