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IEDs continue posing threat to Afghans

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the explosive remnants of war (ERW) kill or maim more than 120 people in Afghanistan every month, authorities said

Amid virus, clerics issue fatwa against religious, political gatherings

Religious scholars in Afghanistan have called for a ban of any religious and political gatherings after the increase of coronavirus spread in the country

More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase

Due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Kabul with one virus-related death, the Governor of the Afghan capital said authorities will impose more restrictions in the city to stop the spread of the disease

Islamic State Khorasan chief arrested in Afghanistan

A Pakistani national and Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) chief, Aslam Faruqi, responsible for the recent Kabul terror attack on Sikhs, was arrested by Afghan security forces in a special operation on Saturday

Afghan presidential guard killed in Kabul attack

Unidentified gunmen attacked two Afghan Presidential Protective Service (PPS) members, killing one and injuring the other on the outskirts of capital Kabul, an official confirmed on Saturday

Afghan leaders continue efforts to solve post-electoral crisis

Political leaders in a meeting held in the residence of jihadi leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, emphasized on the political solution of the crisis came out after last year’s presidential election

Prisoner swap pact yet to be finalised

Sediq Sediqqi, President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman, said that the talks between the technical teams of the Afghan government and the Taliban have not yet brought about a finalized agreement for the release to proceed

Afghan government, Taliban prisoners swap postponed again

Exchange of prisoners between the Afghan government and Taliban militants has been postponed for the third time, local media said in a report

President Ghan, Abdullah close to settling differences?

People close to former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf said Thursday that President Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are close to resolving their political differences, but no official word has yet been released

NATO vows support to Afghans

NATO Secretary General Jens Stolteberg, at a press conference on Thursday following the meeting of foreign ministers, said that NATO member nations remain committed to Afghanistan and that the alliance is in Afghanistan to create conditions for peace

Afghan government, Taliban to swap 1st batch of prisoners

The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to swap the first batch of their prisoners on Thursday, a move expected to pave the way for the start of intra-Afghan talks between the two sides, according to sources

Moving key ministry functions to President's Office is 'bad for governance': US report

The US Institute of Peace (USIP) has said said that moving key ministry functions to the president’s office is bad for governance, development, and the sustainability of peace

Two decades after its ouster, Taliban makes first visit to Kabul

Although nearly two decades have passed since the collapse of Taliban regime, Afghanistan has been in a whirl of violent extremism and insurgency and endured nearly as many years of unbroken warfare

Eight civilians killed in roadside explosion in Afghanistan

At least eight members of the same family were killed and two others injured on Wednesday after their vehicle was hit by a roadside explosion in Afghanistan's restive southwestern province of Helmand, a police official told EFE

Afghanistan's Ministry of Hajj tells people to pray at home

The Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs (MoHIA) on Tuesday issued a fatwa (religious statement) saying that people should hold their prayers at home in the areas where movements are restricted due to the spread of COVID-19

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity