Pentagon says that Washington is ready to “orderly” pullout forces from Afghanistan if US President Joe Biden decides to withdraw. Addressing the reporters on Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby stated that US has not completed its review over troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under the US-Taliban agreement, which was signed last year in Doha, foreign troops should leave Afghanistan by May 1 “if the

24 March 2021

American and Taliban negotiators are discussing a pause in U.S. airstrikes and drone flights in Afghanistan in order to revive longshot peace talks aimed at settling the two-decade-old war, U.S. and Afghan officials said. As per the Stars and Stripes report, a temporary bombing halt is one of several ideas Biden administration officials are discussing if Taliban militants agree to sharply reduce attacks and

24 March 2021

NATO foreign minister made no final decisions on force posture in Afghanistan, but are determined to take all necessary measures to keep our troops safe, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in press conference following the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs said, Ministers also continued consultations on our presence in Afghanistan. “We all see that there is

24 March 2021

Coinciding with World Tuberculosis Day, the Ministry of Public Health says 9,800 people have died of tuberculosis in Afghanistan in the past year. The Acting Minister of Health, Wahid Majrooh, on Wednesday at a meeting on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, entitled "Time is passing, let's take care of every tuberculosis patient" called tuberculosis one of the ten leading causes of deadly diseases

24 March 2021

The United States vowed Tuesday to protect progress made in Afghanistan on women's rights over the past 20 years, as it pushes for a transitional government in Kabul that would include the Taliban. "We must do more to support the women and girls of Afghanistan," the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told the UN Security Council during a debate on Afghanistan. "Any

24 March 2021

Police confirmed that the Taliban militants have detonated a car bomb to destroy a bridge in Arghandab district of Kandahar province. Jamal Naser Barikzai, Kandahar's Police spokesman said that the bridge was destroyed today at around 13:00. Barikzai said that a Mazda type vehicle loaded with full of explosives detonated in Bagh-e Sarkari area of the district in order to destroy a strategic bridge.

24 March 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 34 new positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 1 death and 48 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period time. The cumulative number of total cases is now 56,226 the number of total reported deaths is 2,467 and the total number

24 March 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani officially inaugurated the Kamal Khan dam in Nimroz province on Wednesday. The inaguaration ceremony was also attended by the two Vice-Presidents Amrullah Saleh and Sarwar Danish and a number of high ranking government officials. “Today, those who are fighting, should think about Kamal Khan Dam for a few minutes,” President Ghani said, adding that those who are fighting have deprived Afghans

24 March 2021

Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), in her briefing to the UN Security Council, said that the war in Afghanistan remains one of the world’s deadliest conflicts for civilians. "The ongoing targeting, which may constitute a war crime, remains an almost daily occurrence. The onslaught of attacks has further diminished the country’s civic space, leading to self-censorship for journalists,

24 March 2021

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has welcomed the joint statement of 35 of the cross-regional members of the Group of Friends of Afghanistan and the Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan, which condemned in strongest possible terms the continued violence and targeted killings by the Taliban, Haqqani Network, Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist outfits in Afghanistan. MoFA in a statement considered the provisions

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