The Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday approved three ministers and rejected two ministerial nominees of the education and rural rehabilitation development. Afghan lawmakers also did not approve the head of the Central Bank. Ahmad Jawad Osmani was approved as minister of Public Health with 145 votes in favor, Mohibullah Samim as minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs with 209 votes, and Karima Hamid

2 December 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 263 new positive cases of Coronavirus out of 1358 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 22 deaths and 119 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total reported deaths from COVID-19 is 1,822 and the total number of recoveries is 37026. The new

2 December 2020

Asad Durrani, the former chief of Pakistan's Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI), has said that Pakistan can do nothing more than bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government. As per BBC report, Durrani had previously told a Pakistani TV that the forthcoming talks between the Taliban and representatives of the Afghan government would be difficult. "Pakistan

2 December 2020

projects was held yesterday afternoon at the Presidential Palace which was chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, ARG said. The Presidential Palace in a press release said that based on the agenda, the Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri provided information on new small-scale and large-scale mining sites, small-scale mining projects and extension of four small-scale mining licenses. Chakhansuri said that about (1.6) billion

2 December 2020

Two bloody explosions in Bamiyan province prompted opening of three new Police Districts in the city, said the province governor’s press office on Wednesday. Bamiyan governor’s press office in a statement said that a PD has been upgraded to four PDs in the city due to the high security threats and for the betterment of security of the residents.

2 December 2020

Taliban’s shadow deputy governor for Badghis province has been arrested from Quetta, Pakistani security officials said. The shadow deputy governor for Badghis province, Qari Salahuddin along with seven other Taliban members were arrested from a house in Nasrullah Khan Chawk on Saturday, Taliban officials told Daily Times on condition of anonymity. Salahuddin was Taliban’s governor for Faryab

2 December 2020

A vehicle of the Russian embassy in Kabul was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the capital, Kabul on Tuesday and its employees received a slight concussion. “Employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan have suffered minor injuries after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the capital Kabul,” the Foreign Ministry of Russia said.

2 December 2020

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take practical steps for the promotion of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, besides protecting borders, Pakistani officials said. According to Pakistani media outlets, the Prime Minister of Pakistan was chairing a high-level meeting regarding improving existing border management system in Islamabad. Imran Khan said his government believes in independent, but

2 December 2020