The Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) during a national summit on Wednesday shared the amended Election Law with relevant stakeholders and asked them to share their inputs. Zohreh Bayan Shinwari, IECC chief said that the current election law is not responsive for the current situation when presenting the draft amending election law to the institutions involved in the

20 January 2021

The recent findings of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) indicate that the draft budget for the next fiscal year of 1,400 is unbalanced and unreliable. IWA on Wednesday shared the results of its reviews on the next year's draft budget and expressed concern about its unbalanced allocations and precautionary codes. "While the Coronavirus poses a serious threat to the economic situation, the development budget has

20 January 2021

A trailer packed with Iranian-made explosives that has just entered Afghanistan's soil from Iran was discovered by Afghan border forces in Farah province. Local media quoting credible sources reported on Wednesday that the explosives were skillfully placed under the flour bags in the trailer. Reports suggest that one person has been arrested in connection with the case. The

20 January 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 125 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 2,385 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported nine deaths and 205 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 54,403, as the number of total reported deaths

20 January 2021

Afghan local officials said at least six Policemen were wounded in an explosion near a security checkpoint in Herat province on Tuesday night. The spokesman of Herat Police, Abdul Ahad Walizada said the blast took place in the Inijil district of the province. According to Walizada, four more Police personnel were wounded in the blast who were transferred to the provincial hospital.

20 January 2021

Afghan local officials say the Taliban militants attacked the security outposts in Dahan Dara village of Pashtun Kot district of Faryab province on Tuesday night. The spokesman of Faryab Police, Abdul Karim Yourish said that at least four security forces were killed and three more were wounded during the clashes with Taliban. Yourish noted that the Taliban's

20 January 2021

Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib leading a high government delegation arrived in Paktia province on Wednesday to assess the security situation of the province. The National Security Council (NSC) in a statement said that NSA Mohib is scheduled to meet with the governors of Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Bamiyan, Ghazni provinces, security commanders, and the 203 Thunder Corps officials.

20 January 2021

Waheed Omar, President Ghani's senior adviser for public and strategic affairs, on Wednesday said that the Afghan government is not in favor of releasing more Taliban prisoners. "The release of over 5,000 Taliban prisoners before was intended to reduce violence as the part of the peace process, but violence has increased because of it," Wahid Omar said during a press conference in Kabul. Omar noted

20 January 2021

Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has warned the Taliban that if they continue to kill people, members of civil society and carry out bombings, the release of prisoners will not be on the agenda of peace talks. "In order to execute the terrorists, the Taliban must be informed that the negotiation process needs to build trust," Amrullah Saleh wrote in a report at

20 January 2021

As part of the project “Stabilization of Tajikistan’s Southern Border Region with Afghanistan,” the first stage of construction  of the National Training Center for rescuers from Tajikistan, Central Asia’s nations and Afghanistan began on January, says a press release issued by the Emergencies Committee under the Government of Tajikistan. An official ceremony was attended by Rustam Nazarzoda, Head of the Emergencies Committee, ambassadors of

20 January 2021