Hundreds of women from 15 provinces of Afghanistan have signed on white textiles, calling on the international community to prevent their achievements and rights from being dealed in the Afghan peace process. Some of these women are residents of insecure parts of the country and some are members of the families of war victims who have written alongside their signatures that violence in the

10 March 2021

A day after it emerged that India is finally at the table with five other countries to decide on the roadmap for peace in Afghanistan after six months of hectic behind-the-scenes diplomacy, Russia on Tuesday said that India plays a “very important role” in Afghanistan, and its “eventual deeper involvement” in dedicated dialogue formats is “natural”. This was in response to The Indian Express report, published

10 March 2021

Pakistan’s exports of goods and services to Afghanistan witnessed a decrease of 14.13 percent during the seven months of current financial year (2020-21) as compared to the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. The overall exports to Afghanistan were recorded at $543.650 million during July-January (2020-21) against exports of $633.121 million during July-January (2019-20), showing negative growth of 14.13

10 March 2021

Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) says five members of a criminal network including an employee of the commission have been arrested in cooperation with the Attorney General's Office (AGO) after an Afghan citizen informed the activities of the network to the commission. According to IARCSC, one of the members of the network was

10 March 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 23 new positive cases of coronavirus tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported no deaths and 35 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,917 the number of total reported deaths is 2,451 and the total number

10 March 2021

The Afghanistan Meteorological Department has issued a rain, snow and flash flood warning for 20 provinces for the next two days. According to a warning posted on the AMD’s website, the department stated between 10 and 25mm of rain forecast for a number of provinces. The provinces include Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e Pul, Ghor, Bamiyan,

10 March 2021

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that he agrees with US Secretary of State Tony Blinken that certain conditions must be met before the multinational force in Afghanistan leaves the country. "For 20 years now, German soldiers have been standing shoulder to shoulder with the American partners in Afghanistan", Maas said. "I agree with [Secretary of State] Tony Blinken that the certain

10 March 2021

Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan's Bamiyan province, one of the country's famed Buddha statues made a brief virtual return Tuesday night as a three-dimensional projection filled the alcove that hosted the statue for centuries. The projection topped off a day commemorating the destruction of the two famous Buddha statues by the Taliban in March 2001 in central Afghanistan's Bamiyan valley.

10 March 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Haneef Atmar met with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Kabul, Mr. Dmitry Zhirnov, the Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) said. MoFA in a statement said that FM Atmar thanked the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the warm and cordial reception extended to him and his accompanying delegation, and highlighted the achievements of the visit in expanding bilateral

10 March 2021

UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons has met with the chairman and members of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Negotiating Team in Doha. She arrived in Qatar on Tuesday, to talk to government and Taliban negotiators about speeding up the peace process. In the meantime, local media reported that a summit similar to the Bonn conference will be held on March 27 in

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