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Afghanistan struggling to implement lockdown
26 Apr 2020 17:13

Afghanistan struggling to implement lockdown

Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing.

Taliban Constitution Offers Glimpse Into Militant Group
26 Apr 2020 16:35

Taliban Constitution Offers Glimpse Into Militant Group's Vision For Afghanistan

When most of Afghanistan was under Taliban rule in the late 1990s, the fundamentalist regime drafted a new constitution.

Military Expert Reveals US Plot to Replace Hashd Al-Shaabi with American Forces
26 Apr 2020 15:57

Military Expert Reveals US Plot to Replace Hashd Al-Shaabi with American Forces

A prominent military expert warned that Washington is implementing a plot in Western al-Anbar province to replace Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) with its own soldiers.

Protect Afghanistan, world from Taliban
26 Apr 2020 12:52

Protect Afghanistan, world from Taliban

Trump apparently does not care that his newfound friends are going to once again imprison women in their homes, cut throats, and establish a Wahhabi code of law.

Taliban Rejects Call for Ramadan Ceasefire in Afghanistan
26 Apr 2020 12:01

Taliban Rejects Call for Ramadan Ceasefire in Afghanistan

The Taliban have dismissed a government call for a Ramadan ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying a truce is “not rational” as they ramp up attacks on government forces.

At Least 4 Killed in Attack on U.S. Base in Afghanistan
26 Apr 2020 11:48

At Least 4 Killed in Attack on U.S. Base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan early Saturday morning, killing at least four and injuring 14 others, the U.S. military said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghans present their national identification papers in order to receive free wheat donated by the Afghan government, ahead of the upcoming Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, during a quarantine for the coronavirus, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
26 Apr 2020 10:24

U.S. calls on Afghans to set aside disputes, focus on virus

The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan on Sunday called on the country's feuding leaders to set their differences aside to combat the coronavirus pandemic and advance a stalled peace agreement signed with the Taliban earlier this year.

In this file photo taken on November 13, 2014, a US soldier inspects the site of an attack targeting foreign troops in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2020 11:00

US may scale back CIA presence in Afghanistan to save peace deal

The United States is considering the withdrawal of CIA operatives from bases in Afghanistan, as part of an effort to further reduce violence in the war-ravaged Asian country, according to The New York Times.

Coronavirus Is Pushing Afghanistan Toward a Political Crisis
19 Apr 2020 10:45

Coronavirus Is Pushing Afghanistan Toward a Political Crisis

Afghanistan has imposed lockdowns of varying effectiveness in most of its provinces. But lockdowns also have negative economic and public health externalities. Ordinary Afghans, like the poor worldwide, face a choice between dying by the coronavirus or dying by poverty.

Afghanistan turns iconic palace into isolation facility
19 Apr 2020 10:42

Afghanistan turns iconic palace into isolation facility

Number of coronavirus patients in landlocked country reaches close to 1,000 with 30 deaths.

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar
19 Apr 2020 09:47

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar

India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.

SEAL Team 6 operators proving a close-protection detail to Hamid Karzai after his was elected interim president of Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2020 08:52

RESCUING HAMID KARZAI, THE FUTURE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN

Pipe-hitters are like wild mustangs: they can’t be constantly corralled. They need to get out and run hard all the time. Such was the case with Greg Coker and the boys cooped up in a holding area trying their best to wait out a tactical pause. “Tactical pause,” yeah… just what exactly was that anyway? ...

Afghanistan
19 Apr 2020 07:56

Afghanistan's education system launches platform for online classes

Afghanistan has launched an online education system to help students catch up with their lessons in the time of the novel coronavirus, but this has caused trouble as many school children have no access to the internet.

COVID-19: Afghanistan starts manufacturing masks, kits
14 Apr 2020 17:52

COVID-19: Afghanistan starts manufacturing masks, kits

Health minister hails tighter government measures of nationwide lockdown as effective in controlling spread of coronavirus.

US-Taliban Deal Breaks Down
6 Apr 2020 12:06

US-Taliban Deal Breaks Down

These are the bare facts. Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, it did not take long to establish that responsibility for the onslaught lay with the al-Qaeda movement. The US was convinced that its master-mind, Osama bin Laden, was being ...

An Iranian medic attends to a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus at a hospital in Tehran on March 1, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
5 Apr 2020 14:33

'EU should oppose US sanctions amid virus pandemic'

Iran's Ambassador to Belgium Gholam Hossein Dehqani has warned of the adverse consequences of unilateral and illegal US sanctions on the Islamic Republic's fight against the deadly new coronavirus, urging the European Union to oppose Washington's restrictions.

Palestinian artists work on a sand sculpture depicting the earth with a message reading "Stay Home" along a beach in Gaza City during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 31, 2020. (AFP photo)
5 Apr 2020 14:26

Israel prevents Palestinians from combating COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic death toll grows and the number of those infected creeps past one million confirmed cases, worldwide, the Palestinian health workers of Gaza and the West Bank try desperately to prevent the spread of the virus in the occupied territories. Unfortunately, however, this effort ...

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan
4 Apr 2020 17:22

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan

​The Afghan government has requested Pakistan to allow the Afghan transit cargo to cross into Afghanistan under standard fumigation procedure to maintain the supply chain of medicines, foods and other basic goods for the people of Afghanistan.

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan
4 Apr 2020 17:19

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

ad in neighboring Pakistan. That said, there was undeniable progress on the security front, and I stand by what I told Congress and the national security team during that time.”

Ashraf Ghani
4 Apr 2020 17:12

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.

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