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Coronavirus Alerts: Herat Public Places Closed

Coronavirus Alerts: Herat Public Places Closed

1 Day Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The Herat municipality office has closed all public events for the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown includes halls, baths, saunas and cafes, and public spaces until next order. The Herat municipality says the move has been taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The source also urged […]

First Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Afghanistan’s Herat 

First Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Afghanistan’s Herat 

24 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The Ministry of Public Health confirms that a positive coronavirus COVID-19 case has been identified in Herat province. The minister of public health, Ferozuddin Feroz at a press conference today Monday, February 24, declared a state of emergency in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran. He said all preparations were […]

Syrian Army Wards Off Israeli Airstrikes

Syrian Army Wards Off Israeli Airstrikes

24 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) –The Syrian army’s air defense thwarted an Israeli missile attack early Sunday in Damascus. The Syrian army air system repelled the Zionist regime’s missile attack on the Golan Heights early Thursday. Local sources also said that Zionist fighters targeted areas near Damascus airfield. On the other hand, Zionist Army spokesman has said that […]

Pentagon: Number of US Troops Wounded in Iran Missile Attack Rises

Pentagon: Number of US Troops Wounded in Iran Missile Attack Rises

22 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The number of US troops who sustained traumatic brain injury when Iran launched missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq last month has risen to 110, the Pentagon said Friday. Accordingly, the figure is one higher than the last announced toll. The new diagnosis brings the total number of U.S. […]

Spread of Coronavirus in Afghanistan’s Herat is Rumor

Spread of Coronavirus in Afghanistan’s Herat is Rumor

22 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Herat city in western Afghanistan is rumor, according to local health officials. However, a coronavirus case was reported in western Herat city early Saturday morning. But, Herat governor and health officials deny the report and say it is a rumor. The Herat Province Newsletter states that […]

Heads of IEC, IECC Banned from Leaving Country

Heads of IEC, IECC Banned from Leaving Country

19 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah has imposed travel ban on heads of IEC and IECC amid escalating elections crisis, According to a decree issued by the Office of Chief Executive. Fazal Ahmad Manawi, one of the prominent members of the Stability and Convergence team led by Abdullah had earlier tweeted that electoral Commissions […]

World Remain Silent Over Announcement of Afghan Presidential Poll Results

World Remain Silent Over Announcement of Afghan Presidential Poll Results

19 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of Afghanistan’s second term presidential election by IEC, almost five months after the poll. The announcement of final results of the presidential election poll has faced many internal reactions, and the only “government-building” campaign led by Mohammed Ashraf Ghani declare joy because of […]

Taliban: Ghani’s Re-election Against Peace Process

Taliban: Ghani’s Re-election Against Peace Process

19 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – After Ashraf Ghani was announced as the winner of second term as president of Afghanistan by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday, the Taliban in a statement called the election a “fraud” and said it is not in line with Afghan peace process. The IEC said Ghani garnered 923,592 votes, or […]

Gunmen Kill Head of Injil District Court

Gunmen Kill Head of Injil District Court

18 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Gunmen assassinated the chief of the Injil district court near his residence in Herat city. Abdul Rahim Azizi was shot down after evening prayer in Shaidai area in Injil, Herat province. According to the source, the investigation has begun, but the cause and motive of the killing have not been determined yet. […]

Presidential Election Results Coming Soon…

Presidential Election Results Coming Soon…

17 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The IEC announcing the end of votes’ special audit process in central office, says the final results of the presidential election will be announced soon. The votes’ special audit process was completed with the presence of representatives of both commissions, IEC and IECC in central office, said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) […]

IED Bomb Attack Rocks Kabul City

IED Bomb Attack Rocks Kabul City

17 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – A Ranger vehicle was targeted by an IED explosion in the PD8 of Kabul city. Reportedly, the incident took place early Monday, February 17, in “Du-Sad Family” area in Kabul. No casualties reported from the incident so far. Eyewitnesses say the area is blocked by police. No one or group has claimed […]

Money Changer Assassinated in Kabul

Money Changer Assassinated in Kabul

16 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Unknown gunmen killed a moneychanger in 12th police district in Kabul city and escaped from the area, says officials. According to Kabul police spokesman Ferdows Faramarz, Mohammad Yaqoub was a mobile money changer in Kabul. The money changer was killed in the PD12 area in Ahmad Shah Baba Minah 12th block, in […]

9 Killed in Armed Clash between Drug Addicts in Kabul

9 Killed in Armed Clash between Drug Addicts in Kabul

16 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – At least nine people were killed after clash broke out between drug addicts in PD6 area of Kabul city. The incident reportedly occurred between drug addicts Saturday night in Qala-e-Muslim area near Quriq mounting. Kabul police spokesman Ferdows Faramarz says the clash between drug addicts occurred overnight in a non-combatant area in […]

New Rocket Attack Strikes near US Embassy in Baghdad

New Rocket Attack Strikes near US Embassy in Baghdad

16 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The US embassy in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad once again came under attack from rocket fire early Sunday. Rocket attack alarms sounding off multiple times and booms were heard near US embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone. Iraq’s al-Hura Aews Agency reports that at least five rockets landed in the heavily fortified […]

President Ghani Leaves for Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

President Ghani Leaves for Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

13 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Afghan President heading a high-level government delegation traveled to Germany to attend the 56th Munich Security Conference early Thursday. President Ghani will address the Afghan peace process and security issues on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference in the talks with representatives of participating countries, said Afghan Presidential Palace (ARG) […]

Police Seize 48,000 “Vitamin K” Pills at Kabul Airfield

Police Seize 48,000 “Vitamin K” Pills at Kabul Airfield

12 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – Afghan Border Police arrested a smuggler along with 48,000 tabs of Ketamine anesthetic illicit drug, also called “Tablet K,” at Hamed Karzai International Airport on Wednesday. According to Police, The drugs were deftly embedded in protein cans. The smuggler was planning to take the “Tablet K” pills into the country, that was […]

China’s Death Toll from Coronavirus Rises Over 1,000

11 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – The death toll from the deadly coronavirus reached more than 1000 on Tuesday, Chinese health officials announced. China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 103 for the first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, according to last statics announced by officials. Meantime, more than 42,600cases were confirmed across […]

5 Killed, 12 Wounded as Kabul Hit by Suicide Attack

5 Killed, 12 Wounded as Kabul Hit by Suicide Attack

11 Feb 2020 Middle East Press Middle East Press

KABUL (MEP) – UPTADE; A suicide blast hit Qambar square close to the entrance gate of Marshal Fahim Military Academy in PD5 of Kabul city early Tuesday killing 5 people and wounding 12 others, said MoI. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says that the incident raised when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. “Five including […]