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Afghanistan’s Coronavirus cases jump to 12,456

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has now 12,456 coronavirus cases. Deputy Health Minister Wahid Majroh said on Wednesday that 625 new cases of covid-19 were registered in the past 24 hours across the country, warning of bleak days ahead because the people did not take the virus seriously. Many people are sinking in the floods of …

Editorial: Actual progress being made

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Promising developments are being made in the peace process hard on the heels of earlier suffering of the Afghan people. In the holy month of Ramadan, the intensified conflict waged by the Taliban reportedly claimed the lives of at least 146 civilians, with more than 430 suffering injuries. A 3-day Eid-ul-Fitr ceasefire, which entails high …

Govt. frees 900 of Taliban prisoners as part of peace efforts

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: The Afghan government has released another 900 of Taliban prisoners—a largest prisoners release since peace agreement between US and the Taliban that hammered out on late February in Qatar. Based on the agreement, Kabul administration should have release 5,000 Taliban prisoners and in return Taliban will release 1,000 inmates. Two days ago, …

‘Opportunity for peace should not be wasted’

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: The EU Delegation, in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission based in Kabul, considers the ceasefire observed by the parties to the conflict during Eid as an encouraging first step. It provided the people of Afghanistan with a much-needed but only temporary sense of relief. The path to a lasting peace is through …

No security vacuum after US drawdown, assures security official

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Officials in the ministry of defense assure that there would be no security vacuum after the United States pulls its troops out of Afghanistan, saying that defense and security forces had already had enough capabilities and capacities to defend the territory. The Pentagon is reportedly planning to brief President Trump of the …

Ceasefire extension demanded in Afghanistan

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Five countries involved in the Afghan affairs, have welcomed a three-day long cease fire in Afghanistan, calling for its extension, the presidential office said. Taliban who have intensified violence in several provinces since they signed a peace deal with the United States, accepted to cease fire during the days of Eid. This …

Karzai welcomes Taliban prisoners release

2 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai welcomed government decision to release Taliban prisoners, calling it a good step. President Ghani announced to free 900 Taliban prisoners after the militants agreed a short-term cease fire during the Eid days. Karzai said Wednesday in a statement that bringing a durable peace to the country is the …

Editorial: Truce extension, everybody’s heart’s desire

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Fortunately in war-ravaged Afghanistan, the despondency over the increasing number of coronavirus infections – hovering above 11,000 now – was offset by the announcement of a 3-day truce among the warring parties in view of the Eid-ul-Fitr occasion. The double whammy of intensified war and coronavirus pandemic claiming numerous lives are what that had robbed …

Afghan-Iranian officials discuss Afghan migrants drowning incident

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan said that an Iranian delegation arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to discuss the incident of Afghan migrants’ torturing by the country’s border guards on the borderline with Afghanistan. The ministry in a statement said that the delegation was led by the deputy foreign minister of …

Kabul peace force ready to carry talks with Taliban

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Afghan peace negotiation team is ready to carry intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban—a group that had hammered out peace deal with US on late February in Qatar. After US-Taliban deal, intra-Afghan talks were expected in immediate move between Kabul administration and the Taliban Qatar-Based group that however, so far failed to produce. …

Karzai condoles university professor’s death

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed his sympathies and condolences over the death of Mir Hossain Shah, an intellectual and university professor. “Late Professor Mir Hosssain Shah was one of kind lecturers, patriotic person and committed to his homeland and people, who served more than 30 years at the Kabul University and also …

‘Extend truce to stop bloodshed’

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday has called for extension of the three-day ceasefire observed during Eid al-Fitr festival so that killing of civilians is avoided and all the attention is focused on the peace process. Shaharzad Akbar, head of AIHRC, wrote on her Twitter handle: “Extend the ceasefire. …

Covid-19 cases close to 12k in Afghanistan

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: With recording of 658 new covid-19 cases within past 24 hours, the tally has reached to 11, 831 across Afghanistan, as the country is going through its peaking glassy of the pandemic virus. According to a statement issued by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, Kabul is on top with recording 237 …

Many Taliban militants are infected with coronavirus

22 May 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: A number of the Taliban militants have infected by the pandemic covid-19 in the western Herat province, where the group has been making hurdles against the medical implementations to combat the coronavirus since the virus spread widely and turned the province as epicenter of the epidemic. Based on a video clip approached …

Airstrike killed 7 civilians in Jawzjan

22 May 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: A local official in northern Jawzjan said that at least seven civilians, including women and children were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Afghan security forces in Muridan district of the province. The official, who wished to go unnamed, said that the victims included four children, two women and a man. …