Vocational courses for women in Afghanistan were organized by the Turkish Cooperation Coordination Agency (TIKA) in collaboration with the Maarif Foundation. Recently, the center organized training courses for women in sewing, embroidery, cooking and Turkish language to increase the participation of women in the socioeconomic development of the country. The center launched six-month vocational courses to help

19 March 2020

An Australian Army soldier seen shooting a unarmed Afghan man in footage aired by Four Corners has been identified and suspended from duty today. Australian Defense has issued a statement saying the revelations are "serious and disturbing". The statement says the Australian Defense Force conducts its operations under "strict rules of engagement and promotes a culture of

19 March 2020

The shadow governor of IS-K terrorist group for Afghanistan's Laghman province has surrendered to Afghan forces with his 30 fighters, officials said. The Laghman governor's press office in a press release said that the detainees were the residents of Laghman province who have terrorist activities in Kunar province.

19 March 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, on March 12 a German charter deportation flight landed in Kabul. It may have been the last such flight for now, given the virus’ spread and ensuing global aviation shutdown. The collective deportation to Kabul on March 12 was preceded by a larger logistical effort. The 39 Afghan men affected had to be brought together from all over Germany, in

19 March 2020

Fruit seller Kher Uddin and his two sons regularly attend Friday prayers with other laborers at a mosque in Bagrami, on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, according to Reuters. But during recent prayers, the message - delivered to rows of worshipers clad in warm winter cloaks and jackets - took a somewhat different turn, to the need for action on climate change and environmental

19 March 2020

The embassy of Afghanistan in Australia has expressed deep sadness by the reports of serious allegations of war crimes in showcased in a documentary released by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV channel on March 16 2020. The embassy in a statement called for a complete, impartial and timely investigation of these allegations and trusts the Australian Judicial system in this regard. "While in close contact

19 March 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) spokesman says China has asked the Afghan government for a list of required equipment to fight the coronavirus and the authorities have shared what the government needs. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, the MoPH spokesman, Wahidullah Mayar said there were no new positive cases registered in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. "In total we had 340

19 March 2020

A pharmaceutical company in central China's Hunan Province has donated a large sum of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that treats bronchitis to Afghanistan. The medicine, Yinhuang Qingfei Capsule, has been listed as a recommended TCM in the treatment plan for the COVID-19 by the provincial TCM regulator in Hunan. A shipment of 1,500 boxes of the capsule, manufactured and donated by Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical

19 March 2020

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Afghan citizens who have fled to Pakistan will have to wait longer before they can return to their native country, because the coronavirus outbreak has hindered repatriation efforts. The UNHCR said its voluntary repatriation centers in parts of Pakistan have been "closed until further notice" due to the spread of the coronavirus disease.

19 March 2020

The National Security Council (NSC) says that the Afghan government's position on the release of Taliban prisoners remains unchanged. The spokesman of NSC, Javid Faisal said, "Our position on the release of prisoners remains unchanged." He noted that the Taliban will have to stop killing Afghans and provide guarantees that those getting released shall not be returning to war.

19 March 2020