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Implications of $1 Billion cut in US aid to Afghanistan

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The ongoing political tensions between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah made the US cut down one billion USD from its aids to Afghanistan. The US would reportedly consider cutting another 1 billion USD decrease if the two leaders failed to resolve political disputes. This comes as Afghanistan is a country in which almost half of …

Government releases another 100 Taliban prisoners

Government releases another 100 Taliban prisoners

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The Office of National Security Council (ONSC) confirmed that the Afghan government on Thursday released another 100 Taliban prisoners, bringing the total freed individuals to 200 in the last two days. The inmates were released from Bagram prison, based on their age, prison sentence time, and health status after giving a guarantee that they would …

Bayat Group, AWCC disinfect parts of Kabul

Bayat Group, AWCC disinfect parts of Kabul

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The Bayat Group and Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health disinfected seven PDs in Kabul. The Bayat Group and AWCC also distributed 10,000 awareness brochures to Kabul residents, informing them how to stay safe and prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Meanwhile, Dawood Sultanzoy, the Mayor …

Football star Ronaldinho granted house arrest in Paraguay

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The former Brazilian Football star Ronaldinho has been placed on house arrest in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, the ESPN sports channel reported. Ronaldinho, 40, and his brother, Roberto Assis were placed into house arrest at a hotel in downtown Asuncion after spending the past month in a Paraguayan jail for attempting to enter the …

100 Taliban prisoners released from Bagram Prison

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Today evening, Wednesday, April the 8th, a hundred Taliban prisoners were released from Bagram Prison, Parwan, on the Afghan president’s verdict. Some of the released Taliban say that they have been sick of war willing to join the peace process and settle for normal lives. Shamsur Rahman, a Taliban member, who has spent several years …

Government’s recklessness speeding up COVID-19 outbreak

Government’s recklessness speeding up COVID-19 outbreak

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Some members of parliament say that the Coronavirus test-taking has been facing challenges in Herat and that most of the provinces have not received the protection and testing kits for the virus. The increase in the spread of the deadly COVID-19 has concerned the Afghan parliament. It blames the government for the inability to fight …

US: Afghan leaders unite; our support of the ANDSF will be reconsidered

US: Afghan leaders unite; our support of the ANDSF will be reconsidered

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The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls on the Afghan leaders to unite for a stable Afghanistan. He adds that the US aid to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces will also be reconsidered. It seems like the political impasse between the Afghan leaders has further disappointed Afghanistan’s strategic ally, the United States …

EU calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Afghanistan

EU calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Afghanistan

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In a press release on 8th April, the European Union delegation in agreement with EU heads of missions called for “immediate implementation of a comprehensive and nation-wide humanitarian ceasefire” in Afghanistan. According to the statement, this comes in line with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres´ appeal for a stop to armed conflicts. The release writes, “The …

Trump’s flimsy Afghan peace bringing efforts to win Nobel Peace Prize

Trump’s flimsy Afghan peace bringing efforts to win Nobel Peace Prize

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An NBC report quoting officials has said, “The impasse in Kabul has frustrated Trump, who has hoped to highlight an Afghanistan peace deal as an example of a 2016 campaign promise he kept when he faces voters this November.” The report adds, “Before the coronavirus pandemic became a myopic focus for the president, Trump had …

Gov’t-Taliban prisoner release talks end inconclusive, TB team leaves Kabul

07 Apr 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

A member of the government’s negotiating team told Ariana News that the Afghan government didn’t come to an agreement with the Taliban over the prisoner release, adding that the disagreement was on the Taliban’s demand – to release 15 prominent commanders – but was denied by the government. This comes as the Taliban’s political office …

Local factories to produce inexpensive Coronavirus protection gears

07 Apr 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

Some factories are producing low prize masks and Coronavirus protective gears to contribute to the fight against the COVID19. Officials in these companies said that the high prices of sanitary gears in Afghanistan made them produce inexpensive gears for people. Following the rise in the prices of sanitizing products and masks in Afghanistan, some of …

Emergency committee on COVID19 prevention distributes food in Kabul

07 Apr 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

The emergency committee on COVID19 prevention distributed food to some 10,000 families in the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 22nd PDs of Kabul. As per a statement released by the committee, the aid includes 500 tons of wheat and 30 tons of lentils contributed from the strategic storages of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock. …

Torkham port opened to Afghan returnees from Pakistan

07 Apr 2020 Ariana News Ariana News

The Nangarhar Governor previously had emphasized that all of the returnees coming back through Torkham port would be quarantined for two weeks in Torkham Camp, but now it is reported that the returnees are allowed to enter Afghanistan after only a 24-hour stay at the camp. It is to be mentioned that the Nangarhar Governor, …