Amid uncertainty over the peace talks with the Taliban, Afghanistan is likely to receive reduced pledges for aid from international donors who will meet at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva later this month, sources told Reuters. Despite the ongoing, albeit at a stand-still, peace talks in Doha, and Washington’s decision to withdraw its troops by May 2021, Afghanistan remains a

3 November 2020

Afghan diplomatic missions around the world and several foreign consulates and embassies in Afghanistan mourned the victims of the Kabul University attack which has claimed the lives of at least 35 people so far, mostly young students. The Afghan government announced Tuesday as the National Day of Mourning with flags at half-mast across the country and all the Afghan missions and consulates. The consulates

3 November 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday that envoys and leaders from over 40 nations and organisations have condemned the Kabul University attack, which according to Reuters, has claimed the lives of at least 35 victims so far. Two government sources told Reuters that around 50 others were wounded in the attack claimed by Islamic State (Daesh), and most

3 November 2020

A day after the Islamic State-claimed attack on Kabul University, that has claimed the lives of 22 so far, family members of the victims, students and civil society activist staged a protest in front of the campus. The demonstrators gathered near the north gate of the university, demanding justice for the victims and the execution of those who helped the terrorists in carrying out

3 November 2020

A Taliban suicide car bomber was killed before he could reach his target in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz but an attack by the militants followed, where at least two security forces were killed and eight others were injured on Tuesday morning. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in their official statement that a suicide attacker in an explosive-laden car, who wanted to

3 November 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that in the past 24 hours, 95 new Coronavirus cases were found positive from the 457 samples tested across Afghanistan, pushing the confirmed cases to 41,728. According to the MoPH, three patients have succumbed to the virus in the past day while 13 have recovered. Samples tested positive in the

3 November 2020