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US delegation meet with Taliban in Qatar to discuss peace agreement

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, on Monday met with a Taliban delegation led by the deputy leader of the group Mullah Baradar in Qatar and discussed the US and Taliban agreement

World helps Afghanistan in fight against coronavirus

The international community assists with Afghanistan to fight the spread of coronavirus, a global threat, the ministry of finance said. Shamroz Khan Masjedi, spokesman for the ministry, said Sunday that the European Union and other countries would donate 220 million dollars to the government of Afghanistan for fighting the virus

Freed terror linchpin back in Pakistan

A key member of the notorious Haqqani Network, who was released from Afghan government custody last year, has gone to Pakistan to resume terrorist activities, former intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil claims

Taliban frees 20 Afghan soldiers in exchange process

The Taliban has released 20 Afghan security forces as part of a prisoner exchange process with the government in Kabul as per the agreement the militant group inked with the US to bring peace in the war-torn country

Tens of rebels killed in Badakhshan

Afghan security forces have killed at least 27 Taliban militants in an operation conducted in northern Badakhshan province. Nine other Taliban insurgents were wounded, defense official said on Saturday

20 Afghan Presidential Palace employees test COVID-19 positive

At least 20 employees of the Afghan Presidential Palace have tested positive for the novel coronavirus out of 517 samples examined

20,000 Afghans cross Pakistan border in four days

More than 20,000 stranded Afghans went back to their country via Pakistan's Torkham during the last four days of border reopening, it was reported

Afghanistan continues with prisoner release despite Taliban protest

The Afghan government said a staggered prisoner release process would continue despite the Talibans withdrawal in protest against what it called an unacceptable initiative for peace

Daesh claims rocket attack on US airbase, no casualties

At least five rockets fired were fired at Bagram airbase in Parwan province early on Thursday morning, said Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior. A vehicle was destroyed but there were no casualties, said the ministry

Afghan government releases 1st group of Taliban prisoners

The Afghanistan government has released a first batch of 100 Taliban prisoners as a part of a prisoner-swap process expected to pave way for the intra-Afghan talks, according to official sources

'Only 300 ventilators in Afghanistan to treat COVID-19'

Experts say the most important medical equipment to combat severe cases of COVID-19 is an artificial respiration device, or "ventilator." When the lungs fail completely or have been significantly reduced in their capacity to take in oxygen, a ventilator can still provide oxygen to the body, giving the patient a chance to fight the infection and eventually recove

Karzai calls for resumption of Kabul-Taliban talks

Former President Hamid Karzai expressed concerns over a delay in the negotiations between government and Taliban delegations over the prisoner swap

Seven civilians gunned down in Afghanistan

Anti-government militants have gunned seven civilians in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, local police said Wednesday

All Kabul roads will be blocked

Afghanistan's acting minister of interior warned on Tuesday that Kabul city will be locked down completely starting from tomorrow morning (Wednesday) to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19

Key Taliban commander killed in foiled attack

A Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed after security forces foiled an attack in Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday

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