1TV: The chief minister of an Indian state on Saturday called for evacuation of stranded Sikh families from Afghanistan, following a deadly attack on a temple in Kabul. “Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 29, 2020 The Afghan government has slammed the Taliban after the militant group rejected Kabul’s negotiating team for upcoming intra-Afghan peace talks aimed at ending the nearly 19-year war. Waheed Omar, President Ashraf Ghani’s adviser, told reporters in Kabul on March 29 that the Taliban “should not make excuses any
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Friday evening reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus in the country, including 11 cases in Herat, three in Farah and one in Ghazni province. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 110. Two foreign diplomats and four service members
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 28, 2020 Taliban forces have taken control of a district headquarters in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan, an overnight development that was followed on March 28 by an announcement that the militant group will not negotiate with a team recently unveiled by the Afghan government. The district headquarters in Yumgan
VOA News March 28, 2020 By Hasib Danish Alikozai, Niala Mohammad, Roshan Noorzai WASHINGTON – While the government of President Ashraf Ghani downplays the repercussions of a potential $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan, ordinary Afghans and experts warn the country is not in a position to withstand such a financial blow as it struggles with
Tolo News: Kabul, a city with an estimated population of six million, will be locked-down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan. The lockdown will begin Saturday and will continue for at least three weeks, government officials said. Speaking at a press conference, Kabul governor Mohammad Yaqub Haidari said all Kabul residents must stay at
Ariana: Abdullah Abdullah says a 5-member group should step in and resolve the political turmoil between him and Ashraf Ghani in a matter of 10 days. Pointing to Mike Pompeo’s visit to Kabul, Abdullah said that the US had warned the Afghan political leaders that in case the tensions continue, the US would take further
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has finalized a list of 20 representatives to negotiate with the Taliban, an important step towards the much-awaited intra-Afghan talks. These are the names on Ghani’s peace negotiating team, released on Wednesday night: Masoom Stanikzai Zakia Wardak Click here to read more (external link). Related Political Parties React to