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Afghan president calls for ceasefire as peace talks is underway in Doha  

Afghan president calls for ceasefire as peace talks is underway in Doha  

17 Hour Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghanistan’s president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in response to killing of Ayub Gharwal, deputy chief of Paktia Provincial Council, said the Taliban must agree to ceasefire, underlining that a durable peace is what the Afghans and the international community expect from the intra-Afghan negotiations which is underway in Doha, capital of Qatar. On September 12, Afghanistan’s … The post Afghan president calls for ceasefire as peace talks is underway in Doha   appeared first on KabulNow.

Wife beheads husband in Kandahar

Wife beheads husband in Kandahar

17 Hour Kabul Now Kabul Now

A woman has beheaded her husband in Kandahar city, capital city of the southern Kandahar province, according to a local official. Talking to Kabul Now, Jamal Naser Barakzai, spokesperson for Kandahar police chief, confirmed that the incident took place today, September 20, in PD12 of Kandahar city. The woman has beheaded her husband with a … The post Wife beheads husband in Kandahar appeared first on KabulNow.

Hosna wishes to meet her missing parents   

Hosna wishes to meet her missing parents   

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

The 13-year-old Hosna, who has been hospitalized for weeks in Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, is waiting to receive call from her parents and siblings, not knowing that she is the only member of her family who has survived the deadly Parwan flood. Hosna, according to doctors, has serious injuries in her leg. The doctors are … The post Hosna wishes to meet her missing parents    appeared first on KabulNow.

Taliban kidnap senior members of Ghazni’s appeal court   

Taliban kidnap senior members of Ghazni’s appeal court   

1 Day Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Taliban militants have kidnaped Asadullah Rahmani, deputy head of Ghazni’s appeal court, and Shams al-Haq Shams, a judge of the court, in Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province. Skandar Haidari, head of Ghazni’s appeal court, today, Saturday, September 19, told Kabul Now that the two senior members of Ghazni’s appeal court were kidnaped … The post Taliban kidnap senior members of Ghazni’s appeal court    appeared first on KabulNow.

Nimruz man stabbed his ex-wife to death

Nimruz man stabbed his ex-wife to death

17 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A man stabbed to death his ex-wife in Zaranj, the capital of western Nimruz province, a local government official says. Bahram Haqmal, spokesperson for Nimruz governor, confirmed that the incident took place on Wednesday, September 17, in the second district of Zaranj. The woman, whose identity remains secret, was killed after a Jirga of tribal … The post Nimruz man stabbed his ex-wife to death appeared first on KabulNow.

One child killed, 14 others wounded in grenade blast in Bamyan

One child killed, 14 others wounded in grenade blast in Bamyan

17 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

One child lost his life and 14 others were wounded after a hand grenade went off in Dar-e-Fooladi area of Bamyan, say local officials. Latif Azimi, spokesman for Bamyan governor, told Kabul Now that the incident took place today, September 17, while farmers were working on a field where the hand grenade was buried. The post One child killed, 14 others wounded in grenade blast in Bamyan appeared first on KabulNow.

UN Security Council extends UNAMA’s mandate in Afghanistan

UN Security Council extends UNAMA’s mandate in Afghanistan

17 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, September, 15, extended mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year. Afghanistan’s permanent representative in UN has said that the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2489 to extend UNAMA’s mandate for another year in Afghanistan. Adela Raaz, Afghanistan’s representative in UN, voiced support for … The post UN Security Council extends UNAMA’s mandate in Afghanistan appeared first on KabulNow.

“Listen to voice of victims”, war victims say in Kabul

“Listen to voice of victims”, war victims say in Kabul

16 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As the first round of peace talks began in Qatar on September 12, a large number of victims and survivors of war protested, raising their concerns on peace process in Kabul. They called for victim-centered and just peace process in protest held on Monday, September 14, on top of a hill where victims of a … The post “Listen to voice of victims”, war victims say in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

The women fight begins here

The women fight begins here

16 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

“Registering mother’s name in national ID card is a dishonor and shame for the nation…I think, most Afghans do not want their mothers’ name to be [printed on ID cards],” are the words spoken out by a former Taliban leader, Sayed Akbar Agha, at a gathering held in the ancient Herat city, onetime capital of … The post The women fight begins here appeared first on KabulNow.

Wakila Karim tells story of 30 years of her service

Wakila Karim tells story of 30 years of her service

15 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

“I was the only female medical doctor at Faizabad state-run-hospital, where just four beds were allocated for female patients,” says Wakila Karim, who has dedicated her career to serve the underdeveloped mountainous Badakhshan province. When I was a child, Ms. Karim, 55, says, I saw many mothers losing their lives while delivery. The Afghanistan, she … The post Wakila Karim tells story of 30 years of her service appeared first on KabulNow.

One NDS officer killed in Jajalabad, two PUFs lost lives in Baghlan

One NDS officer killed in Jajalabad, two PUFs lost lives in Baghlan

15 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A mine explosion killed an Afghan security force and wounded three others in Jalalabad, Afghanistan’s eastern province, on Tuesday, September 15, says a local official. Attaullah Khugyani, spokesperson for Nangarhar governor, told media that a mine planted in flower vase in Angor Bagh area of Jalalabad went off at around 9:45 AM, today, when a … The post One NDS officer killed in Jajalabad, two PUFs lost lives in Baghlan appeared first on KabulNow.

Violence continues in Afghanistan as talks proceed in Doha

Violence continues in Afghanistan as talks proceed in Doha

14 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

Afghan officials at the Ministry of Defense (MoD), today, Monday, September 14, said that over last 24 hours the Taliban insurgents carried out a number of large-scale attacks on Afghan security outpost in 18 provinces of the country. Taliban attacks to target Afghan security forces continue while the Afghan negotiations team and Taliban peace negotiators … The post Violence continues in Afghanistan as talks proceed in Doha appeared first on KabulNow.

Kabul and Taliban working for peace settlement   

Kabul and Taliban working for peace settlement   

14 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The Afghan peace talks are underway in Doha, capital of Qatar. On September 12, the opening ceremony of talks started between the Afghan negotiating team and Taliban negotiators at Al-Dafna Hall of five-star Sheraton Hotel. Qatar’s foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Jassim Al Thani hosted the opening ceremony of the long delayed Afghan peace … The post Kabul and Taliban working for peace settlement    appeared first on KabulNow.

Afghan talks opened in Doha

Afghan talks opened in Doha

12 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

After nearly two decades of war, the Afghan peace negotiations opened on Saturday, September 12, in Doha, the capital of Qatar, aiming to bring an end to nearly 20 year-long conflict in Afghanistan. Some foreign diplomats including US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, were on attendance. Under the US-Taliban peace deal, Afghanistan’s government and the … The post Afghan talks opened in Doha appeared first on KabulNow.

Spoilers attempt to disrupt peace talks: Khalilzad

Spoilers attempt to disrupt peace talks: Khalilzad

10 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, in a tweet posted yesterday, Wednesday, September 09, said that some spoilers were attempting to disrupt the intra-Afghan negotiations which near to take place in Doha, Qatar. The remark by US peace envoy came after a car bomb targeted convoy of Afghanistan’s first vice president, Amrullah … The post Spoilers attempt to disrupt peace talks: Khalilzad appeared first on KabulNow.

No more silence; Afghan intersex shares painful story of neglect & harassment  

No more silence; Afghan intersex shares painful story of neglect & harassment  

09 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

“My gender has put me at risk of continuous harassment; people make me their subject of mockery. To avoid being harassed, I have been taking medicines to shrink the size of breasts,” says the 64-year-old Saboor, who is an intersex. Life for an intersex is not easy in the conservative Afghan society. The plight of … The post No more silence; Afghan intersex shares painful story of neglect & harassment   appeared first on KabulNow.

VP Saleh survived deadly attack in Kabul

VP Saleh survived deadly attack in Kabul

09 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

As many as ten people were killed and 15 others wounded after a roadside bomb targeted convoy of the First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, around 07:35 AM this morning, September 09, in PD4 of Kabul city. Minutes later, he appeared in a video with bandaged hand, saying that his hand was slightly burnt while sending … The post VP Saleh survived deadly attack in Kabul appeared first on KabulNow.

India’s Rajasthan officials refuses to approve documents of Afghan students  

India’s Rajasthan officials refuses to approve documents of Afghan students  

08 Sep 2020 Kabul Now Kabul Now

A number of Afghan students, who have been sent to India on government-funded scholarships, claim they have been enrolled in unaccredited institutions which are not registered with the provincial government of India. The students who were sent to India in early years of the National Unity Government – formed in 2014 under President Ghani – … The post India’s Rajasthan officials refuses to approve documents of Afghan students   appeared first on KabulNow.