Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported that 108 new cases of the coronavirus were positive out of 753 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far, 90,575 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 9,799 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by the
Tolo News: The first female multi-stage cycling race started in the central province of Bamiyan with 46 cyclists from Ghazni, Faryab, Balkh, Kabul and Bamiyan provinces, and 12 will qualify for the national women’s cycling team. The cyclists will ride 30 kilometers starting from the outskirts of Baba Mountain into the Shibar district of the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 6, 2020 Taliban militants and Afghan civilians have been killed in attacks and clashes across Afghanistan amid peace efforts aimed at ending the nearly 19-year war. Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman said at least 16 Taliban militants were killed in two separate clashes with government forces in the eastern province
FP: The country’s former occupier is using Kremlin-backed media to fuel anger toward the United States. Russia’s disinformation seeks to increase Afghan support for the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces and fuel suspicions about the intentions of the residual U.S. security force presence in postwar Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Xinhua: At least three persons were killed and two others wounded as a roadside bomb struck a car in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, on Wednesday, provincial government spokesman Nazir Najam said. According to the official, a mine planted by the Taliban militants struck the car of Mahboubullah Ghafari, a former member
Tolo News: “Ten million” Afghans have been infected with coronavirus in Afghanistan, said Ahmad Jawad Osmani, the acting health minister, on Wednesday, citing a recent survey. Osmani at a press conference said that 31.5% Afghans have been infected with the coronavirus, which is about 10 million people, adding that 37% of the infected people were
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 4, 2020 ISLAMABAD – U.S. President Donald Trump has said the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan will be reduced to “anywhere from 4,000 to 5,000” troops by November this year. Trump’s remarks to Axios for HBO came as the Afghan Taliban has said its chief peace negotiator in a video
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 4, 2020 The Afghan government will convene a grand assembly of elders, known as the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on August 7 to decide the fate of hundreds of Taliban prisoners that Taliban leaders insist should be released before they join peace talks with the government. Last week, President Ashraf