Tolo News: Shamsia from Kabul has scored the highest (353.185) in this year’s national university entrance exam, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) announced on Thursday. Shamsia has been accepted at the Kabul Medical University. Of the top 10 students who scored the highest, six are from Kabul province. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 24, 2020 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the world to help his country achieve peace amid talks with the Taliban aimed at ending nearly two decades of conflict. In a prerecorded speech to the UN General Assembly delivered on September 23, Ghani said the Afghan government had demonstrated the
Reuters: The Taliban’s stance on women’s rights should concern the world, one of Afghanistan’s top female diplomats has warned, as the government holds power-sharing talks with the Islamist group that once banned girls from going to school. Click here to read more (external link).
Xinhua: Three members of a family were killed and three others wounded in a Taliban ambush in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said. All the victims are civilians, the official said, adding the incident happened at about 4:00 a.m. local time in Darayim district when a villager Shah Mohammad along
India TV: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hit Afghanistan early on Thursday. According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors were felt 237km NNE of Kabul, at 05:33:10 IST. There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property, because of the quake. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 25 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 188 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 39,170, the number of total reported deaths is 1,451, and the total number of recoveries is 32,619. Click here to read more
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2020 A number of Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have returned to the battlefield, lead Kabul negotiator Abdullah Abdullah has said. Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, said negotiations with the Taliban in Qatar have
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported 49 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 213 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 39,145, the number of total reported deaths is 1,446, and the total number of recoveries is 32,610. Click here to read more