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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

OIC calls for lasting truce in Afghanistan

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, appealed again to all leaders and parties in Afghanistan to work together for an urgent and lasting ceasefire and an end to violence

Flash floods kill at least 11 in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Natural Disaster Authority said on Tuesday that flash floods have destroyed several houses and killed at least 11 people across the country

Feuding leaders ‘inching closer’ to a settlement

Afghanistan’s warring leaders – President Ashraf Ghani and his estranged ally Abdullah Abdullah – appeared inching closer to a rapprochement on Tuesday as presidential aide Vahid Omar said a positive progress was made in the ongoing talks between the two teams

Efforts on to resolve Afghanistan's political rifts

Waheed Omer, President Ashraf Ghani's senior adviser for public and strategic affairs, said Monday that talks will continue in order to end the political crisis between Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah

Herat female prisoners riot over coronavirus lockdown

At least five police officers were wounded Monday when inmates in the women’s prison rioted in the western province of Herat

Taliban ratchets up attacks as Kabul delays prisoner release

More than 23 soldiers have been killed just on Monday as Taliban militants are ratcheting up their terror campaign amid Kabul’s refusal to immediately free hundreds of insurgent prisoners

Afghanistan again delays Taliban prisoner release

The Afghan government on Monday said its plans to release Taliban prisoners, as per the peace deal signed between the US and the militant group, had been delayed once again

Government says peace team ‘final’

After the Taliban group has rejected to sit in talks with Kabul peace delegation, the Ministry of State in Peace Affairs emphasized that the delegation has been finalized after comprehensive consultations with several influential figures and that there would be no change in it

Lack of budget hinders COVID-19 response, says health minister

Afghanistan's Public Health Minister says three people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours

People breaking public health order in Kabul

Even though strict precautionary measures have been introduced with Kabul city under quarantine, bevies of people thronged the city and intercity commute seemed unhindered on Sunday

Taliban rejects Kabul peace force as ‘inconclusive’

The Taliban has rejected a delegation introduced by President Ashraf Ghani for the intra-Afghan negotiations, saying it was against a peace deal the group signed with the United States in February

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