While the Afghan government has begun the release of Taliban prisoners and the US prepares for a drawdown in troop numbers, the Taliban’s ties to the Haqqani Network and al-Qaeda remain stronger than ever.
Int’l Kabaddi tournament to be held in Pakistan in December

Int’l Kabaddi tournament to be held in Pakistan in December

International Kabaddi tournament will be held in Pakistan in December this year, provided Corona pandemic comes under control.
7 July 20 - 14:46
194 of 495 Latest COVID-19 Tests are Positive

194 of 495 Latest COVID-19 Tests are Positive

The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 194 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 495 tests.
7 July 20 - 14:40
Hundreds Of Commandos Arrive In Ghazni City

Hundreds Of Commandos Arrive In Ghazni City

Hundreds of Afghan commandos arrived in Ghazni province on Monday due to growing concern about possible attacks in the area.
7 July 20 - 13:10
Fantom Uses Blockchain Tackles Afghanistan’s Counterfeit Medicine Problem

Fantom Uses Blockchain Tackles Afghanistan’s Counterfeit Medicine Problem

Blockchain start-up Fantom has unveiled its Smart Medicine pilot project to rectify the problem of substandard or counterfeit medicinal drugs in Afghanistan.
7 July 20 - 12:38
Local Police Commander Killed in Nangarhar Attack

Local Police Commander Killed in Nangarhar Attack

Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor's spokesman, said that the Mir Zaman, the police commander in Kuz Kunar district, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in the district ...
7 July 20 - 11:27
Ending Terror Sanctuaries ‘Essential’ For Peace in Afghanistan: India

Ending Terror Sanctuaries ‘Essential’ For Peace in Afghanistan: India

While attending a video conference on the development of the Afghan peace process, India said that putting an end to terror sanctuaries and safe havens is necessary for peace in Afghanistan.
7 July 20 - 11:15
Pompeo Asked to Speak at House Committee Over Russia Bounty Claim

Pompeo Asked to Speak at House Committee Over Russia Bounty Claim

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been invited to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss allegations over Russia-offered bounties to Taliban-backed militants to kill ...
7 July 20 - 10:58
Ghani appoints new governors for five provinces of Afghanistan

Ghani appoints new governors for five provinces of Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed new governors for five provinces of Afghanistan, the Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG) said.
7 July 20 - 10:23

'15 Insurgents Killed in Baghlan Clashes': Officials

At least 15 insurgents were killed in Afghan air and ground forces operation in northern Baghlan province on Monday night, said local officials on Tuesday.
7 July 20 - 09:54
22 Taliban militants killed, wounded on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

22 Taliban militants killed, wounded on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

The security forces killed or wounded at least 22 Taliban militants during a clash on Kabul-Jalalabad highway, the Afghan military said.
7 July 20 - 09:35
Watchdog Reports Fraud in Customs Office Appointments

Watchdog Reports Fraud in Customs Office Appointments

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), in a report released on June 29, says hundreds of dollars are taken as bribes for appointments at customs and ...
6 July 20 - 18:40
Each Afghan province will have a female deputy governor

Each Afghan province will have a female deputy governor

Each of 34 provinces in Afghanistan will have a female deputy governor, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.
6 July 20 - 16:45
Taliban Attacks Stop Traffic on Northern Highway: Sources

Taliban Attacks Stop Traffic on Northern Highway: Sources

Security sources on Monday reported a cluster of attacks by the Taliban on multiple parts of the Baghlan-Balkh highway, a key route that connects Kabul with northern and northeastern provinces....
6 July 20 - 16:17
the ministry also reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours

the ministry also reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours

The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 668 tests.
6 July 20 - 16:08
100-year old Al-Sarh tree discovered in Abu Dhabi

100-year old Al-Sarh tree discovered in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) – Studies by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, have identified a single example of a species of tree not previously recorded in the Emirate, it was announced ...
6 July 20 - 16:07
Saudi Arabia announces health protocols for Hajj

Saudi Arabia announces health protocols for Hajj

Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during this year's Hajj season which includes limiting the number of pilgrims, the state news agency, SPA,...
6 July 20 - 16:05
OPEC daily basket price stood at $42.93 a barrel Friday

OPEC daily basket price stood at $42.93 a barrel Friday

VIENNA, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at US$42.93 a barrel on Friday, 3 July 2020, compared with $42.89 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat ...
6 July 20 - 14:55
Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

MOSCOW, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Russia's official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections in the last ...
6 July 20 - 14:55
Sediqqi: 4,015 Taliban Prisoners Released So Far

Sediqqi: 4,015 Taliban Prisoners Released So Far

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said 4,015 Taliban prisoners have been released by the Afghan government so far and called it a significant step towards the start of the intra-Afghan ...
6 July 20 - 14:54
Pakistan invites chief Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah

Pakistan invites chief Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah

Top Afghan official will visit Islamabad at mutually convenient dates, says Pakistan envoy
6 July 20 - 14:30