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Ghani pledges release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting on Sunday announced that the government will release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Taliban's calling for a three-day ceasefire, and the president also pledged to take further steps in the peace process

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Afghan government criticized for absence of women in political roles

Recent meetings of prominent Afghan political leaders have been held without the presence of women, which has sparked reactions from activists who said women should be given a role in decision-making about the future of the country, the media reported

782 new COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan, highest so far

Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said 782 new positive cases of COVID-19 were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total positive cases to 9,998

146 Afghan civilians killed since Ramadan start

"146 civilians were killed and 430 others were wounded"in attacks "initiated by the Taliban" during the holy month of Ramadan," the Office of National Security Council (ONSC) said on Friday amid a surge in violence in several areas across the country

Afghanistan coronavirus cases breach 9,000-mark

Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health has registered 542 new cases of coronavirus that gets the total number of people infected with the virus to 9,216 across the country

Afghan cabinet approves plan to ease Kabul lockdown

The Afghan cabinet has approved a plan to gradually ease the Kabul lockdown which will allow businesses to open for certain hours, while President Ashraf Ghani has urged citizens to stay in their homes during Eid, says the Presidential Palace

Taliban grasping at straws to save U.S. deal

In his meeting with the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, the head of the Taliban Qatar Based Political Office; Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has warned that “any further” delay in the implementation of the US-Taliban peace deal would “harm” the fragile Afghan peace process

Political agreement Includes electoral reform

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement on Sunday, nearly two months after both declared themselves the winner of last September’s presidential elections

Suicide bomber targets convoy of district governor

The convoy of Chaparhar district governor Mohammad Seddiq Dawlatzai was targeted by a suicide bomber on Thursday afternoon, said local officials

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Nepali actor Barsha Raut receives flak after 'my Indians friends' comment

Nepali actor Barsha Raut has come under fire from Nepali netizens for her recent (May 22) comment on the ongoing border issue. A clip that, along with other statements, shows the actress worrying…