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High Peace Council Fully Marginalized

High Peace Council Fully Marginalized

15 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – President Ghani in his new decision has handed all government-related peace functions to State Ministry for Peace, after then the High Peace Council will be fully marginalized. Afghan President on Tuesday in a meeting of State Ministry for Peace issued separate orders to the ministry. “According to a separate decree by the […]

Acting Minister of Urban Development Banned From Leaving Country

Acting Minister of Urban Development Banned From Leaving Country

15 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Mohammad Jawad Paikar, acting Minister of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) and a member of the country’s cricket board, has been banned from leaving the country. President Ghani ordered the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate accusations of “illegal recruitment,” made against Paikar and ban him from leaving country. According to the […]

11 Killed, Wounded as Back-to-Back Explosions Hit Mazar-e-Sharif

11 Killed, Wounded as Back-to-Back Explosions Hit Mazar-e-Sharif

14 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – At least 2 people killed and 9 others injured as two back-to-back explosions hit PD9 of Mazar-e-Sharif city, center of Balkh province. The blasts occurred today, Tuesday, January 14, near a private school in the 9th police district in Mazar-e-Sharif city. Eyewitnesses also say two children were killed and eight others were […]

Prison Break in Paktia; 7 Escaped

Prison Break in Paktia; 7 Escaped

13 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Seven prisoners have fled from the central jail of Paktia province, said local officials. Paktia provincial spokesman Abdullah Hasrat says the prisoners managed to escape from the prison midnight. According to provincial spokesperson, preliminary information indicates that seven prisoners escaped from the jail last night and efforts are underway to recapture them. […]

As Australia Fires Rage, Crews Airdrop Vegetables to Feed Starving Animals

As Australia Fires Rage, Crews Airdrop Vegetables to Feed Starving Animals

13 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – In an attempt to save the billions of starving animals trapped in Australia’s bushfires, the New South Wales government reportedly dropped over 2177 Kilograms of vegetables Sunday, using helicopters and airplanes to access the area. On Sunday, helicopters loaded with boxes of sweet potatoes and carrots flew over bushland and canyons. “Operation […]

IECC: Ballots of 2500 More Sites To Be Recounted

IECC: Ballots of 2500 More Sites To Be Recounted

12 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) says about 30 percent of the electoral complaints are assessed, so the votes of 2555 sites will be assessed. The IECC has assessed 6,871 complaints so far. Meanwhile, 16,596 complaints were filed in IECC out of the scheduled time. IECC officials say that of the total number of complaints, […]

2 Pilots Killed in ANA Helicopter Crash in Farah

2 Pilots Killed in ANA Helicopter Crash in Farah

08 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Military helicopter crash in Parchman district of Farah province left two pilots killed, Says National Defense Ministry. A MI35 ANA military helicopter crashed around 6:50 am Wednesday, January 08, when it was flying from the Center of Farah to Perchman district. The helicopter crashed due to technical problems and killed two pilots, […]

Ukrainian Plane Crashes in Tehran; All 176 Passengers, Crew Aboard Killed

Ukrainian Plane Crashes in Tehran; All 176 Passengers, Crew Aboard Killed

08 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – UPDATE; The Ukrainian plane, which was carrying 167 passengers and 9 crew members, went down today morning killing everyone on board, said spokesman for Imam Khomeini International Airport. The Ukrainian airliner has crashed after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport early on Wednesday January, 8. Ali Kashani, a spokesman for […]

Iran Revolutionary Guard Fires Missiles at U.S. Military Base in Iraq

Iran Revolutionary Guard Fires Missiles at U.S. Military Base in Iraq

08 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

 KABUL (MEP) – The Iran Revolutionary Guard has launched missiles targeting US military bases in Iraq’s Anbar province. The Iran Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday, January 08, launches missiles targeting Ain al-Asad military base housing US troops in Anbar, Iraq. The missile attacks were confirmed by US forces and the Iran Revolutionary Guard. “Tens of surface-to-surface […]

Russia Transfers Its Baltic Fleet to Iran’s Chabahar Port

Russia Transfers Its Baltic Fleet to Iran’s Chabahar Port

07 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Russia has announced that it has sailed its naval fleet to Iran’s Sothern Chabahar port. Russian Navy Press Office announced that the advanced fleet was sailed last night to the port of Chabahar, Iran. The Baltic military fleet is among the most advanced offshore equipment which is tested in the Russia-Iran-China joint […]

Security Forces Kills Commander Abdul-Sattar in Kabul

Security Forces Kills Commander Abdul-Sattar in Kabul

06 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) –Security Forces launched an operation in Khair Khana area in Kabul, resulting in five people, including a former commander of Jamiat-e-Islami, were killed. Security forces Sunday night launched a special operation on a home in Hesa Awal Khairkhana in PD11 of Kabul city. Eyewitnesses and locals have said that the house was attended […]

Man, His Daughter Killed in Nimroz Roadside Bombing

Man, His Daughter Killed in Nimroz Roadside Bombing

04 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – A man along with his daughter were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Khashrood district of Nimroz province. The incident happened in Friday evening in Khashrud district. A man along with his young daughter killed in the incident, said Khashrood District Governor Abdul Jalil Watan Doust. The incident raised when a […]

Explosion Rocks Mazar-e-Sharif City

Explosion Rocks Mazar-e-Sharif City

04 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) —BREAK ING; Just minutes ago, an explosion occurred in the PD7 of Mazar-e-Sharif, the center of Balkh province. The incident happened around 10:20 Saturday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Balkh Province. Eyewitnesses say the blast occurred near the entrance gate of a bathhouse and left scores dead and injured. No further details have been […]

Police, Army Forces Suffer Casualties in Balkh and Takhar

Police, Army Forces Suffer Casualties in Balkh and Takhar

01 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

The Taliban attacked security posts in Balkh and Takhar provinces, resulting in casualties feared on both sides. Armed Taliban attacked police posts at Balkh-Sheberghan highway and Darqad district of Takhar province as the group continues its attacks in northern Afghanistan. Eight policemen were killed and three others were wounded in a Taliban attack on a […]

North Korea Unveils Its Christmas Gift to US

North Korea Unveils Its Christmas Gift to US

01 Jan 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The North Korean leader has announced that NK will present a new strategic weapon to the world in the new year. The message was issued on the last day of Pyongyang’s deadline for Washington to change its stance in talks between the two sides to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. […]

House Collapse in Kunar Leaves 12 Family Members Killed, Wounded

House Collapse in Kunar Leaves 12 Family Members Killed, Wounded

31 Dec 2019 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Twelve members of a family, including children and women, were killed and wounded as a result of a house collapse in Asmar district of Kunar province. The incident took place on Tuesday, December 31, in Asmar District when the family members were asleep. “Five children were killed and 7 people, including children […]

Hashd al-Shaabi Sharply Warns U.S.

Hashd al-Shaabi Sharply Warns U.S.

31 Dec 2019 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – A commander of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi forces says the group is looking for a serious response to the recent US attack on Hezbollah’s positions in Iraq. Two days ago, the US Airstrikes struck Hezbollah positions in the west of Iraq. In retaliation for this, Abdul Hadi al-Daraji, a top US commander of […]