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Desperate lack of oxygen at Kabul's Ali Jinnah Hospital: Families

Family members of patients hospitalized at Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in western Kabul have criticized the facility for a lack of oxygen and medicine at the hospital

25 Taliban killed in Balkh airstrike: Officials

At least 25 Taliban were killed in an Afghan air force airstrike in northern Balkh province on Wednesday night, local officials said on Thursday

No military solution to conflict: Abdullah Abdullah

In a virtual interview given for the US Institute of Peace, Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High National Reconciliation Council, discussed his idea for bringing peace to Afghanistan and said that there are still serious concerns among the Afghan people about their civil liberties and rights despite their hopes this time there will be peace in the country

Afghan customs revenue lowered by corruption: MPs

Afghan customs revenue has declined due to corruption and embezzlement to 10 billion afs in the past six months, a number of lawmakers and businessmen said on Wednesday

20 government forces killed in last 24 hours

At least 20 Afghan security force members, among them seven members of the special forces and three policemen, were killed in fighting with Taliban insurgents in Badghis, Helmand and Balkh provinces over the past 24 hours, according to local officials in these provinces

Six killed as vehicle hits roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Six civilians were killed when the car in which they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, provincial government spokesman Abdul Maroof Azar said on Wednesday

10 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attack in Badghis

At least 10 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack in western Badghis province on Tuesday evening, said Ziauddin Akazi, MP

Top US general warns Taliban against wasting time

A senior U.S. military official in the region, Kenneth McKenzie, has warned the Taliban insurgents that they have a ‘little time’ to fulfill their commitments for peace, the reduction in violence in particular

President Ghani recalls draft of amendments to media law

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the recall of the amended draft of the mass media law from Parliament until it was further discussed, the Presidential Palace said in a statement

Six policemen killed in Taliban attack in Balkh

At least six policemen were killed and one was wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Balkh province on Monday night, local officials said on Tuesday

Nearly 20,000 known active COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 310 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 889 samples tested over the last 24 hours

291 Afghan soldiers dead in Taliban attacks

At least 291 Afghan soldiers were killed and 550 injured in various Taliban attacks last week, marking the highest number of casualties suffered by the security forces in a week since the country's 2001 US invasion, the government said on Monday

42 Afghan civilians killed by Taliban in past week

At least 42 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 105 others were wounded in the violence Taliban committed across 18 provinces in the past one week, said the National Security Council on Sunday

Violence flares up as Afghanistan inches closer to talks

Afghanistan is seeing a rebound in Taliban violence and an exacerbation of fighting as the country is nearing a crucial peace dialogue with the militant Taliban

Afghanistan has 6.5 million refugees overseas

More than 6.5 million Afghans are refugees overseas as the conflict continues to drive the refugee crisis

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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