In an extraordinary statement titled "On the Political Impasse in Afghanistan," Washington has admitted to the failure of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's mission to Kabul on March 23, which was taken up to heal the political rift among Afghan politicians and to urge them to form an inclusive government so as to implement the peace agreement signed in Doha on February 29.
COVID-19: HRW Urges Afghan Govt, Taliban to Work With UN

COVID-19: HRW Urges Afghan Govt, Taliban to Work With UN

The most vulnerable communities in Afghanistan include millions of internally displaced people and rural communities, said Human Rights Watch.
31 March 20 - 12:38

Coronavirus: US Death Toll Surpasses 3,000

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic passed 3,000 on Monday, according to the running tally compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, with more than 163,000 confirmed cases.
31 March 20 - 11:00
India Decides to Temporarily Close Its Consulates in Jalalabad & Herat

India Decides to Temporarily Close Its Consulates in Jalalabad & Herat

Thirty-one Indian nationals, including 26 security force personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and four diplomats from the Indian consulate in Jalalabad returned from Afghanistan ...
31 March 20 - 10:47
Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan: 174

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan: 174

Five people have been recovered from the coronavirus and four people have died, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
31 March 20 - 10:40
2,000 Afghan cargoes stuck

2,000 Afghan cargoes stuck

More than 2,000 cargoes bound from Pakistan to Afghanistan have remained stuck at the border for more than a month, official data showed on Monday.
31 March 20 - 10:40
US Provides $15mn in Aid to Afghanistan to Fight COVID-19

US Provides $15mn in Aid to Afghanistan to Fight COVID-19

The US government has pledged $15 million in aid to help combat COVID-19 in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued by the US embassy in Kabul.
31 March 20 - 10:36
Taliban commander among seven killed in Jawzjan clashes

Taliban commander among seven killed in Jawzjan clashes

Top commander of Taliban group along with his seven men were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Jawzjan province.
31 March 20 - 10:33
Taliban prisoner release delayed

Taliban prisoner release delayed

The release of Taliban prisoners that was expected to begin on Tuesday has been postponed, a government official confirmed, saying that first a Taliban team will be sent to Kabul to discuss ...
31 March 20 - 10:30
At least 27 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban assaults

At least 27 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban assaults

 Taliban insurgents have killed 27 members of the Afghan security forces, police and government officials said on Monday, as a peace effort brokered by the United States struggles to get off ...
31 March 20 - 10:27
Joint Pains Link Iranian, Afghan People Together: Rouhani

Joint Pains Link Iranian, Afghan People Together: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has recently talked to an Afghan refugee admitted to a hospital in Yazd province over the novel coronavirus.
31 March 20 - 10:23
Over 5,000 drivers, helpers remain stranded on Afghan border

Over 5,000 drivers, helpers remain stranded on Afghan border

Despite the announcement of reopening of the Pak-Afghan border by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 20, over 1,700 loaded vehicles are still stranded, increasing the chances of COVID-...
31 March 20 - 10:21
Young Afghan man attempts suicide after murdering the girl he loved in Bamyan

Young Afghan man attempts suicide after murdering the girl he loved in Bamyan

A young Afghan man attempted suicide after killing the girl he loved in the center of Bamyan province of Afghanistan, it has been reported.
31 March 20 - 09:55
Urgent action needed to counter coronavirus in conflict zones: Red Cross

Urgent action needed to counter coronavirus in conflict zones: Red Cross

It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International ...
30 March 20 - 17:51
Afghanistan Seeks Funds to Fight COVID-19

Afghanistan Seeks Funds to Fight COVID-19

The Minister of Public Health, Firuzuddin Firuz says the number of coronavirus cases is rising in Afghanistan because the Ministry does not have access to the required budget to fight the pandemic....
30 March 20 - 15:45
Afghan government to host Taliban delegation in Bagram, prisoners release postponed

Afghan government to host Taliban delegation in Bagram, prisoners release postponed

The Office of the National Security Council confirmed that the Afghan government will host the Taliban delegation in Bagram prison to discuss the release of prisoners.
30 March 20 - 13:40
Four Wounded in Kabul IED Blast

Four Wounded in Kabul IED Blast

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed that at least four people were wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Kabul province.
30 March 20 - 13:34
President Ghani Holds Virtual Meeting with Provincial Governors

President Ghani Holds Virtual Meeting with Provincial Governors

President Ashraf Ghani through a videoconference with 27 provincial governors discussed an array of issues chiefly measures to curb covid-19 spread, delegating further authorities to governors,...
30 March 20 - 13:25
19 Afghan forces killed in Takhar, Zabul attacks

19 Afghan forces killed in Takhar, Zabul attacks

Nineteen Afghan forces were killed in Taliban attacks in northern Takhar and southern Zabul provinces last night, officials said Monday.
30 March 20 - 13:22
Afghan police find four tonnes of explosives in truck in Herat

Afghan police find four tonnes of explosives in truck in Herat

Afghan special police have discovered four tonnes of explosives in a truck in western Herat province, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
30 March 20 - 13:19
Artists from 68 Countries to Take Part in Iran’s Corona Cartoon Contest

Artists from 68 Countries to Take Part in Iran’s Corona Cartoon Contest

Artists from 68 countries have submitted their works to Iran to take part in an international cartoon contest called “We Defeat Corona”.
30 March 20 - 11:35