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Khalilzad welcomes Ghani’s decision to postpone his inauguration ceremony

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The US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad said in a tweet on Wednesday that he welcomes President Ghani’s decision to postpone the event until March 9. He said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has announced the postponement of tomorrow’s planned presidential inauguration ceremony. I welcome President Ghani’s decision to postpone the …

Coronavirus spreads to Europe

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The deadly coronavirus spreads to Europe from Italy. Recently, Italy has been considered one of the worst-affected countries with having more than 300 cases and 11 deaths from coronavirus. Public health ministers from France, Germany, Italy and the EU commission pledged to keep borders open in order to hold discussions about the virus, Tuesday as …

Brothers kill by roommates in Kabul

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Two brothers were killed by their roommates Monday night in PD^18 of Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul city, police said. The incident took place in the Naqash area of Dasht-e-Barchi, where the victims had rented a sharing room with two others at a dormitory. The victims – Dallawar, Hadi – were students and holding the business of PVC …

Khalilzad encourages Ghani, Abdullah form peace delegation

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US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad wants Abdullah Abdullah to refrain from appointing new provincial governors, said a source. In a meeting with Abdullah, Khalilzad said that President Ghani would postpone his second-term inauguration for 15 days. Fazel Ahmed Manawi, a front-row supporter of Abdullah and a key member of Abdullah’s Stability and …

Government district governor taken captive by Taliban – Samangaan

Government district governor taken captive by Taliban – Samangaan

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Taliban abducted the governor of Dara-e-Sof district of Samangaan on Monday. Local sources in Samangan, reported by Chapaar correspondent, say that Ahamd Ali Hussaini district governor of Dara-e-Sof was taken as captive Monday by Taliban in Chipchel district, Darah-e-Paeen, Samangaan province. Muneer Rahimi spokesman of Samangaan Police confirmed the abduction saying that around 10:50 am …

US wants Ghani to postpone inauguration

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The United States wants the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to defer his second-term inauguration over concerns it could inflame an election feud with his political rival and jeopardize US-led peacemaking efforts, Reuters, Monday, reported based on the two sources familiar with the matter. Based on the IEC results, Ghani claimed victory last week and looks …

Ministry of Public Health confirms first coronavirus case in Herat

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The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan confirmed Monday the first positive case of Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, in the western Herat province of the country. Speaking at a press conference, Ferozuddin Feroz, the Minister of Public Health said that one of the three suspected cases tested positive of the coronavirus. He said that …

13 incidents in first 3 days of RIV: MoI

13 incidents in first 3 days of RIV: MoI

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The Interior Ministry said that at least three Afghan forces were killed and eight others wounded on the third day of the week-long term “reduction in violence” (RiV) in Helmand, Balkh and Samangan provinces. The seven-day reduction in violence between the Afghan and foreign forces and the Taliban militants began on Friday midnight. Nasrat Rahimi, …

The Embassy of Iran to Kabul stops council services

24 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

The Embassy of Iran to Kabul announced Monday that it had stopped the customer services of its council to stop the coronavirus outbreak. The Embassy of Iran to Kabul, in a statement on 24th February, announced that for precautious hygiene reasons to prevent coronavirus outbreak, services to Afghan visitors have been put on hold. The …

OIC Welcomes US-Taliban Agreement on Reduction of Violence in Afghanistan

24 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomes the agreement reached between the United States of America and the Taliban, in consultation with the Government of Afghanistan, on nationwide reduction in violence across Afghanistan paving the way for sustainable peace, the OIC said in a statement on February 23. The statement adds, “The OIC Secretary-General Dr. …

Ghani to take oath of office as president Thursday

23 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

President Ghani in a decree has ordered a high government commission to take preparation for his oath-taking ceremony for the president due on Thursday. According, to the decree Matin Baig, the head of Independent Directorate of Local Governance, and Ghulam Bahuddin Jilani, Head of Parwan’s Provincial Council have been appointed to lead the commission. The …

Three possible coronavirus cases recorded in Herat: MOPH

Three possible coronavirus cases recorded in Herat: MOPH

23 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

Three possible cases of coronavirus were recorded, Sunday, in Herat province, sharing a border with Iran, following an outbreak of the virus in the neighboring country with confirmed cases and fatalities. The Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health said that three possibly infected individuals have recently returned from Qom city, where Iran’s first fatality of the …

Abdullah Abdullah to take oath of office: Stability and Convergence

23 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

A source close to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah told Ariana News that Abdullah had formed a commission to administrate the ceremony where he would take the oath of the office as the president of the inclusive government. Abdullah announced the inclusive government after the Independent Election Commission declared Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the president of …

A conditions-based reduction in violence is a win for Afghanistan: Miller

A conditions-based reduction in violence is a win for Afghanistan: Miller

22 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

The NATO forces commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller said that the Afghan and foreign forces uphold commitments to US-Taliban “reduction in violence” agreement. Miller at a press briefing with Afghan top security officials Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid and Acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi at NATO’s headquarters in Kabul said that today was the …

Afghanistan; 10,000 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES in 2019 – UNAMA

22 Feb 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

Parties to the conflict in Afghanistan killed and injured more than 10,000 civilians in 2019, according to a new United Nations report that describes continuing record-high levels of civilian harm in the ongoing conflict, said UNAMA in a statement on February 22. Based on the report, in 2019, 3,403 civilians were killed and 6,989 injured, …