The Minister of Interior Massoud Andarabi says the Taliban have mobilized their fighters to detonate mines and assassinate individuals, including journalists and civil society activists, after failing to launch large-scale offensive to seize territory, and are seeking to make concessions in the peace process. Mr Andarabi, speaking at the Upper House of Parliament on Tuesday, blamed the Taliban for the bombings and targeted killings

29 December 2020

Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) during its third extraordinary meeting, which was held on December 10, 2020, unanimously agreed with the proposal of Afghanistan to register the "Minaret of Jam" in the list of the cultural heritage of the Islamic world. The Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) in a statement said this achievement is as a result of the effective efforts

29 December 2020

As the U.S. draws down forces from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a desperately poor country, and it's been made even poorer by this pandemic, according to NPR report. According to the report, the United Nations estimates that three-quarters of all Afghans are food insecure and going hungry. “The situation for children under five is dire: more

29 December 2020

Security officials in Balkh province on Tuesday say a doctor has hanged himself in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital. Adel Shah Adel, the spokesman of the Balkh police said that the incident took place last night in PD9 of Mazar-e-Sharif city. Mr. Adel identified the doctor as Farhad Royeen and said that he had hanged himself in his house.

29 December 2020

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday arrested four employees of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) for demanding bribes, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) said. AGO said that the four detainees are currently in custody and investigations of their cases are ongoing. Officials in AGO noted that the detainees were arrested based on information and

29 December 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 183 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1,961 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 10 deaths and 191 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 52,230 the number of total reported deaths is

29 December 2020

At least eight people were injured after a large rock broke off in Yakawlang No1 district in Bamiyan province, local officials said on Tuesday. Rostam Ali Panahi, the district governor of Yakawlang No2 said that the incident took place in Ti Ghar village at around 00:02am today. According to him, one of the injured is in a

29 December 2020

The Lower House of Parliament says it is pursuing a plan to standardize the salaries of government employees until it is signed and implemented by the government. The issue was stated by Mir Rahman Rahmani, the Speaker of the House of Representatives on his Facebook page. The plan to equalize the salaries of government employees was also discussed at Monday's session at the Lower House

29 December 2020

The Upper House of Parliament in reaction to the arrest of three members of the Senate on charges of bribery of $ 40,000 has said that no details had been provided. The Upper House has also appointed a delegation to discuss the issue with detainees, members of the Attorney General's Office and National Directorate of Security. Three senators who had recently gone to investigate corruption

29 December 2020

Security officials in Herat say a man who tried to blow up a girls' religious school in the province's Turgundi town was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). According to authorities, the incident took place at around 4pm on Monday. According to security sources, the man's father and grandfather are religious scholars, and the motive for his attempt to blow up the girls' religious

29 December 2020