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Rampant insecurity stymies peace in Takhar

AT News KABUL: While efforts are accelerated for peace in the country, Taliban have intensified attacks in some areas particularly in Takhar province in the northeast. These attacks on the provincial capital of Taloqan and some districts have caused people lo
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Rampant insecurity stymies peace in Takhar

AT News KABUL: While efforts are accelerated for peace in the country, Taliban have intensified attacks in some areas particularly in Takhar province in the northeast. These attacks on the provincial capital of Taloqan and some districts have caused people lose trust in peace efforts. “People are increasingly concerned here. Even they have stopped hoping …

Six killed over land dispute in Nangarhar

AT News KABUL: At least six people were killed and another 16 injured in a dispute over land in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials confirmed. The incident took place on Wednesday in the Nazyan district, according to provincial governor, Shah Mahmoo
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Six killed over land dispute in Nangarhar

AT News KABUL: At least six people were killed and another 16 injured in a dispute over land in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials confirmed. The incident took place on Wednesday in the Nazyan district, according to provincial governor, Shah Mahmood Miakhil. “Unfortunately, last day in the district of Nazyan of Nangarhar, two tribes …

Karzai calls for resumption of Kabul-Taliban talks

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai expressed concerns over a delay in the negotiations between government and Taliban delegations over the prisoner swap. “I am concerned about the lack of progress in the government-Taliban Movement talks on the re
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Karzai calls for resumption of Kabul-Taliban talks

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai expressed concerns over a delay in the negotiations between government and Taliban delegations over the prisoner swap. “I am concerned about the lack of progress in the government-Taliban Movement talks on the release of prisoners. I urge the United States to deliver on its commitment to bringing peace …

Afghan Govt Releases 100 Taliban Prisoners

Tolo News: Following weeks of delays, the Afghan government on Wednesday announced the release of 100 Taliban prisoners, a move expected to be a step closer to intra-Afghan talks. The Office of the National Security Council in a statement confirmed the releas
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Afghan Govt Releases 100 Taliban Prisoners

Tolo News: Following weeks of delays, the Afghan government on Wednesday announced the release of 100 Taliban prisoners, a move expected to be a step closer to intra-Afghan talks. The Office of the National Security Council in a statement confirmed the release of the prisoners, saying it was the fulfillment of a recent decree madeRead More...

Taliban militants kill eight civilians in Balkh: police

1TV: Taliban militants have shot dead eight civilians in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, police said Wednesday. Adil Shah Adil, a spokesman for provincial police, said that the violence happened on Tuesday evening after the victims were abducted
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Taliban militants kill eight civilians in Balkh: police

1TV: Taliban militants have shot dead eight civilians in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, police said Wednesday. Adil Shah Adil, a spokesman for provincial police, said that the violence happened on Tuesday evening after the victims were abducted from Jarhay Nahr-e-Surkh village of Sholgara district. Click here to read more (external link). Related ’15 Taliban’ KilledRead More...

Red Crescent health worker dies of coronavirus in Balkh province

1TV: A 53-year-old man working as a health worker with Red Crescent has died due to coronavirus in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, officials said Wednesday. It brings up the total number of coronavirus deaths in Afghanistan to 15. Afghanistan ha
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Red Crescent health worker dies of coronavirus in Balkh province

1TV: A 53-year-old man working as a health worker with Red Crescent has died due to coronavirus in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, officials said Wednesday. It brings up the total number of coronavirus deaths in Afghanistan to 15. Afghanistan has registered 423 cases of coronavirus so far. Click here to read more (external link). RelatedRead More...

Afghanistan urges Taliban to ‘stick to talks’ and stop excuses

AT News KABUL: The government calls on Taliban to stop pretexts for delaying the all-Afghan talks, saying that the militants have no reasons for the postponement. President Ghani’s Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi, says if Taliban were committed to peace and the agr
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Afghanistan urges Taliban to ‘stick to talks’ and stop excuses

AT News KABUL: The government calls on Taliban to stop pretexts for delaying the all-Afghan talks, saying that the militants have no reasons for the postponement. President Ghani’s Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi, says if Taliban were committed to peace and the agreement they signed with the United States, they would have no reasons to delay peace …

Karzai condoles death of Kabul doctor

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed his deep sympathies over the death of a physician. With regrets, I learned that Dr. Hanifullah Hanif one of our experienced and intelligent cadres passed away, Karzai said in a message. He said that lat
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Karzai condoles death of Kabul doctor

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed his deep sympathies over the death of a physician. With regrets, I learned that Dr. Hanifullah Hanif one of our experienced and intelligent cadres passed away, Karzai said in a message. He said that late Hanif was bravely serving at the front line of fight against the …

Finance ministry partition revoked

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has canceled a decree he had previously issued to restructure the finance ministry, the ministry says. Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, who was recently nominated by Ghani as the caretaker finance minister, said Tuesday that the p
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Finance ministry partition revoked

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has canceled a decree he had previously issued to restructure the finance ministry, the ministry says. Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, who was recently nominated by Ghani as the caretaker finance minister, said Tuesday that the president returned all finance ministry’s authorities to the body by a fresh order. “The president …

What does Abdullah mean by ‘inclusive government’?

Ariana: A source in Sapidar Palace said that the formation of an executive position like a prime minister, owning a 40% share in the cabinet and leading the peace process are among the latest proposals of Abdullah Abdullah for resolving the political tensions
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What does Abdullah mean by ‘inclusive government’?

Ariana: A source in Sapidar Palace said that the formation of an executive position like a prime minister, owning a 40% share in the cabinet and leading the peace process are among the latest proposals of Abdullah Abdullah for resolving the political tensions. Click here to read more (external link).

41 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Herat

Tolo News: Local officials have reported a surge in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus among health workers in the western province of Herat, which lies on the border with Iran and has the highest number of COVID-19 patients. The province has thr
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41 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Herat

Tolo News: Local officials have reported a surge in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus among health workers in the western province of Herat, which lies on the border with Iran and has the highest number of COVID-19 patients. The province has three health facilities for COVID-19 patients. Click here to read moreRead More...

Afghanistan Breaks Down Its Ministry of Finance

The Diplomat: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, one of the most important ministries in the country, will now be fragmented into three independent agencies. There are concerns over the proposed division of the Ministry of Finance, particularly to what exte
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Afghanistan Breaks Down Its Ministry of Finance

The Diplomat: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, one of the most important ministries in the country, will now be fragmented into three independent agencies. There are concerns over the proposed division of the Ministry of Finance, particularly to what extent the new agencies will act “independently.”  This decision would make these agencies vulnerable to political influenceRead More...

Accessibility Assessment of Health Services in Kabul City

By Dr. Jawid Ahmad Baktash and Eng. Kazim Naseri Despite incredible improvements in health since 1950, there are still a number of challenges, which should have been easy to solve. One billion people lack access to health care systems 36 million dea
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Accessibility Assessment of Health Services in Kabul City

By Dr. Jawid Ahmad Baktash and Eng. Kazim Naseri Despite incredible improvements in health since 1950, there are still a number of challenges, which should have been easy to solve. One billion people lack access to health care systems 36 million deaths each year are caused by no communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and …

Coronavirus is a threat to humanity

By Matin Royeen On December 31, 2019, China reported a pneumonia of unknown origin in the City of Wuhan to the World Health Organization (WHO).  After analyzing the case, WHO declared this outbreak as a global public health emergency on January 30, 2019. In
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Coronavirus is a threat to humanity

By Matin Royeen On December 31, 2019, China reported a pneumonia of unknown origin in the City of Wuhan to the World Health Organization (WHO).  After analyzing the case, WHO declared this outbreak as a global public health emergency on January 30, 2019. In the past three months, world community has been struck by this …

Construction of Ghor football stadium continues

Ariana: The construction work on the second phase of the football stadium for Chaghcharan city, the provincial capital of Ghor province, has begun. The Ghor Football Federation officials on Monday inaugurated work on the second phase of the project. Click her
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Construction of Ghor football stadium continues

Ariana: The construction work on the second phase of the football stadium for Chaghcharan city, the provincial capital of Ghor province, has begun. The Ghor Football Federation officials on Monday inaugurated work on the second phase of the project. Click here to read more (external link).  

Donors Frustrated by ‘Personal Agendas’ in Afghanistan: US

Tolo News: Pressure by the United States continues because of the unsolved political “impasse” in Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, which deepened after the announcement of the Afghan election results in February. “A
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Donors Frustrated by ‘Personal Agendas’ in Afghanistan: US

Tolo News: Pressure by the United States continues because of the unsolved political “impasse” in Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, which deepened after the announcement of the Afghan election results in February. “As the world gets slammed by COVID-19, with devastating economic consequences for all, donors are frustrated and fed upRead More...

Kabul rejects to release 15 ‘notorious’ prisoners

AT News  KABUL: The Taliban have asked for releasing of their 15 prisoners—a demand that strongly brushed off by the Kabul administration, saying they were behind major attacks and can be released simply. The lack of mechanism to facilitate the release of
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Kabul rejects to release 15 ‘notorious’ prisoners

AT News  KABUL: The Taliban have asked for releasing of their 15 prisoners—a demand that strongly brushed off by the Kabul administration, saying they were behind major attacks and can be released simply. The lack of mechanism to facilitate the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners in return to 1,000 Afghan security personnel could trigger the …

ISIS losing grip in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) said its operatives had recently detained head of IS-K, or Daesh extremist group, Abdullah Orikzai, aka “Aslam Faroqi” along with his 19 fighters. He has confessed about Daesh’s deep ties with region
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ISIS losing grip in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) said its operatives had recently detained head of IS-K, or Daesh extremist group, Abdullah Orikzai, aka “Aslam Faroqi” along with his 19 fighters. He has confessed about Daesh’s deep ties with regional intelligence. Following the detention, five militants loyal to the Daesh group had laid down their …

Karzai denunciates airstrikes on civilians in Uruzgan, Baghlan

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned airstrikes against civilians in the Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province and Chashma-e-Sher area of Baghlan province as inhumane acts and against peace. A number of civilians including wome
Afghanistan Times

Karzai denunciates airstrikes on civilians in Uruzgan, Baghlan

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned airstrikes against civilians in the Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province and Chashma-e-Sher area of Baghlan province as inhumane acts and against peace. A number of civilians including women and children were killed and wounded in the attacks. Karzai urged for an urgent start of peace …

Covid-19: Climate change and recovery strategy

With global economic activity ramping down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not surprising that emissions of a variety of gases related to energy and transport have been reduced. Traffic levels in the city were estimated to be down 35% compared
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Covid-19: Climate change and recovery strategy

With global economic activity ramping down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not surprising that emissions of a variety of gases related to energy and transport have been reduced. Traffic levels in the city were estimated to be down 35% compared with earlier normal days. Emissions of carbon monoxide, mainly due to …

US Links International Aid to Fixing Afghan Political Dispute

Ayaz Gul VOA News April 5, 2020 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – The United States has linked international aid for Afghanistan to the settlement of a protracted political crisis, which has seen the war-shattered country politically paralyzed and threatens to dera
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US Links International Aid to Fixing Afghan Political Dispute

Ayaz Gul VOA News April 5, 2020 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – The United States has linked international aid for Afghanistan to the settlement of a protracted political crisis, which has seen the war-shattered country politically paralyzed and threatens to derail a nascent peace-building deal with the Taliban insurgency. Separately, an American military spokesman has rejected insurgentRead More...

Coronavirus: Mosques in Afghanistan urged to change call to prayer

1TV: Mosques in Afghanistan have been urged to change a line in the azan – the daily Muslim call to prayer broadcast five times a day – and people have been reminded not to join congregational prayers due to the outbreak of coronavirus. In a fatwa, the hi
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Coronavirus: Mosques in Afghanistan urged to change call to prayer

1TV: Mosques in Afghanistan have been urged to change a line in the azan – the daily Muslim call to prayer broadcast five times a day – and people have been reminded not to join congregational prayers due to the outbreak of coronavirus. In a fatwa, the high commission of clerics for fight against coronavirusRead More...

Afghan Godfather, his Gangsters and the US Aid Cutoff during Covid-19 Crisis

Despite real danger of Covid-19 for the health of millions of citizens of Afghanistan, the populist leader of the Afghan Cabinet tries to stop breach of any news and real information to the media regarding their deficiency with the campaign against Coronaviru
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Afghan Godfather, his Gangsters and the US Aid Cutoff during Covid-19 Crisis

Despite real danger of Covid-19 for the health of millions of citizens of Afghanistan, the populist leader of the Afghan Cabinet tries to stop breach of any news and real information to the media regarding their deficiency with the campaign against Coronavirus. Prominent Hazara educationalist, founder and CEO of Star Educational Society, Ali Reza Yasa wrote on his social media page that he's lost a family member who couldn't get the services of Covid-19 special hospital in Herat city due to (...) - Kabul Press Reveals / Highlight

Afghanistan mystified by dwindling foreign largesse

Washington doubles down on threats to cut aid in rebuke of warring Afghan leaders An enduring domestic political conflict is proving to be devastating for Afghanistan’s strategic milieu and a foreign aid which is the lifeline of our ailing economy and the m
Afghanistan Times

Afghanistan mystified by dwindling foreign largesse

Washington doubles down on threats to cut aid in rebuke of warring Afghan leaders An enduring domestic political conflict is proving to be devastating for Afghanistan’s strategic milieu and a foreign aid which is the lifeline of our ailing economy and the more critical counterinsurgency campaign; the chaos of our politically challenged leaders continues at …

Afghan forces repel ‘Zabul attack’, kill 16 rebels

AT News KABUL: The Afghan security forces have pushed back a complex Taliban attack and killed at least 16 rebels in southern Zabul province, ministry of defense said on Monday.  The Taliban militants attacked the Afghan security forces outposts in Argha
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Afghan forces repel ‘Zabul attack’, kill 16 rebels

AT News KABUL: The Afghan security forces have pushed back a complex Taliban attack and killed at least 16 rebels in southern Zabul province, ministry of defense said on Monday.  The Taliban militants attacked the Afghan security forces outposts in Arghandab district, in which Afghan forces killed 16 rebels in retaliation, defense ministry spokesman, Fawad …

Afghan Sikhs have now stronger reason to migrate to India

AT News KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan Sikhs have signed a letter to Indian Embassy to Kabul in which they have called for New Delhi’s help to leave their motherland after a Daesh-claimed deadly attack targeted their temple in Kabul. An attacker stormed a Sikh t
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Afghan Sikhs have now stronger reason to migrate to India

AT News KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan Sikhs have signed a letter to Indian Embassy to Kabul in which they have called for New Delhi’s help to leave their motherland after a Daesh-claimed deadly attack targeted their temple in Kabul. An attacker stormed a Sikh temple (Gurdwara) on March 25 in the old part of Kabul, …

Amid virus, clerics issue fatwa again religious, political gatherings

AT News KABUL: The religious scholars called for a ban of any religious and political gatherings after the increase of Corona virus spread in the country. The religious scholars said in a statement released on Sunday that people need to perform five-time pray
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Amid virus, clerics issue fatwa again religious, political gatherings

AT News KABUL: The religious scholars called for a ban of any religious and political gatherings after the increase of Corona virus spread in the country. The religious scholars said in a statement released on Sunday that people need to perform five-time prayers at their homes and avoid going to mosques. The statement said that …

Afghan Godfather, his Gangster and the US Aid Cutoff during Covid-19 Crisis

Despite real danger of Covid-19 for the health of millions of citizens of Afghanistan, the populist leader of the Afghan Cabinet tries to stop breach of any news and real information to the media regarding their deficiency with the campaign against Coronaviru
Kabul Press کابل پرس

Afghan Godfather, his Gangster and the US Aid Cutoff during Covid-19 Crisis

Despite real danger of Covid-19 for the health of millions of citizens of Afghanistan, the populist leader of the Afghan Cabinet tries to stop breach of any news and real information to the media regarding their deficiency with the campaign against Coronavirus. Prominent Hazara educationalist, founder and CEO of Star Educational Society, Ali Reza Yasa wrote on his social media page that he's lost a family member who couldn't get the services of Covid-19 special hospital in Herat city due to (...) - Kabul Press Reveals / Highlight

I AM A SERIAL NUMBER

By Guantánamo ISN 3148 (aka Asadullah Haroon) The Guantánamo military base is almost invisible to the world; the detainees held here have totally vanished from the world. We are nameless, faceless, referenced by an internment “serial number” – as
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I AM A SERIAL NUMBER

By Guantánamo ISN 3148 (aka Asadullah Haroon) The Guantánamo military base is almost invisible to the world; the detainees held here have totally vanished from the world. We are nameless, faceless, referenced by an internment “serial number” – as if we are pieces of hardware, no longer human. A name makes a person individual and …

Afghanistan: Economic Bailout of cities – COVID 19: How to spend the $100 Million Budget

By Haseeb Rahimi The world has witnessed an unprecedented pandemic in its recent century: COVID-19. The virus has left developed nations with economic catastrophes. China was the very first country to use its labor and resources and sacrifice personal freedo
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Afghanistan: Economic Bailout of cities – COVID 19: How to spend the $100 Million Budget

By Haseeb Rahimi The world has witnessed an unprecedented pandemic in its recent century: COVID-19. The virus has left developed nations with economic catastrophes. China was the very first country to use its labor and resources and sacrifice personal freedom and its economy in order to control the pandemic. The virus has caused political and …

NDS arrests Deash Khurasan leader

Ariana: National Directorate of Security, in a statement, says that it has arrested, Abdullah Orakzai aka Aslam Farooqi, the Khurasan leader of Daesh, along with 19 of his men, including Qari Zahid and Saifullah aka Abu Talha Pakistani, in an operation conduc
Afghan Online Press

NDS arrests Deash Khurasan leader

Ariana: National Directorate of Security, in a statement, says that it has arrested, Abdullah Orakzai aka Aslam Farooqi, the Khurasan leader of Daesh, along with 19 of his men, including Qari Zahid and Saifullah aka Abu Talha Pakistani, in an operation conducted by the special forces of the directorate. Click here to read more (externalRead More...

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