The first group of 10 Afghan women arrived in Tashkent to study in Uzbekistan under the program of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the field of Agronomy for the next 2.5 years, Akipress reported. This is made possible by a cross-border initiative aimed at supporting the economic empowerment of Afghan women through education grants to study in Uzbekistan. The Regional Project “Supporting

15 December 2020

The Free and Fair Elections Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has expressed concern over the fate of the Ghazni Provincial Council and Parliamentary elections and called on the Lower House to postpone voting on the legislative decree on the election law. Yusuf Rashid, Executive Director of the Foundation for Free and Fair Elections of Afghanistan (FEFA), today, during a press conference in Kabul, expressed his

15 December 2020

The Judiciary of the Bamiyan Municipal Court on Monday acquitted 13 civil activists and one journalist in a public hearing. The members of Bamiyan municipal court said that the individuals were detained last week based on a court ruling in accusation of turning a protest ‘violent’ on November 2018 which led to the killing of two protesters and the destruction of public places. According to

15 December 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 256 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1,454 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 26 deaths and 90 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 49,740 the number of total reported deaths is

15 December 2020

Abdul Rahman Atshan, the deputy head of Ghor Provincial Council was killed in a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the capital of the province on Tuesday noon, local officials confirmed. The spokesman of Ghor governor, Arif Aber told Reporterly that an IED detonated near the provincial council building of Ghor province in Firooz Koh city on Tuesday.

15 December 2020

The export of Pakistani goods to Afghanistan via Torkham border came to a halt on Monday after the local clearing agents of Pakistan stopped work to protest lack of facilities at the border crossing, Pakistani media reported. According to the reports, protesters said the strike would continue until the authorities met their all demands. Torkham Customs Clearing

15 December 2020

Members of "Iranian Parliament Women's Fractions and Afghanistan's Commission on Human Rights, Civil Society and Women's Affairs, civil society in a virtual session, explored opportunities for cooperation in the field of migrants, peace and security, Khaf-Herat railway and Chabahar Port. Member of the Parliament of Afghanistan, Nahid Farid said that in this virtual session that the two sides discussed prospects for joint cooperation between

15 December 2020

At least four people were killed and wounded in a magnetic IED blast in Kabul city early Tuesday, Police confirmed. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Tariq Arian said, "A Land Cruiser type vehicle of the Kabul deputy governor, Mohibullah Muhammadi was targeted by an IED in Macroryan Char area of PD9 at around 09:40am on Tuesday morning."

15 December 2020

President Ashraf Ghani spoke via Video Tele-Conference (VTC) with Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and a number of the House members on Monday tonight, Arg said. The Presidential Palace said in a statement that Afghan First Lady, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Foreign Minister Mohmmad Hanif Atmar, NSA Hamdullah Mohib, Director General of AOP Fazel Fazly were present at

15 December 2020

A number of sacked workers of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) set up a sit-in tent in front of the ministry on Monday, demanding reemployment for the next solar year. The protesters claim that MoMP has removed 1,209 workers of total 2,666 from their jobs without convincing reasons. The protest of fired employees of MoMP has entered its fourth day. The Ministry of Mines

15 December 2020