There was a spike in polo cases across Afghanistan and Pakistan last year with dozens of new cases reported in both countries, highlighting an increase in the epidemic compared to 2018. Officials blame parents refusing to have their children vaccinated, misinformation and militant threats as the main reasons for the uptick. VOA’s Niala Mohammad reports.
Tolo News: Amnesty International on Friday, in a message aimed at the US and the Taliban, stated that any potential agreement on the reduction in violence must include a commitment by both sides to abide by the laws of war and end all attacks on civilians. Click here to read more (external link). Related Qatar Talks
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Ariana: The operation of Nizamuddin Qaisari’s arrest was not authorized by the officials in Kabul. The fact-finding committee of the Afghan Parliament on Qaisari’s case underlined that Khushal Sadat, former security deputy for MOI and the former commander of 209 Shaheen Corps, Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, led the assignment to take Qaisari into custody, adding that they
Tolo News: Transparency International released its Corruption Perception Index 2019 on Thursday, and the organization ranked Afghanistan among the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world. The report states that anti-corruption efforts have not made progress in the country since 2018. Based on the index, Afghanistan scored 15 out of 100 in 2017, followed
1TV: Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and former president Hamid Karzai have no plans for Afghanistan’s future, President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday. “Sour grapes. Did President Karzai achieve a ceasefire? I did. Did President Karzai offer an unconditional offer to the Taliban? I did. Who is approving in the public opinion polls that they would trust
Tolo News: The billboards that were installed by Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari, head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque, which insisted that women wear the hijab, were taken down by the directorate of the pilgrimage in Herat province. Herat residents praised the work of the directorate. Previously, Mawlawi Ansari installed billboards insisting that women wear hijabs and called
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