The Afghan peace process is once again under threat, though this time it's not because of the Taliban, the Kabul government, or the U.S., but COVID-19. The consequences of this virus spreading into the impoverished and war-torn country from Iran run the risk of reversing all of the recent progress that's been achieved since the beginning of the year.
ISIS claims responsibility for rockets fired at US air base in Afghanistan

ISIS claims responsibility for rockets fired at US air base in Afghanistan

The Islamic State said it was behind a rocket attack against Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
9 April 20 - 19:37
Pakistan seeks hand over of Daesh head in Afghanistan

Pakistan seeks hand over of Daesh head in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces claimed to have arrested Daesh-linked group head Aslam Farooqi earlier this month
9 April 20 - 19:30
Afghan government releases another 100 Taliban prisoners after collapse of talks

Afghan government releases another 100 Taliban prisoners after collapse of talks

A day after releasing 100 Taliban prisoners, the Afghan government on Thursday said it would free another 100 – even though the insurgents have walked out of talks over a wider prisoner swap ...
9 April 20 - 19:27
150 Prisoners Released From Kabul Pul-e Charkhi Jail Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

150 Prisoners Released From Kabul Pul-e Charkhi Jail Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Officials at Kabul’s Pul-e Charkhi prison say about 150 prisoners have been released based on a presidential decree.
9 April 20 - 16:33
MoPH Needs More Than 54 Million Liters of Disinfectant, 1 Million Protective Kits

MoPH Needs More Than 54 Million Liters of Disinfectant, 1 Million Protective Kits

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the ministry needs more than 54 million liters of disinfectant and more than a million protective kits, which are impossible to obtain from abroad, ...
9 April 20 - 16:32
About 20,000 Enter Afghanistan via Torkham Border

About 20,000 Enter Afghanistan via Torkham Border

On the third day of Torkham border relaxation, around 10,000 Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan entered Afghanistan, officials said.
9 April 20 - 14:01
Taliban announces stance as rockets hit U.S.-run Bagram Airfield

Taliban announces stance as rockets hit U.S.-run Bagram Airfield

The Taliban group has announced its position regarding the rocket attack on the U.S.-run Bagram Airfield, saying the group is not involved in the assault.
9 April 20 - 13:51
Taliban rebels Killed, Wounded in Maidan Wardak air raids

Taliban rebels Killed, Wounded in Maidan Wardak air raids

Local officials in Maidan Wardak province said 12 Taliban insurgents, including the group’s shadow governor, have been killed and wounded in an airstrike.
9 April 20 - 13:05
Afghan government to release another 100 Taliban prisoners today

Afghan government to release another 100 Taliban prisoners today

Afghan government said it will release another 100 Taliban prisoners today (Thursday) under President Ashraf Ghani's decree issued on March 11.
9 April 20 - 12:52
Five rockets hit US air base in Afghanistan; no casualties

Five rockets hit US air base in Afghanistan; no casualties

Five rockets hit a U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no casualties, two senior security officials said, and no group immediately claimed responsibility.
9 April 20 - 12:48
Afghan teen brutally knifed to death in Moria of Greece

Afghan teen brutally knifed to death in Moria of Greece

An Afghan teen was brutally knifed to death in a reception center in a Greek refugee camp, it has been reported.
9 April 20 - 10:56
Deeply Concerned About Safety of Sikh Community in Afghanistan: Alice Wells

Deeply Concerned About Safety of Sikh Community in Afghanistan: Alice Wells

The United States has expressed concern about the safety of the Sikh community in Afghanistan and said that Afghans must come together now to ensure the security of religious minorities.
9 April 20 - 09:50
Pakistan to Open Afghan Border Thrice a Week from Thursday

Pakistan to Open Afghan Border Thrice a Week from Thursday

Pakistan on Wednesday decided to facilitate cargo trucks and containers to cross into Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossing points thrice a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) ...
9 April 20 - 09:48
Islamabad reacts to Indian media reports linking Pakistan with deadly Kabul attack

Islamabad reacts to Indian media reports linking Pakistan with deadly Kabul attack

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan reacted to Indian media reports which the ministry says is an officially-inspired attempt to link Pakistan with the deadly attack.
9 April 20 - 09:13
Afghan Govt releases 100 low-risk Taliban prisoners

Afghan Govt releases 100 low-risk Taliban prisoners

According to Afghanistan's Office of the National Security Council, the freed prisoners were chosen on the basis of their health condition, age and length of remaining sentence as part of efforts ...
9 April 20 - 08:55
Explosion Targeted Prominent Taliban Leader in Quetta

Explosion Targeted Prominent Taliban Leader in Quetta

A bomb blast occurred on Wednesday near the house of Hafez Abdul Majid, a senior Taliban leader in Quetta, Pakistan, sources told Reporterly.
8 April 20 - 18:54
22 Taliban militants killed in W. Afghan airstrikes

22 Taliban militants killed in W. Afghan airstrikes

Twenty-two Taliban militants were killed during airstrikes conducted by Afghan Air Force in two western provinces on Tuesday, the military said Wednesday.
8 April 20 - 18:46
Kabul police enforce stricter virus lockdown in Afghan capital

Kabul police enforce stricter virus lockdown in Afghan capital

Coronavirus cases in landlocked country surpass 400 with 14 deaths
8 April 20 - 16:18
Afghan refugee doctor wins praise for treating coronavirus patients in Pakistan

Afghan refugee doctor wins praise for treating coronavirus patients in Pakistan

In the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, which has cost thousands of precious lives across the globe, doctors and medical staff have emerged as the true fearless warriors saving lives....
8 April 20 - 16:06
Daesh Calls COVID-19 ‘Soldier of Allah’, Threatens to Attack Chicago, London - Reports

Daesh Calls COVID-19 ‘Soldier of Allah’, Threatens to Attack Chicago, London - Reports

Although US President Donald Trump claimed last year that Daesh* had been "100 percent" defeated in Syria, the terrorist group is now reportedly regrouping in the Middle East and Afghanistan ...
8 April 20 - 16:02