Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 5, 2021 ISLAMABAD – An avalanche in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province killed at least 14 and injured scores of others Thursday. The area in Raghistan district is under Taliban control, hampering rescue efforts. Nek Mohammad, spokesman for the provincial government, said several people were missing since the avalanche hit Zarandab
Ariana: Dozens of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) supporters staged a protest rally in Kabul on Friday, demanding the release of the party’s prisoners from Afghan jails. Addressing the marchers, the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar set the government a 10-day deadline to meet their demands. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,430 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry says the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 55,840, the total number of reported deaths is 2,449, and the total number of recoveries is 49,365. Click
RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan March 4, 2021 Afghan officials say a female doctor died in a bomb blast in the eastern city of Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted killing in the war-torn country. Elsewhere in Nangarhar Province, officials said on March 4 that seven civilians from Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority were
Ariana: US special envoy for Afghanistan peace Zalmay Khalilzad headed to Doha on Thursday where he will share details of his Kabul trip with the Taliban. This comes after Khalilzad held a meeting with Afghan lawmakers while in Kabul, where he suggested the Constitution be amended so as to form a new government. Click here
Ariana: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i-Islami party is expected to hold anti-government demonstrations in Kabul on Friday, in protest over what they claim is government’s failure to fulfil its side of the peace agreement. Hekmatyar says the demonstrations will lead to the ousting of government leaders. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 24 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 2,140 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry says the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 55,827, the total number of reported deaths is 2,449, and the total number of recoveries is 49,362. Click
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News March 3, 2021 Offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Afghan Taliban, the group publicly shared a speech in which its deputy leader seemed to be chiding a gathering of Taliban fighters for their internal rivalries, lack of motivation, and disciplinary issues. The date and place of the