Monthly Archives: May 2021

Schools close for 2 weeks as COVID-19 pandemic rises in Afghanistan

(KHAAMA Press): The Ministry of Public Health has announced that due to the rise of COVID-19 pandemic, all schools, universities, colleges and educational centers must get closed for at least two weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic rises in this country. The two-week holiday applies on 16 provinces including Kabul, Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktya,

Rabbani: Efforts to Form Supreme State Council ‘Symbolic’

(TOLO News): Speaking to TOLOnews, Rabbani said that a final decision is yet to be taken about whether Jamiat-e-Islami under his leadership will participate in the council, but he clarified that Jamiat’s position regarding the government has been “very clear.” “Members of the council should have decision-making authority,” Rabbani said. “They shouldn’t be there only

More Than Two Hundred Terrorists Perished in Afghanistan

(BNA): As many as 210 anti-government militias were killed and 95 wounded following clashes and reciprocal attacks of Afghan national defense and security forces in 16 provinces within the last 24 hours. Ministry of National Defense by releasing a statement issued, the clashes and reciprocal attacks took place in various parts of Nangarhar, Laghman, Khost,

US, Pakistan confer on post-withdrawal Afghanistan

(Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistan have agreed to continue bilateral discussions on post-withdrawal Afghanistan. The agreement came during a meeting between the US chargé d’affaires, Angela Aggeler, Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. Besides continued discussions on post-withdrawal Afghanistan, they also agreed to keep in touch on the stalled Afghan peace process, the

Taliban Key Commander Kills with His Two Guards

(BNA): A key commander of Taliban group along with his two bodyguards was killed following air attack in northern Faryab province late on Friday. Shaheen 209 army corps by releasing a statement report, Qari Ehsanullah known as Toofan a key commander of Taliban group and his two bodyguards were killed during an air attack carried

Key US Military Base in Kabul Handed Over to Afghan Forces

(TOLO News): Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said that at a ceremony on the occasion, US and NATO forces commander Gen. Scott Miller emphasized the international community's continued support to Afghan forces. The withdrawal of the US and NATO forces from the country started on May 1. So far, according to figures

After Nirkh, Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak also falls to Taliban

(Pajhwok): Some local officials and residents on Friday acknowledged the fall of Jalreez district in central Maidan Wardak province to the Taliban while security officials have not yet confirmed the development. Sharifullah Hotak, the Provincial Council, member said the Taliban captured Jalreez district. He said the district felt to the Taliban after security forces not

‘Cancer Kills Thousands in Afghanistan Every Year’

(BNA): The Afghanistan Cancer Foundation (ACF) said on Thursday that 15,000 people in Afghanistan die of cancer in the country every year. The ACF said that a shortage of diagnostic centers, low capacity and food, drugs and insecurity all contribute to the increase in numbers. “Twenty thousand get cancer annually and 15,000 out of the

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