Ayaz Gul VOA News March 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that his country is committed to give Iran its due share of water under a decades-long bilateral treaty but he stressed that Tehran will have to pay for any additional requirements. “We will honor our commitments. However, anything beyond the
Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Afghanistan March 16, 2021 Farmer Abdul Shakur planted green beans in the northern Parwan Province. But the fate of his crop hangs in the balance this year due to a lack of adequate snowfall. The 65-year-old farmer says his seven-member family depends on his small plot of land, one-third of a
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: An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit the mountainous region of Afghanistan, west of the Capital City Kabul, last night on Feb. 18, 2021, 22:48 local time. So far there were no damages or casualties immediately reported. Click here to read more (external link).
Nimatullah Ahmadi Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 25, 2021 BROUGHIL, Afghanistan — One of the world’s most isolated communities in northeastern Afghanistan is facing unprecedented hardships because of disease, a harsh winter, grinding poverty, and food shortages. Residents of the Wakhan Corridor say the coronavirus pandemic has considerably increased their problems in the
Winter in central Afghanistan can be a struggle for hundreds of cave dwelling families. VOA’s Zafar Bamiyani brings us this report from Bamyan province, narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
1TV: As many as 5,000 Afghans have died due to diseases caused by air pollution in the past one year, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday. Over the year, more than 20 million people visited health centers with respiratory diseases. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 8, 2020 By Nimatullah Ahmadi and Nilly Kohzad FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan, home to a plethora of rare and nearly extinct animals, is seeing an increase in illegal bird hunting despite a ban on such practices to preserve the region’s rich biodiversity. Environmental officials in Badakhshan
A factory in the Afghan city of Herat recycles plastic waste into filler material for insulation, pillows, and even clothing. Employing some 300 people, the factory plays an important economic role in the city as well as an environmental one.
Ariana: India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar announced on Tuesday at the Geneva Conference 2020 that his country will build a new dam to provide Kabul residents with safe drinking water. Addressing delegates virtually, Jaishankar said the Shahtoot dam will help supply Kabul residents with water. Click here to read more (external link).